We must learn above all to distinguish between the better and the worse. Citizens must educate themselves in the use of sociable applications, such as Wikipedia, Skype, and Facebook, and learn how they can better use them to forward their best interests. And we must learn to differentiate sociable applications from sociopathic applications: applications that use people’s sociability to control those people, and to satisfy their owners’ needs.

Cultivated Play: Farmville

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But seriously, though— this is a very good piece. Y’all should read it. And more importantly, think about it.

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Ramkumar Shankar