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So This Is What I’m Missing on Facebook

Thanks to my little bro for sending me this golden nugget from the New York Knicks’ facebook page. He tells me that the admin posted the picture below with the caption “Browse through the Knicks City Dancers Auditions gallery from this past … Continue reading

Facebook and the Lost Art of Storytelling

I’m a storyteller. I love weaving a yarn, on the pages of a magazine, or over coffee with a friend. But today’s constant flow of information makes it hard to get the drop on a juicy tale, and that goes … Continue reading

South Park Downgrades Facebook

Two weeks ago I painted a picture of Facebook as a friendship stock market. Last night on the newest South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone painted Cartman as social networking’s Jim Cramer. Gold. jkl jk Naturally, I identify with … Continue reading

Facebook Status Reveals Humanity’s Descent Down (Storm) Drain

A recent news story: Two Australian girls, ages 10 and 12, were lost in a storm drain. Rather than use their phones to call for help, they changed their facebook statuses. A friend saw the message and called emergency services. … Continue reading

OnStar: Deploying Windbags

The Unhappy Mediator is really disappointed by our collective priorities.   Related: Facebook Status Reveals Humanity’s Descent Down (Storm) Drain

Character Assassination: The State Farm Guy

In this first edition of Character Assassination, allow me to present The State Farm Guy: I don’t know what it is about him that makes me dislike him so. He’s just so… smarmy. He makes me squirm. I know I’m … Continue reading

Metal Rebirth with a Plastic Guitar

In yet another curious renaissance for heavy metal icons, a video game has helped deliver Megadeth and Soundgarden back atop the pedestal of rock. Sayeth the press release: Megadeth’s “Sudden Death” and Soundgarden’s “Black Rain” – have been nominated for … Continue reading

New Blog Post Shows Most Blog Posts are the Same Shit

This rather brilliant post from Martin Robbins’ The Lay Scientist blog on the Guardian website basically sums up what I (try to) do for a living. Those who can’t do teach and those who can’t hack it in the lab … Continue reading

The Finances of Friendship in a Social Media Stock Market

Here’s the beginning of an interesting article called “The Social Media Bubble,” from earlier this week on the Harvard Business Review blog: I’d like to advance a hypothesis: Despite all the excitement surrounding social media, the Internet isn’t connecting us … Continue reading

Google Game: What’s so great about…

Every era has its fascinations, zeigeists that intrigue and often confuse. The most complex or enigmatic of these will persist in popular interest as the ages progress, placing time’s most enduring allurements in fraternity with today’s spurious obsessions. And therefore … Continue reading