aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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teleology of social networks
Posted by dav at 2004 March 26 07:27 PM
File under: Thoughts

Sean of cheesebikini and UC Berkeley posits three possible purposes for social networks that tickle my Howard-Bloom-readin' funny bone:

1. Assumed Purpose- Human social networks cultivate a rich meat, metal and asphalt topsoil along the Earth's surface that promotes the gestation of digital life. [...] 2. Assumed Purpose- Human social networks provide a food supply, a bloodstream, a nervous system and muscles needed by Earth's giant multinational corporations. [...] 3. Assumed Purpose- Human social networks constitute a habitable environment and a giant playground for memes.

Read on for more details: cheesebikini/208

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