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In the Mood

ginseng uk defer A new app from Ghostly music allows you to program your playlist from their archive based on your “mood.” Choices range from sad to aggressive and include two other metrics for more/less digital, and faster/slower. It’s a very cool idea and a very mixed bag in terms of what it …

Book v. Mobile

The Bookmobile is back! According to the Smithsonian, a new project by Tom Corwin is trying to bring the Bookmobile back into vogue. He’s driving it around N. America giving away books donated by famous writers who were themselves influenced by Bookmobiles when they were growing up. You can see …

An Anti-Social Manifesto

Andrew Keen has a new piece in Wired (UK edition) protesting our loss of privacy. It is part of what he is calling his new “anti-social manifesto” (another manifesto…). Keen is worried about our oversharing with social media. He wants us to be lonelier. In part I think he’s right: …

Zen and Social Media

They may seem slightly at odds with one another, but the buddha has some interesting things to say about social networking.  Check out Tiny Buddha’s blog post on “ten mindful ways to use social media.” My personal favorite: 5. Experience now, share later.

Automatic Friends, or, Web 3.0

“But sweeter still, more beautiful and beguiling,/ To be a friend knowingly in the arms of a friend.” – F.G. Klopstock Can friendship be automatic? That is the question circulating around some recent posts about the dismal manual quality of Web 2.0 (aka social networking), and also here. You choose …