This is about how Internet technology used to feel like it was really going to change so many things about our lives. Now it has and we’re all too stunned to figure out what’s next. —
One Year Later, Still Stuck
The above quote comes from an April 2012 article by The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal. Has the Internet returned to that exciting state he described? No, I don’t think so.
Another view from Istanbul
This one of Taksim Square at dusk.
Took this photo on the ferry from Istanbul’s European side to its Asian side. For me, it was a return to the scene of the Istanbul Bird Video nearly five years later.
I put the glasses back on, and took off my pants. We stood, naked, before each other with no secrets, no rules, and no shame. And I knew I never wanted to leave Google Island. Even if I could. — Read this —> Welcome to Google Island
The men she meets are often awkward engineers. “There has always been that part that is really wealthy, like crazily wealthy They have engineering backgrounds without great social skills,” she says. “They are not the C.E.O.’s, who can date up a storm, and they are not great at presenting themselves, but they are brilliant. —
From Mating in Silicon Valley: “Cougar Nights” in Menlo Park and the “Love Concierge” Who Arranges Them
Weird, fun story about a bizarre hook up scene in Silicon Valley.
If you say something which everybody already knows, that doesn’t automatically make you boring. — Via Felix Salmon in Good Old News
Four Types of Scoops -
by Jay Rosen
News Folk, What Say You?
If the scoop it’s something that would have come out anyway, I sort of agree with the above. But, not all scoops are of that nature. It’s possible that if some news organization didn’t bring a certain scoop to light, it might have lingered in the shadows indefinitely.
Bottom line: IMHO scoops do matter, just as long as they’re not ‘Twitter Scoops’ where said reporter might break the news before anyone else, get 1,000 RTs and then a press release with the exact same information comes out five minutes later. Still, those 1,000 RTs are probably pretty exciting for that reporter, and good for the news org that employs them (in some way).
More College Basketball Coaches at Risk?
This tweet from ESPN senior writer Seth Wickersham is ominous. It’s hard to imagine that there are coaches worse than fired Rutgers coach Mike Rice, who was caught on tape swearing at, pushing and launching basketballs at his players. I wonder if this is just the beginning.
How To Dress For The Sunday Shows
I want to see Lindsey Graham in one of these.