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Mike Davidson
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At some point, we have to stop laughing at the jackass that makes these comments. The 'friend' at the bar that goes too far, or says too much, because he thinks it's funny, or because he thinks it's going to lead to something.

We have to turn to him and say 'enough'.

Every opportunity we fail to take, as men, to speak up against misogyny is a tacit approval of the behavior.

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Long article, but I thought it was really interesting. It's sad to me what corporations will do to secure profits.

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I'm going to go out on a limb and say 'no'.

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I don't think this is a good idea. Memento Mori and whatnot.

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Not since I waited in line for three hours dressed as Professor Flitwick have I awaited a novel more eagerly.

A heroine named Tookie De La Crème? Check.
Intoxibellas? Check.
Catwalk Corridor and terrifying Thigh-High Boot Camp? Check and Mate.

This has all the makings of the next great franchise.

Does anyone really want to import their Facebook friends into Google+?

Really?

I freely admit that I may be in the minority, but there's no way I'd do this, at least not the entire graph. Not without the option of granularity. And by 'granularity' I mean the option to filter everyone based on posts that I've found banal, inane, tedious, stupid, or incoherent - so.. you know... 90% of the updates I see daily.

If this strikes you as a really douche-y thing to say that's only because it is.

Look, I completely expect that most of what I post on Facebook is viewed in the same manner by the majority of my friends. Why wouldn't it be? I have opinions, thoughts, interests, and beliefs that are likely very different than most of my friends. That's to be expected when you have a large graph of people that are only connected by the loosest of threads (as most of the connections on FB are). It's still useful, as long as you can wade through the noise to find a signal you want to respond to.

Google+ seems built around the concept of participation and effective communication. Circles, Hangouts, Huddle, and even Sparks are about starting (and maintaining) dialog with people that have matching interests. Loose threads as well, perhaps, but tied together by a common interest other than mutual obligation.

Would adding my entire Facebook graph to Plus limit my ability to target and participate in discussions of interest while filtering out the noise? Probably not. The tools are there to place people in circles and effectively filter the noise. That said, I'd rather just keep the noise out entirely.

Focus on the signal that I want to hear and hope to learn something along the way.

What do you think? Do you actively participate with more than 10% (20%, 30%) of your friends on Facebook? Are you looking forward to importing your friends from Facebook? Love to hear your opinions.
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