What are social networks good for?

The Freakonomics blog (since last year, hosted by the NY Times) organized a great forum a few days ago on what social networks are doing to society, featuring an A-list of academic participants (which makes a nice change from all us pontificating plannery types). The highlights include several thoughts on the values created via theContinue reading “What are social networks good for?”

The pretty picture divide

I’ve always kind of hated looking at pictures of myself. I’m one of those people who is always surprised by how awful I look, and think “it must be the lighting” while simultaneously trying not to notice that every else in the picture looks exactly like they do all the time. I probably have someContinue reading “The pretty picture divide”