Over the past few months myself, Matt, Jesse, and Nick have been experimenting with a new service called Wantering. Our goal has been to find the best products in the world, and match them with the most beautiful photos on the web. In our haste to make something awesome, we made a big mistake.[[MORE]] We quickly found that many of the most beautiful product photos on the web are taken by...
Can an Algorithm Write a Better News Story Than a... →
This is happening faster than any journalist wants to acknowledge.
Svbtle : The essence of blogging. →
If you haven’t already checked out Dustin Curtis’ newest project, you should. He has curated a remarkable group of bloggers, and packaged their work up in a clean and sophisticated interface.
Whistleblower: The NSA is Lying–U.S. Government... →
Great discussion. National Security Letters are one of the scariest things out there, today. ISPs, or websites that hold user data, can be forced to turn over any information they might hold. No warrants or judicial oversight. And you can go to jail for 5+ years for even acknowledging that you received the letter, so this is all happening invisibly.
This decade of the teens already has a set character, it is crisis doomer gothic...– -Bruce Sterling An Essay on the New Aesthetic
“Part of what I’m learning in being out here—and this probably sounds like way...– -Mark Zuckerberg (2005) | The Harvard Crimson Interesting read, thinking about the Instagram acquisition. Facebook could have created a killer mobile photo upload system that borrowed the best parts of Instagram for a few million bucks. Probably would’ve worked, considering the percentage of...
CISPA: The Latest Threat To The Internet →
Basically, it adds an “unless we think the NSA could use this” provision to all the other privacy laws, and opens the door for censorship of politically unpopular groups.