Everything we put on the Web is both ephemeral and archival — ephemeral in the...– Scott Rosenberg: Why trust Facebook with the future’s past? (via Phil Gyford). He goes on to compare the way that older sites - like Flickr - expose an archive, whereas newer ones - like Facebook - don’t, despite the fact that some of the promotional commentary for the Places feature has been about...
The contents of Governor Blagojevich’s storage units were auctioned off Thursday. It sounds like quite a party: A ragtag group of 50 bargain hunters braved the sun and a pair of Elvis impersonators at Boyer-Rosene Moving and Storage in Arlington Heights to bid on mementos ranging from $5 boxes of the disgraced former governor’s paperwork, through office furniture, to a statue of...
Brazilian officials have concluded that he’s the last survivor of an...– The most isolated man on the planet by Monte Reel, in Slate