Ellis Hamburger:

But after just a few years, sharing on Facebook feels like walking up to a group of parents, teachers, friends, cousins, camp counselors, classmates, and colleagues, and boasting about my latest accomplishment, or about the merits of the brunch I just ate. “People treat posting on Facebook like it’s public,” says danah boyd, a sociology researcher who interviewed over 150 teens for her recent book on social media. If Facebook wants its News Feed to remain the source of news about friends, family, and other people we care about it, it needs to change its definition of friendship.

Lots of good points. While Facebook is doing a lot to ensure the company doesn’t get disrupted from the outside (read: Instagram, WhatsApp, and to some extent, even Oculus), inside, the network is definitely starting to have the feel of social rot.

Relationships change over time. And Facebook has now been around long enough to be exposed to this. This is problematic if they do want to maintain the lead as the “social network”. But maybe they don’t. Maybe that network was just the start.



reblog for easter



1. St. Louis, MO

2. Cincinnati, OH

3. Pittsburgh, PA

4. Atlanta, GA

5. Orlando, FL

6. Minneapolis, MN

7. Buffalo, NY

8. Denver, CO

9. Seattle, WA

10. San Francisco, CA

This is beyond confusing for me. Does the number of small bookstores and coffee shops effect the writing quality in a town?

Is it access? And if so, that access isn’t nullified by the internet?

"Dartmouth is also about to implement one of the toughest university policies on sexual assault, which will mandate expulsion of students found responsible for rape."

This isn’t the norm already? At every university, school and institute of learning? And shouldn’t it include a potential lifetime ban?

Watching local bars try to operate always pains me.

Cloths just laying around.

Unprotected ice bins… ice scoops in the ice bin.

Neglected surfaces.

I just don’t get ignorance to obvious safety issues.

What’s the road block here?