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‘Nick Srnicek‘ interviewed at Figure/Ground Communication. By a large margin, most of my academic colleagues are people I first met online, whether through blogging or emailing or tweeting. I’ve since gone on to meet a number of them in the … Continue reading

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Presented without comment #29

‘Why women don’t like appearing on TV‘ by Suzanne Moore at The Guardian. Women, if I have to generalise, are very good at faking some things but not always the things that matter. We want to be liked and are … Continue reading

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Presented without comment #28

‘If Everyone Else is Such an Idiot, How Come You’re Not Rich?‘ by Megan McArdle at The Atlantic. But how do we get from “that was a bad idea” to “Reed Hastings doesn’t understand what business he’s in?”  When internet … Continue reading

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Presented without comment #27

‘We Are All Human Microphones Now‘ by Richard Kim at The Nation. There’s something inherently pluralistic about the human mic too; it’s almost impossible to demagogue, to interrupt and shout someone down or to hijack the General Assembly for your … Continue reading

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Presented without comment #26

‘About Twitter Limits (Update, API, DM and Following)‘ by Twitter Support. The current technical limits for accounts are: Direct Messages: 250 per day. Updates: 1,000 per day. The daily update limit is further broken down into smaller limits for semi-hourly … Continue reading

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Presented without comment #25

‘Full Cost Accounting & the B53‘ by Jeffrey Lewis at Arms Control Wonk. It turns out that the nuclear weapons complex simply doesn’t do “full cost accounting.”  If you build a municipal solid waste facility, for example, the “back end” … Continue reading

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Presented without comment #24

‘Andrew Bolt and the making of an opportunist‘ by Anne Summers at The Monthly. These incidents illustrate how readily readers of the blog can be revved up without Bolt explicitly directing them. “He was influenced by Howard’s nod and a … Continue reading

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Presented without comment #23

‘Uncreative Writing‘ by Kenneth Goldsmith at The Chronicle of Higher Education. The prominent literary critic Marjorie Perloff has recently begun using the term “unoriginal genius” to describe this tendency emerging in literature. Her idea is that, because of changes brought … Continue reading

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Presented without comment #22

‘‘Persona_Ebooks’ And Game Community In The Web 2.0 Era‘ by Leigh Alexander at Gamasutra. What is “Horse_ebooks?” If you’re a high-volume Twitter user, or you participate in some of the more cultish avenues of internet culture, you’re familiar with this feed … Continue reading

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