Roundup: 20 Ridiculously Funny (More Likely Mildly... →
aatombomb: That’s how many people would have to pay the New York Times the full year all-access rate of $455 in order for them to break even on erecting the paywall, which apparently cost $40 to $50 million to build. In case you were wondering.
MTV to air new Facebook behind-the-scenes... →
Get a Geek Chart to Track Your Online Activity
dontstandsoclosetome: Nemoralia’s Geek Chart A GEEK CHART? My life is complete. Thanks Juju.
Hard drive search warrants: should there be any... →
infoneer-pulse: Here’s the latest hot debate among Fourth Amendment scholars: when magistrate judges issue search warrants on computers, should those warrants limit where in the machine’s directory system the police may look, or for how long they can scan the drive? » via ars technica
Judge Rejects Google Book Settlement, Leaving... →
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A TWITTER ACCOUNT ON STRIKE?
worstthing: Here’s one of the weirdest Twitter account ever: http://twitter.com/accountonstrike Unlimited tweeting strike!
Today’s quiz: What company derives 96 percent of its revenue from advertising,...– How Google Is Evolving Into a Media Company - NYTimes.com (via switchedblog)
The History of Social Media
Hulu May Start Charging For Content →
inothernews: mindset: This is not going to end well… via The Consumerist: Just when free TV on the internet was starting to get good, Hulu board member Jon Miller had to go and talk about subscription fees. Miller, an AOL refugee who’s now squeezing cash out of consumers for News Corp, said last week of subscription fees: “in my opinion the answer could be yes. I don’t see why that shouldn’t...
That cover probably helped me more than anyone.– Sarah Lacy, author of the “How this kid made $60 million” cover story about Digg founder Kevin Rose for BusinessWeek: “RIP Digg.” (via nickdouglas)
urlesque: laughingsquid: Bloomberg on the History of Twitter Black Swan. Twitter - The Movie.
Data is a Commodity, Not a Branded Resource
continuum: I’ve just about had it with sites and vendors that aggregate previously free data, roll it up and try to sell it with catchy calls to action like “flexible pricing available.” What the fuck ever. Data is a commodity, it is not a branded resource. To see just what I’m referring to, please read Andy Rutledge’s great article Of Brands and Commodities. No one should have to pay for data,...
"The Literary Piano" →
literarypiano: A book review in TIME magazine from 1954 (!) reflecting on the invention of the typewriter… the particulars of the “revolution” it started could just as easily be applied to the internet today: “Among other things, it created a whole new white-collar class, largely ruined penmanship, made correspondence vastly easier (though not necessarily better), inaugurated the age of carbon...
I work at Apple as a manager at one of its stores in Japan. The earthquake hit...– XXXXX, Great Tohoku Earthquake Survivor 2011 (via ericmortensen)