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Facebook, Google Must Adapt as Users Embrace 'Unsocial' Networks
Facebook, Google Must Adapt as Users Embrace 'Unsocial' Networks
When Facebook bought the photo-sharing app Instagram for $1 billion, theories flew as to what it might mean. Was Mark Zuckerberg defensive, worried that his 850 million Facebook users might stop uploading 250 million photos a day? Or was he making a proactive move into mobile, where Instagram’s friendly interface makes Facebook look clunky on iPhones?
·www.businessweek.com·
Facebook, Google Must Adapt as Users Embrace 'Unsocial' Networks
Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?
Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?
Social media—from Facebook to Twitter—have made us more densely networked than ever. Yet for all this connectivity, new research suggests that we have never been lonelier (or more narcissistic)—and that this loneliness is making us mentally and physically ill. A report on what the epidemic of loneliness is doing to our souls and our society.
·www.theatlantic.com·
Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?
Dear Consumers Who Apparently Think the Current Drama Surrounding eBooks is Like a Football Game
Dear Consumers Who Apparently Think the Current Drama Surrounding eBooks is Like a Football Game
Please stop, seriously. You're driving me a little bit nuts. Amazon is not on your side. Neither is Apple, or Barnes & Noble, or Google, or Penguin or Macmillan. These are all corporations, not sports teams, and with the exception of Macmillan, they are publicly owned. They have a fiduciary duty to their shareholders to maximize value. You…
·whatever.scalzi.com·
Dear Consumers Who Apparently Think the Current Drama Surrounding eBooks is Like a Football Game
Understanding The Agency Model And The DOJ’s Allegations Against Apple And Those Publishers
Understanding The Agency Model And The DOJ’s Allegations Against Apple And Those Publishers
Yesterday, the US Department of Justice sued Apple and six publishers, alleging that they had conspired to fix prices. It all centres around the switch from a wholesale model of selling e-books from the publishers to retailers (such as Amazon) to using the agency model of selling books that Apple and the publishers agreed to
·www.macstories.net·
Understanding The Agency Model And The DOJ’s Allegations Against Apple And Those Publishers
What you need to know about the Flashback trojan
What you need to know about the Flashback trojan
The success of the Flashback trojan means we've entered a new era in Mac security. But that doesn't mean we need to panic. Rich Mogull explains what Flashback means and what you need to do about it.
·www.macworld.com·
What you need to know about the Flashback trojan
Complicated Apps Are The New Excuse by Federico Viticci
Complicated Apps Are The New Excuse by Federico Viticci
Joost van der Ree has an interview with Andrew S. Allen, the interaction designer of Paper. This quote from the article made me further reflect about the tension between simplicity vs. obviousness & discovery vs. frustration: My partner Georg... | Federico Viticci | Italian Caffeine Curator. Founder of MacStories. Member of Read & Trust Network.
·ticci.org·
Complicated Apps Are The New Excuse by Federico Viticci
Why I hate search
Why I hate search
The word ‘search’ is a negative word. It fairly reeks of loss and effort. You lose your car keys and you search for them. Your pet runs away and you search for her. Having to search implies loss. It implies effort. Search is a means to an end. You search to rescue; you seek to...
·blogs.msdn.com·
Why I hate search
Creating Victims And Then Blaming Them
Creating Victims And Then Blaming Them
Girls Around Me is a perfect storm of everything too many people find creepy about the new mobile age. Download an app to your iPhone, link up your Facebook account and Girls Around Me will find girls around you who've recently checked into Foursquare near your location and return their Facebook profiles. Before Foursquare shut off access to their API and they were pulled from the App Store, Girls Around Me met your 21st century stalking needs, complete with in-app purchases. It is an undoubtedly fascinating story, raising too many issues to discuss in one article. But I found myself with a...
·m.techcrunch.com·
Creating Victims And Then Blaming Them
How Readability Could Nullify The Naysay
How Readability Could Nullify The Naysay
Some people (notably John Gruber) believe Readability is overstepping their bounds by collecting money on a publisher's behalf . I disagree...
·zweigand.blogspot.com·
How Readability Could Nullify The Naysay
Patrick Rhone writes a book on his iPad (and his iPhone)
Patrick Rhone writes a book on his iPad (and his iPhone)
This is the raw footage from a recent interview with Patrick Rhone, a St. Paul tech consultant who recently released his second book, "Enough" (enoughbook.com). Patrick wrote the entire first draft of the book with two index fingers on an iPad screen (and, to a lesser extent, his thumbs on his iPhone, which he routinely uses to compose long-form blog posts). I interviewed him, somewhat incredulously, about all of this. I am posting the footage in its entirety because Patrick is a compelling subject. Edited video to follow.
·vimeo.com·
Patrick Rhone writes a book on his iPad (and his iPhone)
SOPA is All Fun And Games Until NBC Rips Off Apple
SOPA is All Fun And Games Until NBC Rips Off Apple
Reality TV is a harsh business. One minute everyone is glued to Jersey Shore, the next you’re looking at a canceled series and a backlog of ‘GTL’ shirts cluttering up the company store. One of the perennial favorites of the genre is Extreme Home Makeover, an ABC property that has a team building a house for a […]
·thenextweb.com·
SOPA is All Fun And Games Until NBC Rips Off Apple
A Series of Clicks
A Series of Clicks
“Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything.” - Steve Jobs, Macworld 2007 Often, new technologies come along and they immediately show us the future. That something new is possible, right now, today, and that we should pursue innovation along that path. But other times – most of the times
·www.macstories.net·
A Series of Clicks
Seth's Blog
Seth's Blog
We're bad at it. And marketers know this. Consider: you're buying a $30,000 car and you have the option of upgrading the stereo to the 18 speaker, 100 watt version for just $500 more. Sho…
·sethgodin.typepad.com·
Seth's Blog
Prospects for the U.S. Labor Market
Prospects for the U.S. Labor Market
The unemployment rate in the United States fell from 9.1 percent in the summer of 2011 to 8.3 percent in February.
·libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed.org·
Prospects for the U.S. Labor Market
Welcome to the Post PC Era
Welcome to the Post PC Era
a blog by Jeff Atwood on programming and human factors
·www.codinghorror.com·
Welcome to the Post PC Era
A Colossal Mistake of Historic Proportions
A Colossal Mistake of Historic Proportions
By Simon Johnson, co-author of White House Burning: The Founding Fathers, Our National Debt, And Why It Matters To You From the 1970s until recently, Congress allowed and encouraged a great deal of…
·baselinescenario.com·
A Colossal Mistake of Historic Proportions
Too Crooked to Fail
Too Crooked to Fail
The bank has defrauded everyone from investors and insurers to homeowners and the unemployed. So why does the government keep bailing it out?
·www.rollingstone.com·
Too Crooked to Fail
Sir Jonathan Ive
Sir Jonathan Ive
Sir Jonathan Ive, Jony to his friends, is arguably one of the world’s most influential Londoners. The 45-year-old was born in Chingford — and went to the same school as David Beckham. He met his
·www.thisislondon.co.uk·
Sir Jonathan Ive
DRM by any other name still stinks
DRM by any other name still stinks
First major outing of Hollywood's UltraViolet digital streaming effort shows the scheme for what it really is: DRM all over again, and a way to make you pay for content over and over, too.
·news.cnet.com·
DRM by any other name still stinks
Why I left Google
Why I left Google
Ok, I relent. Everyone wants to know why I left and answering individually isn’t scaling so here it is, laid out in its long form. Read a little (I get to the punch line in the 3rd paragraph) or read it all. But a warning in advance: there is no drama here, no tell-all, no...
·blogs.msdn.com·
Why I left Google