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Hashtags considered #harmful

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The noble hashtag is cursed by a problem Yogi Berra could appreciate: Too many people use it, so no one goes there. Presumably, most Twitter users use hashtags intending to add their tweet to a river of similar information and to expose their own thoughts to a wider, interested...
Hashtags considered #harmful
Review: Hidden Radio speaker brings the sleek, but twist design a bit weak

Community Building 101

www.geekwire.com
It’s commonly understood that people spend their time with people they know — both offline and online. People spend their money with companies and individuals they know and trust (if possible). People donate to causes run by organizations and people they know and trust. That’s human nature. Community building also...
Community Building 101

The 404 1,233: Where we stick a fork in it (podcast)

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Today we'll reminisce about Now That's What I Call Music compilations and "Antitrust" starring Tim Robbins. We'll also tell the story of "Donglegate" and why all jokes are now banned from public use. [Read more]...
The 404 1,233: Where we stick a fork in it (podcast)

Seth MacFarlane's Extremely Unfunny Joke Leads to Cyberbullying

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For the past two days, one young Pennsylvanian man has found himself facing hours of celebrity-endorsed cyberbullying on Twitter after telling Family Guy creator and Twitter favorite Seth MacFarlane his rape joke wasn't funny. MacFarlane had tweeted "The lyrics to "Call Me Maybe" sound like the prelude to a horrific...
Seth MacFarlane's Extremely Unfunny Joke Leads to Cyberbullying

Scan launches new landing pages to make QR Codes actually useful for businesses

thenextweb.com
We’ve talked about Scan.me before here on TNW. They’re a Google Ventures-backed company that’s doing some very cool things to fix QR Codes. Now, the company is launching their new Scan Pages product for businesses. These are simple pages that allow a customer to scan a QR code at a...
Scan launches new landing pages to make QR Codes actually useful for businesses

[Posted from the Future] This is it everyone. The moment we've all been waiting for. 213,754,523,869 fat jokes later, this is it.

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[Posted from the Future] This is it everyone. The moment we've all been waiting for. 213,754,523,869 fat jokes later, this is it.

AP Twitter Account Hacked, Hackers Post Fake Tweet Claiming Explosions at White House

betabeat.com
Lies. Perhaps you were sitting on Twitter a few moments ago and saw a heart-stopping tweet from the AP: “Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured.” Luckily for everyone who prefers not to live under martial law, it’s bullshit. The AP’s official comms team has...
AP Twitter Account Hacked, Hackers Post Fake Tweet Claiming Explosions at White House
"Donglegate" is classic overreaction--and everyone pays

Meme Industrial Complex Kicks Into High Gear for Hurricane Sandy

betabeat.com
With the East Coast largely barricaded inside their homes burning through hastily assembled stockpiles of cookies and liquor, there’s one thing left to do: make memes. (For as long as the power stays on, anyway.) The storm already has a dedicated page on Know Your Meme, and it seems parody...
Meme Industrial Complex Kicks Into High Gear for Hurricane Sandy

#TheRules of Social Media: Everyone Says They Don't Want To Be Marketed To. Really, They Just Don't Want To Be Talked Down To.

www.fastcompany.com
Patrick Starzan, Funny or Die's VP of marketing and business development, believes a strong social media strategy means more than accelerating follower counts. "We're always working to grow those communities--and not just grow them, but make sure engagement stays at a very high rate." "We're data driven. We track every...
#TheRules of Social Media: Everyone Says They Don't Want To Be Marketed To. Really, They Just Don't Want To Be Talked Down To.

An Amazing World Spoiled On A Generation Of Idiots: The Funniest Things Anyone Has Ever Said About Tech

www.businessinsider.com
Technology is funny. We've got proof of that on video. Cell phones, the Internet, Facebook and most definitely Twitter is the stuff of great jokes. Now add aging parents, Google,  Microsoft and lawmakers. A word of caution. A few of the videos that follow contain some salty language. Sensitive ears...
An Amazing World Spoiled On A Generation Of Idiots: The Funniest Things Anyone Has Ever Said About Tech

Mitt Romney’s iPhone App Exhorts Users to Believe in a Better ‘Amercia’

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It’s the kind of mistake that’s irresistible to social media wits: an iPhone app for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign misspells the word America. The app lets users take photos and it currently superimposes the legend “A Better Amercia (sic)” over them. While the Romney campaign is seeking to have the...
Mitt Romney’s iPhone App Exhorts Users to Believe in a Better ‘Amercia’

The funniest joke a tech CEO told us today

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We can't tell you who, but it is pretty funny. FORTUNE -- As you might imagine, we get a lot of CEOs and executive coming through the Fortune offices. Most are prepared with facts and figures about their industries and many have great anecdotes and advice. Less common are jokes....
The funniest joke a tech CEO told us today

Microsoft gives us a look at Office 15 including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote

thenextweb.com
Earlier today, Microsoft dropped a huge blog post with details about its Windows 8 for Arm plans, clearing up a lot of questions that people have had in the process. In that post was embedded a video, in which Tom Warren of The Verge uncovered a look at the new...
Microsoft gives us a look at Office 15 including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote
Why 'My Ex-Boyfriend the Space Tyrant' is 'the gayest game ever made'

Google Zeitgeist 2012: Top Searches Of The Year [Video]

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Gangnam Style, the presidential election of 2012, Hurricane Sandy and Felix Baumgartner's supersonic freefall; these are just a few of Google's top searches featured in their Zeitgeist 2012: Year in Review video uploaded today.  Besides historic events, scientific discoveries, celebrity deaths and the top trending videos, the 2:46 digital capsule is also a...
Google Zeitgeist 2012: Top Searches Of The Year [Video]

'Binders Full Of Women', Romney Gaffe, Gets Tumblr And 200k Likes On Facebook

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Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” gaffe at last night’s debate set off a viral firestorm of gender-themed parodies, including a Tumblr, a Facebook page with over 200,000 likes, a string of Twitter jokes, and was the 3rd most searched term on Google for the debate. In response to a...
'Binders Full Of Women', Romney Gaffe, Gets Tumblr And 200k Likes On Facebook
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At least for now, Windows 8 remains a Microsoft Points affair

thenextweb.com
If you’ve used a Microsoft service in the past few years, there is a good chance that you ran into something called a ‘Microsoft Point.’ I bet you were confused. After all, in a world where the use of real currency is the norm (Facebook credits be damned), it feels odd to...
At least for now, Windows 8 remains a Microsoft Points affair

Crowdfunding Picks: Throw Trucks With Your Mind & Other Cool Control Interfaces

www.techdirt.com
For many, many years, we've talked about all kinds of business models, including ideas (and early attempts) at crowdfunding before "crowdfunding' was a word. Obviously, over the past couple years, Kickstarter has become "a thing," along with a number of other platforms, like IndieGogo, PledgeMusic and many more. On a...
Crowdfunding Picks: Throw Trucks With Your Mind & Other Cool Control Interfaces

Nissan, other brands suspend Facebook ads over offensive content

www.pcworld.com
Nissan and some other big brands have suspended advertising campaigns on Facebook after ads were apparently displayed next to offensive content on the site.The campaigns were put on hold in the U.K. just as Facebook rolled out new policies to help it more quickly identify and remove hate speech...
Nissan, other brands suspend Facebook ads over offensive content

NSFWCORP Gets Banned By Vegas Distributors. Maybe This Is Why Print Is Dying

pandodaily.com
About three minutes ago, our lead developer flipped the switch (pushed the button? I’m not entirely sure how technology works) to begin selling subscriptions to the Print Edition of NSFWCORP. As I wrote last week, the move into print is a huge step for us — possibly the most important...
NSFWCORP Gets Banned By Vegas Distributors. Maybe This Is Why Print Is Dying
Girls Star Allison Williams Goes to Sea World, Leaves a Meme

Why Dating Sites Are Broken

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I met my current boyfriend four years ago in the elevator of our Georgetown dorm.  Our friendship slowly grew until we went on our first date, more than two years after we first met. I like becoming friends with a guy I’m interested in first – it’s the only...
Why Dating Sites Are Broken

Quincy Jones begins video podcasts with Celine Dion studio session

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Producer Quincy Jones launched his new digital efforts Tuesday with a video podcast that documents a studio collaboration with Celine Dion. In the video, Jones compares Dion to Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, and jokes with her about how loudly she should sing a line in the song, "I Knew...
Quincy Jones begins video podcasts with Celine Dion studio session

The Big Caption

kottke.org
The Big Caption is a companion site of sorts for The Big Picture "wherein jokes and statments are made using typography". A representative sample: Tags: photography...
The Big Caption

Internet Explorer is changing, but does it deserve a second chance?

thenextweb.com
Internet Explorer hasn’t had the best reputation over the past few years, and for good reason. IE basically had a browser monopoly, and when competitors like Firefox grew in popularity, hatred for IE grew with it. No standards support, ample bugs, security holes; the list goes on and on. Out...
Internet Explorer is changing, but does it deserve a second chance?
Feature: Fffuuuuuuuu: The Internet anthropologist's field guide to "rage faces"

Why Facebook Thinks It Is Like A Chair

www.businessinsider.com
Today Facebook revealed its first-ever TV spot, produced by advertising agency Wieden & Kennedy. The gist: Facebook is like a chair. "Chairs are for people. And that is why chairs are like Facebook," the ad explains. Zuckerberg gave an additional explanation, after announcing Facebook had reached 1 billion active users:...
Why Facebook Thinks It Is Like A Chair
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