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You're famous. Now what?
If you missed last Friday's discussion on "microfame," or if you've ever felt that strange compulsion to get the hell off Facebook, listen up.
Look Here! C'mon, Really!
| November 23, 2012
War stories; UPS gets proactive; in the toilet
On Monday, your superior correspondents observed Veterans Day and, as is Jorge's habit, he turned on talk radio to listen for a few minutes.
Veterans Day, on the left
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| November 16, 2012
Smile! Your mug shot might be on Facebook
Police departments might not aspire to be popular.
The criminal network
| September 21, 2012
Wall Street reform that will work
It is, in the immortal words of Yogi Berra, déjà vu all over again.
Crucify the bastards
| May 25, 2012
Interview: Rory O’Connor digs social media
Rory O'Connor has been thinking about trust and the media for a long time.
| May 18, 2012
With friends like these ...
It's almost laughable that people get so upset about electronic privacy when the government can search your car, containers, and property outside your home without a search warrant.
Letters to the Boston editors, April 27, 2012
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| April 27, 2012
Countering troubling online queries
If you haven't seen the videos haunting Facebook, Twitter, and the news, then search for "Am I Ugly?" on YouTube.
KIRAH LYNN BROUILLETTE
| March 30, 2012
Tanja Hollander takes Facebook to the PMA
If you've been buzzing about "Are You Really My Friend?" the new installation of Facebook-inspired portraits by local photographer and Bakery Photo Collective founder Tanja Alexia Hollander, you're not alone.
| February 10, 2012
Meme forecast for 2012
When evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins coined the word "meme" in 1976 — meaning "a piece of thought copied from person to person" — he probably didn't realize that, in time, the word would come to be synonymous with cat macros, various advice anima
What pianos will the cats of the future play for us?
| December 30, 2011
Facebook party pics
Memories. Mostly drunk ones.
| December 23, 2011
The dinosaurs of the entertainment world ( i.e. , Hollywood movie studios and national music companies) have joined with the Business Software Alliance (which represents tech giants such as Apple, Microsoft, and Intel) to sponsor an insidious piece of l
Old-media corporate giants seek censorship through a web-based blacklist. Plus, #occupy brutality, and D.C. deadlock.
| November 25, 2011
For years, a pair of giant angels hung over the dance floor at .:therapy, an afterhours electronic dance music (EDM) club in Olneyville.
| November 18, 2011
Smash Mouth chicken out
In the end, some eggs were eaten and a bunch of money was raised to help sick kids, which is great. But did Steve Harwell truly meet the egg challenge? No!
| October 21, 2011
Drawing a line
Remain calm. You've probably heard that a special commission has failed to reach bipartisan agreement on a plan to redraw the boundary between Maine's two congressional districts in order to make their populations as close to equal as possible. Don't p
| September 09, 2011
My Facebook vacation
The grin behind the grimace.
| August 12, 2011
Sexy Period's panty raid
Stepping into Sexy Period's one-room office, I leave the imposing bricks of One Davol Square behind and enter a world of whimsy.
Department of Defense
| August 12, 2011
A friend in need
For the last 15 years, Aliza Shapiro has been the heart and brains of Truth Serum Productions, the rabble-rousing outfit behind the irreverent TraniWreck cabaret.
Community comes together to support Aliza Shapiro
THOMAS PAGE MCBEE
| August 05, 2011
Google+: Social Minus the Network?
Google's Tuesday launch of its new social network Google+ has had the Internet abuzz (not to be confused with the clunky Google Buzz communication platform...
| June 29, 2011
Eli Pariser talks about The Filter Bubble
When he was executive director of the progressive advocacy organization Move On, Eli Pariser had the chance to meet lots of fellow liberals. But he had fewer conservative friends, and he worried he was missing out on their perspectives on political and s
| May 27, 2011
Look at This Fucking Hipster Wedding
If you liked it, then you shoulda put a bird on it.
Marching down the aisle with mustache parties, woodland creatures, and letterpress — lots and lots of letterpress.
| May 27, 2011
Letting our imaginations run wild
There was a priceless article in last week's Portland Press Herald about the "Platter Ensemble," a new "invention" — a slotted plate that fits over a deep-dish platter in order to catch the juices that sometimes squirt out of a freshly cracked lobste
| May 20, 2011
Lawrence Lessig: Net neutrality "most likely dead as a political movement"
"We were supposed to be celebrating," Lawrence Lessig was telling the National Conference on Media Reform (NCMR). But by then -- Friday morning, the Seaport...
| April 12, 2011
The Big Hurt: Pancakes! Lent! Golf!
March has been a true delight in the music-PR department — I haven't seen this many dumbshit stunts since Jackass 3D . Let's roll up our sleeves and thrust our hands elbow deep into a steaming pile of press releases:
This month's inessential press releases
| March 25, 2011
Please take this Magic: The Gathering card as a token of my affection.
Big Fat Whale
| February 04, 2011
VHS is the new vinyl
I was a VHS addict. In the '80s and '90s, I practically lived at the video store, renting every movie I could get my hands on. As my obsession with movies grew, renting was not enough; they needed to be mine. I amassed a few hundred videocassettes, and
I thought video was a dead medium — until I discovered the analog underworld of VHS snobs
| January 28, 2011
Phantom Gourmet kisses ass, defends Upper Crust
The day after Christmas, those who follow the Phantom Gourmet's Facebook feed were treated to a provocative status update.
| January 07, 2011
Piercing pride, diving into drinks, and Facebook fanatics
I am 18 and am currently in the midst of the search for my first job. I have three facial piercings and I am wondering if this will be detrimental in landing a job ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
| January 07, 2011
Why I am leaving Facebook
By the time you read this, I'll already be gone.
| December 31, 2010
The year in tech
This year saw some tech wins (public information), some losses (privacy), and many more questions for the future of an increasingly wired world. (Example: Is anything secret anymore?) And there was the appearance of yet another grassroots David, and, as
Private eyes are watching you
JEFF INGLIS AND NICHOLAS SCHROEDER
| December 24, 2010
Facebook and Twitter-Styled Adidas Shelltoes?
Only in a meta-riffic modern world could Mashable write that these non-existent social network shelltoes (pics above and below) "aren’t available for purchase," and, thanks...
| November 29, 2010
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