What I’m reading and finding for January 29th 2012 through January 31st 2012:
- Uncensored – Leanpub–
- A Glimpse of Murdoch Unbound–
While many modern executives live behind a wall of communications operatives, Rupert Murdoch, the chief of News Corporation, is openly expressing his opinions on Twitter.
- From Twitter – How to Stop YouTube From Crashing Google Chrome http://t.co/6vPAdn73
- The Bookstore’s Last Stand–
- From Twitter – DNSCrypt Could be interesting. Mac only preview at the moment. http://t.co/8uNOY3ay
- Twitter’s censorship is a gray box of shame, but not for Twitter | Paul Smalera–
Twitter’s announcement this week that it was going to enable country-specific censorship of posts is arousing fury around the Internet. Commentators, activists, protesters and netizens have said it’s “very bad news” and claim to be “#outraged”. Bianca Jagger, for one, asked how to go about boycotting Twitter, on Twitter, according to the New York Times. (Step one might be… well, never mind.) The critics have settled on #TwitterBlackout: all day on Saturday the 28th, they promised to not tweet, … show all text
- From Twitter – NASA telescope discovers 26 alien planets around 11 different stars http://t.co/5vdorUIx
What I’m reading and finding for January 23rd 2012 through January 28th 2012:
- At Twitter, The Future is You!–
- Dear Google: Crappy Results Like This Don’t Give The Impression You Care About Search–
The debate about what should — and shouldn’t — show in a Google search result for “santorum” has been well-documented, at this point. But I’d like to use this now famous search to illustrate something else: how it appears Google is taking its eye off the ball of… Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
- State of the Union 2012 | The White House–
presents your portal to the 2012 State of the Union Address. Watch, Discuss, and Engage all week long
- Facebook Timeline Now Pushed To Everyone, Users Get A Week To Clean Up Profiles | TechCrunch–
You can run, but you can’t hide. Facebook’s biggest user interface overhaul since the Wall, the Facebook Timeline, is now becoming mandatory for all users. According to the company, over the next few weeks, everyone will get the new Timeline. And here’s the important part: when you do, you’ll have just seven days to preview what’s there now, and hide anything you don’t want others to see.
- Judge: Americans can be forced to decrypt their laptops | Privacy Inc. – CNET News–
Colorado federal judge gives Ramona Fricosu until February 21 to decrypt her PGP Desktop-encrypted Toshiba laptop–or face the consequences.
- From Twitter – http://t.co/M6LVsDBR Google+ Relaxes Real Name Policy, Still Prefers ‘Frank Ricard’ Over ‘Frank the Tank’
- From Twitter – RT @bjschone Check out this site before you build anything with HTML5. Very helpful. http://t.co/Y0maLcvZ
What I’m reading and finding for January 20th 2012 through January 23rd 2012:
- The Uphill Battle Of Social Event Sharing: A Post-Mortem for Plancast | TechCrunch –
Editor’s note: Mark Hendrickson is the founder and CEO of Plancast, a social site for planning events, which he has decided to stop working on full-time. In this guest post, Hendrickson takes us through a detailed analysis of why it never took off and what he learned. He is also a former TechCrunch writer.
Nearly three years ago, I left my position at TechCrunch to start my own Internet business, with the idea of creating a web application that’d help people get together in real-life rather than show all text
- How U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work –
Apple once bragged that its products were made in America. But it has since shifted its immense manufacturing work overseas, posing questions about what corporate America owes Americans.
- MPAA Directly & Publicly Threatens Politicians Who Aren’t Corrupt Enough To Stay Bought | Techdirt –
Reinforcing the fact that Chris Dodd really does not get what's happening, and showing just how disgustingly corrupt the MPAA relationship is with politicians, Chris Dodd went on Fox News to explicitly threaten politicians who accept MPAA…
- From Twitter – Lego Launches Social Media Platform, ReBrick | GeekDad | http://t.co/bV2UnqPJ http://t.co/xYKwbPA2
- YCRFS 9: Kill Hollywood –
- Dodd Calls for Hollywood and Silicon Valley to Meet –
Christopher Dodd, the president of the Motion Picture Association of America, suggested the White House convene a meeting to discuss antipiracy.
- Summify Joins The Flock At Twitter! | Summify –
You’ve probably noticed we’ve been quiet lately. Well, we’re extremely excited to announce that Summify has been acquired by Twitter! I know, right? We can hardly believe it ourselves!
Roughly 2 years ago, we moved from Romania to Vancouver after being accepted into Bootup Labs, an awesome startup incubator. It has been an incredible journey, with lots of highs, a few lows, and many product iterations. In March 2011 we launched our email summary product and we’ve been blown away by the response… show all text
What I’m reading and finding for January 17th 2012 through January 19th 2012:
What I’m reading and finding for January 14th 2012 through January 17th 2012:
What I’m reading and finding for January 9th 2012 through January 13th 2012:
- Google, what were you thinking? ← Mocality Kenya –
I’m very proud of the business that we’ve created here at Mocality, but I’m especially proud of two things:
Our crowdsourcing program. When we started this business, we knew that (unlike in the UK or US, where you can just kickstart your directory business with a DVD of business data bought from a commercial supplier), if we wanted a comprehensive database of Kenyan business, we would have to build it ourselves. We knew also that if we wanted to build the business quickly, we’d have to engage a… show all text
- Should The Times Be a Truth Vigilante? | The Public Editor – NYTimes.com –
The public editor asks for help from readers on determining how and when The Times should set the record straight on untruths in the news pages.
- Google’s Results Get More Personal With "Search Plus Your World" –
Google’s search results are undergoing their most radical transformation ever, as a new “Search Plus Your World” format begins rolling out today. It finds both content that’s been shared with you privately along with matches from the public web, all mixed into a single set… Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
- BlackoutSOPA.org – Change your profile picture to protest SOPA! –
- From Twitter – http://t.co/f2FchE7y Simple.TV – A New Toy for Cord Cutters #ces
- Viral Aggregator BuzzFeed Raises $15.5M To Transform The Way People Get Their News | TechCrunch –
Social media optimized and meme focused aggregator BuzzFeed has just raised a $15.5 million round of Series C financing, lead by New Enterprise Associates and followed on by Lerer Ventures, Hearst Media, Softbank and RRE Ventures. In addition to the funding, NEA General Partner Patrick Kerins will be taking a position on the BuzzFeed board and Huffington Post co-founder Ken Lerer will be moving on up to BuzzFeed Executive Chairman.
- SOPA Opera – A Guide to the U.S. Congress Debate on Internet Laws and Freedoms –
What I’m reading and finding for January 6th 2012 through January 8th 2012: