The president of the American Enterprise Institute is sounding like a hippie; Google+ and Facebook both get comfy with personas; and more links on identity, self-presentation and life-hacking.
While Microsoft lays off thousands, Apple is living out its competitor’s dream of owning a piece of every digital transaction. How’d that happen?
Envy in the land of the giant social networks: Twitter dreams of Facebook’s numbers, but Facebook yearns for Twitter’s names.
Facebook’s latest privacy turnaround; why you can’t assume that “the news will find you”; what’s missing from email newsletters; and more links about being ourselves beyond social media.
Here are two noteworthy projects for rethinking how we represent ourselves online — one led by idealistic developers, the other by idealistic businesspeople.
That “emotional contagion” study hit a nerve because it rips the curtain off Facebook’s backstage — and shows us that our newsfeeds aren’t “ours” at all.
What happens when you overdo the Botox before you take your online-dating profile portrait — and so much more in this week’s link roundup.
“The need to constantly check one’s mobile device reminds me of the nicotine habit” — and much more, from one of the Bay Area’s great people connectors.
It’s a concept! It’s a movement! It’s a set of software tools that aren’t ready for most of us to use yet! The IndieWeb is all that and more. A quick intro on the eve of IndieWebCamp 2014.
Just as the World’s Biggest Bookstore is the chokepoint for book distribution today, so the world’s biggest social network has become the chokepoint for news distribution.