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17

Apr

seanbonner:

STORMWATCH!!!!!!

seanbonner:

STORMWATCH!!!!!!

20

Jan

wilwheaton:

Looks like part of this comes from a user at DeviantArt, and another part comes from Alpha Coders.
I hope I got the sources right, because I really love this.
(via Reddit)

WANT!

wilwheaton:

Looks like part of this comes from a user at DeviantArt, and another part comes from Alpha Coders.

I hope I got the sources right, because I really love this.

(via Reddit)

WANT!

ilovecharts:

Boo to the flu.

I guess I’m an asshole

ilovecharts:

Boo to the flu.

I guess I’m an asshole

Facebook is taking a different tack. It’s starting with a signal—Likes—that is already corrupted, that in fact has always been corrupted. People routinely Like a thing not because they actually like it, not because they have (to use a favorite Facebook word) any real affiliation with it, but because they’ve been, in one way or another, bribed to Like it.

Like us on Facebook to download our new single! Like us on Facebook to get 10% off your next purchase! Like us on Facebook to get a chapter of our new e-book for free! Like us on Facebook to enter our sweepstakes! Like us on Facebook so our dad will give us a puppy!…

…It might seem kind of strange for a company to build a search engine — a pretty costly undertaking — using criteria that it knows to be debased, to be anything but objective. But to Facebook, it’s business-as-usual. Here’s the difference between Google and Facebook: Larry Page recognized that commercial corruption was a threat to his ideal. For Mark Zuckerberg, commercial corruption is the ideal.

Nicholas Carr, Rough Type. Facebook’s polluted graph. (via futurejournalismproject)

FASCINATING and thoughtful take on Facebook’s Graph Search

17

Jan

I wouldn’t have known Aaron Swartz if he’d sat in my lap. I had to have one of my children explain to me what Reddit was the other night. (Yes, I am an idiot. Please proceed.) But I’ve been around enough courthouses to recognize political ambition in a federal prosecutor when I see it.

12

Jan

Tahoe-bound #nofilter

Tahoe-bound #nofilter

05

Jan

quantumodes:

MMMmmmMMM…when it comes to raising rates on Stafford loans, the Barackness monster ain’t buyin’ it. #SlowJamTheNews

30

Dec

dbreunig:

The takeaway from Snapchat is that people are aware of the lifetime of web posting and they’re tired of creating things that last a lifetime.

This generation aren’t merely conscious of how they’re represented, they’re considering how that representation will age. That’s amazing. It flies in the face of the argument that privacy will shift radically, that embarrassing digital histories will be the norm.

29

Dec

Breaking: Instagram Exodus!!! [UPDATE] [UPDATE] [UPDATE] [UPDATE]

parislemon:

Here’s what I saw, reading the tech news this morning:

BREAKING: Instagram lost tens of millions of users due to the TOS backlash!!!

Update: Actually, it wasn’t very many.

Update 2: Actually, any loses had nothing to do with the TOS fiasco.

Update 3: Actually, the data is fundamentally flawed.

Update 4: Actually, Instagram has gained users since the situation.

Update 5: Fuck. Whatever. This still totally matters. Reasons.

Another sterling day for the tech press.

He speaks the truth.

People thought it was [crazy] for me to change my swing after I won the Masters by 12 shots…Why would you want to change that? Well, I thought I could become better. If I play my best, I’m pretty tough to beat. I’d like to play my best more frequently, and that’s the whole idea. That’s why you make changes. I thought I could become more consistent.

-TIGER WOODS, Golf Digest, Jan. 2005

This is one of my favorite quotes. It just happens to be from an athlete. I couldn’t find the whole transcript of this, but I remember Woods saying that he had to take a few steps backward in order to make the change he was seeking. It wasn’t easy, because he had to unlearn what had made him win at Augusta in 1997 in order to position himself later to have the great year of any pro golfer, ever, in 2000-2001. This quotes makes me think about a lot of things — about being consistent and taking the risks needed to get that consistency versus just going with the flow. Deep down, Woods knew his swing in ‘97 would only take him so far, so he elected to rebuild his swing from scratch, unlearn all the things he knew, in order to rise to a new level and hopefully become more consistent. And for a decade, he did just that. (via semilshah)