The New York times ran a little article today that I was in: In Your Facebook.com (requires registration). Back in late November I did an interview with Nancy Hass, who writes for the Times. We talked about facebook, informational changes in society, and a party that had nothing but cake. It was an interesting conversation, that had a lot of overlaps with the material I was working on for my thesis -- which was all about informational changes in society.
Anyway, a little while after that, they asked me for photos from the party, and a high-res version of the picture in my profile, and said that they might use some, or all or none of the pictures I sent. And oh yeah, they might also recreate my profile.
Well, it turns out they did all of that. I woke up with a text message that read: "hahahaha that was quite a surprise in the NYT today." Scrambling to my computer, I found it online, and someone had already sent me an image of the spread.
Goodness gracious. That's me...or rather, a space pirate interpretation of me. Maybe this'll drive some traffic, but probably not. I've seen a few extra hits here, I've yet to check Gullible. I'll put up the entire article in another post.
As for the article, it discussed the party really accurately and made didn't make us sound like we were raging against some sort of machine. Cake party was about absurdity, not about rage. Anyway, if you're interested, here's some more pictures and here's the website we made to mark the event.
Related: previous Facebook shenanigans.