Monday, March 25, 2013

Facebook Is Playing Peek-A-Boo With Me

It's there and then it's gone, and then it's there again, and then it's gone again.... this new virtual game is brought to you courtesy of Facebook.

I was relieved on Friday when my News Feed suddenly reappeared in its normal state, but on Saturday it stopped displaying more than 4 posts, and ending the page with the sentence I have now come to hate:
"There are no more posts to show right now."

What's going on here?

I can post from other applications, and these posts show up, like the one I did from Dagens Nyheter this morning, but trying to enter something directly through Facebook doesn't result in anything, at least not on my News Feed/TimeLine.

Friday, March 22, 2013

And the Afternoon When It Came Back

I had almost resigned myself to a life without Facebook, which was not such a terrible thing after all, when I met our resident techie and told him about my vanishing News Feed. I turned around and followed me back to my office explaining potential solutions on the way. I logged in to my system and started Facebook to show what had happened, but quickly realized that something had changed. There was a new post at the top of my feed, and when I scrolled down, there was no annoying message at the bottom telling me that there  were no more posts to show. The problem had solved it self.

Don't worry! Procrastinate! Sometimes that all you need to do....

The Day When Facebook Stopped

I cannot see any of my new Facebook posts or any other than the four items that currently sit on my News Feed. At the bottom of the page, FB states that there are no more posts to display, which is obviously not true. Some people call it the "vanishing News Feed" others google desperately for a solution, and FB tells me that it will read my mail but not answer it. I never thought I would have FB withdrawal, but here I am, having just that.

And here is a popup I got when I tried to post a link to this blog post.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

First Biography of Albert O. Hirschman

Princeton historian Jeremy Adelman talks about Albert O. Hirschman and his life. Adelman's biography over Hirschman will be published in April 2013.

Albert O. Hirschman (1915-2012) (Institute of Advanced Studies)

Albert Hirschman, Optimistic Economist, Dies at 97 (New York Times)

Albert O. Hirschman, 1915-2012, by Francis Fukuyama (The American Interest)

Wikipedia on Albert O. Hirschman

Albert O. Hirschman, influential social scientist, dies at 97 (Washington Post)

Albert O. Hirschman (Town Topics, Princeton, NJ)

Albert O. Hirschman: Life and Work (Marginal Revolution blog)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Paul Krugman Gives the Swedish Model Thumbs Up

Henry Blodget interviews Paul Krugman for Business Insider, February 13, 2013.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

How the Rich and the Powerful Took It All and Left the Rest Of Us Behind

Bill Moyers interviews Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson on Engineered Inequality in his weekly show Moyers & Company. (From March 1, 2012).