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The New Reality of the Twitter Ecosystem

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In the last two months, a controversy has broken out between the startup of the moment, Twitter, and its ecosystem. Some of its actions — such as acquiring Tweetie (a mobile client that has since been rebranded as Twitter for the iPhone), coupled with its recent decision to impose limitations...
The New Reality of the Twitter Ecosystem
Why So Many People Accused An Innocent Man So Quickly In Boston

Ghosts In The Machine – What Really Happened When The Lights Went Out At Amazon Web Services

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As we all know by now, Amazon Web Services (AWS) had an outage on Friday. It would not have been much of a big deal except that it was AWS. And the fact that the outage took down big consumer properties like Netflix and Instagram. AWS is usually quite silent...
Ghosts In The Machine – What Really Happened When The Lights Went Out At Amazon Web Services

Share Practice Aims To Give Doctors Treatment Information And Feedback From Colleagues On The Fly

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During their work with patients, doctors will frequently contact colleagues with questions, trade horror stories, or converse about treatment methods. There isn’t really a technological solution to streamline this daily back and forth, but that’s what Share Practice aims to bring. Founders Dr. Andrew Brandeis and Alex Kawas built an...
Share Practice Aims To Give Doctors Treatment Information And Feedback From Colleagues On The Fly

Hurricane Sandy, Twitter Fact-Checking, And The Impact Of False Information

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As we begin to move into the aftermath stage of Hurricane Sandy, folks are beginning to look back on various aspects of communication during the storm and what occurred. Mike already touched upon this, discussing one dead-ender who decided to tweet a bunch of false reports under the name "@comfortablysmug"....
Hurricane Sandy, Twitter Fact-Checking, And The Impact Of False Information
Breaking Good: How Airbnb's meth encounter shaped the company

Twitter shows how the news is made, and it's not pretty -- but it's better that we see it

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Not long after the Boston Marathon bombings occurred on Monday afternoon, several Twitter users noted that these kinds of real-time news events illustrate how incredible the service is as a source of breaking news, but at the same time how terrible it is. Sure enough, there were plenty of fake...
Twitter shows how the news is made, and it's not pretty -- but it's better that we see it

Google Apologizes To Customers Angry Over Nexus 4 Delays

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Google is still facing supply shortages for its Nexus 4, and is now apologizing to customers in the UK who are still waiting to receive the device. Customers have been complaining about Google's poor communication in the ordeal, citing confusion about delivery estimates and payments. "At this time of year...
Google Apologizes To Customers Angry Over Nexus 4 Delays

The Link Shrink Is In: 3 Crazy Linking Assumptions

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Building on last month’s column, Five Linking Myths That Need To Go Away In 2013, one of the best and worst things about the Web is the never-ending supply of absolutely horrifying bad information that must be clarified. This helps keep people like me in business. I feel like a...
The Link Shrink Is In: 3 Crazy Linking Assumptions

Caregivers love the web but developers could do more to engage them

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As the father of an 11-year-old with Crohn’s disease, Justin Vandergrift is often in search of information that can help him better understand his daughter’s illness and give her the best support. When she was prescribed steroids, he took to the internet to see how long the weight gain would...
Caregivers love the web but developers could do more to engage them

Mapping racist Tweets in response to President Obama's re-election

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Data-mapping experts from the Floating Sheep blog mapped geo-located Tweets containing racist language during the build-up to the US election. How did patterns vary from state to state?• More data journalism and data visualisation from the Guardian• Get the dataThis article first appeared on the Floating Sheep blog, and was...
Mapping racist Tweets in response to President Obama's re-election

How to Use the Internet Wisely, for Your Health and Your Country's

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There's a lot of bad information out there online. This guide can help you avoid the crap and become a savvier citizen of our digital age....
How to Use the Internet Wisely, for Your Health and Your Country's

24 Ways To Make Life Hard For Your SEO Team

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While the industry is maturing, SEO still remains a largely misunderstood discipline. There are three main reasons for this: The search engines keep the details of their ranking algorithms private. There is a lot of bad information and misperceptions that are presented as SEO wisdom online. The... Please visit Search...
24 Ways To Make Life Hard For Your SEO Team

Siri, Find Me a Class Action Attorney in New York

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Siri, the speech-recognition personal assistant that’s built into Apple’s iPhone 4S, is still in beta, but that hasn’t prevented some from taking issue with its performance — in court. A New York man on Monday filed a class action suit against Apple accusing it of false advertising. His gripe: Siri...
Siri, Find Me a Class Action Attorney in New York

The Number One Piece Of Bad Advice Early Stage Startups Are Getting Right Now

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Want to hear from top startups like Fab.com and Lot18? And NY's top investors? Join 800 innovation junkies at the Startup conference on May 3, 2012. Register now.There's been one big change for the worse in the startup world in the last five years, according to Ron Fleming, a partner...
The Number One Piece Of Bad Advice Early Stage Startups Are Getting Right Now
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How Low Could Apple Go?

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Apple's stock is now down about 30% from its high. This plunge has led to a feisty argument between the Apple perma-fans, who dismiss the fall as "stock manipulation," and other investors, who think that several fundamental trends that have made Apple the most valuable company in the world...
How Low Could Apple Go?

This week at Microsoft: Office, Windows Phone, and SkyDrive

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It’s been a big week for Microsoft, with stories stacked to the gills as the company prepares for February 29th, the date in which betas for .Net 4.5, Visual Studio 11, and likely the Windows 8 consumer preview will be released. Yes, we are looking forward to that day. If you...
This week at Microsoft: Office, Windows Phone, and SkyDrive
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