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The Book

a: Book ~
b: Jew of our culture

What: "The book is fast becoming the despised Jew of our culture. Der Jude is now Der Book. Hi-tech propogandists tell us that the book is a tree-murdering, space-devouring, inferior form of technology; that society would simply be better-off altogether if we euthanized it even as we begin to carry around, like good little Aryans, whole libraries in our pockets, downloaded on the Uber-Kindle."

Useful?
Writer: Alan Kaufman
LCC: Z
Where:
Date: Nov 28 2009 5:02 PM


Internet Commerce

a: Facebook ~
b: Starbucks

What: "Facebook is like a Starbucks where everyone hangs out for hours but almost never buys anything."

Useful?
Writer: Chris Dixon
LCC: H
Where:
Date: Apr 11 2010 8:08 AM


Facebook As Colonial

a: Facebook ~
b: colonial

What: "I can't help but reflect that Facebook policy is rather like colonial policy. We're traditional owners of our information, they just get to keep all the rights and sell it as they want."

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Writer: daniel lende
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Date: Feb 3 2012 7:56 PM


Facebook As Ponzi Scheme

a: Facebook ~
b: a Ponzi Scheme

What: "People go to Facebook to interact with their friends. It is fundamentally different from the ad platform that is Google. People go to Google to find something they need, possibly ready to buy, which a good percentage of the time can in fact be solved by someone's ad."

Useful?
Writer: Joseph Perla
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Date: Feb 6 2012 5:39 PM


Facebook Is Like Little House On The Prairie

a: Facebook ~
b: Little House On the Prairie

What: "There was always some sort of drama occurring on Little House. Someone might get lost, the crops might not come in and then, of course, there was Mary going blind. If you need a little drama in your life today, facebook is full of it, especially if you have any teenage girls as facebook friends

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
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Where:
Date: Feb 6 2012 5:42 PM


Facebook As Being Stuck Next To A Freak

a: Facebook ~
b: being stuck next to a freak on a plane

What: "If Facebook is the dude with questionable hygiene who sits next to you on the plane and is voted most likely to end up in the newspaper in a story ending "...and then turned the gun on himself."

Useful?
Writer: James Rhodes
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Where:
Date: Feb 6 2012 5:46 PM


Some Resaons Facebook Is Like Bob Dylan

a: Facebook ~
b: Bob Dylan

What: Reason # 4. There are 6 of them. "Facebook is a game-changer. Like him or not, Bob Dylan's music has influenced thousands of musicians - The Beatles most notably (their music took a more insightful, creative turn after meeting Dylan in 1964). His music changed not just folk music, but popular music."

Useful?
Writer: Christine Geraci
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Where:
Date: Feb 6 2012 5:49 PM


Facebook

a: Facebook ~
b: a tattoo

What: "Facebook is like a tattoo. Make it trashy and it will keep you from getting jobs in the future. Keep it classy and it will be something you have your whole life."

Useful?
Writer: Emily Wolfram:
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Where:
Date: Feb 6 2012 5:52 PM


Face Book As 3rd Grade Girl Thing

a: Facebook ~
b: passing notes in 3rd grade

What: The source of this quote is not clear. But it is funny.

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Feb 6 2012 5:53 PM


Facebook As Ford Motors In The 20s

a: Facebook ~
b: Ford Motors In The 1920s

What:

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Feb 6 2012 5:55 PM


Ikea

a: Facebook ~
b: Ikea

What: "But a defining idea behind Wikipedia, Facebook, and blogging platforms such as WordPress is that if you give people the right tools, they'll use them to create wonderful things in collaboration with each other or with the organization that provides the catalyst." I hope Facebook has better quality furniture than IKEA.

Useful?
Writer: Tim Harford
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Date: Feb 6 2012 6:01 PM


Facebook As Halloween Party?

a: Facebook ~
b: a slanderous Halloween Party

What: "Get a Facebook page. But use em' like you'd mingle at a Halloween party:You introduce yourself. You smile and you're friendly. But everyone is disguised behind a mask so you always gotta be on your toes." An account how you have to be careful about marketing on Facebook.

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Writer: Wes Murph
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Date: Feb 6 2012 6:06 PM


Facebook As Old Network

a: Facebook ~
b: Compuserve

What: "The more i have to deal with Facebook the more it reminds me on CompuServe decades ago. Getting a bloody welcome page up for non Fans is takes already ages. Especially when I get this trying to create an app for iFrames:"

Useful?
Writer: Manfred "Luigi" Lugm
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Feb 6 2012 6:08 PM


The Rotary Club

a: Facebook ~
b: Your Rotary Club

What: "You want to connect with other people in your community. This isn't about advertising, it's about connection. There are people who will love your business and what you do because of common interests and values. Rotary helps you locate those people in your community." The article has a list of reasons of why these 2 groups are similar. A very pointed and logical article.

Useful?
Writer: Joanne Steele
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Date: Feb 6 2012 6:13 PM


Orwellian Grouping Stuff

a: Facebook ~
b: 1984

What: "Facebook is like 1984, only you have a social media site watching your every move scares the hell out me. A big part of their revenue model is selling info, private and otherwise.. personal will soon be a bad word"

Useful?
Writer: Dan
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Date: Feb 6 2012 6:19 PM


Hotel Facebook

a: Facebook ~
b: an Eagles Song

What: "It was then that I made the interesting discovery that you can't actually leave Facebook once you have joined. Like the Hotel California, it is a place that you check out of but you can never leave."

Useful?
Writer: Andrew Brown
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Date: Feb 6 2012 6:24 PM


Facebook As Smoke Monster

a: Facebook ~
b: LOST's Smoke Monster

What: "For all the outrage and negative press...what exactly were people expecting? Oh God, a multimillion-dollar company told us one thing and then changed its policy and is now doing another thing! Shocker. It's like how Ben Linus thought he had control over the Smoke Monster. Really? That's somehow revelatory? That an invulnerable, immortal, giant-ass column of smoke that pops out of the jungle and eats people couldn't be trusted or controlled?"

Useful?
Writer: paulbalcerak
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Where:
Date: Feb 6 2012 6:29 PM


Digital Scrapbook

a: Facebook ~
b: our digital scrapbook

What: "For many of us Facebook is like our digital scrapbook where we can manage all our information to share with our friends, family or keep private to ourselves."

Useful?
Writer: Chris Groves
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Date: Feb 6 2012 6:31 PM


Facebook As Auto-tune

a: Facebook ~
b: auto-tune

What: "Which is to say, Facebook is like auto-tune. It's like Starbucks. It's like the Honda Civic. It's like the thing no one really loves at any substantial depth, but millions are addicted to and don't really know why."

Useful?
Writer: Mark Morford
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Date: Jun 13 2012 9:17 AM



a: Facebook ~
b: driving down a street lined with billboards

What:

I look at my Facebook feed every day or so. I'm hesitant to put anything up. The idea of posting something that will be monetized is annoying. Within the last 6 months there is a radical increase in the amount of ads inserted into the stream. It's endless. It like driving down a long street that is lined with billboards on either side for miles on end. The ads interfere with the content. They will soon swamp out the content.


Useful?
Writer: Lucrezia
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 7 2014 6:39 PM



a: Yearbook ~
b: choir performance

What:

"The colophon and disclaimer are informative for parents who know nothing about how a yearbook is produced. It explains that the yearbook is like a choir performance or a football game - a flat note or a misread play is going to appear sometimes because the participants are students."


Useful?
Writer: Elizabeth Braden
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Where:
Date: Feb 2 2015 12:09 PM



a: yearbook ~
b: a cult

What:

"Yearbook is more than just a
class or activity, it's more than just a family," Heller said. "Yearbook is like a cult. Yearbook kids are really the only kids that understand how terrible it is to sometimes be a yearbook kid and how amazing and hilarious and just awesome it is. Nobody else understands it, and most people think the book poofs
out, in like, two days."


Useful?
Writer: Caroline Heller
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Where:
Date: Feb 2 2015 12:11 PM


Yuck

a: Facebook ~
b: virtual high school for adults

What:

Indeed. But you know what? Who or what adult really wants High School, real or virtual. It's something that is past and should probably stay in the past.


Useful?
Writer: Lucrezia
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Feb 8 2015 1:36 PM



a: Facebook ~
b: blue meth

What:

It's very addictive and much of the time of little value, at least on my feed.


Useful?
Writer: Lucrezia
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jul 31 2015 3:57 PM



a: Facebook ~
b: Walmart of social media

What:

"Facebook is ubiquitous, but has a reputation for low-quality content. It's become the Walmart of social media."


Useful?
Writer: RoninK
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Where:
Date: Aug 9 2015 3:38 PM



a: Facebook ~
b: a private road

What:

"See Facebook is not quite like a public road that everybody can drive on, it's a private road that they give you permission to drive on. The problem is that they like to have this public image that they are more like the former than the latter. "


Useful?
Writer: POLICESTATE
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jan 28 2016 4:48 PM



a: Facebook ~
b: Times Square

What:

And you are there with 50,000 of your closest friends and family and everyone else in the world, and there are sensors and cameras and people that monitor and record your EVERY comment, photograph, and movement.


Useful?
Writer: Lucretia
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Feb 19 2016 4:58 PM



a: Facebook ~
b: Coca-Cola

What:

"Think of it this way. Every media outlet has its own culture and voice. If The New York Times is urban liberal, Fox News is conservative, and Playboy is racy, you could say Facebook aspires to be nice - a global brand that's as easy to swallow as Coca-Cola. (In this provocative talk at Harvard's Shorenstein Center, law professor and author Jeffrey Rosen says Facebook favors "civility" over "liberty.")"


Useful?
Writer: AARTI SHAHANI
LCC:
Where:
Date: Nov 17 2016 1:22 PM



a: My Facebook Feed ~
b: Potemkin Village

What:


Useful?
Writer: Lucrezia
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jul 30 2015 5:46 PM


Facebook As Acura

a: Facebook ipo price ~
b: Buying a used Acura for $100,000

What: Facebook is a really good idea and nice website, if you like that sort of thing. But, it is way overvalued, as everyone now knows. It is like an overpriced Acura. Acuras are great cars, some of the best. Even the used ones retain there value better than many cars But you would never pay $100,000 for a 5 year old Acura. It's just not worth that. Facebook at $38/share, is just not worth that price.

Useful?
Writer: LucreetiaMia
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 30 2012 7:47 PM



a: yearbook committee ~
b: bird watching committee

What:

"yea yearbook committee is like bird watching committee no one gives a shit before of after."


Useful?
Writer: icanhazpoop
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Where:
Date: Oct 19 2015 2:49 PM



a: yearbook committee ~
b: extra class

What:

"The yearbook committee is like having an extra class, because it involves lots of creativity, and lots of homework"


Useful?
Writer: Caroline Nigoghosian
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Where:
Date: Oct 19 2015 2:53 PM


Questionable Popularity

a: Facebook popularity ~
b: dubious popularity

What: "Being popular on Facebook is like sitting at the cool table in the cafeteria at a mental hospital."

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Feb 6 2012 6:16 PM



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