The Horrors of Social Networking

“Social networking just became a little riskier to your privacy. MySpace has begun to sell user data to third parties ranging from academics and analysts to marketers. “The data will include any activity or information that is attached to an account. That includes blog posts, location, photos, reviews, and status updates-among others. InfoChimps, an Austin, […]

My virtual “tribe” (wtf?)

“The role of the author would be forced to change radically: No more E.B. Whites tucked away in a Maine writer’s shack. The new author, Krozser suggested a little scarily, ‘has to prove their worth’ from now on. According to Stier, it is no longer acceptable for authors show up by themselves; instead they must […]

Can writers whose writing emerges from antisocial tendencies become social networkers?

“In all the talk about the failure of publishers to get with the times, secondary questions arise. Can you turn a J.D. Salinger into a Mark Cuban? Can writers whose writing emerges from antisocial tendencies become social networkers? Should we encourage them to be more smug? Should we punish them if they don’t?” At SXSWi: […]