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@andrewhillman One of the things I usually notice is when the guest's volume suddenly drops because they moved their head (switching back and forth between Sarah and the audience, for example). It seems like something that could be easily fixed with different hardware but I don't know whether Sarah and her team always bring their own recording equipment to the many venues.
If the live audience has priority, there is also a limit on how invasive the hardware can be.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on PandoMonthly New York with Betaworks CEO John Borthwick, the full interview
that looks like it's audio only. still, it's a way to send pando money.
5 months, 1 week ago on Get your startup on: Every PandoMonthly is now available via iTunes
Social media can be used for at least one good thing: partially reassuring the family of people who happen to be near the tragedy.
A former colleague of mine runs races all over the world. He ran the Boston marathon yesterday.
I am in the UK. So is his family.
I was first made aware of the bombings through the BBC Breaking News twitter account via a re-tweet from Warren Ellis (pure coincidence since I had the BBC news website opened in another tab of my browser).
I went to his Facebook page to confirm that my friend was indeed running the marathon and to check whether he had posted about being OK. No news yet. Several of his Facebook friends were wondering the same thing.
Leigh Cowart from NSFWCorp promptly re-tweeted a link from Karen Wise to the Boston Athletic Association, allowing me to extract the race tracking information for my friend and post it on his Facebook wall. I did that because it looked like my friend was alive, even though that was unconfirmed.
BBC news coverage gave some additional pointers about the timeline of the event, which I completed when Google pointed me to the Time magazine sport section online.
I decided to add that unconfirmed information to my Facebook post because it looked, once again, like my friend was alive.
At that point, his mother and father seem to have decided to start breathing again. From what I can gather, that happened about 1 hour into the UK coverage of the bombings.
I took about another hour for my friend to be able to contact people in the UK and confirm he was indeed OK.
The possibility of spreading false hope was definitely a risk but what I considered official sources were indicating that my friend was at least a couple kilometers from the blasts so I shared that and I think the partial reassurance was worth it.
None of that would have happened without proper news coverage of the events on the ground, obviously.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Boston marathon: Has social media coverage finally matured?
I assume this is the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKfgHS8JRgI
9 months, 4 weeks ago on Josh Kopelman’s greatest dance moves (apologies to his embarrassed daughter)
9 months, 4 weeks ago on PandoMonthly New York with First Round Capital’s Josh Kopelman, the full interview
looks like a good idea but I still say you need a system allowing your ad-blocking readers to give you money.
that could even look like a nice hook into the braintree sponsorship: "we're using our sponsor for a limited time until we switch to the next series. if you use ad-blocking but still want to support pando, send $$".
10 months, 3 weeks ago on A better way to do sponsored content (we hope)
Good piece as always. The jab at london/europe felt a bit weird, though. The startup ecosystem over here may never get to the scale of silicon valley but it is becoming pretty strong.
11 months ago on 2013 doesn’t look good for exits (no matter what some would have you believe)
follow up on the patent discussion: http://patents.stackexchange.com
1 year ago on PandoMonthly with Naval Ravikant post-event recap
I hope Mr Kim doesn't damage http://blindferret.com
1 year ago on Tapastic wants to translate Korea’s obsession with Web comics to America
@sarahcuda I would love to pay a yearly subscription in order to see pando without ads. www.pcinpact.com is quite influential in France and their freemium seems to work.
1 year ago on Welcome to the new, more reader and device aware PandoDaily!
@sarahcuda definitely not overwhelming, I agree :-)
On laptop, the bigger font is a winner.
On the front page, 2 columns of stories is better. On a wide screen, I even have room for a 3rd column if you want.
I used to be able to scroll down the whole front page at once. Now I have to scroll down once for the stories and a second time for the ticker. Bad..
I intend to choose what I read myself, thank you. That means I now have to automatically scroll down one whole screen of the front page. Bad.
Duplicating your own stories in the ticker just makes it murkier and requires yet more inefficient scrolling down. Bad.
What I have never understood about the digital music industry is that Omnifone Ltd doesn't get more press.
1 year, 2 months ago on Spotify’s Best Chance at Beating the Digital Streaming “Suicide Pact” Is With Ads
I may be wrong but I think "Stripe is a direct threat to the physical in-store market" should be "Square is a direct threat to the physical in-store market".
Also, "And, of the three, I think Stripe" seems to be in the wrong place since the 3 companies are only listed later in the article.
I tried to tell Sarah on twitter. Maybe commenting here is a better way to get it fixed.
1 year, 2 months ago on Stripe Opens in Canada: Can It Keep Payments This Easy as It Goes Global?
Just had a look at the mycharitywater.org campaign. Congratulations.
At least now you know that when you want something done, you link to it in a pandomonthly post, not in a WITN post :-)
1 year, 2 months ago on Give Charity:Water $1,000 and Be a Vegas Highroller, Downtown Style
You might want to fix the source link. It's "Le Nouvel Observateur".
1 year, 4 months ago on France to Cut Anti-Piracy Group’s Funding
First time I see an interview of Elon Musk. Had the impression he is trying to make us into a type 1 civilization.
1 year, 4 months ago on In Case You Missed It: PandoMonthly with Elon Musk
There are a number of us who like pretty much everything Sarah writes except for her opinions on Sorkin.
It has taken me a little while but I've decided I can just ignore that to keep enjoying the rest.
People disagree. We're adults. We can deal with it. That piece rocked.
1 year, 4 months ago on Won’t Someone Please Think of the Activist Shareholders! The World Needs More Yahoos
not available from the UK
1 year, 5 months ago on HBO Puts New Episode of “The Newsroom” on YouTube, Everyone is Baffled
cheeky attempt at converting Sara to Android in one link: http://ruggedmobileworks.co.uk/ruggedandroiddevices/
for phones that don't break so easily.
1 year, 6 months ago on Human Beings FTW: How Tech Companies Are Rediscovering the Power of Real People