One disadvantage of serendipitous self generated learning is the possibility of drowning in a sea of infoglut. To that end I've decided to berth my 'distractions' (interesting concepts or thoughts I have stumbled upon which may or may not have direct relevance for what I am currently engaged in) with the intent of returning and following the leads at a later date.

Hive minds - the analogy between netwoks and hives - bees as opposed to spiders 

Mark Zuckerberg's belief that privacy is no longer a social norm . ( what would he know ? How deeply can one get to know anybody who is on Facebook where everyone is everyones friend)