Posts tagged Social networking

Network Effects

Ten years ago, in the coercive market power of insurmountable natural monopolies…

Shared Article from the Guardian

Victor Keegan: Will MySpace ever lose its monopoly?

[8 Feb. 2007.] Rupert Murdoch's influence could eventually extend in ways that would make his grip on satellite television seem parochial, says Victor…

Victor Keegan @

I met a traveller from an antique land,
Who said–“Two vast and linkless walls of text
Stand in the desert . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its photographer well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And in the blurb these words appear:
My name is MYSPACE, Site of Sites;
Look on my Networks, ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
Some retired indie band’s demo track begins to play….”

Friday Lazy Linking

<li><p><a href="">Dedicated to &quot;the mutualists of the world&quot; Shawn P. Wilbur, <cite>Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth</cite> (2010-05-17)</a>. <q>Charles T. Sprading's 1930 Mutual Service and Cooperation is available for download from Google Books.</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2010-05-26.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Watch Out, Facebook. <cite>Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts.</cite> (2010-05-26)</a>. "The business press may be filled with rhetoric about 'participatory media' and 'user-generated content,' but the country's most prominent Web 2.0 company treats its participants like a bunch of CompuServe subscribers circa 1994. ..." <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2010-05-26.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Oh No! Sheldon Richman, <cite>Free Association</cite> (2010-05-23)</a>. <q>Conservatives won't want to hear it, but the libertarian alternative to antidiscrimination laws is: COMMUNITY ORGANIZING!Atom</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2010-05-26.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">The Welfare State. Sheldon Richman, <cite>Free Association</cite> (2010-05-23)</a>. <q>Despite what you may read at other libertarian sites, the welfare state is not the result of efforts by lazy poor people to enslave and live off the productive classes. Rather, it is the result of efforts by the political-social-corporate elite to subordinate and control the poor for a variety...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2010-05-26.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Free George Donnelly Handbill. DarianW, <cite></cite> (2010-05-24)</a>. <q>Thanks to ALLy James Tuttle for creating a solid handout in support of George Donnelly. Download the .pdf at</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2010-05-26.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">here&#39;s a sortof interesting piece of political/cultural. Captain Capitulation, <cite>eye of the storm</cite> (2010-05-13)</a>. <q>here&#39;s a sortof interesting piece of political/cultural commentary by mark lilla. he frames the whole thing in terms of &quot;radical individualism&quot;=&quot;the libertarian mob,&quot; as against...well, what? obviously the basic contrast of individualism is to collectivism, but it&#39;s hard to sit there and squarely endorse that term: there are too many...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2010-05-27.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Arrivals Lounge. Dorothy, <cite>Cat and Girl</cite> (2010-05-27)</a>.  <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2010-05-27.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Gimme Your Best Just-World Play. cherylcline, <cite>der Blaustrumpf</cite> (2010-05-27)</a>. <q>Come on.  I need it after reading this: Jiang Chun Geng is one of 15 elderly Chinese men and women whom Zhu is treating in his simple village clinic for what locals label “rotten leg disease.” A definitive diagnosis is no longer possible so many decades after the initial exposure...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2010-05-27.)</em></p></li>