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Flooded NY data centers survive Sandy on generator power, fuel deliveries

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The post-hurricane situation for data centers in New York City looked pretty dire Tuesday. Power outages, flooding, and damage to fuel tanks had websites going offline and server hosting companies warning customers to shut down servers. But with generators, fuel deliveries, and a lot of patience, several hosting companies have...
Flooded NY data centers survive Sandy on generator power, fuel deliveries

Gawker: How Apple Tricks You. http://r2.ly/zfb8

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Gawker: How Apple Tricks You. http://r2.ly/zfb8

Who's Afraid Of Google Glass?

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“First you see video. Then you wear video. Then you eat video. Then you be video.” — Pat Cadigan, Pretty Boy Crossover Sheesh. A whole lot of people who presumably have never actually seen Google Glass in action appear to be really upset. “People who wear Google Glass in public...
Who's Afraid Of Google Glass?

Outing online sexual predators is a sensationalist stopgap | Sady Doyle

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Gawker and Anonymous exposing individuals is one thing - but can we change the culture in which such behaviour is tolerated?Last week, Gawker's Adrian Chen published a story claiming to unmask "The biggest troll on the web." It's hard to believe that anyone can objectively determine the winner of that...
Outing online sexual predators is a sensationalist stopgap | Sady Doyle

Gawker admits defeat, tries to replicate Bleacher Report and Huffington Post

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I don’t cover news for PandoDaily, but I figured that I would give it a shot today. Gawker has thrown in the towel on their old model. Today, their popular Deadspin blog has announced that they are creating a “contributor network” that will allow “everyone — yes everyone [to have]...
Gawker admits defeat, tries to replicate Bleacher Report and Huffington Post

You May Take Away My Freedom, But I'll Always Have My Crunchie!

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[tc_5min code="517666457"] On June 14th, 2010, Michael Arrington awarded a Crunchie to two members of Goatse Security via a blog post for discovering, publishing and trying to fix a pretty egregious security flaw that they discovered on AT&T’s public website. Ansel Halliburton, a contributing TechCrunch writer from ComputerLaw Group, explained what...
You May Take Away My Freedom, But I'll Always Have My Crunchie!

Watch Reddit's Biggest Troll Defend Himself

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Michael Brutsch, a 49-year-old man who posted on Reddit under the name Violentacrez until Gawker's Adrian Chen outed him, went on Anderson Cooper 360 to defend himself on camera for the first time. Brutsch's Reddit persona became famous for creating offensive subreddits, most notably r/jailbait. It was Brutsch's masterwork,...
Watch Reddit's Biggest Troll Defend Himself

A Few Words On Reddit, Gawker, and Anonymity

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Perhaps you've heard of neither Gawker nor Reddit. That would make you (a) isolated from internet culture and (b) quite arguably lucky. But if you've heard of either of them, then you've probably heard about the internet-drama swirling around them in the last week. Here's the bullet: Reddit is a...
A Few Words On Reddit, Gawker, and Anonymity

Police Search For Mugger For 3 Weeks, Internet Finds Him In An Hour

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We've discussed before the ways law enforcement groups use social media. Frankly, the general theme tends to be that they aren't very good at internetting. Whether it's mocking invasive vaginal searches or catfishing music fans with well-tread tropes, it seems the wider internet plays the web game better than...
Police Search For Mugger For 3 Weeks, Internet Finds Him In An Hour

Gawker's Anti-SLAPP Victory Could Be Good For The Web - But Judge Refuses To Publish The Ruling

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A few months ago, Eric Goldman wrote about a good ruling by a California court to knock out a bogus defamation claim against blog site Gawker. There were a few interesting elements to the ruling, including that it used California's anti-SLAPP law, and that it was willing to look at...
Gawker's Anti-SLAPP Victory Could Be Good For The Web - But Judge Refuses To Publish The Ruling

Creep Shots

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The Internet Cool Kids liked the idea of justice being brought here and the public unmasking and shaming of the men behind this kind of behavior. It was like a great big digital Hollaback. –Forbes reporter Kashmir Hill, writing in response to Adrien Chen’s piece on Gawker outing controversial Reddit...
Creep Shots

Earth Braces for Inevitable Martian Attack As NASA Prepares to Broadcast Will.i.am. From Mars

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Aliens can’t even handle this. (Photo: Last.fm) When one considers the ultimate symbol of American progress and invention, there is really only one person who comes to mind: Black Eyed Peas singer Will.i.am. His sartorial savvy? Swoon-worthy. His talented vocal breadth? Impeccable. Will.i.am. is not the hero America needs, but...
Earth Braces for Inevitable Martian Attack As NASA Prepares to Broadcast Will.i.am. From Mars

DST Is Wildly Successful – So Why Does It Have To Offer LPs Discounted Fees And Cheap Facebook Stock?

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Over the past three years, Russian investment firm DST made a series of huge bets in tech that quickly paid off brilliantly. It invested hundreds of millions of dollars into Zynga, Groupon, and Facebook and valuations that now look cheap. DST investors have to be thrilled. Given that, here's...
DST Is Wildly Successful – So Why Does It Have To Offer LPs Discounted Fees And Cheap Facebook Stock?

Goatse Security's Andrew Auernheimer Found Guilty Of Charges Related to Massive AT&T Hack

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Not one of the hacked iPads, we guess. Goatse Security hacker Andrew Auernheimer, age 26, has been found guilty on federal charges related to downloading the data of over 100,000 iPad owners from AT&T’s website. Wired reports that the jury that heard Mr. Auernheimer’s trial in a New Jersey federal...
Goatse Security's Andrew Auernheimer Found Guilty Of Charges Related to Massive AT&T Hack
Did the NSA have this PRISM t-shirt removed from Zazzle?

Reddit CEO in Memo Leaked to Gawker: 'We are Not Going to Ban Distasteful Subreddits'

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(Photo: Reddit) As the story of notorious Reddit user Violentacrez and the controversial subreddits he moderated sinks its tentacles into the greater Internet, Reddit administrators–known for their laissez-faire attitude about site moderation–have remained astonishingly mum. In conversations with Betabeat, Reddit general manager Erik Martin gave little indication as to how Reddit...
Reddit CEO in Memo Leaked to Gawker: 'We are Not Going to Ban Distasteful Subreddits'

Sandy Soaks Gawker, Huffpo, BuzzFeed

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Instagram user @luch313 Tons of great Sandy coverage on the Web last night and this morning. Largely absent from the conversation, though, are three New York-based news/aggregation sites: BuzzFeed, Gawker and the Huffington Post. All three publishers relied on Datagram, a Manhattan-based ISP, according to a BuzzFeed post published late...
Sandy Soaks Gawker, Huffpo, BuzzFeed

First Word, Last Word And Letting Our Biggest Fans Help Shape The Conversation In Our Comments

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With the launch of our new Techdirt Insider Shop, one of the new features we've enabled on the site is something we're calling First Word/Last Word, which you may have noticed appearing on the blog. The feature allows Techdirt Insiders with credits to help highlight key comments as either "The...
First Word, Last Word And Letting Our Biggest Fans Help Shape The Conversation In Our Comments

Come On Nick, You Can Do Better Than That

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Choire Sicha, former editor of Gawker and now co-founder of The Awl, points out that the Gawker offices have a large screen mounted on the wall that shows the top most-read stories on the site in terms of unique visitors, allegedly to motivate writers at the blog network (although it’s...
Come On Nick, You Can Do Better Than That

Rap Genius Cofounders Dismiss Concerns Over Racist Content in Editor Chat Rooms

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(Photo: ByronCrawford.com) Earlier this afternoon, Byron Crawford, founder of the hip hop blog The Mindset of a Champion, posted what he claims are screenshots of a private chatroom for editors of Rap Genius, a website that crowd-sources explanations for rap lyrics. The images show two Rap Genius editors posting incredibly offensive...
Rap Genius Cofounders Dismiss Concerns Over Racist Content in Editor Chat Rooms
Rumor Roundup: Sexting Gets TechCrunch All Hot and Bothered

Anonymous Now Has Anontune, Its Own Social Music Platform

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(via YouTube.com) The relationship between Anonymous and the recording industry could not be described as copacetic. Nor is this likely to improve things: Wired reports that a band of affiliated coders is building its own open social music platform. Naturally, it is named Anontune. This is just the latest in...
Anonymous Now Has Anontune, Its Own Social Music Platform

Twitter Needs to Find a Way to Monetize Big News Events

www.readwriteweb.com
Twitter will need to think beyond advertisements and find better ways to capitalize on breaking news events if it wants to remain a dominant communication player, according to a startup and marketing expert interviewed by ReadWriteWeb. "Their attempts at finding a revenue stream in promoted Tweets or display ads fail...
Twitter Needs to Find a Way to Monetize Big News Events

Mind Your Neck and Stop Knocking Promoted Tweets

www.searchenginejournal.com
So Twitter’s got a big – whoo-pished! – backlash after announcing they will be launching promoted tweets. I’m seeing twitter users saying that it will turn Twitter into a male enhancement and teeth whitening spam box; it wont work and threatening to leave the platform; and quote unquote ‘experts’...
Mind Your Neck and Stop Knocking Promoted Tweets
One Funding Announcement That Probably Won't Restore Your Faith in Humanity: BuzzFeed Raises Another $20M

Reddit, Trolling, Doxxing, Free Speech & Anonymity: Whoo Boy, Is This Stuff Complicated

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In case you haven't been following last week's big controversy on Reddit, there are a number of debates going on about a variety of topics, concerning free speech, trolling, anonymity and more. The very short version is as follows: there had been some (quite reasonable and understandable) concern about the...
Reddit, Trolling, Doxxing, Free Speech & Anonymity: Whoo Boy, Is This Stuff Complicated
The Best (and Worst) Marketing Gimmick in Austin

Not all men in the 'friend zone' are bad guys | Ally Fogg

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Using the phrase 'friend zone' doesn't make you a misogynist, but the 'Nice Guys' of OK Cupid often stray into that territorySo, Nice Guys of OK Cupid is no more. Like a whirlwind romance, it arrived in a flash, sparked a few rampant weeks of overheated passion, then vanished in...
Not all men in the 'friend zone' are bad guys | Ally Fogg

RT @gawker: The Tiger Woods Apology Live Blog http://gawker.com/5475586/ #tigerwoods #golf

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RT @gawker: The Tiger Woods Apology Live Blog http://gawker.com/5475586/ #tigerwoods #golf
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