Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Nobody Is Listening

There’s been a bit of bloggery agonizing of late about the possibility that no one is listening to the endless stream of sharing via status updates and other social networking tools.

As in, if a check-in falls in the forest, does it make a sound?

It’s a good question to answer, given all the effort being put into the social medium.

And here is a bracing diatribe on the subject by Loren Feldman of 1938 Media, which is well worth a listen:


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik