abba's way

More Fathoming Facebook

More fathoming of Facebook. I doubt that even with the film about Facebook we are even close to understanding what might lie at the root of Facebook’s power. That rootage lies in the understanding of what creates revolutions. I do not claim to have made this link in any serious way. But my intuition is that it has to do with the role of the middle class in generating democratic revolutions and with Facebook’s ethos in that respect. It would be a supreme irony in today’s killing the middle class environment if the ultimate power in the world was, er, bourgeois power. Or should I say bourgeois conversion with a nod to Leadbelly.

Mildred Purse Wants To Be A Facebook App

March 21, 2011
She is looking into it. Someone has to arbitrate all the nonsense and help young women navigate the slough of despond and such. Mildred Purse is just the ticket.
Mildred Purse Says Scott Walker and Arianna Huffington Are The Same

March 18, 2011
Mildred gets a tiny micropayment for every view of her sage commentary. She urges you to help by Tweeting and sharing these offerings on Facebook until she becomes a star.
Writing Futurology

March 6, 2011
Facebook Short Form Writing and The Future. Eventually one can anticipate the following hierarchy – text messages – online writing – ebooks – kindle and similar readers and finally book publishing.
Retro IPO Glitz

March 4, 2011
Facebook Google and Abba’s Way. This video offers a sort of window on the theme of this post which is a consideration of Abba’s way in terms of Facebook and Google and their respective beginnings and IPOs.



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