Some stuff I'm reading this week...

I’m So Totally, Digitally Close to You - Clive Thompson - NYTimes.com

I’m So Totally, Digitally Close to You - Clive Thompson - NYTimes.com

Social scientists have a name for this sort of incessant online contact. They call it “ambient awareness.” It is, they say, very much like being physically near someone and picking up on his mood through the little things he does — body language, sighs, stray comments — out of the corner of your eye.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Mini Pug + Mini Eames Lounge = Small and Cool?

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Mini Pug + Mini Eames Lounge = Small and Cool?

Mini Pug + Mini Eames Lounge = Small and Cool?

Raptr: What are you playing?

Raptr: What are you playing?

Raptr's single goal is to change the way you play and discover games and share your gaming experiences with friends. Sure, we have a comprehensive library of games, videos, and mods but what we're really proud of is our recommendation system.

Coworking sites cater to the lonely self-employed -- chicagotribune.com

Coworking sites cater to the lonely self-employed -- chicagotribune.com

The new way to work on your own is to work alone together. Across the country, spaces are springing up to meet the demands of a new workforce, made up of self-employed entrepreneurs or part-time employees for whom the freedom of padding down the hallway to their home office in slippers and pajamas has turned into a home-based version of solitary confinement.

The communal office | PressDemocrat.com | The Press Democrat | Santa Rosa, CA

The communal office | PressDemocrat.com | The Press Democrat | Santa Rosa, CA

The SoCo Depot in Penngrove, founded by six disgruntled at-home workers in April, is a wide-open space. The only doors are for the entrance, the conference room and the bathroom.

I heart Bacon Womens Shirt | Bacon Shirts - bacon themed shirts, aprons and underpants for men, women and kids

I heart Bacon Womens Shirt | Bacon Shirts - bacon themed shirts, aprons and underpants for men, women and kids

I heart Bacon Womens Shirt | bacon themed shirts, aprons and underpants for men, women and children | 100% Bacon Love / 0% actual bacon

About Sarah Palin by Anne Kilkenny

About Sarah Palin by Anne Kilkenny

"Sarah campaigned in Wasilla as a “fiscal conservative”. During her 6 years as Mayor, she increased general government expenditures by over 33%. During those same 6 years the amount of taxes collected by the City increased by 38%. This was during a period of low inflation (1996-2002). She reduced progressive property taxes and increased a regressive sales tax which taxed even food. The tax cuts that she promoted benefited large corporate property owners way more than they benefited residents."

Democracy Now: Fundamental Duties of a Citizen - Part 1 | Gimmie The Scoop

Democracy Now: Fundamental Duties of a Citizen - Part 1 | Gimmie The Scoop

Somehow we place disproportionate emphasis on our rights against our duties as citizens. For it is, rights and duties are the two sides of the same coin. Our inalienable rights are inherent and fundamental; the constitution simply safeguards and guarantees them. As rights are inalienable so are duties, for every right there is a reciprocal duty. The duty of a person is an inalienable part of his/her right.

Democracy Now: Fundamental Duties of a Citizen - Part 2 - Associated Content

Democracy Now: Fundamental Duties of a Citizen - Part 2 - Associated Content

no democratic republic can ever thrive unless citizens are active participants in the process of governance by embracing responsibilities and discharging citizenship duties.

stellargirl returns: restocking the refrigerator

stellargirl returns: restocking the refrigerator

sometimes i feel like a refrigerator, filled with food i would like to share with other people. (great analogy)

snug as « Loldogs, Dogs ‘n’ Puppy Dog Pictures - I Has A Hotdog!

snug as  « Loldogs, Dogs ‘n’ Puppy Dog Pictures - I Has A Hotdog!

omg omg lub lub lub

My New Space @ Citizen Space | Chris Heuer's Insytes

My New Space @ Citizen Space | Chris Heuer's Insytes

Very excited to make this other announcement today that I am going to be joining a bunch of my friends and colleagues at the local co-working offices of Citizen Space!

Global Neighbourhoods: SM Global Report: Beeline's Francois Gossieaux

Global Neighbourhoods: SM Global Report: Beeline's Francois Gossieaux

People want to hang out with like-minded people and want to help and be helped by people who care. By providing a massive platform for participation, social media has allowed that tribal behavior to return to the forefront. Whether you like it or not, there is probably a good chance that your consumer tribe already hangs out in some corner of the online world. While at times a bit dense, you can find a collection on the most recent research Consumer Tribes.

Fitbit - Automatically Track Your Fitness and Sleep

Fitbit - Automatically Track Your Fitness and Sleep

Saw this while watching the TC50 ustream. I think I'll get one. Tracks your activity and your sleep. Wifi enabled. Very cool.

Pollster.com - Political Poll Trends, Charts and Analysis

Pollster.com - Political Poll Trends, Charts and Analysis

Charts, maps and award winning analysis of all national and state polls for the elections for President, Senate, Governor and U.S. House, updated constantly.

The Social Capital Investment Strategy | Fast Company

The Social Capital Investment Strategy | Fast Company

The one thing I've consistently seen entrepreneurs do that has significant measurable impact on everything they do -- more than any other factor -- is manage their relationships and manage their social capital. Folks that do that really well are bound to find some measure of success in some area of their life. It may not be the course they set initially, but there's invariably some positive that comes from it. So I've made it point throughout my own endeavors to continue to find ways to improve my own ability to manage and maintain relationships and to learn from others.

Michael E. Gruen » An asset class called Whuffie

Michael E. Gruen » An asset class called Whuffie

u nlike other asset classes, social capital has memory. More traditional classes, like cash, are relatively expendable: lose all your cash, you’ll be mad at yourself. Lose all your social capital, your capital will be mad and it will be hard to earn back. Further, if you manage to reclaim it, it will always remember you once lost it.

globeandmail.com: A place to lay your laptop

globeandmail.com: A place to lay your laptop

For the business person on the road, co-working spaces are much more comfortable than a coffee shop or hotel meeting room, says Tara Hunt, a California information-technology consultant and the owner of Citizen Space in San Francisco.

CAMP FOUR PAWS

CAMP FOUR PAWS

This is where we found Ridley...what an amazing place!

More on Trust Agents

More on Trust Agents

If social capital is the currency of the web, trust agents are people that understand how it works through their understanding of how people work on the web (how they join together, how they come to trust others, etc). They do this, at all times, with *people* in mind, not profit.

Airline Pet Travel Information

Airline Pet Travel Information

Pet carry-on, travel, and shipping information for the listed airlines. Click on the airline name to be taken to the detailed airline-specific pet information page.

DogFriendly.com's City Guide: San Francisco, California

DogFriendly.com's City Guide: San Francisco, California

Places to take your Pet in San Francisco California.

Dog Friendly Dining in San Francisco Bay Area

Dog Friendly Dining in San Francisco Bay Area

Our goal at Dining With Sophie is to create a comprehensive list of restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area that are dog friendly. Using Google Maps, we are plotting the location of restaurants that have outdoor seating areas.

Pet Friendly San Francisco Dining Restaurants

Pet Friendly San Francisco Dining Restaurants

Great list of restaurants you can take your pooch!

Franchise Software: Intranet + Point of Sale (POS) + Kiosk + Website = LavaBlast!

Franchise Software: Intranet + Point of Sale (POS) + Kiosk + Website = LavaBlast!

LavaBlast develops franchise software that reduces costs and increases the franchise's uniqueness

Fresh Folio | WooThemes

Fresh Folio | WooThemes

Thinking about some great Wordpress templates...beautiful

Graph Paper Press Wordpress Themes

Graph Paper Press Wordpress Themes

We make cool themes for Wordpress

electopinion.ca : twitter + elections = <3

<img width="100" src="http://ma.gnolia.com/bookmarks/gubuzuci/thumbnail/160" alt="electopinion.ca : twitter + elections =

Canadian politicians tweeting.

Wheat Free Dog Food, Gluten Free Dog Food–The Honest Kitchen

Wheat Free Dog Food, Gluten Free Dog Food–The Honest Kitchen

Grain free dog food, gluten free dog food– The Honest Kitchen caters to dogs with sensitive stomachs with wheat free & gluten free dog food.

San Francisco Blue Recycling Cart Program

San Francisco Blue Recycling Cart Program

Information about Sunset Scavenger Company's blue cart recycling program in San Francisco.

Post Like a Pirate - Your Pirate Translator

Post Like a Pirate - Your Pirate Translator

Remember that Friday is Talk Like a Pirate Day!

TwitterKeys: Enhance your Twitter conversations

TwitterKeys: Enhance your Twitter conversations

♥ ✈ ☺ ♬ ☑ ♠ ☎ ☻ ♫ ☒ ♤ ☤ ☹ ♪ ♀ ...

Matching Sexy Dog Costumes for Women and Female Pups, Pet Dog Costumes, Toy Dog Costumes at SpoiledRottenDoggies.com

Matching Sexy Dog Costumes for Women and Female Pups, Pet Dog Costumes, Toy Dog Costumes at SpoiledRottenDoggies.com

OMG...I really shouldn't...

Derek Powazek - DePo Masthead

Derek Powazek -   DePo Masthead

Totally yummy new Wordpress theme...I wonder when this will be available?

Pooches Playtime

Pooches Playtime

The boarding kennel recommended by PugPros.com for a place for Ridley to stay when I'm out of town.

BuddyPress » A Wordpress MU Based Social Network Platform

Bud
dyPress » A Wordpress MU Based Social Network Platform

BuddyPress is a set of WordPress MU specific plugins, each plugin adding a distinct new feature. BuddyPress contains all the features you’d expect from WordPress but aims to let members socially interact.

Education, Family Background, Key Factors Determining Economic Mobility - MarketWatch

Education, Family Background, Key Factors Determining Economic Mobility - MarketWatch

"Education is the key to mobility, and the golden key is a college degree," said report author Stuart Butler. "But our findings show that success in education is crucially influenced by a range of key factors, such as the family environment, community norms, and health during childhood."

ObamaTravel.org

ObamaTravel.org

Welcome to OBAMAtravel.org. This site is designed to help volunteers from non-swing states get to crucial swing states by connecting them with the resources they need.

The Superstruct Game

The Superstruct Game

This fall, the IFTF invites you to play Superstruct, the world's first massively multiplayer forecasting game. It's not just about envisioning the future - it's about inventing the future. Watch for the opening volley of threats and survival stories...

Comment