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5/6 Nice EA starters to be bought prior before next Roll-Over!

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Farewell Mad Men – how America has regressed since the age of Don Draper #MadMenFinale

Farewell Mad Men – how America has regressed since the age of Don Draper #MadMenFinale | 3tags | Scoop.it
Like the dark-suited figure tumbling through a forest of skyscrapers in the show’s opening sequence, the characters of Mad Men seem both entrapped and possessed with endless possibility. As they career toward an uncertain future, they are nostalgic for their past, sometimes haunted by it. It is a future that, as advertisers, they have a disproportionate hand in creating. But, like most Americans in the 1960s, they also find their lives shaped by historical forces beyond their control.

# Mad Men
It is no surprise that historians are among the biggest fans of the show, not only for its famed, almost neurotic, attention to [period detail](http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/22/magazine/22madmen-t.html?pagewanted=all), but because **Mad Men** uses its characters to explore the impact of historical developments on a human scale. Mobility, both physical and figurative, has always been a core theme of the show – and it is one that speaks directly to the mood of postwar America.

The people in Mad Men are constantly on the move, whether it’s Don peeling off in his Cadillac or Peggy stepping up the corporate ladder. The head-spinning pace of social and cultural change in the 1960s is often reflected in the show’s fixation on [travel and transportation](http://www.vulture.com/2015/02/mad-mens-planes-trains-and-automobiles.html), which appear to offer a means of autonomy for the inhabitants of Mad Men’s world. These are characters attempting to harness historical motion to their own wills.

![Mad Men](https://62e528761d0685343e1c-f3d1b99a743ffa4142d9d7f1978d9686.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/files/81868/width668/image-20150515-25444-aadi6.jpg)
_So many directions. ©Lionsgate_

## On the move

They live in an era that promised Americans, especially white men, that they could decide their geographical and economic destinies. Federal investment in education and housing allowed millions of Americans to go to college and purchase their homes. With such incentives, Americans in the post-World War II period splayed out across the nation in search of economic opportunity.

Southerners continued their massive migration north and west while northerners moved down to the Sun Belt, with its lucrative jobs in the booming defense industry. Amplifying this movement, the construction of the federal highway system in the 1950s carved some 41,000 miles of asphalt into the American landscape, linking previously remote areas to a national network. At the same time, jet airliners made it possible to transverse the continent, and even cross the oceans, in a matter of hours instead of weeks.

![Mad Men](https://62e528761d0685343e1c-f3d1b99a743ffa4142d9d7f1978d9686.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/files/81869/width668/image-20150515-25428-goc2ku.jpg)
_On the road again. ©Lionsgate_

In season one, we learnt the lengths to which Don has gone to seize this postwar mobility to write his own narrative. The charismatic, eloquent Don Draper started life as Dick Whitman – the son of a teenage prostitute who grew up in a rural Pennsylvania cathouse before stealing a dead officer’s identity during the Korean War.

Don passes on the ethos of self-invention to Peggy, his protégé, when he visits her at the hospital after she has unexpectedly given birth. “Peggy, listen to me, get out of here and move forward,” Don tells her. “This never happened. It will shock you how much it never happened.” Don relates to Peggy, not only due to her smarts, but because, as a working-class girl from Brooklyn with no college education, she too comes to Madison Avenue without the usual breeding.

Don and Peggy can never psychologically escape their pasts, as the last season drove home. Peggy lives every day with the memory of the child she gave up for adoption while Don has nightmares about state authorities discovering his real identity. Others on the show – especially women and people of colour – live within proscribed limits in an industry that, as one character says, “isn’t comfortable for everyone” just before another is forced out of a job because she refuses a boss’s sexual advances.

![Mad Men](https://62e528761d0685343e1c-f3d1b99a743ffa4142d9d7f1978d9686.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/files/81870/width668/image-20150515-25403-165hgn.jpg)
_Into the next era. ©Lionsgate_

## Have we regressed?

Still, I can’t help thinking that the world of mobility Mad Men captured, however ambivalently, is a far cry from our current era. In some ways, of course, Americans are more mobile than ever before. Much of the globe has been opened to air travel. Social media has given people new means for self-fashioning. Like Dick Whitman inventing Don Draper, we can curate our online identities to reflect our idealised selves.

But in more material ways, Americans have fewer avenues for advancement. No woman or man could possibly get a copy job at a New York advertising firm without a college degree. Children whose parents with limited resources to pay for higher education are not only less likely to go to college, they are less likely to [graduate](http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/18/magazine/who-gets-to-graduate.html?action=click&contentCollection=Education&module=RelatedCoverage&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article) if they enroll. The cost of an undergraduate diploma, now a basic requirement for a financially comfortable life—but no [guarantee](http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/reports/0001/01/01/how-much-protection-does-a-college-degree-afford) of a job after graduation—is soaring. As we watched the drama of Mad Men unspool on our televisions during a time of spiraling income inequality, it has become clear that the era of middle class affluence we were gazing back on was a [historical anomaly](http://www.hup.harvard.edu/features/capital-in-the-twenty-first-century-introduction.html).

Meanwhile, the US transportation infrastructure that served as the stage for so many of Mad Men’s plotlines is in decline due to [lack of federal investment](http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/05/24/u-s-infrastructure-spending-has-plummeted-since-2008/). Bridges collapse and trains derail from their tracks after decades of disrepair. The roads that enabled Don’s wanderings are, quite literally, crumbling under our wheels.

## More on Netflix & HBO
* [House of cars](http://3tags.org/article/house-of-cars)
* [Game of Thrones pirates offer a useful lesson in TV money making](http://3tags.org/article/game-of-thrones-pirates-offer-a-useful-lesson-in-tv-money-making)

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Tsu vrienden en volgers - Tsū Nederland

Tsu vrienden en volgers - Tsū Nederland | 3tags | Scoop.it
Tsu vrienden, volgen of gevolgd worden. Dat zijn zo’n beetje de connecties die je kunt maken op Tsu. Hoeveel Tsu vrienden kun je maken Zoals een paar berichten terug beschreven, zijn er door Tsu een aantal limieten aan Tsu vrienden en volgers ingesteld. Zo kun je maximaal 5000 vrienden in jouw account hebben, en maximaal …
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Tsū spelregels en limieten - Tsū Nederland

Tsū spelregels en limieten - Tsū Nederland | 3tags | Scoop.it
De Woorden Tsū spelregels is wellicht niet zo goed gekozen voor een sociaal platform waar vooral interactie, plaatsen en delen van berichten de hoofdmoot zijn. Tsū is geen spel, toch is het fijn om wat spelregels te hebben, je zou het ook beperkingen kunnen noemen, zodat het netwerk niet volstroomt met ‘bagger’. De limiet van het …
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Tsū basis - de eerste stappen op het netwerk van Tsū - Tsū Nederland

Tsū basis - de eerste stappen op het netwerk van Tsū - Tsū Nederland | 3tags | Scoop.it
Aanmelden bij Tsū Aanmelden bij Tsū kan alleen onder een al bestaand account. Je hebt daarom en uitnodiging nodig van iemand om mee te kunnen doen. Omdat Tsū opgebouwd is als een familieboom, en het lucratief is voor mensen om aanmeldingen via hun accountnaam te krijgen, zijn de uitnodigingen veelvuldig aanwezig op bestaande netwerken als …
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There are no Empire Avenue missions thieves

There are no Empire Avenue missions thieves | 3tags | Scoop.it
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#eav mission thieves don't exist. 

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Do You Have Empire Avenue in Your 2013 Marketing Strategy?

Do You Have Empire Avenue in Your 2013 Marketing Strategy? | 3tags | Scoop.it
It’s time to start looking ahead towards 2013, so I’m curious to know and would love to discuss… Are you using social media to advance a business, nonprofit or cause? If yes, do y...
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17/12 Nice EA starters to be bought prior before next Roll-Over Today!

17/12 Nice EA starters to be bought prior before next Roll-Over Today! | 3tags | Scoop.it
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Great info Elza :-) Thanks!
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Mission Pet Peeve: Promoting Missions w/o Descriptions

Mission Pet Peeve: Promoting Missions w/o Descriptions | 3tags | Scoop.it
Today is the last day of EAv is waiving all mission fees, effectively cutting the cost of missions in half.  This has resulted in a boom in missions and posts in groups and communities promoting th...
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13/11 Nice EA starters to be bought prior before next Roll-Over Today!

13/11 Nice EA starters to be bought prior before next Roll-Over Today! | 3tags | Scoop.it
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Empire Avenue Needs a Boost | Paul Shirey Tech

Empire Avenue Needs a Boost | Paul Shirey Tech | 3tags | Scoop.it
Empire Avenue hasn't been as active lately as they used to. What could they do to improve? Paul Shirey gives his opinion.
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Moroccans Unhappy With Facebook New Conditions

Moroccans Unhappy With Facebook New Conditions | 3tags | Scoop.it
A majority of Moroccans interviewed by ChoufTV in Casablanca do not agree with the recent conditions set by Facebook. Many expressed their intention to use
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10 Tsu tips voor het zichtbaar maken van jouw merk of product - Tsū Nederland

10 Tsu tips voor het zichtbaar maken van jouw merk of product - Tsū Nederland | 3tags | Scoop.it
Wil je wat meer bereiken dan enkele berichtjes plaatsen en delen per dag? Tsu is een krachtig medium om jouw merk of jezelf te ‘branden’ – in de markt te zetten oftewel aan de man te brengen. De mogelijkheden op Tsu zijn eindeloos maar net als bij andere social media tools geldt: Je moet het wel …
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Jouw Tsu profiel - Tsū Nederland

Jouw Tsu profiel - Tsū Nederland | 3tags | Scoop.it
Tsu profiel foto Zodra je een account aangemaakt hebt bij Tsu, kun je een profielfoto en een header foto toevoegen. De standaard profielfoto is een groen nietszeggend hoofdje, waardoor niemand jou herkent. Zo’n groen hoofdje nodigt niet uit om vrienden te maken of om gevolgd te worden, dus zo snel mogelijk aanpassen!  Zorg voor een …
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3/20 Nice EA starters to be bought prior before next Roll-Over Today!

3/20 Nice EA starters to be bought prior before next Roll-Over Today! | 3tags | Scoop.it
Today’s interesting best active new starters since last roll-over! Buying them now could save you a substantial amount of eaves, before next Roll-Over at aprox 12:30 AM UTC (GMT) ended. I have sele...
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Stealing the Empire

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I have written a couple of times about the issue of mission thieves on Empire Avenue.  I was really thrilled when Duleepa Dups Wijayawardhana, the CEO of Empire Avenue, participated in the discussi...
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The Empire Strikes Back (Well, no, just my thoughts on Empire Avenue)

The Empire Strikes Back (Well, no, just my thoughts on Empire Avenue) | 3tags | Scoop.it
I’m seeing a couple of trends on EA that have me shaking my head and I thought “Hey, I have a blog, I can write this stuff down and share it with people. Maybe I can stop one person fro...
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Empire Avenue Strategies & Thoughts

Empire Avenue Strategies & Thoughts | 3tags | Scoop.it
I am a bit over 6 months into Empire Avenue(EAv); so I guess it is time to help folks understand what I am doing.  I was very fortunate to have excellent guidance that… Read More →
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Announcing OAuth 2.0

Announcing OAuth 2.0 | 3tags | Scoop.it
We know many of our developers have been waiting a while on this but we have just recently released OAuth 2 for our API.  As part of this release any new applications must use OAuth. For existing a...
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Introducing the “Beyond Empire Avenue” Facebook Group

Introducing the “Beyond Empire Avenue” Facebook Group | 3tags | Scoop.it
There are two kinds of Empire Avenue users, those who see EAv as just a game and those who use it as “social media rocket fuel.” If you just want to play EAv as a game, that’s coo...
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16/11 Nice EA starters to be bought prior before next Roll-Over Today!

16/11 Nice EA starters to be bought prior before next Roll-Over Today! | 3tags | Scoop.it
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Social media ‘missions’ drive traffic and yield real business results | Troy Media

Social media ‘missions’ drive traffic and yield real business results | Troy Media | 3tags | Scoop.it
Social media 'missions', such as those on Empire Avenue, can build traffic and improve your brand.
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Nokia just bought another 200 shares in me - Michael Q Todd

Nokia just bought another 200 shares in me - Michael Q Todd | 3tags | Scoop.it

I am happy to be an also ran and to enjoy the networking and the connecting and the chance to learn from masters of social media strategy and sharing.

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