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oh farhad, what have you gotten yourself into now? farhad manjoo attempts to quit google for a week. while bing holds up admirably for searching, he finds himself dependent on the other and varied offerings of the ubiquitous tech company.
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slate: i ditched google for a week, farhad manjoo
the new hot app for iphone/ipad/facebook/android/whathaveyou is draw something, a social pictionary* style game in the vein of words with friends, the latest and greatest way to use your device to scratch your butt. according to the farhad manjoo, the joy comes from the ease of play and lack of rules. according to me, i signed up, started a random game with somebody who drew what were presumably shoes, then drew an arrow pointing at said shoes, and then wrote: ‘goes on feet’.
slate: better than words with friends, by farhad manjoo.
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*i am a bit of a grump about this as i have always hated pictionary.
a new study run by facebook shows that people on social networks are not just hearing and sharing the same information or what they want to hear. now of course this survey was run by facebook, but interesting all the same.
slate: the end of the echo chamber, by farhad manjoo
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