June 25, 2007

Viewing American class divisions through Facebook and MySpace - danah boyd is definitely onto something big here, although as she freely acknowledges it is a draft and aspects need evolution (especially the absurd good/bad binary which she pushes way too far). Still the class/cultural differences between MySpace and Facebook are blatantly obvious from the first log in, but perhaps maddeningly difficult to pin down.

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June 21, 2007

June 13, 2007

Redeye VC: Myspace - the next Prodigy? It's funny to read the tech types on this stuff cause they just don't get culture. Sure the Facebook app platform is light years ahead of what MySpace is doing, but it doesn't exactly help you promote your band or your photo studio or your art does it? I'm actually more optimistic about MySpace's long term relevance now than I've ever been. That doesn't mean what Facebook is doing isn't cool and potentially important, it's just a big fork in the paths these companies are taking.

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blog.pmarca.com: Analyzing the Facebook Platform, three weeks in "This is an amazing achievement -- one of the most significant milestones in the technology industry in this decade.", and well plenty of bloggers get all hyperbolic like that, but when the blogger is Marc Andreessen, former lead developer of Netscape and co creator of Mosaic... Then again he also is the founder of Ning so make what you want of those statements.

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June 12, 2007

The New York Times Magazine - Money Issue, as good and as sobering as an issue can get.

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NYT - Kids and Money | New York Times Shorts -- The First Ones - yow, 15 minutes well worth watching.

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emo beer = busted career, great visualized music reviews.

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June 11, 2007

June 08, 2007

Red Hook food vendor guide

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london 2012 (tecznotes), got to agree with Mike, took a couple days but I rather like the London 2012 logo now, and the video is as good as that design by committee stuff could ever hope to be. Not quite Mexico 68, but similarly psychedelic and still damn good as these logos go.

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