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My Cafepress Drinkware with Original Art

My Cafepress Drinkware.

Flask with original art

See this and other items at Cafepress

Sooner or later we will all be monetizing ourselves on the Web. Such arrangements as this will be omnipresent and refined. Everyone will be able to produce something real and use virtual means to market it. I plan to experiment to see what works. This is part of that experiment.

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Today’s Breaking News

Today’s breaking news notes Mitt Romney’s staying power, Red Tube’s banality and the low esteem in which aesthetics is held,  considers the current state of US online businesses and China, links to a post-automobile street action in Bristol and reprises an exegesis of Bob Dylan’s enjoyable song “I and I”. This is a feature I am trying out. If there is good response I will continue it.

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Of Red Tube and Other Web Excrescences

June 10, 2011
Annals of the Aesthetic
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EBay Continues to Try in China

June 10, 2011
Annals of Business
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Chalking it Up in Bristol

June 10, 2011
Annals of Facebook Grass Roots Revolution
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Parsing Bob’Dylan’s “I and I”

June 10, 2011
Annals of Great Music

 

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Not Everything About Facebook Comes up Roses

Not everything about Facebook comes up roses. Here are a few posts that suggest what gives me pause about the entity.

Where on Facebook is Julian Assange’s Fundraising Page

February 6, 2011
Where on Facebook Is Julian Assange’s Fundraising Page. I can understand CNN’s reticence in not posting a link to Juliam Assange’s fundraising page on Facebook but how can one find it and be sure it is for real?
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The Skeevy Side of Facebook – Double Tweet

January 26, 2011
Read the comments on the piece referenced below. I think they suggest that Facebook is not entirely what we might wish it to be. They also suggest the fragility of the virtual. And the low mentality in making the virtual primary. We need to build things.
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Goldman is Screwing Around Again This Time with Facebook

January 3, 2011
Goldman Is Screwing Around Again This Time With Facebook – Prose by Stephen C. Rose
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Facebook and Other Biggies Should Pay Users a Share of Ad Revenue

December 26, 2010
Facebook and Other Biggies Should Pay Users A Share of Ad Revenue – Quatrain by Stephen C. Rose
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Fathoming Facebook

Fathoming Facebook is a most interesting exercise. Facebook has aspects that make it a vastly more potent entity than anything out there. On the other hand, Facebook points to the most elementary thing. That in today’s world we need to limn the realities of connection that exist that never existed before or that are radically changed, requiring new rules and habits.. Social networking is less and less able to embrace what Facebook may actually be about. The following posts are toes in the water, not yet full fathom five.  That Mark Zuckerberg and Adam Panflick were both products of Exeter is not observed but is of some interest. I give Exeter reasonably high marks in the values (aka no harm) department.

Priceless Shakespeare Worthy Facebook Drama

June 6, 2011
The Treatment Is In The Comments
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Facebook Fine Burson Not so Much

May 12, 2011
Facebook Fine Burson Not So Much. As far as Google having a complaint, come on.
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Why Gibbs is Going to Facebook

April 6, 2011
This is more obvious than silly putty was when it came out.
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Metaphor Metonymy Synedoche and Irony Applied to Facebook

April 6, 2011
The four elements of poetics are metaphor (one thing for another) , metonymy (consistent alias), synedoche (dominant reference) and irony (deflating context).
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Google is Either Clueless or Seriously Nasty

Google is either clueless or seriously nasty.

http://voices.yahoo.com/author-stephen-c-rose-did-not-profit-alleged-6847248.html?cat=10

This link will take you to my “buried” defense.

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I Got 6000 Views Yesterday on A Post Google Did Not Even List

Maybe there is life without Google after all. The post below and several others of my most popular posts are not to be found on Google. But I will guess that THIS post will be found. Such is the bile Google directs at Associated Content/Yahoo Contributor Network. Google is right up there on my daily forgiveness list.

Trump Palin

April 10, 2011
Trump and Palin In A Bed of Bile – Quatrain by Stephen C. Rose. Finally Sarah Palin has found a compatible male with whom to share the intimacies of common bile. The bile is called Look At Moi! and is available only on TV.
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