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RT @robertdwaller: Texas Tech hosting Improv Everywhere flash mob on Apr 8, part of MP3 Experiment: http://bit.ly/djWpB9

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RT @robertdwaller: Texas Tech hosting Improv Everywhere flash mob on Apr 8, part of MP3 Experiment: http://bit.ly/djWpB9

Malleable social graphs and mini-mobs: why Facebook could destroy Foursquare and Gowalla with one check in

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I didn’t write about the big location war at SXSW (between location-based apps like Foursquare, Gowalla, Loopt, Brightkite, Whrrl, and others). Why not? Because, well, MG Siegler at Techcrunch has been. But I did participate, and took notes and now I’m looking at what’s next: 1. These apps are...
Malleable social graphs and mini-mobs: why Facebook could destroy Foursquare and Gowalla with one check in

Facebook mob wrongly blames Mass Effect for school shooting

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Following the school shooting in Newtown, CT, media reports pinned the rampage on 24 year-old Ryan Lanza. Facebook users rapidly found a profile belonging to a Ryan Lanza, scavenged his profile, and discovered that he was a fan of Bioware's space opera Mass Effect. A hundred-page comment stream deriding the...
Facebook mob wrongly blames Mass Effect for school shooting
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Trending: Facebook Cash Mobs Boost Small, Local Businesses

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Have you seen a Facebook post for a cash mob? We haven’t, but by the sounds of it, we sure would like to. continued… New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media....
Trending: Facebook Cash Mobs Boost Small, Local Businesses

How a crowd came to the aid of bullied bus monitor Karen Klein | Paul Hilder

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For too long we've witnessed injustice but been powerless to do anything about it. Our new social media are changing thatIn the last few days, millions of people have watched the YouTube video of bus monitor Karen H Klein being bullied by a group of kids. It's a heart-wrenching experience....
How a crowd came to the aid of bullied bus monitor Karen Klein | Paul Hilder

Wait a minute, are sock puppets really that bad?

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The outing of best-selling authors Stephen Leather and RJ Ellory for their use of sock puppets to boost their own reviews on Amazon has generated a storm of controversy, personal apologies — and even organized protests from writers who hate the idea that somebody would unfairly boost their own rankings....
Wait a minute, are sock puppets really that bad?

Twitter Launches Vine, A Micro Video App For iOS That Plays Nice With Cards

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Brevity is the soul of Twitter, as the saying goes. And that doesn't just mean pearls of wisdom parceled out over 140 characters.  Today Twitter introduced Vine, a New York startup that the company acquired last October. Vine, an app that allows users to create six second long animated GIF-like...
Twitter Launches Vine, A Micro Video App For iOS That Plays Nice With Cards

Instagram Beats Twitter in Daily Mobile Users for the First Time, Data Says

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Of the 110 million current smartphone owners in the United States, users visited Instagram from their smartphones on a daily basis more frequently than they visited Twitter during the month of August, AllThingsDigital has learned, marking the first time that the massively popular photo sharing service has passed Twitter in...
Instagram Beats Twitter in Daily Mobile Users for the First Time, Data Says

Angry Spaniards Crowdfund Money To Try To Bring Former Banking Boss To Court For Bank Collapse

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Francisco sent over an interesting story of how a bunch of people in Spain were able to crowdfund a bunch of money in an attempt to bring Rodrigo Rato, the former chair of one of Spain's largest banks, Bankia, to justice for driving the bank into the ground until it...
Angry Spaniards Crowdfund Money To Try To Bring Former Banking Boss To Court For Bank Collapse

T-Mobile to eliminate 1,900 US call center jobs, says more 'restructuring' ahead

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T-Mobile USA CEO Philipp Humm sent word to his employees today that the company will be shuttering seven call centers, cutting a total of 3,300 jobs in the process. Affected employees will have the option of relocating to any of the 17 remaining call centers throughout the country, where...
T-Mobile to eliminate 1,900 US call center jobs, says more 'restructuring' ahead

Rumored Facebook Data Expansion Webwide Promising, Nerve-Wracking

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Despite its walled-in history, many of Facebook's recent strides have trended toward making what was once private public, and that which was previously unavailable to search engines discoverable. The company, cognizant of the failures experienced by data hoarders of the past, appears to have the desire to change - and...
Rumored Facebook Data Expansion Webwide Promising, Nerve-Wracking

IBM Rolls Out Endpoint Manager to Secure Mobile Devices, Laptops

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With the Endpoint Manager, IBM is offering organizations a single platform capable of securing desktops, laptops, and mobile devices in the enterprise, regardless of who owns it. - IBM is beefing up its mobile credentials to help organizations manage with the influx of mobile devices into the enterprises as part...
IBM Rolls Out Endpoint Manager to Secure Mobile Devices, Laptops

In Which I Debate The UK Publisher's Association Boss Who Attacked The British Library

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A few weeks back, we wrote about the rather crazy exaggeration and attack from the UK Publisher's Association on groups -- including the British Library -- who were seeking common sense changes to copyright law. After that post went up, I was asked to participate in a podcast debate with...
In Which I Debate The UK Publisher's Association Boss Who Attacked The British Library

T-Mobile Galaxy S III hands-on

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T-Mob's variant of the Galaxy S III made its in-store debut on this very day, and we just had a chance to go hands-on with the flagship smartphone. The carrier brought the handset down to the Metropolitan Pavilion for Pepcom's baseball-themed shindig and we just had to get our...
T-Mobile Galaxy S III hands-on

Samsung reportedly behind mock protest flashmob at Apple Store

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An Australian Apple Store was bombarded by a mob of people chanting "wake up" and holding signs emblazoned with the same slogan on Thursday, with one source claiming that the stunt was orchestrated by an ad agency working for Samsung....
Samsung reportedly behind mock protest flashmob at Apple Store
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Panasonic KX-TG7740 and KX-TG7730 cordless phones feature Linke2Cell, iPhone ringtone integration

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Sure, you may have long ditched the landline, but you could still be in the market for a cordless phone. Two such rigs from Panasonic let you tap your mob for a voice connection, with Link2Cell. The KX-TG7740 and KX-TG7730 can both sync up with Bluetooth-enabled phones, letting you...
Panasonic KX-TG7740 and KX-TG7730 cordless phones feature Linke2Cell, iPhone ringtone integration

Canada preparing giant butt-mob for cancer

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Canada preparing giant butt-mob for cancer

Commentary: DOXing is not okay. Ever. For anyone.

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[Full disclosure: I spent the last week on the Internet 2012 Bus Tour with some of the Reddit admins. They did not ask me to write this, and I would have written this even without having been on the tour last week. Also, I'm not going to do him the...
Commentary: DOXing is not okay. Ever. For anyone.

Expose yourself...

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With so many options in media, interaction and venues, you now get to choose what you expose yourself to.Expose yourself to art, and you'll come to appreciate it and aspire to make it.Expose yourself to anonymous scathing critics and you will begin to believe them (or flinch in anticipation of...
Expose yourself...

RIM culprit behind Australian 'wake up' Apple store protest

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Previously believed to be Samsung, BlackBerry manufacturer Research in Motion admitted responsibility for the paid flashmob outside a Sydney Apple store. The faux mob was a phase in a viral marketing program for the upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS.......
RIM culprit behind Australian 'wake up' Apple store protest

Huawei Summit hits T-Mobile for $50 sporting faux-Android duds

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A recent leaked T-Mobile roadmap showed a Huawei Summit handset that we suspected was "possibly Android-flavored," and now that the device has arrived in the carrier's shop, we're still not certain. It's a basic phone, to be sure, with a 3.5-inch 480 x 320 display, 3.2-megapixel rear camera, GPS,...
Huawei Summit hits T-Mobile for $50 sporting faux-Android duds

RT @robertdwaller: Texas Tech hosting Improv Everywhere flash mob on Apr 8, part of MP3 Experiment: http://bit.ly/djWpB9

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RT @robertdwaller: Texas Tech hosting Improv Everywhere flash mob on Apr 8, part of MP3 Experiment: http://bit.ly/djWpB9

Digg’s Biggest Problem Are Its Users And Their Constant Opinions On Things

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There’s a saying I love: “a camel is a horse designed by committee.” A variation is “a volvo is a porsche designed by committee.” Some of the best product advice I’ve ever heard goes something like “damn what the users want, charge towards your dream.” All of these statements are,...
Digg’s Biggest Problem Are Its Users And Their Constant Opinions On Things

Are all-male panels at tech conferences a thing of the past?

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A conference was cancelled after an all-white male panel caused upset. So is the tide really turning for women in technology?A media storm blew up in the tech world earlier this year, after someone questioned the lack of women on the roster at a conference and tweeted to ask the...
Are all-male panels at tech conferences a thing of the past?

Facebook and Twitter: Welcome to the new platform wars

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There’s been a lot of virtual ink spilled lately about the way that Twitter has been flexing its platform muscles by cracking down on the use of its API and — some argue — squeezing the life out of its ecosystem, but it’s worth noting that Facebook is not above...
Facebook and Twitter: Welcome to the new platform wars

Exclusive: Lawsuit says phone companies gouged FBI on wiretaps

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A former New York prosecutor, John Prather, claims AT&T, Verizon, Qwest & Sprint regularly charged law enforcement agencies 10 times what they should have for routine wiretaps. He’s now suing on behalf of the FBI and state and city police departments to recover many millions of dollars for overcharging that allegedly...
Exclusive: Lawsuit says phone companies gouged FBI on wiretaps

The fate of Sally Bercow suggests it's all too easy to side with the baying mob

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The ill-judged clamour over Lord McAlpine swept many of us to a false conclusion, says Graeme Archer    ...
The fate of Sally Bercow suggests it's all too easy to side with the baying mob
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