I just found out my best friend from graduate school died.
I found out by typing his name into google, and having google auto-complete the query with the word "obituary".
And I just found out that reddit.com is a top 10 site.
Who knew that usenet + votes could be a top website?
So, I changed my password on Facebook to some gibberish. That means that in order to log in again, I'll need to do some gymnastics. I'm sure I'll log in again, but for now it's been too much of a distraction to be considered productive.
But that means that I no longer have a reliably vocal source of "newsy" information. I just realized that the elections happened yesterday, so I went out to find what the results were. I first went to sfgate.com and could find no succinct summary of the elections on the front page. So then I went to nytimes.com. No simple summary there either.
I finally went to en.wikipedia.org, where the summary was quick and clear, and the links to the results were obvious and informative.
It seems that wikipedia is now better at disseminating factual news report than the reliable sources upon which it rests.
Watch as I dork around with my chips, button up my shirt, and practice my "poker face" in the background while Terrence Chan is interviewed in the foreground.