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When life imitates art, it’s serendipity; when art imitates art, it’s a ripoff November 11, 2009

Posted by Erin Ptah in News Roundup.
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Apparently Kiva’s lending is not as individual as it appears. Slightly unsettling. (I’m still using it for lending, though. It’s not like the money isn’t going to individual businesses in developing countries – just not necessarily the ones in the pictures.)

Does technology make people more socially isolated? Actually, it turns out the people who use the tech have larger social circles than nonusers. Go Internet!

Talk show in Turkey with a surprisingly familiar set. It’s like TCR with an even lower budget.

Massive islands of trash have formed in the ocean, and they’re still growing. Somehow all I can think of is Superman Returns.

Finally, if you ever need a boost, go to AmIAwesome.com to get some well-deserved reassurance.

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