The Evolving/Devolving Culture of Connection: Social Media & Friendship

Recently, I had lunch with Louis Peitzman, a writer for Louis and I met once at a college press junket in 2005: we shared a van together to a screening of Brokeback Mountain. Facebook was still shiny and new back then, and all of the college press members eagerly added each other as Facebook … Continue reading

Internet induced OCD: will either be hopelessly boring, or unrelentingly evil

Gawker has written quite the “review” of the latest in micro-blogging/over sharing/social networking: Honestly, Gawker says it best… full attribution: “The newest sweet, cracklike, habit-forming oversharing platform combines the powers of Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook, and mainlines them right to your face.” Quite the endorsement! And of course, like a giddy little lemming, I … Continue reading

Twitter Tracker: Emmys, part II

I picked up my tweets and tried to be a bit more lively and descriptive. May not even NEED a proper blog post, hmmm…. Note the overwhelming number of cable dramas. And yay Mad Men!7 minutes ago from txt Oh god michael moore is back. Better brace yourself for bullshit.9 minutes ago from txt Oh … Continue reading

Twitter Tracker: Emmys

It occurs to me that, far more interesting than my actual post on the Emmys telecast, are my tweets made during the broadcast. Twitter, as a medium, is ideal for one-liners in a way that blogging, even live blogging, is not. So, here are my tweets from the end of reality TV/mini-series backwards to the … Continue reading

Twitter is down… what better time for The Twouble with Twitter?

For the last two minutes, Twitter was down. Not even “Fail Whale” illustration down. This page won’t load down. Perfect time to repost this video: The Twouble with Twitter I am one of the masses screaming in fear ‘IT’S THE FAIL WHALE!!!!!!!” In the time it took me to pull up Blogger and track down … Continue reading

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