Monthly Archives: July 2013

Google to German Press: “Either you’re worthless or you’re against us”

German Press replies: “We’re worthless!” Continue reading

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Brands are Real-World Manifestations of Corporate Ego

Why are strong corporate brands prized, but strong individual egos despised?

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Talk, Talk, Talk, Talk,…

One primary reason we share information is to talk about it, to exchange ideas, to profit from discussion…. This has, however, been sorely neglected by many so-called “social media” companies. For them, the reason we share information is for them … Continue reading
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Unnecessary Love Advice from Dave Winer

Give people a chance to grow, and/or give yourself a chance for your understanding of others to grow.
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One of the Best Things about Me and My Writing is…

… that whether you like me or not, or read my writing or not,… — or whatever (or not) — is completely optional: There are no strings attached, no obligations involved, and what you think of me and/or my writing … Continue reading
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Getting a person to express how they truly feel can sometimes be an anti-climactic event — but one I nonetheless prefer to a situation in which people remain deluded by myths

For example: Getting someone to acknowledge that the reason they use so-called “free” internet services is that they are both a cheapskate and also that they also don’t really believe in themselves is better than if that person actually thought … Continue reading
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How to Write 2.0

I write a lot about literacy, and I just came across this very good and succinct blog post: One Screen Max If you don’t understand that, well I guess in that case I would have to work on a “How … Continue reading
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One Hell of a Story

You become yourself by telling your story, filling your blank page, drawing upon your empty canvas. Don’t copy and paste someone else’s life story into your own private space. Continue reading

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John Battelle on PRISM

The fact is, massive storehouses of personally identifiable information now exist. But our culture has yet to truly grasp the implications of all that information, much less protect itself from potential misuse….Do you trust the companies you interact with to … Continue reading
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Marianne is compromised (with love)

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