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How to Fix Social Media by Injecting A Chunk of the Blogosphere

2019-01-19T04:33:18+00:00

Matt and Alexis are, in their own way, trying to inject something of the old spirit of the blogosphere into their social media use. In Alexis’s case, it’s the socially mediated newsreader function. In Matt’s, it’s the comment thread, the great discussions we used to have on blogs like Snarkmarket. — Read on kottke.org/19/01/how-to-fix-social-media-by-injecting-a-chunk-of-the-blogosphere Matt

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Carl Sagan on why he liked smoking marijuana – Big Think

2019-01-17T12:14:57+00:00

Carl Sagan liked to smoke weed. He explains why in the most Carl Sagan way possible. He wrote an anonymous essay on smoking marijuana throughout his life and how it changed his thinking, empathy, appreciation of art and music, and made him a more holistic thinker and person. — Read on bigthink.com/mind-brain/carl-sagan-on-smoking-marijuana

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Sam Harris: The Self is an Illusion – Big Think

2019-01-14T18:48:04+00:00

Sam Harris describes the properties of consciousness and how mindfulness practices of all stripes can be used to transcend one's ego. — Read on bigthink.com/videos/sam-harris-on-self-transendence

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The Real Value of Facebook – Douglas Rushkoff – Medium

2019-01-10T17:17:09+00:00

Thanks in part to recent revelations about how the company gave access to user data and private messages to Netflix, Spotify, and others, as well as the dirty tricks campaign to smear Facebook critic… — Read on medium.com/s/douglas-rushkoff/the-real-value-of-facebook-19d1d6cb3003

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