Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading. Currently can only be used by a single user (myself), but I plan to extend it to support multiple users eventually.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

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Facebook's Faceplant

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(Originally published as "How Your Creepy Ex-Co-Workers Will Kill Facebook," in InformationWeek, November 26, 2007)

on fb trying to be more of a platform (and an ad platform at that), which is obvs bad for the internet. also about why he thinks FB will cease to be "cool" eventually as more and more people join (including people you don't want to be friends with). it's now a decade later and fb is still pretty damn big so i guess this essay didn't age that well, but it's not that bad

the value of a telecommunications network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users of the system

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Sure, networks generally follow Metcalfe's Law: "the value of a telecommunications network is proportional to the square of the number of users of the system."

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5 months, 1 week ago

Sure, networks generally follow Metcalfe's Law: "the value of a telecommunications network is proportional to the square of the number of users of the system."

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5 months, 1 week ago

(verb) to win over by wiles; entice / (verb) to acquire by ingenuity or flattery; wangle

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The teacher inveigles her friends to clean up their profiles, and all is well again until her boss, the school principal, signs up to the service and demands to be added to her friends list.

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5 months, 1 week ago

The teacher inveigles her friends to clean up their profiles, and all is well again until her boss, the school principal, signs up to the service and demands to be added to her friends list.

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