Monthly Archives: May 2008

Talking homophily with Brooke Gladstone and On The Media

It’s been very gratifying to read comments and posts linking to my post last week on homophily, serendipity and xenophilia. I have high hopes of writing more on the topic, and am currently digging into “Birds of a Feather: Homophily … Continue reading

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links for 2008-05-03

The Cognitive Age – New York Times Excellent piece from David Brooks trying to complicate globalization conversations with the idea that a skills revolution and an emerging “cognitive age” is more important and relavent than outsourcing of manufacturing (tags: globalization … Continue reading

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links for 2008-05-02

on Flickr – Photo Sharing! Redditors – myself included – send Helen Thomas flowers to thank her for asking Dana Perino tough questions about the Bush administration’s authorization of torture (tags: uspolitics journalism networks) BBC NEWS | Technology | BBC … Continue reading

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How to tell the story of the strike against Al-Shabab in Somalia?

Aden Hashi Ayro, one of the leaders of the al-Shabab insurgency in Somalia, was killed last night in a US airstrike. Seems like a) a good time for a review of the third front in the perpetual “war on terror” … Continue reading

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