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I've Seen the Worst Memes of My Generation Destroyed by Madness

Cultural critic Evgeny Morozov has just written the essay equivalent of The Social Network. "The Meme Hustlers," published yesterday in The Baffler, is a fictional-but-true account of a well-known Silicon Valley figure, O'Reilly Books publisher Tim O'Reilly. It's also a story about the future that Silicon Valley… »4/02/13 12:16pm4/02/13 12:16pm

Should we have "reputation insurance" so we get payouts when Facebook screws us?

An ancient video of you just popped up on Facebook — one you thought you'd deleted years ago. You're smearing your face with chocolate pudding, drinking shots, and yelling "Santorum!" Now you want a job as a White House aide. What can you do? Wealthy people pay SEO companies to fix their online reputations. But what… »2/21/12 4:39pm2/21/12 4:39pm