from memo to tweet

February 20, 2012


[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, […]

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old paradigms for a new mode

January 27, 2012


alternate title: we’ve always been doing it, just the tools have changed, yo. [note: these are just fractured thoughts as I had them… forgive if they do not provide enough context or depth. I am happy to discuss further in the comments =)] I read parts of Ann Blair‘s book – Too Much to Know: […]

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bah humbug

December 15, 2011


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, […]

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mediated friendships

March 30, 2011


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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November 10, 2010


[Disclaimer: please read this with a few bags of salt – I have no empirical research to support any of it.] I’ve always thought of ‘craft’ as something other people did. People with talent, people with practice, people with passion. I just looked at/read/experienced their work jealously and tried to date them or make them […]

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