Links of the Day

A solid week for New York Times Op-Eds…

Ben Schott, explores the vocabulary of current events: “…Twitturgy. Religious Tweetering. (Twitter + liturgy)…”

Anna Fricke, wants us all to give in and drink what we really like: “…What a tense moment, to be the first to order a drink with a group of people you haven’t hung out with before. Do you order a beer to let them know you’re easygoing? Do you order champagne to convey that you’re the fun, sassy type who likes to celebrate ordinary moments? Do you order scotch to let them know that you might start to get kind of intense in a couple hours? Do you order a Merlot, as if “Sideways” taught you nothing? The pressure…”

AIG bonus recipient, Jake DeSantis, is giving it all to charity: “…Many of the employees have, in the past six months, turned down job offers from more stable employers, based on A.I.G.’s assurances that the contracts would be honored. They are now angry about having been misled by A.I.G.’s promises and are not inclined to return the money as a favor to you…”

Nicholas Kristof, worries about what being our own online gatekeeper means: “…The decline of traditional news media will accelerate the rise of The Daily Me, and we’ll be irritated less by what we read and find our wisdom confirmed more often….”

Posted by Lisa


One response to “Links of the Day

  1. I am so frakking sick of Twitter being a news story. Can’t it go back to being not that interesting?

    …and do people get freaked out by ordering drinks in front of people they don’t know? I’ve never heard of that. Interesting.

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