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On Stowe Boyd’s Piece on Socialogy

I enjoy reading Stowe. His recent piece you see below on work and how society views work is a serious topic for the rest of this century. I’ll be long gone, but really if we look at the value of work, it’s simply going to play out historically chasing the cheapest labor, whether it’s skilled labor, creative labor or just plain unskilled labor.

What Stowe uncovers for me is the question of the value of the individual. How do we value an individual, that I posit as the true minimum wage. Thank you Stowe for a wonderful comprehensive body of work in the social sphere. all the best to you.

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Stowe Boyd: Socialogy: Interview with Stowe Boyd

stoweboyd:

Google Fusion Tables Are Fun - Playing with some client data and working in ways to create social engagement. This is a sample set of product deliveries

Legend

TV - Red

Appliances - Yellow

Furniture - Blue

Mattress - Purple

Exercise Equipment - Green

Interesting I used the video format to post this iFrame embed and it creates a “video-life” player, you may see that, click on it to reveal map.

Come On Twitter Promoters - Count Characters

Check this out. I enjoy promoted Tweets and even will RT when the message moves me.

But it frustrates the Bee Jeebers out of me when I hit RT and the Twitter character count shows -xx

This inspires me to use #comeonman - First it makes me work for you, the company that produced the tweet for no pay! I have five kids, I need money.

Second, you likely paid someone else for promoted copy, you likely added your own comments, so yes, you had to have it grammatically correct, or you had to add a word when a symbol or number would have conveyed the message. You ultimately paid for a tweet that was 138 characters and eliminated most of the ReTweets you would have received had you been a bit more understanding of the Twitter medium.

I went to RT this tweet and got this

RT @brycewatch: UnitedHealthcare latest health insurer with an online tool for estimating the costs of over 100 common treatments http://ow.ly/bnVPW

how about this. UnitedHealthcare creates online tool to estimate costs for 100+ treatments http://ow.ly/bnVPW

This leaves 45 characters for RT purposes. Does it really matter that it doesn’t say “latest health insurer” ? If you are linking to more detailed content then let the link fill in the blanks of the Tweet. Your objective is to spread your content, not exist for the minute your tweet will catch someone’s eye in the middle of a twitter stream. #comeonman

npr:

If you want to see the strength of America’s beer industry, you may want to look past beverage giants like Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors. According to the Brewers Association, nearly 2,000 American brewers operated during 2011 — the most since the 1880s.
(via U.S. Craft Beer Brewers Thrive, Despite Small Share Of The Market : The Salt)
Photo: Bill Chappell / NPR

Choice is sometimes a good thing :)

npr:

If you want to see the strength of America’s beer industry, you may want to look past beverage giants like Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors. According to the Brewers Association, nearly 2,000 American brewers operated during 2011 — the most since the 1880s.

(via U.S. Craft Beer Brewers Thrive, Despite Small Share Of The Market : The Salt)

Photo: Bill Chappell / NPR

Choice is sometimes a good thing :)

anticapitalist:


Thanks For Paying Taxes. Here’s A Receipt.

Taxpayers should get a receipt so they know what they’re paying for, a think tank called Third Way argues in a new paper.
Here’s a sample from the group. It includes federal income tax and FICA, which funds Medicare and Social Security. Details are here.

anticapitalist:

Thanks For Paying Taxes. Here’s A Receipt.

Taxpayers should get a receipt so they know what they’re paying for, a think tank called Third Way argues in a new paper.

Here’s a sample from the group. It includes federal income tax and FICA, which funds Medicare and Social Security. Details are here.

(Source: anticapitalist, via underpaidgenius)

Pew Internet Study of Teens and Social Networks

Interesting study of interactions online and perceived feelings among teens. This gets to the issues of whether social media is facilitating constructive relationships or impacting relationships in the physical world in a positive or negative way.

Where are my keys (Taken with instagram)

Where are my keys (Taken with instagram)

I read @dogwalkblog

I read @dogwalkblog

We are in constant need of distraction (Taken with Instagram at Black River Falls)

We are in constant need of distraction (Taken with Instagram at Black River Falls)