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Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. How to Deconstruct Almost Anything. Chip Morningstar, Electric Communities "Academics get paid for being clever, not for being right.

How to Deconstruct Almost Anything

" -- Donald Norman This is the story of one computer professional's explorations in the world of postmodern literary criticism. I'm a working software engineer, not a student nor an academic nor a person with any real background in the humanities. Consequently, I've approached the whole subject with a somewhat different frame of mind than perhaps people in the field are accustomed to. Being a vulgar engineer I'm allowed to break a lot of the rules that people in the humanities usually have to play by, since nobody expects an engineer to be literate. It started when my colleague Randy Farmer and I presented a paper at the Second International Conference on Cyberspace, held in Santa Cruz, California in April, 1991. Randy and I were scheduled to speak on the second day of the conference.

We retreated back to Palo Alto that evening for a quick rewrite. Step 2 -- Decide what the text says. Alain de Botton, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, Alain de botton, the architecture of happiness, the consolations of philosophy, how proust can change your life, essays in love, philosophy a guide to happiness, The School of Life. The discoursenotebook. Top 10 Philosophy Blogs : World News : News & Politics. Brian Leiter is currently the John P.

Top 10 Philosophy Blogs : World News : News & Politics

Wilson Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Law, Philosophy & Human Values at the University of Chicago. He previously held the Hines H. Baker and Thelma Kelley Baker Chair in Law at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was also Founder and Director of the Law and Philosophy Program. He has been a Visiting Professor at Yale Law School, University College London, and the University of Chicago Law School. He blogs at Leiter Reports: A Philosphy Blog, Leiter's Law School Reports, and Brian Leiter's Nietzsche Blog. Certain Doubts What is knowledge and do we know anything? Experimental Philosophy Cutting-edge research and discussion about efforts to integrate philosophical inquiry with the methods and insights of the social sciences, especially psychology.

Manyul Im's Chinese Philosophy Blog PEA Soup Discussion of problems in moral philosophy by professionals and students. Philosophy, et cetera Public Reason The Garden of Forking Paths ThinkTonk. Alain de Botton: A kinder, gentler philosophy of success. The 4 Fail Whales of Social Media Marketing. [Editors' Note: As a public service, CRM's editors promise that nothing on the Web site dated 1 April 2009 is an April Fools' Day prank.]

The 4 Fail Whales of Social Media Marketing

SAN FRANCISCO, April 1, 2009 — Three of the biggest names in social media research spoke at the Web 2.0 Expo at the Moscone Center here Wednesday morning on the topic of -- you guessed it -- social media. Forrester analyst Jeremiah Owyang, Altimeter Group's founder Charlene Li, and Peter Kim, an enterprise social-technology researcher, all once worked together at Forrester, but they shared a stage for the first time during their "Why Social Media Marketing Fails" panel.

The analysts outlined four key reasons why social media marketing often fails to deliver and also proposed solutions for strengthening social initiatives. 1. "Social media doesn't match up with our corporate culture. " The transformation won't happen overnight -- especially if senior management isn't involved. 2. 3. 4.