Lighting Up Facebook Lite

As we creep past the august 9/11 anniversary and find heavy hearts and dulled minds still held in suspension by the failure of our sovereign nation to defend itself from foreign invasion — we can look up to the stars and try to enjoy the new Facebook Lite that went live for everyone yesterday. 

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The Spongeworthy Theory: Hello Old Shoe!

If you’ve lived long enough on the internet, you know when a great thing is absorbed by a bigger thing — notice I didn’t say “grander” thing — the great thing, more often than not, becomes lesser and everything good about it disappears.  This is “The Spongeworthy Theory” in action:  “Please, sir, could I be absorbed to become something more?”  “But of course, laddie, we’ll take your great idea, suck the life out of it — and you’ll become our new old shoe!”

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Live Body Streaming Memes Memoir No More

I read something interesting somewhere the other day and the simple, arresting, argument was this:  “The memoir-as-a-book as we know it is dead.”

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