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  • Jan 25th, 2013 @ 1:45am

    Surprised about this

    Issues with anonymity aside, I really like FB comments. They integrate my participation in the blogosphere really tightly with the rest of my social (media) life, which is something that other blog comment platforms have woefully failed to do.

    FB Comments have a lot of other advantages. When I get a reply (and they handle threading quite nicely), it shows up on my Alerts, making me more likely to read and engage with it. The UI is speedy and simple. Plus, on a site like TC, where there's a lot of crossover between online and offline relationships, it's helpful to see who I know in a thread, and be able to identify them with both a name and face.

    Plus, it seems like the shift to FB comments has made the tone on TC a bit less troll-y and obnoxious, but that's a subjective call.

  • May 10th, 2012 @ 5:07pm

    dreck and malarky (as @aporya)

    turkle has gone from a riveting social theorist to a crabby handwaver who fits in all too well with the nytimes cadre of technology cranks.

    i read her numerous books as a student -- her early work is lucid to the point of genius, blending a rheingold-esque ethnographic eye with an accute postmodernist psychoanalytic sensibility.

    it's sad to see such an accomplished and celebrated thinker -- at MIT, no less -- delve into such self-absorbed, unscientific, one-dimensional ranting, apparently situating this one unjustified claim as the lynchpin of her contemporary oeuvre.

  • May 10th, 2012 @ 5:07pm

    dreck and malarky (as @aporya)

    turkle has gone from a riveting social theorist to a crabby handwaver who fits in all too well with the nytimes cadre of technology cranks.

    i read her numerous books as a student -- her early work is lucid to the point of genius, blending a rheingold-esque ethnographic eye with an accute postmodernist psychoanalytic sensibility.

    it's sad to see such an accomplished and celebrated thinker -- at MIT, no less -- delve into such self-absorbed, unscientific, one-dimensional ranting, apparently situating this one unjustified claim as the lynchpin of her contemporary oeuvre.