Google is a company built on owning language. They sell search words to advertisers who want to occupy little slices of our vocabulary. ‘Google’ is even its own verb.
So, when a group of people who are so attuned to the importance and power of language start using a word in a new way, we should all . . . → Read More: The new vocabulary of citizenship
Our society is built on the inexorable logic of choice. If we didn’t choose it, then it’s probably not good.
As a result of our obsession with choice, we discovered, some time during the twentieth century, the equally inexorable pain of choice anxiety. Too many options and we can’t cope.
See the following video [thanks to Nick for . . . → Read More: Liking nuance
Half a week has passed since downtown Vancouver was set aflame by riots following an ice-hockey match. Taking their disappointment to the streets, fans of the Vancouver Canucks burned cars, smashed and looted stores and fought police in response to their teams Stanley Cup final loss. It was a shocking meltdown in one of the world’s . . . → Read More: We didn’t start the fire (but we love how we look in its light)
You’ve already decided that the world needed to see how exotic your last holiday was, and how you spent New Years. Your recent status posts have been funny, full of pathos and acerbic wit. You have a camera app that allows people to see your life in grainy sepia, as that conveys just the right edge . . . → Read More: The Museum of Me
A recent study in Australia suggests facebook users are more likely to be narcissistic and extroverted compared to internet users who don’t use facebook (all five of them). They are also more likely to be lonely. The article was published in the (couldn’t have existed five years ago) Journal of Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. You . . . → Read More: Facebook, self-love and tinker-bell