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Mass Unfriending

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“The idea of ‘cleaning out’ Facebook friends is getting more popular: The percentage of people unfriending other Facebook members rose from 56 percent in 2009 to 63 percent in 2011.  In gross terms, 158 million people were unfriended in 2009, and more than a half a billion in 2011.”

GOOD explores the potential implications of this epidemic on the company’s interconnectedness, advertising, and investing.

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Libraries as Incubator

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The recently launched Libraries as Incubator Project seeks to broaden the public’s notion of libraries “by celebrating the ways that they nurture arts communities around the country.” Check out the LIP website, which features “the work of artists who have relied on the support of libraries during their careers, as well as libraries that have supported the arts through unique collections or initiatives.”

(Via The Book Bench)

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Occupy Wall Street Update

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“The paper’s tone is revolutionary: ‘What is occurring on Wall Street right now is remarkable. For over two weeks, in the great cathedral of capitalism, the dispossessed have liberated territory from the financial overlords and their police army.’ Its editors, Jed Brandt and Michael Levitin, told the actual Wall Street Journal that they started the paper in response to what they saw as insufficient coverage of the protests in the mainstream press.

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Suburbia Saving

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An emerging movement seeks to orient suburbs around farms rather than golf courses.

“According [to] the American Farmland Trust, more than 6 million acres of agricultural land in the United States were lost to development between 1992 and 1997 alone. Consider that many of those acres were lost to developments that never saw the light of day.

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