Links of Interest 9.25

Semantic markup. So what? – this is the clearest case for semantic markup I’ve seen in a while. The gist is, write your HTML to reflect the structure of your content. Let’s say your page is viewed without stylesheets (i.e. a mobile browser). It should be just as clear and user-friendly in that environment as it would be in any modern browser. Easy peasy.

Social Network Exhaustion – asks the question, what’s the point of social networking social if you’re not socializing? Maybe networking, socially is a better moniker.

Virtual friendship and the New Narcissim – aka more Facebook navel-gazing. It’s a long term paper-ish read — if you’ve ever seen or used a social networking site, you can skip the first half — but the article raises some interesting points.