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on death

April 25, 2012

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today I looked in the mirror and said to myself, “you’re going to die in about 30 years.” then I burst into tears. I looked some more and said, “so many people, so much love. it hasn’t been a bad life.” and cried some more, but smiled through my tears… because love makes life worth […]

from memo to tweet

February 20, 2012

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[further musings based on things I’ve read… looking at different ways to think about Twitter and tweets and communication on Twitter.] what is transmitted in a tweet? information? knowledge? facts? all of the above? in his essay, The Memo and Modernity [pdf], John Guillory says that “The difference between information and fact is based on value in transmission.” so, […]

bah humbug

December 15, 2011

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I’m not really a redditor (I’m not even really a blogger, for that matter) – in that I haven’t created a rage comic, or actually seen a narwhal baconing at midnight. I have, however, gotten a lot of pleasure from the rage and misfortunes of others, read stuff, upvoted mebbe a few times… ok fine, […]

mediated friendships

March 30, 2011

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among the many dynamics of mediated relationships, trust is an interesting factor. I’ve recently had a few different experiences that involved expectations and behaviors based on 3 different kinds of trust – I’m sure there are more, but I’m going to talk about 3. public persona legitimacy trust professional connection trust trust once removed so […]

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