Reading Bytes for Feb 5

by Dina on February 5, 2012 · 1 comment

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Updates on what I’m reading. Links with my notes. I also just tweet links and things that interest me @dina

  • How "frictionless sharing" is undermining the individual experience – essay by @evgenymorozov. The Death of the Cyberflâneur – The New York Times – QUOTE: "Something similar has happened to the Internet. Transcending its original playful identity, it’s no longer a place for strolling — it’s a place for getting things done. Hardly anyone “surfs” the Web anymore. The popularity of the “app paradigm,” whereby dedicated mobile and tablet applications help us accomplish what we want without ever opening the browser or visiting the rest of the Internet, has made cyberflânerie less likely…." UNQUOTE

    QUOTE: "According to Benjamin, the sad figure of the sandwich board man was the last incarnation of the flâneur. In a way, we have all become such sandwich board men, walking the cyber-streets of Facebook with invisible advertisements hanging off our online selves. The only difference is that the digital nature of information has allowed us to merrily consume songs, films and books even as we advertise them, obliviously." UNQUOTE

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1 bayan kuaförü ankara May 20, 2013 at 1:37 pm

In a way, we have all become such sandwich board men, walking the cyber-streets of Facebook with invisible advertisements hanging off yes you

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