What I’m reading and finding for January 9th 2012 through January 13th 2012:
- Google, what were you thinking? ← Mocality Kenya –
– StefanI’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 –
– By ARTHUR S. BRISBANEThe 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" –
– Danny SullivanGoogle’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 –