A new issue of First Monday is out. Jason Mazzone (Illinois): Facebook's Afterlife. Why the social media revolution is about to get a little less awesome: Social media is about to get much more annoying, and it's all Facebook's fault (kinda). Do we know too much about our friends? Erin Ryan on Facebook, politics and the messiness of online debates. Frictionless sharing is simply a way of forcibly mobilising a user base, writes George Osborn — claims that it’s somehow useful or more natural are bunk. From Wired, Cade Metz profiles Eric Bewer, the man who’s rewiring Google from the inside out. Robert Epstein on the case for hawkish regulation: Regulatory agencies have been nipping at Google’s heels, but they need to go straight for the throat. Left alone by its owner, Reddit soars. Sara Morrison on building a community
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