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lawbi #20: Tossing Out the (Face)book

The new column is here. It made the cover of CL this week, which in itself says something funny and sad about the state of print media – a surly 600 words that basically form a joke about a few tech tastemakers advocating the abandonment of certain social media makes the cover of an award-winning alternative weekly. I would’ve rather seen a local band that doesn’t suck on the cover, but it’s all good, and the Best of the Bay issue is coming up, so right on. I’m not bagging on CL at all here, I’m just saying that, right here and now, writing something button-pushy about Twitter is guaranteed to turn heads; I just hope the people who pick up the issue read all the other good copy and local-centric stuff in there.

Also, I was on a local news/chat morning-show type dealie called Studio 10 yesterday¬†because of the column, which was also hilarious because I’m not an expert on anything that doesn’t involve tequila, horror movies or making my wife angry. If LAWBI is about anything, it’s about making fun of our culture, and something LAWBI would definitely make fun of is the idea of inviting a hung-over columnist whose biggest influence is The Onion onto a local morning show as a social-media expert because he reads stuff on the web besides shitmydadsays. But I got to misquote Sideshow Bob, so that was all right.