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30 Jan 2012 // 1:35 PM

I think the logical extension of the data self -- the self that is secure with itself only to the extent that it is constituted in social media as manipulatable data -- will be for Twitter to come preloaded with plausible friends, Facebook preloaded with life experiences, or at least preordained slots of experiences a user is supposed to have.

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‘All Star Western’ Is at Home, Back East

In a longstanding tradition of using company-wide shakeups to offer a new and engaging visions of Jonah Hex, All Star Western offers perhaps the sincerest reboot of the entire New 52 run.

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The Moving Pixels Podcast on ‘CivWorld’ and Social Gaming

The Moving Pixels Podcast crew considers what happens when you mix a hardcore franchise with the social gaming experience. It may not be pretty.

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Paying to Own, Paying to Compete: Monetizing the Social Game

No one wants to buy the win. They want to own the world. Oh, and preferably a much better world than their neighbor's.

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Ashton Kutcher vs. The Village Voice: Looking for Real Men on the Internet

The feud between Ashton Kutcher and the Village Voice sparked a firestorm, and highlights a need for a greater understanding of sex trafficking -- and media representation of it -- across the board. How should the media and Hollywood approach this complicated subject?

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Tweeting Osama: Twitter, Facebook have different roles when news develops

CHICAGO — In the middle of Sunday night’s online explosion of reactions to Osama bin Laden’s death, Lady Gaga tweeted, “Are monsters ready for

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20 Apr 2011 // 8:44 AM

Facebook looks to cash in on user data

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Julee Morrison has been obsessed with Bon Jovi since she was a teenager. So when paid ads for fan sites started popping

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10 Feb 2011 // 5:30 AM

Facebook Messages prepares for mainstream

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Facebook fans hungry for an @facebook.com address, get ready. The much-ballyhooed Facebook Messages, where e-mail, text messages and instant messages are

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Why Your Facebook Friends Don’t ‘Like’ You

Is your social network giving you the cold shoulder? There may be a reason you're turning off your online friends.

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‘Summer Wars’: The Family That Plays Together Stays Together

This week we put on our film studies hats again to talk about the representation of social media and network gaming in Mamoru Hosoda's most recent animated feature film, Summer Wars.

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Breaking Up is Hard to Do…Online

Does changing your relationship status online have to mean digital drama?

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8 Nov 2010 // 8:21 AM

SAN FRANCISCO — Seventeen years ago, Marc Andreessen developed the Netscape browser that ushered millions of people onto the Internet for the first time. Now a

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Ironically Facebook and Its 500 Million Friends Remain Largely a Mystery

In the beginning, Mark Zuckerberg was a socially-awkward teenager, a computer science major at Harvard University, who arrived toting an eight-foot-long whiteboard as a brainstorming tool...

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Life in the Age of Authentic Artifice

We're mastering the art of presenting a persona rather than a person -- each becoming a distorted version of ourselves, further and further removed from the real thing.

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4 Aug 2010 // 5:45 AM

How Facebook became a social-media behemoth

If you read a lot of business books, you will surely be aware that there are a number of subgenres under the overall heading. There’

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17 Jun 2010 // 7:15 AM

On The Media: Consumers tire of social-media slavery

It’s hard not to get irritated with a company that urges you to share all sorts of things but makes it hard for you

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Someone to Watch Over Me: An Interview with Ondi Timoner

Director Ondi Timoner talks to PopMatters about her new film, We Live in Public, and what one-time media mogul Joshua Harris' story reveals about our current obsession with social media and its potential consequences.

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21 May 2010 // 2:20 PM

Open-Source Facebook Alternative

We increasingly manipulate and live in that data without owning it -- our ideas and identities are shared back to us from the servers and we play with them, but then they go back to their real owners -- currently that's Facebook.

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The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook

Ben Mezrich's book is the literary equivalent of Mountain Dew: lots of caffeine and sugar but not a lot else. Still, nothing really tastes quite as good on a hot summer’s day as an ice cold Mountain Dew.

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6 May 2010 // 7:00 AM

Facebook’s New Format Shows Contempt for User Privacy

SAN JOSE, Calif.  — When Facebook announced at its f8 conference last month that it is making changes to its giant social networking site, I

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Truth and Other Restrictions: 'True Detective' - Episode 7 - "Black Maps and Motel Rooms"

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"Series creator Nic Pizzolatto constructs the entire season on a simple exchange: death seems to be the metaphysical wage of knowledge.

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