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@Harrison Tan @jimpatterson1 Also, messaging not quite as harmful to environment. Unless it's Snapchat.
1 year ago on Sorry, Instagram: Kik, now at 100M users, shows how a platform trumps messaging
@paulmwatson Good catch. That was my error. It's actually 145M instals. Fixed now, thanks.
@crucible I just happen to think that an attempt to put people on Mars is more thrilling and important than ephemeral photo-sharing among teens.
1 year ago on Snapchat vs. SpaceX: Which gets more attention?
@NilsVanBrabant Thanks for introducing me to the word "carceral."
1 year ago on Flipboard vs Medium, native vs Web
@bradotastic I've heard publishers say Comscore is often off by an order of magnitude. Figures come from Upworthy itself. Of course, you can read into that what you will.
1 year ago on Upworthy hits 87M monthly uniques, says “Don’t call us clickbait”
@Segmation See if you can send it into the top 70,000 in the Kindle Store: http://www.amazon.com/Beta-China-ebook/dp/B00D5Z4KLW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1372442683&sr=8-1&keywords=beta+china
1 year ago on “This Story Will Make You Puke!” New media goes all Upworthy, all the time
@rowanwernham Thanks for your comment and the note about the Livefyre bug. We'll let our devs know.
1 year ago on Who hates Jony Ive’s iOS7? Publishers, that’s who
@austinhallock Yes, you're right. Kik is still vulnerable to Apple's controls on its App Store. That's why I said "mostly." Being mobile Web focused doesn't put it entirely in the clear.
1 year ago on Forget Snapchat and WhatsApp for a second – Kik is the dark horse of the Internet
@ranjanxroy Thanks Ranjan. A few others, especially Jon Russell at TNW, have been all over this story too.
1 year ago on Line has 300 million users, WhatsApp has a problem
@colette_sexton Yep. And, you know, MySpace used to be the world's biggest social network.
@aschweig @shanesnow I'm pleased to see you've gone from deriding this on Twitter to actually engaging the idea.
1 year, 1 month ago on What if Contently bought ProPublica?
@jerome.armstrong Cool. Thanks for chiming in, Jerome.
1 year, 1 month ago on Is Vox Media’s Curbed acquisition a death knock for portals?
@Randall Helms I've heard unofficially that it's a 55/45 split in favor of women. Don't know the ages.
1 year, 1 month ago on Upworthy, closing in on 50M monthly uniques, lists 11 greatest hits
@ZachAustin Thanks for pointing that out. These things go up in a rush sometimes. I've now fixed all the errors I could find.
@sosventures Thanks for your comments, Sean. I'll add a note to the story acknowledging Chinaccelerator.
1 year, 2 months ago on Kai-fu Lee’s Innovation Works plots a course in the US
@DonGooding Thanks for your feedback and your comment. The point about the angels in Boston refers not to their number, but to the level of experience, and their willingness to invest that experience, time, and money back into the community. The point made to me was that Boston is lacking in "bench depth" on that front. Reading back over that paragraph, though, I see how I could have made that clearer.
1 year, 2 months ago on What happened, Boston? The original startup hub is in search of its mojo
@RachelFagen Thanks for pointing this out. It was a straight typo. My bad! Fixed now.
1 year, 2 months ago on Marc Andreessen: “The world is going to see an explosion of countries in the years ahead”
@bradjward @Xemion Ooof. Fair call. Not sure where I got that from. Removed now. Thanks for pointing it out.
1 year, 2 months ago on Math marketing: Why Boston has a burgeoning ad-tech cluster
@fred_ox Good point. I have added that detail now.
1 year, 3 months ago on The Netflix for books is here, it’s mobile, and it makes Amazon look old
@jab2727 Yes. Thanks for pointing out the omission. Details now added.
1 year, 3 months ago on Now Xiaomi is one of the world’s most interesting tech companies
@secretsquirrel Thanks. It was a family woman who wrote about it, but it was a family man who got the visit.
1 year, 3 months ago on BuzzFeed has a Medium problem
@Pbbanana Hey, some of my best friends are planned parents.
@eringriffith @Stueymon And here is a simplest amount of research to back that up: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/tesla-ceo-elon-musk-inspired-tony-stark-of-iron-man-fame
1 year, 4 months ago on Yes, “personal branding” is an important thing to do
But he was not a movie character before Musk was born. Even the simplest amount of reading comprehension could tell you that.
@BenjaminKyan Yep, typo. Thanks for spotting.
1 year, 4 months ago on Report: Young companies destroy more jobs than they create – unless they’re tech companies
@johnmichaeleden Thank you, and I agree. The implications of Musk's thought leadership could be more profound than what he ultimately builds. But what he ultimately builds may turn out to be hugely consequential – like, on the "affect the course of humanity" scale – too.
1 year, 4 months ago on Now it’s not even close – Elon Musk is more important to society than Steve Jobs ever was
@ajarchibald I'm sympathetic to this argument, but I insist on pointing out that I am 32 and not too young to remember a world without computers. Especially because they took so long to get to New Zealand...
@bgoldberg No-one's sure of anything, Bryan. Except that the world needs to know what's going to happen on the next episode of The Bachelorette.
1 year, 4 months ago on Epic launches, Politico goes deeper: Why longform is the new necessity
@jcap49 thanks, fixed now.
1 year, 4 months ago on Why Frontback’s simple photo app is like Vine, Instagram, and haikus
@evanatmedium Thanks for your thoughts, Evan. I've included these comments in an update at the bottom of the post.
1 year, 4 months ago on Medium isn’t the message: Be careful how you read what’s published on platforms
@techguy1 thanks for that correction re: calling home. I'll fix.
1 year, 4 months ago on The Book of Mormon: Why the world’s most capitalist religion breeds so many entrepreneurs
@cmilliner Yeah, that's a fair point.
1 year, 4 months ago on Why Provo’s Qualtrics took $70M it didn’t even want
@Joe Mellin stay tuned for that...
@CyrilGaillard Thanks. Fixed now.
1 year, 5 months ago on Move fast, break things: The sad story of Platform, Facebook’s gigantic missed opportunity
@auston Perhaps Outline.com will get there, but it's early days yet. Thanks, though.
1 year, 5 months ago on Political software is on the rise. Seeds is the latest example
@g_c It's 70 pages. Doesn't take long to read.
1 year, 5 months ago on Confused by China? Download Hamish McKenzie’s new eBook right this second
@NVEchols Good point. Fixed.
1 year, 5 months ago on Survey shows 93 percent of Americans have been victims of cybercrime
Hopefully we'll find out next week
1 year, 6 months ago on Listen to the first-ever PandoWeekly radio show, an interview with Kik’s Ted Livingston
1 year, 6 months ago on We’re launching a radio show, and it’s called PandoWeekly
@Ron_Watson Video is hard, because it has to compete against all other video content on the Web. But deep is a good way to go. Sounds like the challenge is in marketing, and in tapping into the networks that will help your content get the viral kick it needs. Good luck with it, and thanks for the feedback.
1 year, 6 months ago on The opportunity for Slow Media
@HamzaShaban Yes, I think you're broadly right about Medium, but it is at least instituting the tools required to encourage "slow media" – notably, collaborative editing functions and a distraction-free CMS. It also isn't slave to chronological order.
Both Longreads and Longform curate other people's stories, but that act alone places value on slow media. They recognize the worth in "forgotten" stories, which they help prolong the life of. No obsession with the new.
Thanks for your comment, and for reading.
@DaveFrancis1 Wow, how'd you get it to go bold?
1 year, 6 months ago on Tech-friendly immigration bill approaches crunch time. Get up to speed here
@PaulaBrantner You're right. Thank you for the feedback. I'm sorry for the error, and I have updated the post accordingly.
1 year, 6 months ago on NationBuilder raises $8M round to show community organizing can be big business
@traderjoe55 Bought 'em at $3 and just decided to offload so I don't have to worry about disclosures like this in the future. Better to keep it simple. Still think not a terrible investment.
1 year, 6 months ago on Five key differences between Zynga and Supercell
@GlennFleishman @hamishmckenzie I think the problem is that I need to clarify my statement. I did not mean at all to suggest that The Magazine was even remotely interested in becoming a platform. I'll clarify it.
Atavist is different in that it doesn't offer a product that enables everyday people to publish their own magazines for free or very cheap.
1 year, 6 months ago on The micropublishing explosion has begun
@GlennFleishman Thanks Glenn. Marco has never responded to any email or tweet I've sent him. if you feel strongly about the "he might have saw something coming" comment, I'm willing to change it. No offense intended.
I don't think The Atavist should be included in this post because its platform is intended for commercial clients.
@ORova Flawless German, Oni.
1 year, 6 months ago on Say what? Duolingo points to data’s important role in online education
@polycapitalist @crucible We wanted to do a take-down of Friendster, but they threatened to withdraw our funding
1 year, 6 months ago on The talented Mr Green: How FWD.us lost New York, Elon Musk, and the tech moral high ground
@Astar291 As tempted as I am to leave that typo so that it reads "stop online privacy" – which I could perhaps explain away as a subversive dig at Facebook – I will bow to the lords of grammar and spellcheck and correct the error. Thank you for pointing it out.