Profile

Scrapbook photo 1
Josh Levin
Works at Slate Magazine
4,855 followers|13,889 views
AboutPosts

Stream

Josh Levin

Shared publicly  - 
 
The day you haven't been waiting for, but might have considered maybe, possibly waiting for if you knew it was coming: Day 1 of my "Big Man, Little Countries" travel series on Slate. Today: Andorra. Tomorrow through Friday: Monaco, San Marino, Liechtenstein ... and still more Liechtenstein!
PRINTDISCUSSE-MAILRSSRECOMMEND...REPRINTSSINGLE PAGE. FacebookDiggRedditStumbleUponCLOSE. When we think of a place like Andorra, if we big-country folk think of it at all, all that comes to mind is it...
4
1
Thomas Terence's profile photothanhtrang le's profile photoReihan Salam's profile photo
2 comments
 
hello
we could be you
Add a comment...

Josh Levin

Shared publicly  - 
 
In response to a question from +Jesse Lansner, Slate investigates why Google+ IDs are so damn long.
1
4
Rachael Larimore's profile photoJesse Lansner's profile photoLaura Morrison-Westphal's profile photoKevin King's profile photo
 
it's shocking what Google must know, probably more then most gov
Add a comment...

Josh Levin

Shared publicly  - 
 
People of Google+: I'm curious about how to use this thing as compared to Facebook or Twitter. What exactly should I be sending out into this stream? I assume that everyone wants to know what I ate for breakfast. But what else?
1
Richard G.'s profile photoEric Henkel's profile photoFrank Shifreen's profile photoLisabeth Rosenberg's profile photo
22 comments
 
Not sure that FB has such a leg up. Google has been collecting data for years. And like most things that are free, there's a catch. Google is a business with the ultimate goal of finding ways to make money. Obviously, all this data is useful for defining demographics. People and agencies will fork over big money for that. We are all cogs in a big machine and we are willing participants in this social experiment. We have even "scanned" ourselves in (The FBI would never have been able to do that) But Google is a tool - and I plan to use it and understand it as best I can. Tools are meant to be used. Just be aware that you also are a tool. BTW, I've completely have given up of the idea of privacy -except perhaps that which goes on within my own brain. Nothing to hide.
Add a comment...
In his circles
27 people
Have him in circles
4,855 people
Grandio Pretec's profile photo
crose jozzef's profile photo
João Pedro Silva's profile photo
Peter James's profile photo
Shoot To Win's profile photo
thays moura's profile photo
claudio j silveira's profile photo
Ridha Khair's profile photo
Reza Ma'aruf's profile photo

Josh Levin

Shared publicly  - 
 
I pronounce Cowboys & Aliens skippable (but fun to write about).
2
3
Thomas Terence's profile photoJennifer Riggs's profile photoBrendan Sullivan's profile photoNicolette Hardinger's profile photo
6 comments
 
Since you posted this, Josh, have you been happy with Zach's movie career?
Add a comment...

Josh Levin

Shared publicly  - 
 
You know how I can tell that I got in on the ground floor of this Google+ thing? My user ID number is 113064373709662514196. I bet user number 113064373709662514197 is totally kicking herself that she didn't sign up a few seconds sooner.
10
2
Jesse Lansner's profile photoMichael Kreger's profile photoJohn Beauchamp's profile photoCatherine Mikkelsen's profile photo
4 comments
 
Hmm, that's about the size of an IPv6 address. Maybe G+ will (eventually) give every G+ user its own unique network address?
Add a comment...
People
In his circles
27 people
Have him in circles
4,855 people
Grandio Pretec's profile photo
crose jozzef's profile photo
João Pedro Silva's profile photo
Peter James's profile photo
Shoot To Win's profile photo
thays moura's profile photo
claudio j silveira's profile photo
Ridha Khair's profile photo
Reza Ma'aruf's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Writer, editor, podcaster
Employment
  • Slate Magazine
    senior editor, present
Story
Introduction
I'm a senior editor at Slate in charge of the sports and technology sections. I've also written more than 200 articles for the magazine. And I'm the host of "Hang Up and Listen", a weekly sports podcast featuring Stefan Fatsis and Mike Pesca.
Basic Information
Gender
Male