News Story Could Facebook Popularity Be Soft?
[I]I like baseball, movies, good clothes, fast cars... and you. What else you need to know? ~Johnny Depp playing John Dillinger in the movie Public Enemies[/I] I love that quote from the movie [URL="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1152836/"]Public Enemies[/URL]. Everything you want to know about a guy in one sentence. If you think about it, Facebook knows everything about you too. It doesn't ask you for a succinct, pithy summary like Dillinger gave his would-be girl friend, but it collects that information just the same in bits and pieces, and it sells it to marketers who want to know everything about you. [ATTACH]14741[/ATTACH] Facebook …
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News Story Social Media Drives New Forms of Interaction
I came across an [URL="http://dailyme.com/story/2009121300001020/technology-narrowing-broadening-experiences.html"]interesting post[/URL] today by the Kansas City Star's Eric Adler suggesting that technology is robbing us of serendipity, those playful moments of spontaneous discovery. For example, he wonders when the last time a young person went into a library or book store and just found a book on the shelves. Are search engines and the web robbing us of this experience? In my view, while technology is altering the way we experience the world, it isn't necessarily completely removing serendipity from the equation. [B]Suggestions Engines[/B] When I discussed this idea with my wife, she was quick …
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