Filtering the web so you don’t have to for May 29th 2010 through May 31st 2010:
- louisgray.com: Four Squared Signs You Are a Foursquare Addict –
For the last two months, I've been openly discussing my experimentation with Foursquare, logging my location at all sorts of places throughout my travels, and – gasp – even discussing the fact I cheat, while noting others may not be cheating, but they sure are leaving a lot of stops out. While my conversation with product manager Siobhan Quinn helped to provide some relevance to this whole process, I am still playing along. While I am enjoying myself with my nonsense checkin stream, there ar.. show all text
- Login – Advertising Age –
- A VC: I Prefer Safari to Content Apps On The iPad –
I've tried a few content apps on the iPad, including the much discussed Wired app. But I don't like reading content via apps on the iPad and I gravitate to the Safari browser.
There are a bunch of reasons I feel this way and I thought I'd articulate them:
1) many of the apps treat pages as monolithic objects. you can't cut and paste text, you can't engage with the content. it is just like reading a magazine or a newspaper. if i wanted to read a magazine or newspaper in physical form, i'd do th.. show all text
- San Diego Reader | "Letter Suggests SDNN to be Bought Out" by Scam Diego –
- SDNN cuts writers loose as it prepares to sell « Last Blog On Earth –
This memo from San Diego News Network CEO Neil Senturia went out to the online news site’s writers yesterday:
From: Neil Senturia
Date: Fri, May 28, 2010 at 5:12 PM
Subject: SDNN Update
Cc: Barbara Bry-SDNN <firstname.lastname@example.org>
SDNN is in discussions with potential buyers.
Effective June 1, we are suspending all agreements and stipends with
our free lance contributors and writers so please do not do any work
for SDNN until you hear from us.
Should we be successful in our negotiation.. show all text
Filtering the web so you don’t have to for May 24th 2010 through May 28th 2010:
- Time Magazine Names Foursquare and Farmville Among Worst Inventions –
Foursquare and Farmville are among the world’s worst inventions, at least according to TIME.com
’s list of “The 50 Worst Inventions.”
The list of “the world’s bright ideas that just didn’t work out” included both the location-based social game Foursquare and Zynga’s Farmville, among other items that ranged from tanning beds to spam e-mail. Foursquare, which Mashable’s Jennifer Van Grove just reported is nearing 1 million check.. show all text
- Travelocity Gnome Now Roaming on Foursquare –
Already moonlighting on Chatroulette, the beloved Travelocity Roaming Gnome has decided to participate in the location-sharing movement as well, and will be updating followers about his exotic whereabouts on Foursquare.
The move rounds out the Gnome’s social media portfolio — which, in addition to Chatroulette, includes a very active presence on Facebook and Twitter.
Fans can look for the gnome to check in at various locations across London over the course of the weekend, says .. show all text
- Foursquare Nearing 1 Million Checkins Per Day –
A tweet from Foursquare yesterday revealed that the company is doing “10+ checkins per second.” We did the math and at 10 checkins per second, Foursquare is processing about 36,000 checkins per hour — putting the daily checkin total somewhere around 864,000.
In fact, once Foursquare hits 11.58 checkins per second — a milestone foreseeable in the very near future — it will be processing over 1 million checkins per day.
Foursquare is all the rage right now and h.. show all text
- The next Apple TV revealed: cloud storage and iPhone OS on tap… and a $99 price tag — Engadget –
If you thought that Apple’s foray into the world of home entertainment died with the last iteration of the Apple TV, you’re quite wrong. A tip we’ve received — which has been confirmed by a source very close to Apple — details the outlook for the next version of the Apple TV, and it’s a doozy. According to our sources, this project has been in the works long before Google announced its TV solution, and it ties much more closely into Apple’s mobile offerings. The new architecture of the dev.. show all text
- Apple Reveals New Service for Authors to Sell Their Books Directly in the iBookstore | Mac|Life –
- Facebook Leads in the Top 1,000 Sites [STATS] –
According to Google’s AdPlanner stats, Facebook is the #1 most-visited destination on the web. Weighing in at an unfathomably heavy 570 billion page views and 540 million users, the ubiquitous social network outranks every other non-Google site, taking more than 35% of all web traffic measured.
The stats, which do not include data from Google.com
and YouTube, detail the categories, users and page views for each of the top 1,000 sites on the Internet. They also tell which sites have a.. show all text
- Non-Profit Uses Foursquare to Raise Environmental Awareness –
Earthjustice, a non-profit public interest law firm, has blanketed San Francisco BART trains with posters that instruct riders to check in to the “Earthjustice ad” on Foursquare to help the firm raise money to support its wildlife protection initiatives.
The posters take a critical look at environmental issues in the news, such as the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. That particular poster — as seen above — reads, “Use your cell phone to drill the oil ind.. show all text
- From Twitter – Cool. RT @northlight Google releases CloudCourse course scheduling system http://ow.ly/1QE9d #education
- Apple Passes Microsoft as Most Valuable Tech Company –
Apple has just surpassed Microsoft in market capitalization and is now second only to Exxon Mobil among U.S. companies.
The data is changing second by second. Apple and Microsoft have switched back and forth a number of times over the past hour, but with Apple’s stock up and Microsoft’s down, it looks like Apple will likely end the day in the second position. Market capitalization is calculated by multiplying the share price times the number of outstanding shares. It is often .. show all text
- Making Control Simple | Facebook –
- Firefox Losing Early Adopters to Chrome – Will Mainstream Users Follow? –
Google Chrome has had a big impact on the browser market since its release in September 2008. The latest report from NetMarketShare puts Chrome at 6.73% market share, ahead of Safari on 4.72% and behind only IE (59.95%) and Firefox (24.59%).
What’s more interesting about Chrome is the activity it’s enjoying from early adopters and geeks. Our own browser statistics at ReadWriteWeb show that Chrome was used by 17.89% of our readers in April, putting it behind only Firefox (38.95%) and IE (24.76.. show all text
- Inspire food love — introduce your kid to the kitchen –
- Job Details –
- Google is keeping Pacman! – Use this URL to chomp before you search.
- Official: HP Slate Will Run WebOS – HP will announce more details after the completion of the Palm acquisition at the end of July.
- Oil reaches Louisiana shores – The Big Picture – Boston.com –
Over one month after the initial explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, crude oil continues to flow into the Gulf of Mexico, and oil slicks have slowly reached as far as 12 miles into Louisiana’s marshes. According to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, more than 65 miles of Louisiana’s shoreline has now been oiled. BP said it will be at least Wednesday before they will try using heavy mud and cement to plug the leak, a maneuver called a “top kill” that represents their.. show all text
RT @vanhoosear: [Boston Globe’s The Big Picture] Oil reaches Louisiana shores: http://bit.ly/ckxX5l
[These pictures are amazing/depressing.]
- Twitter Bans All Third Party Ad Platforms Injecting In-stream advertising –
- From Twitter – via @alleyinsider Finally! Google Reveals The Split On AdSense $GOOG by @jeffjarvis http://bit.ly/8Zb6Wa
- Family Guy – s8 | e20 – Something, Something, Something Dark Side –
Filtering the web so you don’t have to for May 23rd 2010 through May 24th 2010:
- Twitter’s Most Influential Users [INFOGRAPHIC] –
On March 21st 2006, Twitter’s founders uttered their first tweets. If you look at that moment as a big bang of influence in the ever-expanding Twittersphere, how does Twitter’s cosmos look today? Web design studio Information Architects aims to answer that with an enormous visualization of the Cosmic 140 – the 140 most influential users on Twitter.
The map may look a bit chaotic at first, but it’s not. The founders of Twitter are at the very center of the “g.. show all text
- From Twitter – RT @thurrott Windows 7 Tip of the Week Use SkyDrive with Windows Explorer (Part 2) http://bit.ly/dBkIiz
- Facebook CEO: “We’ve Made a Bunch of Mistakes” –
In his first comment since the privacy controversy of recent weeks, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that the company “made a bunch of mistakes” and wants to “get this stuff right this time”.
Zuckerberg has been criticized from some corners for a lack of communication on Facebook users’ privacy concerns, and a public comment from the CEO hasn’t been forthcoming. Today’s concession isn’t a public apology as such: Rather, Zuckerberg re.. show all text
- Download Google Pacman Game for Free [HOW TO] –
If Friday’s Google Doodle didn’t feed your Pacman Fever, you download the special Google version of Pacman and play on your own time! Over at StackOverflow, users worked together to figure out how to extract and host the special version of Pacman, created by Google in honor of the yellow guy’s 30th birthday, for play online or off.
You can play the game live at http://macek.github.com/google_pacman/
or you can download the code and run the game from your browser anytime, .. show all text
- Buzz by Leo Laporte –
Filtering the web so you don’t have to for May 22nd 2010
- Google TV: everything you ever wanted to know — Engadget –
Google made some waves yesterday when it announced the new Google TV platform, backed by major players like Sony, Logitech, Intel, Dish Network, and Best Buy. Built on Android and featuring the Chrome browser with a full version of Flash Player 10.1, Google TV is supposed to bring "the web to your TV and your TV to the web," in Google's words. It's a lofty goal that many have failed to accomplish, but Google certainly has the money and muscle to pull it off. But hold up: what is Go.. show all text
- From Twitter – via @newsycombinator Duck Duck Go = Perfect search engine for programmers http://bit.ly/c2tUdK
- WARNING: Facebook Malware Attack Behind Distracting Beach Babes Video –
A Facebook malware attack is on the loose this weekend, enticing users to click a “Distracting Beach Babes” video on their Facebook Walls. The Wall message reads:
“this is hilarious! lol Distracting Beach Babes [HQ] Length: 5:32″.
If you see this video on Facebook today, do not click the link: Doing so, and downloading a linked file, will result in malware being installed on your computer.
If you see the video on your wall, remove it. If you’ve clicked t.. show all text
- Magnitude 4.9 – BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO –
- Checking in on Saturn – pictures from Cassini – Cool photos via the Cassini spacecraft.