I’ve long enjoyed Maciej Ceglowski’s, well thought out, if rambling, writings. He’s got that wry tone of Olin Shivers at his best. Recently Ceglowski unloaded The Social Graph is Neither. Seems to have struck a nerve in the blogosphere. Choice quote:
Imagine the U.S. Census as conducted by direct marketers - that’s the social graph.
Summarizations and armchair analysis don’t do it justice. Check out his essay in full. Well worth the time.