Seriously, why do we Facebook?

People get mad at Facebook partly because they’re being herded into someone else’s big vision about how everyone is someday going to communicate, and these people don’t feel like they’re in control. But the fact is that most of those people have no idea how to be in control of their online lives; it takes a lot of work, knowledge, and deep understanding to really get that. They use Facebook because it’s easy, and it’s easy because it’s prepackaged. It’s like choosing the Twinkie you can eat right away over baking an amazing eclair from scratch. Or Hell, just knowing where to go to get an amazing eclair from the local small business baker.

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What I read today March 26th

Chickens are amazing creatures, the Canadian Apocalypse is at hand, Facebook continues to ruin everything, Animal Planet sucks, Robert Frost was an incredible poet, facts never stop true believers even if they’re facts about what they used to believe, and incredibly successful Microsoft program manger Scott Hanselman advises just dropping that damn ball so you can get some real work done. Colossal: The Bizarre World of Chicken Beauty Pageants Photographed by Ernest Goh “Photographer and visual artist Ernest Goh is known for his work photographing wildlife and other animals. His latest book documents the strange world of chicken beauty pageants in Malaysia where he encountered a breed of bird called the… Read More

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What I read today March 19th

A new app to help you avoid people who suck, AirBnB learned their lesson and is ready to clean up the orgy that happened in your living room while you were away, the long lost wizard founder of Friendster wants to organize your social media feeds into something genuinely manageable, and cultural appropriation still sucks. Oh, and Marvel taunts the fandom with hints at one of the greatest things that could possibly happen. The Verge: Nuzzel keeps track of Twitter and Facebook so you don’t have to From the creator of Friendster (a long lost digital civilization that lives on in legends and myths). I’m going to have to play around… Read More

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What I read on Friday

Friday is here.  To celebrate I am including two anecdotes about my day. A coworker showed up with amazing chocolate cupcakes. This makes me self-conscious because I’m planning to get up early tomorrow to make chocolate cupcakes for my boyfriend’s birthday party (but they’re not traditional cake cupcakes, they’re going to be my ridiculous dark chocolate pumpkin bread in cupcake form).  Coworker’s cupcakes have beautiful, perfect, home made frosting in a delightful pink shade balanced with chocolate chips.  My frosting execution tends to look like something about to creep, and leap, that one should generally beware of. Anyways, here’s some marketing stuff, an article on how cool volcanoes are, a… Read More

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