Facebook, R.I.P.

A.J. Jacobs, in Esquire magazine, has once again published his year end obituaries. Among the sad deaths he notes for 2007: The Street Cred of Facebook, at 4 The street cred of Facebook, a popular social-networking site, died Wednesday in St. Louis. It was four years old. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2004, Facebook gained … Continue reading Facebook, R.I.P.

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What’s Gangsta? (Part Two)

First Diddy, now Nas has weighed in on what "gangsta" means now that the pioneers of gangsta rap are pushing 40 (or, in the case of Dr. Dre, are 40-something). According to Nas, "These days, to be gangster is to grow, to survive, to inspire, to change the world." --Esquire, January 2007.