Category Archives: new media

Social media and the presidential elections

On Tuesday I made my way to a glass office building near Metro Center, which hosted a discussion by four youthful journalists on “Politics and Technology.”  Despite their employment in a doomed profession, the panelists were knowledgeable, articulate, and intelligent … Continue reading

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Unfriending the dead

Some months ago, a member of my family died who had an intermittent presence on Facebook.  At her husband’s request, the profile was taken down.  This made sense.  The deceased had left few traces of herself online, and bumping into … Continue reading

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Naked privates: Jeff Jarvis and the joy of publicness

My daughter played a display piano in our pharaonic shopping mall, and received five dollars from a passer-by:  a funny incident.  The next day, we related the story to our son who is away at school, but it was already … Continue reading

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