new old kid on the blog,
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old or new poem written off
the old writer's block
Now that it has become possible to understand in somewhat greater detail the essential role of Facebook in the processes of (a) turning human beings into moronic have-a-nice-day-and-like-me-while-you're-doing-it robots; and (b) in the course of achieving (a), funding the election of the Your-Business-Is-Now-Our-Business President... all one can ask is Hey, what's not to like about "liking"?After all, the only thing Facebook wants out of you is your metadata, as we learned in the recent barrage on the subject from the big guns of the redoubtable Battleship Di-Fi .But don't underestimate the extraordinary power of metadata.To get a sense of how this works:A Guardian Guide to Your MetadataFacebook played an essential role in putting O'B in the big office. What can he do now but show his gratitude -- in so many, many ways. Including tossing the US Constitution right out the window. But oh well -- just more metadata, probably. Like the proverbial ton of feathers. Caviare to the generals.
What’s that, you say? Metadata? Metaphorically speaking, it sounds Greek to me.