A nifty rundown below of notable tech-oriented essays of late. Worth a gander for those who think about these things, even if you don’t agree with the writers’ theses.
What Defines a Meme? by James Gleick - An excellent essay about what memes are and how they work.
How Your Creepy Ex-Co-Workers Will Kill Facebook by Cory Doctorow - Does sucess spell the death of a social network?
Small Change by Malcolm Gladwell - Why the revolution will not be tweeted.
The Curse of Cow Clicker by Jason Tanz - The twisted world of social gaming and how a satirical Facebook game became a hit.
Sad as Hell by Alice Gregory - Who cares if it’s making us stupid - is online life making us sad?
Say Everything by Emily Nussbaum - “Kids today. They have no sense of shame. They have no sense of privacy. They are show-offs, fame whores, pornographic little loons…”
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