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Google +1: Facebook's Like shouldn't worry, but Evernote should

Google +1: Facebook’s Like shouldn’t worry, but Evernote should

The search giant hasn’t created the next “Like” button. It’s created the world’s simplest (and most powerful?) research bookmarking tool. Google introduced +1 to the world on Wednesday, an experimental tool that adds a feature similar to Facebook’s Like button to Google searches. Because the snazzy new button is so, well, Like-like, everyone’s talking about […]

Happy birthday, Madeleine.

People don’t believe me, but there was a pop No kidding, like a champagne cork And suddenly burst forth baby. Two words—paradigm shift. And I lashed myself forty times for every impure thing I’ve ever done For every hateful word I’ve ever spoke And for every time I said “I don’t want children.” We made […]

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A little mathematical perspective

I thought I had a terrible day, but then I added things up: -1 = Pulling onto a road shoulder that doesn’t exist and getting car stuck -1 = Completely blowing my stack +1 = My wife giving me a reason to calm down +1 = The charity of strangers with a towing strap -1 […]

Are bloggers and citizen journalists unethical?

Are bloggers and citizen journalists unethical?

Bloggers and citizen journalists are often accused of—and exposed to opportunities for—unethical behavior. In today’s world of digital publishing, it’s very difficult to know who’s really reporting, how their reporting is funded, and whether or not the information they present is accurate. If you thought Bill Cosby was dead last August, you know what I’m […]