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Good news: 1. We’re getting rich 2. You’re not 3. We’re deleting your wedding photos

David Weinberger, quoting Anil Dash: Now being introduced as a blogger “is a little bit like being introduced as an emailer.” The idea that there was a culture with shared values has been dismantled. He challenges himself to substantiate this: “We have a lot of software that forbids journalism.” He refers to the IoS [iphone […] Continue reading

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The Most Beautiful Web on the Internet

I was thinking of calling this post the post “The World According to Gargle” (and then I thought of Harry Nilsson’s “The Most Beautiful World in the World” — and I did a little variation on that theme ). The Gargle search engine tends to reduce people to single websites — if people post everything […] Continue reading

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Social Networking Sites: 2012 Revenue Per Employee

Apparently, a Facebook user is worth about $5 (in revenue): Company 2012 Reported Revenues Employees Revenue Per Employee Facebook $5,089,000,000 4,619 $1,101,753 Zynga $1,281,267,000 2,916 $439,391 Twitter $350,000,000 900 $388,888 Automattic (WordPress) $45,000,000 150 $300,000 LinkedIn $972,309,000 3,458 $281,176 Groupon $2,330,000,000 10,000 $233,000 LivingSocial $536,000,000 4,500 $119,111 Yelp $137,600,000 1,214 $113,344 Tumblr $13,000,000 151 $86,092 […] Continue reading

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If you hear that “everyone” supports a policy, you should ask whether “everyone” has been defined to exclude anyone expressing a different opinion

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/18/opinion/krugman-marches-of-folly.html What we should have learned from the Iraq debacle was that you should always be skeptical and that you should never rely on supposed authority. If you hear that “everyone” supports a policy, whether it’s a war of choice or fiscal austerity, you should ask whether “everyone” has been defined to exclude anyone expressing […] Continue reading

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Dave Winer’s message to news media: Wake Up!!

They’ve got a pretty nice interface for it, btw — the magical Google Now. It knows what information you’re likely to want to see, and shows it to you. It’s really good. An example of how good/creepy it is. My friend Jen was coming to visit from SLC. Google Now told me her plane was […] Continue reading

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Tipping Points: Where Why What When Something Becomes Too Big to Exist

I enjoyed a recent article by Francisco Dao: Factions: I’ve seen factions develop in groups as few as four people, but typically I’d guess factions become a genuine problem somewhere around 30. Think about trying to get a classroom full of people all on the same page. If you’ve been part of the very early […] Continue reading

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What I Really Want to Know

A friend of mine was saying to me yesterday that she thought I just want to get her to drag her ass over onto my websites. This is not true. I would be very happy to join you — please, just tell me this: What is your website? Will you provide me with an account? […] Continue reading

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Eric Schmidt claims that Google Users Will Have Their Identity Verified

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Fish Where the Fish Are

Old people often think that ideas have a place: Books belong in libraries, Christians belong in churches, movies belong on the big screen, and so on. The biggest social networking sites (e.g. Facebook) attempt to capitalize on this old-fashioned view of information. They want you to feel as though information is only available inside their […] Continue reading

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Is Flipboard a closed / exclusive system?

AFAIK, the flipboard app is only available for iOS and android operating systems.
Why would you use such a closed app that also limits your reading?
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