Category Archives: Linked

February 2, 2014

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Looks like ESRI has taken data from my employer (TomTom) and others to create a set of interactive maps in celebration of today’s Super Bowl. Data can be beautiful: http://mediamaps.esri.com/super-bowl-perspectives-map/  

January 7, 2014

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On the cusp of today’s post, a reader emailed me with two notes. First, he reminded me that CES is going on. Really? I honestly had no clue….I really should open a web browser more often and also he linked me to this post from TechCrunch (when did Darrell start working there? He used to […]

January 2, 2014

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After selling my iPad in October, I’ve been iPad-less for quite some time and this has lead to a backlog of Instapaper articles. I finally bit the bullet and started reading these on my computer which I hate doing. I was never an eBook guy until I got an iPad and my consumption has gone […]

October 21, 2013

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via Le Monde.fr: Amongst the thousands of documents extracted from the NSA by its ex-employee there is a graph which describes the extent of telephone monitoring and tapping (DNR – Dial Number Recognition) carried out in France. It can be seen that over a period of thirty days – from 10 December 2012 to 8 […]

August 15, 2013

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via Al3x: When you’re young, relationships seem like a renewable resource. Friendships are plentiful and come easily. Just out of the house and out in the world, you’re eager to escape the heretofore-constant presence of family. Being pulled into work makes you feel important, independent, and adult. Work itself can provide a new community and […]

August 15, 2013

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via Facebook for Business’ Blog: Everything posted to that blog most social media “experts” have already realized for themselves but it is really nice to see it written out like this. If you care about what Facebook shows you, click the link. Still, Twitter is way better. I hate that AI of Facebook decides what […]

August 15, 2013

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via The Bold Italic: Most of all, I’m sad to leave the people I met and the friends I made in San Francisco. They’re some of the best I’ve ever known. They’re open-minded and smart and accepting and grounded and laid-back and free. Sure, San Franciscans are amazing guilt trippers and the most polite flakes. […]

July 16, 2013

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via ShawnBlanc: I meant to link to this one a VERY long time ago (like January) but it fell into a folder of stuff I forgot about. Links shared on Twitter are relatively fleeting. Isn’t the average lifespan of a Tweet something like 120 seconds? Thus, someone who checks Twitter once or twice a day […]

July 16, 2013

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via Medium: Listen to your users more than the press. Don’t get sucked into the gravity hole between you and your competition. Ruthlessly run your own path, not someone else’s. Great article from Josh Williams, founder of Gowalla and currently at Facebook. I loved Gowalla. It was the best check-in service and beat everyone else […]

July 16, 2013

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via TechCrunch:  Historically, high journalism has largely been subsidized by low journalism. Nowadays, though, the two are increasingly decoupled, largely because we can get the latter online in unlimited quantities. BuzzFeed is the poster child of this movement, partly because of its undeniable success, partly because it is to low journalism what high-fructose corn syrup […]