Newsletter 352


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[5]The Rise And Inglorious Fall Of Myspace
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/ieHl6d

Felix Gillette | Businessweek | 22 June 2011

How Myspace snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. "There were things
  that we knew would be more efficient for the user that we didn't act on
  immediately because it would reduce page views." Big mistake. And not the
  only one [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/rise-and-inglorious-fall-myspace

[7]Michele Bachmann's Holy War
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/jOCry5

Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone | 22 June 2011

Aspiring Republican gets the Taibbi treatment. "Bachmann is exactly the
  right kind of completely batshit crazy. Not medically crazy, not
  talking-to-herself-on-the-subway crazy, but grandiose crazy, late-stage Kim
  Jong-Il crazy" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/michele-bachmanns-holy-war

[9]Jet-Skiing The Triangle Of Death
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/krKFmw

Emma Sky | Foreign Policy | 21 June 2011

Former political adviser to Generals Petraeus and Odierno returns to Iraq as
  a tourist (albeit a well connected one) to see how things have changed.
  Pleasing mix of travelogue and political analysis. Scant grounds for hope
  though [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/jet-skiing-triangle-death

[11]We Stand On The Shoulders Of Cultural Giants
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/lDdTM1

Razib Khan | Gene Expression | 21 June 2011

On evolution and the collective nature of human knowledge. Suggests that
  story of human origins is "a little more complex and multi-layered that one
  East African tribe of African Eve exploding outward from its ancestral
  territory" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/we-stand-shoulders-cultural-giants

[13]Area 51: The Plane Truth
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/jMIzHu

Angus Batey | Telegraph | 18 June 2011

Circling the secrets of US airbase. "I wish I’d never worked there. It's cut
  20 years off my life. We could have been participating in genocide, for all
  anybody knew. But when it came down to it, we were the ones being
  exterminated" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/area-51-plane-truth

[15]Mr Keynes And The Moderns
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/mltPf6

Paul Krugman | Vox | 21 June 2011

Lecture on why we should keep on reading Keynes. Even if he doesn't offer
  any final answers, he corrected serious analytical errors that still crop up
  in mainstream economics textbooks and political discourse almost a century
  later [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/mr-keynes-and-moderns

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Gretchen Rubin on How to Be Happier
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/gretchen-rubin-on-how-be-happier

The author who gave us _The Happiness Project_ passes on tips for happier
  living, with a little help from Samuel Johnson, Benjamin Franklin and a nun
  with humour on her mind [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/gretchen-rubin-on-how-be-happier

Featured Topic

[19]Popular Science
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/popular-science

Black holes, DIY bio-engineering, aliens and more. Interviews and articles
  from many of the biggest names in Science. No prior knowledge necessary
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/popular-science

Reader Recommendations

@[21]obitmag [22]#browsings  RIP Clarence Clemons and the Rock Sax Solo
  [23]ht.ly/5oyKL[24]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/obitmag
      22. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      23. http://ht.ly/5oyKL
      24. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/mighty-walzer-by-howard-jacobson

[26]The Mighty Walzer by Howard Jacobson
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/mighty-walzer-by-howard-jacobson

[27]Matthew Syed says: "It’s a novel about table tennis. What I love so much
  about it is that Jacobson has an eye for the folly of the sport but also for
  its grandeur"[28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/matthew-syed-on-champions
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]Portrait Of Alex Majoli
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/portrait-alex-majoli

"War brings out the truth in humans, both good and bad"
  [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Charles Crawford, on negotiating
    Links:
      31. http://charlescrawford.biz/blog/diplomatic-carrots-undiplomatic-sticks

"If you don't know what you really want from a negotiation, don't be
    surprised if you don't get it"

[32]More quotes
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

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