Tag Archives: Facebook

The Facebook bubble


A massive con job may be in progress in the form of the coming Facebook IPO, which will supposedly value the company somewhere in the vicinity of $75 billion to $100 billion. From DJ Pangburn of Death and Taxes: … … Continue reading

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New reason to ‘unlike’ Facebook


Any corporation running a venue that prompts you to “like” something is looking to violate your privacy, probably in order to make money but possibly for more sinister reasons. Only the truly naive will be shocked by Facebook’s latest transgression: … Continue reading

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Facebook’s budding tyrant (like, comment, share)


I was scrambling eggs the other day and in the background on the radio was Mark Zuckerberg, gushing about the wonderful changes taking place on Facebook, and why it’s such a good thing that Facebook is taking over the social-networking … Continue reading

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A ‘post-idea’ world? I don’t know what to make of that.


Read Neal Gabler’s essay in the Sunday New York Times before you jump on Facebook to tell friends what your cat had for dinner and how much you hate Mondays: … If information was once grist for ideas, over the … Continue reading

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Egypt, Iraq and neocon doubletalk


The post-2003 democratic wave was brief and somewhat shallow, and it indirectly benefited Hamas and Hezbollah as well as the Kurds and Shiites of Iraq and the Lebanese democracy movement. But the regime-change school in America can claim a degree … Continue reading

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