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It seems like successful independent bookstores don't really compete with Amazon anyways (as you allude to). I doubt there are a lot of people that are at a bookstore because they don't know what a Kindle is.

9 months, 4 weeks ago on Amazon Source isn’t a white flag for independent booksellers, it’s a linen-wrapped time bomb

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I'm just going to post this wikipedia article here so some of you can educate yourself on why Ghetto is not the best term to use in this context.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghetto

12 months ago on GhettoTracker is the worst site on the Internet

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It seems like it would be better to start in a niche vertical that nobody else is paying attention to. Otherwise there is no apparent competitive advantage here.

1 year ago on Sheer madness: Building a billion-dollar business or going bust

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Lots of people have written about what Sean Parker wrote about. If you want to jump on board with his narcissism, then yes, what he said is VERY IMPORTANT.

1 year, 2 months ago on Sean Parker is right

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@Nicole Shore I very much agree with this. (and also we met once in NYC.. Hey!)

1 year, 3 months ago on Three and a half reasons to stop calling yourself a social entrepreneur

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The last reason should be a lot more than a half of one.

1 year, 3 months ago on Three and a half reasons to stop calling yourself a social entrepreneur

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I agree with you. But "Social Media is Bullshit" is hyperbolic and is also meant to attract attention as opposed to saying that social media in and of itself it bullshit. It just gives me the impression that you are using the very sales oriented half truth tactics that you are attempting to debunk to market your book.

1 year, 3 months ago on Social media may finally be dying, but the BS around it hasn’t

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I wasn't really trying to be rude. I just don't really understand what you are getting at. I suppose I should read your book. But this article does not clarify for me what your thesis is. People game social media + their are a bunch of hucksters out there hence social media is bullshit? What space doesn't have hucksters and gaming? I can't think of one..

1 year, 3 months ago on Social media may finally be dying, but the BS around it hasn’t

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@JoeDiNardo Keep in mind that this guy who makes his living debunking people who make their living talking about social media. I think the only business model here is pageview journalism. "Social media" and "dying" is great to have in a headline, but it appears that is as deep as it goes..

1 year, 3 months ago on Social media may finally be dying, but the BS around it hasn’t

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just a quick correction, GoPollGo raised $425K - not million.

1 year, 3 months ago on Can’t raise a Series A? Just sell yourself to Yahoo

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@bgoldberg @2William Fascinating. That really puts it all in perspective.

1 year, 8 months ago on What Fred Wilson and the VCs don’t get about advertising

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Thanks for the insightful and poignet piece. 

But has advertising really existed for "thousands of years"?

1 year, 8 months ago on What Fred Wilson and the VCs don’t get about advertising

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The colors are to similar to each other and do not create enough contrast.

1 year, 9 months ago on Welcome to the new, more reader and device aware PandoDaily!

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 @paulcarr  @Jane_ish Do_ish  Ha! This is what the comment section is all about you guys! 

1 year, 11 months ago on Cool! VentureBeat Experiments With “Doing Some Actual Journalism Friday”

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 @sarahlacy  @arrington That makes sense. But I think there are many ways that this will backfire on businesses who favor people with high Klout scores. I don't think the idea of getting different levels of customer service attention based on your Klout scores will ever play well with the average consumer. 

2 years ago on Klout’s Dramatic Relaunch: Can an Emphasis on Content Make People Care about Scores?

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 @Todd Dunning  @richarddjordan  @In_themiddle Thanks for the extra bit of hyperbole. Have a good night.

2 years, 1 month ago on What Silicon Valley Can Do To Save Us All

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 @richarddjordan  @In_themiddle Yes. Paid shills are an important part of this. I want someone to find me a single scientists that has no connections to the fossil fuel industry AND disagrees with GW consensus. I am sure there are a couple. But very, very hard to find.

2 years, 1 month ago on What Silicon Valley Can Do To Save Us All

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 @Todd Dunning    I don't understand the profit motives on the Left "argument". There is a multi-trillion $ fossil fuel industry that spends hundreds of millions a year on misinformation on GW (much like Big Tobacco did on health effects). Then there is a clean tech industry that is, at the most, worth 5% of the fossil fuel industry and spend about $20 Million per year on lobbying and PR etc. Maybe scientists get more grants for studying GW? Could amount to the possibly millions? It is really no comparison. The money is in fossil fuels, hands down.

 

If you don't "follow the money" with the fossil fuels industry and look at were "GW sceptics" get their money, then you are missing a big part of the picture.

 

{didn't mean to say anyone was not educated earlier. Just saying hearsay arguments ("my friend said") are not the best.}

2 years, 1 month ago on What Silicon Valley Can Do To Save Us All

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 @KenG  @Todd Dunning  Welcome to blog comment boards, where truth lives.

 

Seriously Todd. I think we are better than the anecdotal dismissal of 1000's of scientists publicly stated findings and opinions. This is Pando Daily- we are mostly educated readers here, I think. So leave the hearsay arguments for the hack political sites.

2 years, 1 month ago on What Silicon Valley Can Do To Save Us All

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I do this already in a sense by routing a bunch of email accounts through gmail for different purposes. I even have one for Offers that have all the daily deals going to it. I think this idea makes sense because I have already been trying to create GoMail without knowing it.

2 years, 4 months ago on Is GoMail the Future of Email? I Hope So

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You don't even need a Facebook or Twitter account.

2 years, 4 months ago on Will Quora Be to Job Boards What Facebook Was to Online Dating?

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