TIME exhibits its own irrelevancy and disconnect from the modern world.
"When broadcasting your every thought via Facebook and Twitter isn’t enough, there’s Foursquare, the next generation of creepy social networking. Instead of saying where you are, you can use your phone’s GPS to broadcast the address. Just another tool tapping into a generation of narcissism, with which you can earn badges for checking into your local Starbucks more than anyone else. While coupons eventually come along as bonus incentive, Foursquare simply builds another layer onto a generation living virtually. Introduced in 2009, the site has only a million users — a drop in the bucket compared with Facebook, expected to soon reach 500 million. But like most social-networking phenomena, its usage is only growing."
“1. Information is power, but interpretation is more powerful
2. Data taken out of context can have unintended consequences
3. Transparency alone is not the great equalizer”—danah boyd | “Transparency is Not Enough”
"Twitter is not likely to shut down @bpglobalpr unless BP complains, something the company has yet to do — if it does at all.
Toby Odone, a spokesman at BP, told Ad Age: “I’m not aware of whether BP has made any calls to have it taken down or addressed. People are entitled to their views on what we’re doing and we have to live with those. We are doing the best we can to deal with the current situation and to try to stop the oil from flowing and to then clean it up.”
Mr. Odone, who is not on Twitter himself, noted the company is aware of the feed. “We’re looking at it and it seems to have a different logo on it now.” The use of the old one and of the @BPGlobalPR handle isn’t something BP seems particularly bothered by either. “People are frustrated at what’s happening, as are we, and that’s just their way of expressing it.”