Archive for 'Musings'

Is Facebook stirring up trouble?

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

A friend of mine recently decided to tidy up her Facebook profile information. She got to the relationships section and thought to herself, “you know what? this is nobody’s business. I don’t want to broadcast this to everyone.” She saw a message there that said “Leave status option blank to hide from profile.” Perfect, that’s […]

What I write about

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

A post on Knowing and Doing inspired me to check out Wordle. Wordle generates a good looking jumble of words for any text you paste in. The more often a word is used, the larger it appears. I did a ‘select all’ on my blog’s front page and threw it in there and this is […]

I outsourced myself to Argentina (late announcement)

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

It’s been 4 months since I last decided to write here at Udi’s Spot. Hard to believe. The main reason I’ve dropped off the blogging planet is that a few months ago I moved down to Buenos Aires. You could say that I outsourced myself. A curious thing happens when you remove yourself from The […]

Of course you shouldn’t be evil

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Call me crazy, but perhaps Google’s not-so-unofficial corporate motto, “don’t be evil“, isn’t such a great thing to aspire to. I sincerely believe in their good intentions, but maybe this was the wrong way to state them. I’m reminded of this classic Chris Rock bit: You know the worst thing about n***as? N***as always want […]

Deliberate Inefficiencies

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

Danah Boyd has written an awesome post about how inefficiency and unreliability can actually be beneficial in certain social situations. Think about all of the interesting interactions that happen while people are waiting for drinks at a crowded bar. She also asked if anyone could think of any examples of deliberate inefficiencies built into social […]