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Two startup truisms that are actually dead wrong

pandodaily.com
I like the holidays because they’re a chance to take my foot off the gas a little bit, get out of the car and reset the engine. They’re a chance to take a look at the map and make sure I’m headed in the right direction. Over the years I’ve...
Two startup truisms that are actually dead wrong

Echoes

www.roughtype.com
Three strangely echoing visions of the future: 2010: "As humans rely on the Internet for all aspects of our lives, our ability to think increasingly depends on fast, reliable applications. The web is our collective consciousness, which means web operators become the brain surgeons of our distributed nervous system. Each...
Echoes

Lay off the Social Media Experts

www.betabeat.com
Mr. Webb. Rick Webb was the co-founder of The Barbarian Group, a digital ad agency, and is now a writer and angel investor in the tech industry. It's happening again. While perusing the never-ending flow of tweets and Tumblr blogs that make up the collective consciousness of the internet, like I...
Lay off the Social Media Experts

Google Psyche: 'Dinosaurs Are ...'

www.theatlantic.com
Great moments in Autocomplete, courtesy of Google search and collective consciousness  Here are ten returns. Only 2.5 of them are true. Google Psyche is an exploration of the stories that the world's Internet searches tell. The company's autocomplete algorithm predicts the word a random web searcher is most likely to type...
Google Psyche: 'Dinosaurs Are ...'

Google Psyche: 'Jeremy Lin ...'

www.theatlantic.com
Great moments in Autocomplete, courtesy of Google search and collective consciousness  So who is this Jeremy Lin fellow everyone's suddenly talking about? Google's prediction algorithm, in this case, ends up providing a pretty tidy summary of the basketball player's thus-far-peripatetic career. (And a clue to the time factors of Google's algorithm...
Google Psyche: 'Jeremy Lin ...'
90 Seconds on The Verge: Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Ugly ol' Reddit gets a spiffy new UI with Reedit

venturebeat.com
Reddit: the butt-ugly front page of the Internet. Much like other top web destinations (Craigslist, Wikipedia) and nerd hangouts (Hacker News, Slashdot), Reddit is a font of information with the interface of a nutrition information table on the side of a cracker box. Fortunately for the aesthetically discriminating among...
Ugly ol' Reddit gets a spiffy new UI with Reedit

Facebook builds your own 2012 Year in Review, puts you on par with Obama and Instagram

www.engadget.com
We've already seen Google's search-based turn at nostalgia for 2012. Facebook doesn't want to be left out, but it's swinging the focus to a very different subject than the usual politicians and pop stars: ourselves. Now that the Timeline has had a year to weave into our collective consciousness,...
Facebook builds your own 2012 Year in Review, puts you on par with Obama and Instagram

Google Psyche: 'Is It Really ...'

www.theatlantic.com
Great moments in Autocomplete, courtesy of Google search and collective consciousness  Skepticism: a rare emotion on the web. While a lot of the above reflect searches for skeptical song lyrics, moments of genuinely dubious curiosity seem to have broken through. Is it, indeed, really always five o' clock somewhere? And...
Google Psyche: 'Is It Really ...'

Wolf-whistling is just the start – harassment is not harmless | Bryony Beynon

www.guardian.co.uk
There is no reason sexual harassment in the street should be any more permissible than racist languageViolence is not always physical. The most serious sexual assault I have ever experienced began with a wolf whistle. My perpetrator thought that both his whistle, and what he did to me after that...
Wolf-whistling is just the start – harassment is not harmless | Bryony Beynon

Google Psyche: 'Why Does the Sun ...'

www.theatlantic.com
Great moments in Autocomplete, courtesy of Google search and collective consciousness  The sun: the gardener of the World, the busy old fool who, with perfect imperial distance, lights the Whole Sky. Why is the sun the way it is? Why does it shine? Why does it wobble in the sky? And why, oh...
Google Psyche: 'Why Does the Sun ...'

Why Facebook Needs Trending Links

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Facebook is not working on an RSS product, we hear, but it still has a huge and truly social opportunity in news discovery. Facebook could turn what links we share with friends into an automatic Digg for the world. Over a billion people are on Facebook, and many share links...
Why Facebook Needs Trending Links

Google Psyche: 'How Did Madonna ...'

www.theatlantic.com
Great moments in Autocomplete, courtesy of Google search and collective consciousness  One of the biggest stories of last night's Super Bowl wasn't just its game-deciding cheeky touchdown or the match's history-repeating outcome. It was also Madonna and her awkward (or maybe awesome?) half-time show.Enter the search above, and -- wait, what? Madonna died? No, of course...
Google Psyche: 'How Did Madonna ...'

Google Psyche: 'Why Is Love ...'

www.theatlantic.com
Great moments in Autocomplete, courtesy of Google search and collective consciousness  Love: It can be challenging, and confusing, and sometimes, as Nazareth tells us, painful. In past eras, romance's risks would be fodder for self-reflection, or for conversation among friends and family, or for diary entries. In the Internet age,...
Google Psyche: 'Why Is Love ...'

The Onion Takes on Promoted Tweets [PIC]

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So Twitter has just launched its brand new ad platform — Promoted Tweets — prompting all of us over in the social media world to wonder: What will the public at large think? Well, The Onion has once again tapped into our collective consciousness to bring us the above...
The Onion Takes on Promoted Tweets [PIC]

Google Psyche: 'Which ...'

www.theatlantic.com
Great moments in Autocomplete, courtesy of Google search and collective consciousness  Which vs. that. Retriever vs. beagle. Cinderella vs. Arielle. Of all the decisions the world must make -- about grammar, about spelling, about Disney princessery -- it's remarkable how common the questions about Kindles are. Google Psyche is an...
Google Psyche: 'Which ...'

Google Psyche: 'What's the Deal ...'

www.theatlantic.com
Great moments in Autocomplete, courtesy of Google search and collective consciousness  The world: magical medley of curiosity and wonderment ... or Seinfeld rerun? For the most part, probably, it's both. And while many of the world's "what's up with X?"-style questions concern analog affairs -- charm bracelets, airborne snack boxes, Tim...
Google Psyche: 'What's the Deal ...'

Two startup truisms

pandodaily.com
I like the holidays because they’re a chance to take my foot off the gas a little bit, get out of the car and reset the engine. They’re a chance to take a look at the map and make sure I’m headed in the right direction. Over the years I’ve...
Two startup truisms

Likely Verizon-bound HTC DLX swings through the FCC, shows its Droid DNA

www.engadget.com
There may be some truth to the legends, after all. We've seen various rumors and purported leaks surrounding an HTC DLX (or J Butterfly) destined for Verizon, but the FCC may have just given us the first truly tangible evidence through a new filing. The agency has cleared the...
Likely Verizon-bound HTC DLX swings through the FCC, shows its Droid DNA

CNN's biggest competition tonight is Halo 4

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CNN has called the election in favor of Barack Obama. Mitt Romney hasn’t yet made his concession speech, and Obama has yet to make a victory speech. But it’s safe to play Halo 4 with a good conscience, as long as you voted earlier in the day. I find myself...
CNN's biggest competition tonight is Halo 4

Why I'm suing the US government to protect internet freedom | Birgitta Jónsdóttir

www.guardian.co.uk
The NDAA means the US military can put anyone under suspicion of being a terror threat and detain them for everFreedom for most people is something sacred, and many have been willing to sacrifice their lives for it. It is not just another word, for we measure the health of...
Why I'm suing the US government to protect internet freedom | Birgitta Jónsdóttir

Google Psyche: 'How Many ...'

www.theatlantic.com
Great moments in Autocomplete, courtesy of Google search and collective consciousness  One of these things .... Google Psyche is an exploration of the stories that the world's Internet searches tell. The company's autocomplete algorithm predicts the word a random web searcher is most likely to type next, providing a statistical...
Google Psyche: 'How Many ...'

Switched On: PixelSense without the premium

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Amid all the origami variations of the PC at CES this year -- things that swiveled, folded, docked and rotated around their hinges -- one of the more intriguing form factor variations came not from a twist...
Switched On: PixelSense without the premium
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