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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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