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60% of under-20s read one book per year …. Facebook [Parody]

In Golden Nuggets on June 13, 2012 at 11:12 am

Good morning, blogosphere. It’s time to massage this one into your frontal lobes: “The social web — A place for made-up facts (funny video)

Gini Dietrich! Thank you for sharing this Golden Nugget on Twitter this morning.

Related: SocialNomics09 YouTube Feed

The video featured above is a parody, but socialnomics09 has serious vids up there too. Which style do you prefer?

  • Is social media the end of reliable information?
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Update: Contributing Blogger to Digital Pivot // Talent Zoo

In Golden Nuggets on June 10, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Christopher Ryan

I have started blogging for Digital Pivot, a Talent Zoo Media gig. I’ll be discussing all things digital and new media. My goal is to target the mobile App market, first. Most likely beginning with Foursquare updates and analysis. I think 4sq is most interesting, at the moment.

Here’s a link to my content for you to participate:
Christopher J. Ryan

The first post is up, an introduction to the community and a short story. I’ll see you on the other side.

I Almost Created a Journalism Infograph…

In Criticism & Review, Golden Nuggets on June 9, 2012 at 1:35 am

Fact: Information transmits and transpires much more rapidly and freely today than any point in history (as we know). Think about technology and the human experience. And the so-called “battles” between grassroots movements and big business in journalism.

Here’s a math equation to represent the flow of information in digital culture:

This is about as close as I get to making an infograph.

Colloquially: Citizens divided by Journalism, minus the press equals…

What’s the answer?

A Letter for Accidental Facebook Friend Requests

In Golden Nuggets on March 2, 2012 at 2:24 am

Hey Lauren, this is so weird but I accidentally sent you a friend request. Your profile was in my sidebar and when rolling my mouse over the screen my finger twitched! I feel silly it happened. It’s clear you can either accept it or decline it. If we are friends we can file it under the land of misfit Facebook relationships–like misfit toys in Rudolph. But not in a bad way. I tried to turn this into a short story, I think because I’m a writer. I felt inspired. Just don’t read it in a creepy Internet voice or the story will suck and it shouldn’t suck. OK, thanks.

Or you can just do this instead, HOW TO: Cancel Accidental Friends Requests but the first choice might be more fun. Or too late, if the message is already sent.

A Fresh Perspective on Public Transportation

In Golden Nuggets on February 14, 2012 at 12:52 am

The NYC subway system is so under-appreciated. When you find yourself complaining about it, remember that you (more than likely) aren’t even able to comprehend its complexity. Take a minute to be grateful that other, more intelligent people were able to think up, design, and put into existence one of the most intricate, well utilized systems on the planet.

A good friend,

Rina

I found this Facebook post nestled in between two personal confessions of how upset they were because Whitney Houston died. Sometimes you have to dig through the shit to find gold.