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 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 Thursday

Twitter keeps doing things, shockwaves from the Target hack continue to be felt in the tech world, the next revolution in stock images is happening, and LifeHacker, as always, has some great advice. Then I listened to some podcasts. ReadWrite: The Death Of The Magnetic Stripe Claims A Scalp As Target CIO Resigns Google Maps: Photospheres of Egyptian Ruins I could look at these photospheres all day, especially the one of Hatshepsut’s temple. LifeHacker: What Can I Actually Upgrade On My Mac? Doing research on keeping my old macbook alive. LifeHacker: How to Stop Being a Cynical Asshole PreviewsWorld: Jeremy Barlow Picks Up From The Clone Wars With Darth Maul Series  Super Duper Space… Read More

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