This Modern Whirlwind

The Onion on the NYT on Foursquare:

“Foursquare is a little bit of everything — a friend-finder, a local city guide, an interactive mobile game,” said company cofounder Dennis Crowley, as if reading from the same tired script used by every one of these Web 2.0 or whatever-the-fuck-they’re-called startups. “But more than that, Foursquare is an [endless string of meaningless buzzwords we just couldn’t bring ourselves to transcribe].”

Added Crowley, “[Who gives a shit].”

Actually, we’re just jealous we can’t blithely spout geek marketing jargon to Silicon Valley venture capitalists. Edwin Newman fucked us up for life.

New Social Networking Site Changing The Way Oh, Christ, Forget It [The Onion]

How do these young Foursquare-mainlining urbanites find time to interact with (i.e., look at, listen to, talk to, laugh with, interrupt, pointedly ignore in order to show displeasure, slap on the back, kiss, etc.) the flesh-and-blood people in whose presence they have striven so incessantly to locate themselves?

@lynnlightfoot: I first saw Foursquare turn up on A Reader’s Twitter Feed, and thought, WTF?

I’m used to that one by now, but only since I’m increasingly annoyed by automated tweets: “I just favorited a video on YouTube!” Can’t we at least pretend to have a modicum of humanity in cyberspace?

@nojo: Oh bold leader ( in contrast to the gutless US Coast Guard in the Gulf), what exactly is the “Stinque Trendwatch”?

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