Miss N.J. releases blackmail photos

“You know, they’re not that bad, but they were meant to be private. And it is making me feel very vulnerable that the entire country has to see them now because of this situation.” —Miss N.J. releases blackmail photos (MSNBC) Amy Polumbo, the 22-year-old Miss New Jersey, says she had put the photos on a password-protected area of her Facebook profile. The photos, as described in this article, sound pretty tame…

Sidewalk stencil choose-your-own-adventure

The mission stencil story is an interactive, choose-your-own-adventure story that takes place on the sidewalks of the Mission district in San Francisco. It is told in a new medium of storytelling that uses spraypainted stencils connected to each other by arrows. The streetscape is used as sort of an illustration to accompany each piece of text. —Sidewalk stencil choose-your-own-adventure (Flickr) Very cool concept.


What People are Doing [US Social Networking Sites]

—What People are Doing [US Social Networking Sites] (Businessweek) An interesting, but not very well-sourced graphic, that shows 70% of youth (ages 18-21) are members of social networks, but only 37% create content on those sites. (I’m not sure what the researchers count as “creating content” — there’s a separate column for “Critics” who comment on and rank the content others create, so presumably, according to this chart, leaving a message…