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The new Facebook wall is a bookshelf

A House to Look Smart In
The most interesting part of this article is the lack of an ironic and mocking tone. If I wrote that article it would read “look at these status-obsessed weirdos who buy books by the foot that they’ll never read.” And most other articles about the books-by-the-foot industry do exactly that.
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Sex, Fries, and Status Posts

Google “Food Sex Facebook“, and it starts getting scientific around hit #5. Everybody’s hot and bothered by a study that tried to check how much undergraduates like to talk about themselves. Result? “…humans so willingly self-disclose because doing so represents an event with intrinsic value, in the same way as with primary rewards such as food&#133 Read the rest

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