Peter Kafka

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How to Get a Million Facebook Likes and a Free Puppy

twogirlsandapuppyStep 1: Tell people on Facebook that your parents will get you a puppy if you get a million likes.
Step 2: Wait 7 hours.

Easy! For bonus points, you can go on Good Morning America and the like to talk about what happened.

P.S. It’s not a requirement. But if your dad is an academic with a professional interest in viral media, it doesn’t hurt. The Atlantic’s Rebecca Rosen explains.

 


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work