Wednesday, January 7, 2004

A theoretical note on why blogs matter: The Strength of Weak Ties -- Jim Moore writes: "Why do blogs have such a large social influence, given that the total number of active bloggers is tiny relative to the number of human beings on the planet? Many years ago the sociologist Mark Granoveter wrote a seminal article on the special import of 'weak ties'--the links among people that are not closely bonded--as being critical for spreading ideas and for helping people join together for action." [more]

Posted by Manuel [Blogs and the Strength of Weak Ties]

Tuesday, January 6, 2004

I got these Carlos Palanca 2004 Contest Rules and Forms from Babes Ben. Here's the press release that came along with it.

Posted by Manuel [Carlos Palanca 2004 Contest Rules and Forms]

Monday, January 5, 2004

Noel's disappointment is almost as epic as the films themselves. But no, that won't stop me from watching Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

Afterall, Noel likes relatively very few movies. Besides, you can make up your own mind to see a movie in spite of the reviews you read.

But nothing prepared me for what my friend Larry said this afternoon... [more]

Posted by Manuel [Lord of the Disappointing Rings]

J wants to know about the quality of relationships between siblings with a small age gap versus the quality of those with a large one. Her respondents are Filipinos living in the Philippines, so here goes... [more]

Posted by Manuel [Sibling Relationships]