STFU, Parents: Deathjacking Is Killing Me →
stfuparents: This week on Mommyish, I preached on a subject that makes me want to grab my best hanky and cry: DEATHJACKING. There’s tragedyjacking, and then there’s bare bones deathjacking, which all began years back with a depressingly memorable post called Charlie’s Angels. As it turns out, some…
The Boy Scouts of America on Thursday ended its longstanding policy of...– Boy Scouts to Admit Openly Gay Youths as Members - NYTimes.com (via shaneguiter)
tvspecial: whorville: I could win an Olympic gold medal in being ignored did someone say something
I’ve been off this blog for a few months, finishing up senior year. I felt like it was around time to write a post. Considering Tumblr is being bought by Yahoo, I just hope I can keep doing this without seeing advertisements on my sidebar, flashing as I work. But that’s just what happens, right? Larger companies latch onto the success of the nimble startups, and try to keep them...
How to do twitter, your way:
“What I do know is that I want to do it my way. I want to write substantive, news- and idea-driven, quirky and “authentic” tweets that add some value to followers. I want to have a point of view on a constellation of professional issues – reputation, crisis, marketing, leadership, corporate governance, trust, science, girls’ and women’s achievement – that still leaves room for serendipity....
Facebook home--What does it mean for user...
I think it has some very interesting implications. Based on the articles I’ve looked at, Zuckerberg’s idea is that the user will now be more ‘friend-focused’ and it will be much easier to access your friends and talk to them through Facebook. However, it raises many privacy concerns—and Facebook’s interests here are clearly at odds with its users (I...
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Staffers for Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly desperately need there to be...– Tara Davis (via deviever)
A year after becoming the fastest-growing market for smart devices, China is...– China tops U.S. as world’s largest smart device market | Mobile - CNET News (via infoneer-pulse)
9 little translation mistakes that caused big... →
theweekmagazine: In the ’50s, when chocolate companies began encouraging people to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Japan, a mistranslation from one company gave people the idea that it was customary for women to give chocolate to men on the holiday. And that’s what they do to this day. On February 14, the women of Japan shower their men with chocolate hearts and truffles, and on March 14 the men...
It is not so much that Mr. Karlin trained midcentury Americans how to use the...– John E. Karlin, Who Led the Way to All-Digit Dialing, Dies at 94 - NYTimes.com (via derekg)
Stowe Boyd: Venture Capital Becomes Even More... →
stoweboyd: Venture capital firms are closing, decreasing the size of funds, or dropping partners, as a result of a worsening marketplace for start-ups to get to liquidity, and as a result, finding it harder to raise money to invest: Pui-Wing Tam, Venture Firms Take a New Tack U.S. venture-capital funds…
PressureNet App Feeds Scientists Atmospheric Data... →
smarterplanet: An Android app that measures atmospheric pressure is now feeding that distributed data to scientists working on better ways to predict the weather. The app, called PressureNet, highlights the potential of distributed sensing using mobile devices and shows how the sophisticated sensors found in modern smartphones could be harnessed for research. It was launched in late 2011...
Strong Opinions @marksbirch: The NY Times Is... →
stoweboyd: The NY Times has launched a NYC-based incubator for startups. They are not demanding equity, but they want to stay close to the action so they are well-positioned to invest in promising startups as they raise funds. TimeSpace - The New York Times What timeSpace is a…
Facebook: From Function-Based to Resource-Based... →
nosql: Most of the servers are configured depending on the functionality they’ll provide: here are the web servers, here were the cache servers, and these are the database servers. Facebook has been using the same approach, but according to Mark Hackman’s post: “How Facebook Will Power Graph Search“, they’ll start looking into having resource-based racks: here’s the compute power, here’s the...
parislemon: staff: An upgrade, years in the making… When we imagined Tumblr more than seven years ago, we dreamed of offering creators a new canvas. Every post would be a raw look through the author’s eyes and mind. We imagined the interface disappearing as these subjects came to life. For years, this vision was challenged by limits in browser technology and an increasingly daunting set of...
Fake Blogs and Social Media Accounts Smear Exiled... →
futurejournalismproject: Via The Guardian: Iran has been conducting a smear campaign designed to intimidate Iranian journalists living in exile, including apparent death threats. Cyber-activists linked to the Islamic republic have fabricated news, duplicated Facebook accounts and spread false allegations of sexual misconduct by exiled journalists, while harassment of family members back in...