Google+ and McSweeney

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Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, August 1, 2011

Contributed by Steve Bartus (Bowdoin, ’08)

Dante + T-Shirt

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“Dante’s 9 Google+ circles.”    –achristoffersen, Redbubble

Contributed by David Israel

“The Limits of Social Networks”

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“While toying around with Google+, Kevin Cheng wonders if it’s worth grouping everyone he knows: [O]nce I’ve created these fancy Circles, will I actually remember who will see a given post? From my experience organizing my Facebook and address book, I’ve found that I don’t remember the complex taxonomies I dream up. In fact, I don’t know that I can list every person that’s in my “Family” group in Flickr even though it’s less than twenty. When compounded with the high overhead of maintenance and likely outdated groups over time, it’s even less likely that I’ll know who I’m actually sharing a post with.”    –Andrew Sullivan, The Daily Beast, July 20, 2011

Contributed by Steve Bartus (Bowdoin, ’08)