Sat.Jul 16, 2011

The social and the public

David Weinberger

It seems to me that what’s new about Circles (and Twitter’s “Follows&# structure) is the weird way they mix the social and the public. Google Circles are unlike a bunch of people sitting around in a circle talking about stuff, because G Circles are asymmetric: That I’m in your Circle does not mean that you’re in mine.

Business Problems, Trust and Values

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Like many who are not fans of the kind of journalism practiced by the News Corporation in its tabloids and cable news channels, I must admit to feelings of schadenfreude at their current problems in the UK as a result of the phone hacking and related scandals.

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Doc Searls

The first time I heard the term “ Sepulveda pass ,&# I thought it was a medical procedure. I mean, I was still new to The Coast, and sepulveda sounded like one of those oddball body parts, like uvula or something. Not speaking of which, I no longer have an uvula. No idea why.

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Antipsychotics and the profit panacea

Mind Hacks

Aljazeera has an interesting if not worrying article about the fact that antipsychotic drugs have become “the single top-selling therapeutic class of prescription drugs in the United States, surpassing drugs used to treat high cholesterol and acid reflux.&#.

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The Long Tale

Doc Searls

I wrote A World of Producers in December 2008. At the time I was talking about camcorders and increased bandwidth demand in both directions: And as camcorder quality goes up, more of us will be producing rather than consuming our video.