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Facebook's Timeline Is An Annoying Waste Of Time (FB)

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I love Facebook. It's my favorite way to keep tabs on my friends and relatives. I like seeing pictures of their kids, having the occasional 11 p.m. chat and sharing my own photos, videos, funny stories. So when Timeline came out, I thought -- why not? I picked a...
Facebook's Timeline Is An Annoying Waste Of Time (FB)

Senator Chambliss Says There's No Reason To Debate FISA Amendments Act; Just Pass It

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We've been covering in great detail the FISA Amendments Act, which is likely to be renewed before the end of the year. As you may recall, this was the "law" that expanded the ability of federal law enforcement to warrantlessly wiretap Americans -- and then, thanks to a secret interpretation...
Senator Chambliss Says There's No Reason To Debate FISA Amendments Act; Just Pass It

You're Welcome

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I think you are wrong. The “thank you” text back really says: “I got the message. I understand the message. I appreciate your taking the time to do it.” Only it says it in two words. –From NYTimes.com reader elbro27 in a comment on a post by author Nick Bilton...
You're Welcome

Team Prenda Shows Up In Court, Pleads The Fifth... Angry Judge Ends Hearing In 12 Minutes

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Well that happened much faster than expected. While Judge Otis Wright apparently had cleared his entire schedule today for the Prenda hearing, the actual hearing lasted all of 12 (count 'em) minutes, with Judge Wright declaring "we're done" before storming out. We'll have a more detailed writeup from Ken White,...
Team Prenda Shows Up In Court, Pleads The Fifth... Angry Judge Ends Hearing In 12 Minutes

Ubisoft Realizing That Perhaps 'Pirate' Users Are Really Just Like 'Free To Play' Users Who Don't Pay

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Game maker Ubisoft is pretty closely associated with annoying DRM and an insistence that it needs DRM to fight infringement. And yet... the company seems to be recognizing something fundamental as it experiments with "free to play" games that have elements that you can purchase within the game: the percentage...
Ubisoft Realizing That Perhaps 'Pirate' Users Are Really Just Like 'Free To Play' Users Who Don't Pay

Panels Are A Waste Of Time, But They Don’t Have To Be

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Editor’s Note: Guest contributor Joey Flores is a co-founder of Earbits, a Y Combinator-backed online radio ad platform for the music industry. Two years ago, when I first co-founded Earbits, I started frequenting various startup events like so many other first-time founders. Some of them were mixers, others were pitch...
Panels Are A Waste Of Time, But They Don’t Have To Be

Still Fucking Hate Email

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Fred Wilson took some time this morning to go off against email. Clearly annoyed, he writes: I write these posts occasionally to let people know. The result is hundreds of comments about how I can make email work better for me. Please don’t leave those comments. I don’t want to make...
Still Fucking Hate Email

Funny or Die's new "iSteve" trailer proudly points out how bad the movie is

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Funny Or Die, creators of the awful iSteve film we recently reviewed, released a new trailer for their terrible movie today. The trailer features quotes from various reviews of the horrible waste of time, including a choice tidbit from your friends here at 9to5Mac: “Do not watch this movie.” While...
Funny or Die's new "iSteve" trailer proudly points out how bad the movie is

Do You Hold The Keys To The Marketing Budget? Please Take Our Short Survey!

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It's clear brands are still experimenting with emerging digital channels like social, mobile and "native" advertising. What's not clear is the consensus. What's working? What's a total waste of time? Will the almighty banner finally die a quiet death? Will Facebook and Twitter eat ad networks for lunch? What's all...
Do You Hold The Keys To The Marketing Budget? Please Take Our Short Survey!

How can we build a future of post-industrial journalism?

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There’s been a lot written over the past few years about the future of the news industry — how the rise of the web and social media have disrupted it, and how traditional players like the New York Times and others can recover from this disruption and repair their business...
How can we build a future of post-industrial journalism?

Australian Spies Want To Hack Tor After Realizing It Routes Around Their Surveillance

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One of the key flaws with the data retention schemes being proposed by the UK and elsewhere, supposedly to catch terrorists and serious criminals, is that they won't work. It is trivially easy to avoid surveillance by using encrypted connections, for example those provided by The Onion Router (Tor)....
Australian Spies Want To Hack Tor After Realizing It Routes Around Their Surveillance

Apple's Cook calls Einhorn suit 'a silly sideshow'

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CEO Tim Cook says during a Goldman conference that the company doesn't have a depression-era mindset and the lawsuit filed by David Einhorn's Greenlight hedge fund is a waste of time and money. [Read more]...
Apple's Cook calls Einhorn suit 'a silly sideshow'

Facebook: two thirds of users log off for weeks at a time

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Reasons for taking a break include 'excessive gossip or drama from friends' and considering it a 'waste of time', survey findsTwo thirds of Facebook users have taken a voluntary break from the site for several weeks or more, citing reasons ranging from "excessive gossip or drama from their friends" to...
Facebook: two thirds of users log off for weeks at a time

Nokia calls Google's EU antitrust complaint "frivolous" and a waste of time and resources

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I just reported on Google's EU antitrust complaint against Microsoft and Nokia, and subsequently saw that Nokia has meanwhile issued a statement. I'll now quote it, and comment on it, passage by passage:"Though we have not yet seen the complaint, Google's suggestion that Nokia and Microsoft are colluding on IPR...
Nokia calls Google's EU antitrust complaint "frivolous" and a waste of time and resources

DeviantArt partners with Madefire to help members to monetize their communities

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This embed is invalid The first time I sat down and talked with the CEO of what’s arguably the largest art community in the world, DeviantArt, he immediately handed me a pen and a paintbrush. I told him, “I can’t draw.” My sixth grade art teacher told me it would...
DeviantArt partners with Madefire to help members to monetize their communities

Apparently If You Explain Many Ways That Artists Can Make Money Outside Of Copyright, You're Against Artists Getting Paid

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I recognize that it's easy to jump to simplified caricatures of nuanced positions, but there's one argument that I find particularly nefarious and disgusting. It's the idea that folks like myself "don't want artists to get paid." That seems to be one of the insinuations in this article, interviewing a...
Apparently If You Explain Many Ways That Artists Can Make Money Outside Of Copyright, You're Against Artists Getting Paid

Open Letter to Blog Comment Spammers

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Photo credit: freezelight Dear “SEO Consulting Services New York” and you too “Starting A Home Business”, I have an admission to make: I don’t like comment spam. You are comment spammers. Our readers don’t like you. I don’t like you. You’re not welcome here. Our Akismet filter has been doing...
Open Letter to Blog Comment Spammers

HADOPI May Be Succeeding -- In Driving French Customers To Dotcom's Mega

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Last week, Techdirt reported on the news that falling numbers of P2P users are being trumpeted as a victory for HADOPI's "three strikes" approach in France, but that it is a hollow victory, since sales of recorded music are still dropping in that country. The French site Numerama points out...
HADOPI May Be Succeeding -- In Driving French Customers To Dotcom's Mega

The Medium Doesn’t Matter

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Today, word leaked out that the BCC has issued new guidelines on how their writers should be conducting themselves on Twitter. While guidelines like these are nothing new, the restrictions they place on reporters are noteworthy for such a large organization. In fact, the guidelines seem to contradict the very...
The Medium Doesn’t Matter
Google's Glass Companion App For Android And Web-Based Setup Wizard Are Now Live

iPad – Magazine Savior, Portfolio Replacement Or A Complete Waste Of Time?

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iPad – Magazine Savior, Portfolio Replacement Or A Complete Waste Of Time?

Path.to relaunches to shake up how job candidates and employers find one another

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We’ve written about Path.to several times here at TNW, starting last August when the service launched as a competitor to LinkedIn, in that it provided a beautiful way to visualize one’s resume. However, the company made a pivot over the past few months, bringing to the front of its focus...
Path.to relaunches to shake up how job candidates and employers find one another
Vibram Boss: IP Enforcement Is A Waste Of Time; You're Better Off Building A Relationship With Customers
$4M Richer, StyleSeat Launches "To You," Lets You Book Stylists To Your Home

Solving the attachment problem with SkyDrive

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We’ve talked about our approach to connecting the file cloud, app cloud and device cloud. A key part of the work we are doing in the app cloud is to bring the benefits of cloud-based file sharing to email apps. In this post, Lia Yu, a product marketer on...
Solving the attachment problem with SkyDrive

Tim Cook at the D Conference: Between the Lines

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Apple boss Tim Cook spoke Tuesday night at the D10 conference, his first major public interview since becoming CEO of Apple last year. His chat touched on everything from what he learned from Steve Jobs to his big-picture goal for Apple: To build great products, of course. But as always when a...
Tim Cook at the D Conference: Between the Lines

Google keyword advertising is waste of money, says eBay report

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Study by auction website says billions spent by advertisers on keywords to maximise Google ranking has little effect on salesBusinesses may be wasting billions of pounds a year buying up keyword advertising on search engines such as Google, a new report has claimed.The study by auction website eBay claimed that...
Google keyword advertising is waste of money, says eBay report

Yahoo Is So Bloated, It Could Cut 25 Percent Of Its Staff And Nobody Would Notice (YHOO)

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Michael Smith, a former Yahoo business development manager in Asia, has posted a scathing rant about how the company was mismanaged. He is sure that layoffs are coming in the next two weeks, but says Yahoo is so overstaffed that it could cut 20 to 25 percent of its...
Yahoo Is So Bloated, It Could Cut 25 Percent Of Its Staff And Nobody Would Notice (YHOO)

Are Amazon reader reviews killing off the critic?

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News that a commercial operation has been rigging customer endorsements is a reminder of the virtues of professional criticsFor as long as book reviews have been published, writers have argued that book reviewing itself is in a state of crisis - a pointless exercise, a waste of time. In 1846...
Are Amazon reader reviews killing off the critic?
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