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"Information Obesity" is now a thing. I can has cheezburger, indeed.
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My five-tweet review of Sherry Turkle's "Alone Together":

@STurkle's book "Alone Together" misses the mark; it presumes a bourgeois notion of interiority blind to the net's revolutionary power.

Considering the degree to which she's influenced by Lacan, I'm surprised at her drab, individuated, sanitized notion of selfhood.

She does not consider the possibility that the net presupposes an alternative social psyche that is equally as valid as her own.

Uncritically parroting self-help rhetoric, she makes the discursive blunder of conflating the User with the Subject.

Perhaps this very skewing of User as Subject — consider the term — is what blinds her to the notion of a radical, politicized self.
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Jesus christ. You know your infrastructure is crappy when it's not even worth your god-sworn jihadist enemies to bother with.

From Al-Qaeda's new leader, Ayman Al-Zawahiri:

"The al-Qaeda network is fully prepared to continue the jihad against the American infidels by launching deadly attacks, but your outdated and rusting transportation infrastructure needs to be completely overhauled for those strikes even to be noticed."
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Workers in Amazon warehouses are subject to indoor temperatures exceeding 100 degrees. 15 workers have collapsed from heat, and reports have been filed with OSHA. Worse yet, workers who left the warehouse early, due to unsafe conditions, were punished with negative marks on their records.

Is this how a leading technology company ought to treat its American workers?
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A who's who of technology journalists, commentators, and web-personalities to follow on Google+

If you’re interested in technology and you want to know who to follow on Google+, here's a list of leading tech journalists, commentators, and personalities, divided by categories and specialties.

General technology

+Chris Anderson - Editor in Chief of Wired and author of The Long Tail
+michael arrington - Founder of TechCrunch
+Patrick Beja - French podcaster and tech commentator
+Bianca Bosker - Technology Editor for The Huffington Post
+Henry Blodget - Controversial Wall Street journalist who covers tech sector
+Rick Broida - CNET blogger scours the Web looking for the best deals in tech
+Brian Cooley - CNET car-tech editor
+Charles Cooper - Veteran tech reporter for
+Dan Costa - Executive editor at PC Magazine
+Christopher Dawson - ZDNet blogger on technology in education
+Michael Dell - CEO of Dell
+Sam Diaz - ZDNet news hound on the Between the Lines blog
+Larry Dignan - ZDNet Editor in Chief; prolific tech news blogger
+Esther Dyson - Veteran technology pundit
+Mike Elgan - Widely-published freelance tech writer
+Rob Enderle - Long-time analyst of the PC industry
+Michael Gartenberg - Gartner analyst on consumer technology
+Denise Howell - Lawyer; commentator on technology and law
+Mathew Ingram - Canadian tech writer for GigaOm
+Mitch Kapor - Lotus, Mozilla pioneer; angel investor
+Vinod Khosla - One of the tech world’s most influential venture capitalists
+Adrian Kingsley-Hughes - Technology hardware commentator at ZDNet
+Martin LaMonica - CNET writer on green technology
+Leo Laporte - Host of TWiT network and former TechTV host
+Cali Lewis - Host of GeekBrief.TV
+Jim Louderback - CEO of Revision3; former editor of PC Magazine
+Om Malik - Founder of GigaOm
+John Markoff - Science writer for The New York Times
+Harry McCracken - Founder of Technologizer and former editor of PC World
+Declan McCullagh - CBS News correspondent on US tech policy
+Tom Merritt - Host of Tech News Today on the TWiT network
+Clayton Morris - Fox TV personality covering geek topics and social media
+Natali Morris - CNET TV host of Loaded and tech correspondent for CBS News
+patrick norton - Tekzilla host and former TechTV personality
+Andrew Nusca - ZDNet news writer; editor
+John Paczkowski - Tech news hound for All Things Digital
+Jason Perlow - ZDNet technology columnist
+Chris Pirillo - Tech geek turned Internet personality
+David Pogue - Tech columnist for New York Times and CNBC
+Jason Pontin - Editor in Chief of MIT Technology Review
+Seth Porges - Tech editor at Popular Mechanics magazine
+JR Raphael - Tech news writer for PC World
+Gabe Rivera - Founder of Techmeme
+Jack Schofield - Computer editor at The Guardian
+MG Siegler - TechCrunch news writer
+Dwight Silverman - Technology editor for the Houston Chronicle
+Brad Stone - Technology reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek
+Robert Strohmeyer - Freelance tech columnist
+Kara Swisher - Silicon Valley blogger for
+Baratunde Thurston - Editor, writer, and comedian
+Dan Tynan - Tech humor columnist and veteran tech writer
+Lance Ulanoff - Editor in Chief of PC Magazine
+Molly Wood -CNET TV host and writer; creator of the famed “Molly rant”
+Becky Worley - ABC technology reporter, TWiT network host
+Pedro Rafael Rosado - Co-host of New York Times "Bits: Tech Talk" radio show.
+Kim Sherrell - Geek-chick, film-maker and serial-entrepreneur. Twitter @kim

Mobile computing

+Bonnie Cha - CNET mobile tech editor
+Jessica Dolcourt - CNET mobile tech reporter
+Bob Egan - Analyst on mobile tech; Wi-Fi pioneer
+Ina Fried - mobile reporter
+Jonathan Geller - Founder and Editor in Chief of Boy Genius Report
+Nicole Lee - CNET mobile tech reporter
+stuart miles - Founder of
+Maggie Reardon - CNET reporter on mobile and wireless technology
+Mark Spoonauer - Editor in Chief of Laptop Magazine
+Kevin Tofel - Mobile site editor for GigaOm
+Tony Vincent - Writer on mobile tech and IT in education


+Marc Benioff - CEO of
+David Berlind - TechWeb Editor-in-Chief
+Tony Bradley - PC World tech writer
+David Davis - Author, blogger, expert on Cisco and virtualization technologies
+Bill Detwiler - TechRepublic’s Head Technology Editor
+Scot Finnie - Editor in Chief of Computerworld
+Steve Gillmor - Veteran tech journalist
+Bob Gourley - blogger; government IT expert
+Dion Hinchcliffe - Blogger and consultant on Web 2.0 for business
+Chuck Hollis - EMC CTO and blogger
+Alexander Howard - Government 2.0 Correspondent for 
O’Reilly Media
+Doug Kaye - Founder of IT Conversations
+Michael Krigsman - Watchdog of IT project failures
+Scott Lowe - CIO, author, and TechRepublic columnist
+Abbie Lundberg - Former editor in chief of CIO Magazine
+Steve Ranger - Editor of UK IT site
+Deb Shinder - Popular tech tip writer for TechRepublic and other publications
+Don Tennant - Former editor in chief of Computerworld
+Rick Vanover - Senior IT professional and TechRepublic blogger
+Werner Vogels - CTO

Web and social media

+Randall Bennett - Founder of TechVi, Web video specialist
+Paul Boutin - Reporter for VentureBeat, The New York Times, and Wired
+danah boyd - Academic/researcher in new media
+Jason Calacanis - CEO of Mahalo, founder of Weblogs Inc.
+Pete Cashmore - CEO of Mashable
+Mrinal Desai - Tech startup founder; tech news junkie
+Caterina Fake - Co-founder of Flickr
+John Furrier - Silicon Valley entrepreneur
+Jeff Jarvis - Professor and author who covers tech and new media
+Shira Lazar - Web Video journalist covering tech, culture, and new media
+Jennifer Leggio - ZDNet blogger on social media for business
+Charlene Li - Author and social media thought leader
+Richard MacManus - Editor and founder of ReadWriteWeb
+Andrew Mager - Web developer and ZDNet blogger on Web 2.0
+Caroline McCarthy - CNET writer covering Web 2.0
+Matt Mullenweg - Founder of WordPress
+Rafe Needleman - Editor of CNET’s Webware
+Jeremiah Owyang - Forrester analyst on new media technologies
+Kevin Rose - Founder of, host of Diggnation
+Joshua Schachter - Creator of Delicious, a.k.a.
+erick schonfeld - TechCrunch co-editor
+Robert Scoble - Tech writer and social media flag-bearer
+Stephen Shankland - CNET News reporter, covering the Web
+Joel Spolsky - Co-founder of Stack Overflow
+Owen Thomas - Writer at VentureBeat
+Alexia Tsotsis - TechCrunch reporter
+Fred Wilson - Tech venture capitalist in New York
+Dave Winer - “The father of blogging and RSS” (BBC)
+Dave Winer - Author and Harvard professor covering the Internet
+Michelle Marie - Creative thinker. Entertaining. Geek-chick.
+Tom Anderson Geek, Myspace co-founder and internet celebrity.
+Michael Lee Johnson - Tech lover, geek, and Google+ evangelist.

Consumer electronics

+Donald Bell - Gadget reporter for CNET
+Veronica Belmont - Host of Tekzilla and Qore, and former CNET TV host
+Ryan Block - Former Engadget editor and co-founder of GDGT
+David Carnoy - CNET editor of mobile gadgets
+Jason Chen - Gizmodo editor
+brian lam - Editorial Director of Gizmodo
+Nilay Patel - Managing Editor of Engadget
+Don Reisinger - Gadget columnist for CNET
+Peter Rojas - Founding editor of both Gizmodo and Engadget
+Ross Rubin - NPD head analyst on consumer technology
+Joanna Stern - Engadget reporter
+Jeremy Toeman - Consumer electronics startup advisor
+Joshua Topolsky - Editor in Chief of Engadget

This list is a modified version of the Twitter list originally written by +Jason Hiner over at
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I'm not sure which is worse: grimacing through my teeth as I ask for a "Dopio Espresso," or asking for a "double espresso" and getting a fake-bright-smiley "Okay, a dopio espresso!" back. #starbuckssucks
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