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If you are a reader wondering why it seems harder to discover good websites, or you run website or Blog that writes about authors or books you need to read this article. The Pimping of Wikipedia: Contributing to the Decline of the World Wide Web The mid- and late 1990s was an exciting time for the Web because so much new, rarely shared, or difficult-to-access information was now accessible. Today, there is more reason for concern, outrage even, than there is for excitement. The reasons are plentiful. One reason is the pimping of Wikipedia. (the full article: http://aalbc.it/pimpwiki) )
Troy posted a topic in Black LiteratureQuentin Tarantino with actress Nichole Galicia who plays "Sheba" in "Django Unchained" from W Magazine (image courtesy of Marcia Jones). This was on my Facebook Wall. Facebook rare places anything "conscious" in my feed. It does not seems to matter what profiles, groups or pages I visit my feed skews to scandal. Google+ seems to do a better job of putting content in my feed that actually interests me. For now...
Since we've been on ALL CAP posting, it occurred to me that my putting all my social media icons in my signature (icons at the end of all of my posts) may be a bit much or maybe even turning people off. What do you think? Have you ever clicked any? Why, or why not?
Troy posted a topic in Culture, Race & EconomyBy the way did anyone notice Facebook was down a few minutes today? Facebook lists the risks that could significantly harm its business. If we fail to retain existing users or add new users, or if our users decrease their level of engagement with Facebook, our revenue, financial results, and business may be significantly harmed; We generate a substantial majority of our revenue from advertising. The loss of advertisers, or reduction in spending by advertisers with facebook, could seriously harm our business; Growth in use of facebook through our mobile products, where we do not currently display ads, as a substitute for use on personal computers may negatively affect our revenue and financial results; Facebook user growth and engagement on mobile devices depend upon effective operation with mobile operating systems, networks, and standards that we do not control. ; We may not be successful in our efforts to grow and further monetize the facebook Platform; Our business is highly competitive, and competition presents an ongoing threat to the success of our business; Improper access or disclosure of our users' information could harm our reputation and adversely affect our business; Our business is subject to complex and evolving U.S. and foreign laws and regulations regarding privacy, data protection, and other matters. May of these laws and regulation are subject to change and uncertain interpretation, and could harm our business; Our CEO has control over key decision making as a result of his control of a majority of our voting stock; The loss of Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl K. Sandberg, or other key personnel could harm our business; We anticipate that we will expand substantial funds in connection with tax withholding and remittance obligations related to the initial settlement of our restricted stock units (RSUs) approximately six months following our initial public offering; The market price of our Class A common stock may be volatile or may decline, and you may not be able to resell your shares at or above the initial public offering price; and Substantial blocks of our total outstanding shares may be sold into the market as "lock-up" periods end, as further described in "Shares Eligible for Future Sale." If there are substantial sales of shares of our common stock, the price of our Class A common stock could decline. For anyone that hardcore here is Facebooks S-1 filing in its entirety: http://aalbc.it/facebooks1