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Being Naked Online

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I saw this tweet from the start of Howard Lindzon's talk in Boulder yesterday:   "First two people I met on the Internet (who weren't naked) were @bfeld & @fredwilson" - @howardlindzon #bigboulder quotes — Kyle Porter (@kylegport) June 21, 2012   I don't know exactly what Howard means by...
Being Naked Online
A Stroll Down Startup Alley: Bras, Coffee, And Lots Of Photo/Video Sharing

An Ad Agency Is Turning Homeless People Into Wi-Fi Hotspots At SXSW

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In between the parties and the panels, twelve homeless men and one woman have been wandering the streets of Austin this week, offering SXSW-goers a hot commodity: wifi. As part of a "charitable" experiment to integrate discussion of homelessness into the SXSW discourse., New York-based ad agency BBH Labs...
An Ad Agency Is Turning Homeless People Into Wi-Fi Hotspots At SXSW

Facebook's Copycat Tendencies: A Sign of Strength, not Weakness

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The tipping point for Facebook was back in Spring 2007. The site had only been open to the non-college/highschool world at large for less than a year, and was just finally overcoming the broader “isn’t that just a site for college kids?” stigma. That’s also about the time Facebook...
Facebook's Copycat Tendencies: A Sign of Strength, not Weakness

Busta Rhymes Waxes Enthusiastic On Google Music

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When Google Music launched a couple months ago, there was some criticism regarding how the service was promoted. What many saw as just another music locker and streaming service (albeit a perfectly good and free one) others saw as a great new vector for music sales and distribution. But the...
Busta Rhymes Waxes Enthusiastic On Google Music

Urturn raises $13.4m for social 'self-expression' service and launches its official iPhone app

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London-based startup secures funding from Balderton Capital and sets sights on younger users fleeing FacebookIf the thought of an iPhone app for people to slap virtual stickers and slogans onto photos - often of One Direction - share them with the world and then remix one another's creations makes you angry,...
Urturn raises $13.4m for social 'self-expression' service and launches its official iPhone app

Social Commerce Network Lockerz Debuts A Pinterest-Like Self-Expression Platform

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Kleiner Perkins-backed social commerce network Lockerz is debuting a new Pinterest-like self-expression platform, where members can create and share collections of images and videos from anywhere on the Web. But unlike Pinterest, users can actually receive rewards for sharing content, which can be used to get discounts in the Lockerz...
Social Commerce Network Lockerz Debuts A Pinterest-Like Self-Expression Platform

The transformation of publishing

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Robert McCrum remembers a time when everyone thought the old world of publishing would go on for ever, and then e-books came alongWhen I was a teenager, dreaming of life and literature, the technological ceiling to my self-expression - black on white, ink on paper - was my sky-blue Olympia...
The transformation of publishing

Why French Parents Are Better Than American Parents

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The most popular article of the year in the Wall Street Journal was an excerpt of a book by Pamela Druckerman called "Bringing Up Bebe." The excerpt describes the moment in which Druckerman realized that French kids are much better behaved than American kids and then set out to discover...
Why French Parents Are Better Than American Parents
Fancy aspires to be the Amazon of social commerce
Bloglovin passes 2M members and buckles down for life beyond Google Reader

Cowbird Is A Community For Amazing Storytellers, And Another Reason To Love The Internet

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Not yet familiar with digital storytelling platform Cowbird, despite recent glowing coverage from the likes of Wired and The Washington Post? Well, if you like reading, seeing or listening to a good story as much as I do, you will be mighty glad I’m introducing you to the site today....
Cowbird Is A Community For Amazing Storytellers, And Another Reason To Love The Internet

Pinterest rival Fancy gets liked by Mark Zuckerberg

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Fancy, the social discovery and commerce site that competes with Pinterest, just picked up a big name user: Mark Zuckerberg. Fancy said Zuckerberg joined the site Friday morning. It may just be that Zuckerberg is interested in finding some gift ideas for his new bride. But it also prompts some...
Pinterest rival Fancy gets liked by Mark Zuckerberg

The 10 funniest Tumblrs

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The blogging platform is a great place for aspiring comedians to showcase their skills. Here are some tumblelogs that will have you rolling on the floor laughingIt has launched Obama's re-election campaign, hosted powerful protest blogs and propelled hip young fashionistas and artists to fame and fortune. Blogging platform Tumblr...
The 10 funniest Tumblrs

Lack of teen participation might always be a problem for Facebook but it doesn't have to spell the end for the social network

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A popular storyline lately is that Facebook is failing to capture interest from teens who are turning to Instagram, Snapchat or other services instead. The conclusion pundits are making — from primarily anecdotal evidence, it should be noted — is that Facebook is on the decline because it is losing...
Lack of teen participation might always be a problem for Facebook but it doesn't have to spell the end for the social network

AUDIO: China's social media revolution

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More than 300m people in China are now signed up to Sina Weibo, China's version of Twitter, and the service is heralding a new wave of self expression. Duncan Hewitt travelled around China to meet the people using social media....
AUDIO: China's social media revolution

A history of the Amiga, part 8: The demo scene

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Author’s note: The Demo Scene is the latest piece in a long-running Ars series on the history of the Amiga. The last installment in the series ran in 2008, but professional obligations for the author caused a delay. More chapters are on the way—emphasis on chapters. The ultimate aim...
A history of the Amiga, part 8: The demo scene
Is Tumblr the new GeoCities? VC Fred Wilson says no, points to ads
Is Tumblr the new GeoCities? VC Fred Wilson says no, points to ads

Tumblr updates its look on Android with a Path-esque launcher button

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Tumblr launched a fresh new look for its Android app on Monday, updating the navigation with a launcher button that pops out all of a user’s different options on mobile — making the app look a lot more like Path. Path has been noted for its design on mobile, and...
Tumblr updates its look on Android with a Path-esque launcher button

Twitter photos: Put a filter on it

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Every day, millions of people come to Twitter to connect with the things they care about and find out what’s happening around the world. As one of the most compelling forms of self-expression, photos have long been an important part of these experiences. Starting today, you’ll be able to edit...
Twitter photos: Put a filter on it

Vimeo announces the 2012 Festival + Awards program and opens voting to the public

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The second Vimeo Festival + Awards is fast approaching, celebrating the most creative and original films that have premiered exclusively online. Now, Vimeo has just announced the official 2012 program and is simultaneously opening voting to the public. The event, taking place on June 7-9, 2012 in New York City, gathers together the likes of Mike...
Vimeo announces the 2012 Festival + Awards program and opens voting to the public

Friendly Music expands beyond YouTube and brings copyright-cleared music within your apps

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Friendly Music just got a major update, its owner Rumblefish announced today. As part of the refresh, it released a mobile SDK which will give iOS developers the opportunity to let users play with soundtracks within their apps. As you may know, Rumblefish and its consumer-focused branch, Friendly Music, are...
Friendly Music expands beyond YouTube and brings copyright-cleared music within your apps
TC@MWC: Hands-On With The Sony Xperia U
Will Zynga's ChefVille cooking game turn around the company's fortunes?

Who Uses Twitter Anyway?

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The days of “I don’t get Twitter” may be over. Tweets are now a form of self-expression among connected consumers, and it is this connected generation that continues to grow in size and influence year over year. Much in the same way that texting is a natural form of conversation,...
Who Uses Twitter Anyway?

Tumblr Is Not What You Think

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Editor’s note: Adam Rifkin is co-founder and CEO of PandaWhale, an online network of interesting things and people. You can follow him on Twitter @ifindkarma. Pop quiz: what is the favorite social networking site of Americans under age 25? If you guessed Facebook you are way behind the eight-ball, because Tumblr now enjoys...
Tumblr Is Not What You Think

Wifi Names Are The New Rude Post-its and Political Bumper Stickers

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We don’t know who Sharptooth is, but he isn’t well-liked. The august and proper BBC News has taken a look at a new and lurking scourge found in thickly settled neighborhoods throughout the world: passive-aggressive wifi names. Many Wifi users stick with something simple, like “Home” or the name of their...
Wifi Names Are The New Rude Post-its and Political Bumper Stickers

How to Blog When You’re Not a Writer

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In this post Mark Hayward shares some tips on blogging for small business when you’re not a writer. image by tomswift46 Have you ever accidentally slammed your hand in a car door? OUCH! I think that very unpleasant feeling can be compared to how some small business owners feel about...
How to Blog When You’re Not a Writer

Twitter Can't Beat Facebook

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Hardcore Twitter users, I know you're a loyal bunch (in fact, I consider myself one of you). So don't take this personally. This article is about Facebook and how it is either going to destroy Twitter, force the microblogging service to change or make it an aquisition target by...
Twitter Can't Beat Facebook
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