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I was on Al Jazeera today. Talked about the Facebook emotions study, about which there’s been plenty of good commentary (1, 2, 3) and this is just a short spot. But everyone enjoys television — it’s like a Facebook that doesn’t surveil you yet.

Knocking Off YouTube’s Populist Halo | Blog | The Baffler

My latest for The Baffler: YouTube strong-arming indie record labels, the new media gatekeepers, and the glut of streaming music services.

Terms of Service: Social Media, Surveillance, and the Price of Constant Connection

Current book status: worming its way out of its chrysalis and into the marketplace.

aseaofquotes:

Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions

aseaofquotes:

Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions

It’s come to this: sexy popcorn™

It’s come to this: sexy popcorn™

“Citizen Koch” and the Oligarchic Slide | Blog | The Baffler

My latest for The Baffler — on the documentary “Citizen Koch,” money in politics, and Citizens United as a kind of conspiracy.

thejogging:

Body piercing has been performed in many cultures for millennia, usually as part of a rite of passage or to identify a person as courageous, strong, or worthy. Eyebrow piercing, however, has a short history. It was introduced by the punk subculture in the 1970s as a fashion statement.

thejogging:

Body piercing has been performed in many cultures for millennia, usually as part of a rite of passage or to identify a person as courageous, strong, or worthy. Eyebrow piercing, however, has a short history. It was introduced by the punk subculture in the 1970s as a fashion statement.

screenshotsofdespair:

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brucesterling:

http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/when-sea-levels-attack-2/
*Maybe these colossal drowned neo-slums can be renamed “Exxonvilles”

brucesterling:

http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/when-sea-levels-attack-2/

*Maybe these colossal drowned neo-slums can be renamed “Exxonvilles”