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I was really hoping that Google would acquire Flickr. After all, Google is alpha and the omega of the new digital civilization! (That shouldn't be construed to be sacrilegious, just a reference.) Seriously, Google's product is so good and I barely understand how that business model works to make them money! You can find out anything you need to know on Google using so little information. It's so prolific that schools are actually considering testing students on their ability to recall information and how quickly they can access the right answer as opposed to knowing what the right answer is. What's society coming to? Part of me loves the tool and uses it everyday, the other part is filled with fear and loathing about the downfall of intellectual society. And that's just how the dichotomies in my brain work.

Anyway, no offense to the fotolog elites but flickr is H-O-T. In any case, Yahoo's acquisition of fotolog will hopefully get them started with some necessary venues to compete with the Google empire--not unlike Anna's empire but the chumps that compete with her have IQs smaller than my shoe size. Talk about David versus Goliath!


thank you, C. i needed that. :)


What's great is that you really didn't! I know so little about you that my validation can't matter a hill of beans in this world to you aside from some long forgotten heritage and while I appreciate the sentiment, I anticipate that you are so much stronger than these small people. If it did, I feel really special. But living in the world of politics, I know that these people are so prolific that it's impossible to ignore.

When I was young, my father made me and my sister, Beena, watch this movie, which was the first color movie he'd ever seen. It was Jane Powell's line in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," that we, as willing preteens, loved. The Biblical reference that resonated for both us was: "Neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet and turn again and rend you." I'm certainly not discouraging you from sharing your life with others, quite the contrary. It's that you are so far above these juvenile antics that even responding to them seems beyond you. While your defense was undoubtedly persuasive, it's such a one-sided battle that it's actually unfair. They're so out-matched that it's like using a flame-thrower in a flint and steel world.

Nonetheless, not a day after I mentioned my apprehension to responding to "random" friendster ads, I think I have one that beats yours! Get this shit: From: Cathy
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 10:58:00 PM
Subject: hi
Message: can u pls help me ???pls pls pls
can u send me 50usd thru western union/ plssss i
will really appreciate it...im in need right now

I promise this is someone who I've never heard of before in my life. How crazy is that?!?! I'd certainly prefer the, "you're hot, will you be my friend" randoms to this! Unfortunately, that is much more rare :)

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