The technology adoption curve applied to social media. I'd say that I'm an early adopter for pretty similar reasons to what the author says.
'One thing is clear, being first doesn't mean you're right, in fact, the Innovators have a difficult time dealing with early and late majority, paving roads of opportunity for analysis, agencies, and consultants. As a result, I make a distinct effort to be an early adopter of new social technologies, but not the innovator, as I find I'd rather be more often right, and expend less energy trying to be first.'
A collection of different art by Bill Watterson. Not just Calvin & Hobbes mind you.
I guess the situation is not as bad as in China, but it's definitely a lot more complex with tons of different sentiments to be looked after.
A list of all the shortcodes supported by wordpress.com with links to detailed posts for each. Should be quite handy to embed stuff not supported through html embeds.