Saturday, March 1, 2008

Words of Advice For Young People


William S. Burroughs - Words of Advice For Young People

Now & Not Later


Omniscient - Now & Not Later

Addresses the events in the lives of political prisoners Ed and Elaine Brown

The Tree of Life


The Human Revolution - Tree of Life

Social Networks are like the Eye

Douglas Rushkoff is working hard on his new book, but wants you to check the below article out, he also has a lenghty comment on there:

SOCIAL NETWORKS ARE LIKE THE EYE
A Talk with Nicholas A. Christakis
It is customary to think about fashions in things like clothes or music as spreading in a social network. But it turns out that all kinds of things, many of them quite unexpected, can flow through social networks, and this process obeys certain rules we are seeking to discover. We've been investigating the spread of obesity through a network, the spread of smoking cessation through a network, the spread of happiness through a network, the spread of loneliness through a network, the spread of altruism through a network. And we have been thinking about these kinds of things while also keeping an eye on the fact that networks do not just arise from nothing or for nothing. Very interesting rules determine their structure.