Very recommended reading.
The truth is, today, we spend more time with each other online than we do offline. So, who do you want to be defined by? Who do you read? Who do you follow? Who do you talk to?Try answering these questions sometime. And if your answer saddens you I know mine did, don’t fall into depression. Start filtering. Start building meaning. Talk to the dead poets, talk to the immortal.
via You’ll Miss Out, Beautifully — Architecting A Life — Medium.
Lovely article, especially for the last part:
Once you are done, why not complete the last part of the exercise. Go through the remaining list looking for good friends you haven’t seen for a while, then call them up and invite them to lunch. That’s what friends do.
via Facebook friends: the art of deletion – FT.com.
From now on I have a fan page on Facebook for everyone who follows me online and offline. I’ll write in english for all the international people, so don’t worry about it.
For all the real life friends I’ll open a new personal profile as soon as possibile.
Luca Conti page on Facebook.
If You want to listen to my voice You have a new opportunity. Today I was live on air on public italian radio, Radio3 Rai talking about Facebook.
You can listen to it thanks to a podcast / mp3 version.
Luca Conti talking about Facebook (mp3)
Google Misses You – Technology Review.
I mean, what we’re most focused on is just building these tools that help people stay connected with the people that they care about. And at some point along the path, I think it’ll make sense to have an I.P.O. But we’re not running the company to do that. We’re running the company to serve more people.
via Diane Sawyer Interviews Mark Zuckerberg – Bits Blog – NYTimes.com.
The point is that even if Facebook transforms our “online friends” into a vast, nameless cloud, we still count on our real life social circle for support
via Facebook Friends : The Frontal Cortex.
If we look just a couple of years down the road, there is no question that Facebook’s U.S. uniques will have peaked. Not for any flaw in the company’s model, but for the success of it – everyone will have signed up – so their growth rates will be checked by the population. At that point, churn will grow, as users discover other niche social networks, just as the broadcast television audience fragmented across so many different cable stations
via Building A Social Network In A Facebook And Twitter World | paidContent.