Back in grade school, liking someone was a big deal—even more so if you like like someone. In those days, liking wasn’t taken lightly. If someone somehow caught wind of who you liked, your life would be over. No hyperbole intended.
…is this just fantasy? Now that song is stuck in your head.
I recently read Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang’s In Real Life and I loved it. This graphic novel deals with the issues of sexism, online relationships, economics, and 3rd world exploitation—all wrapped up in an easy-to-digest story for young adults.
Via Santi Villamarín
I started this post because I read a couple articles that lament the future of the web. They argue that it’s becoming the new TV, that our culture of consumption has transformed our diverse and interconnected web into one that is more uniform and intraconnected.
Earlier this week was Ash Wednesday. I’ve never been a very religious person, so I’ve never paid much attention to it. However, my interest about this particular day piqued when I was saw a report on the local news about Christians giving up Facebook for Lent.
I had watched The Social Network recently. I personally did not enjoy the movie for my usual reasons (lack of hand to hand combat, no one died, no zombies, etc.) but there were certainly some good things in it. I thought it did a great job depicting how Facebook was built on sin, lies, and deception.