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aside from a palmer's terrible 'art' (from '10, http://jezebel.com/5507283/3-reasons-were-over-amanda-palmer), she writes poems about the boston bombers, courting controversy in the midst of terrible acts of terrorists. she's piggybacking on tragedy and bullshit.
she launches a kickstarter that places a heavy burden on her most ardent supporters, a kickstarter with over inflated costs to produce a record, despite having label connections and the means to produce a record without placing a burdon on her core fans. and to turn around and attempt to enlist amateur musicians in live shows, that fans pay money to see is like throwing dirt in the faces of those who support you. Her ted talk was nonsensical and lacked substance. Can anyone explain to me the appeal of amanda palmer outside manipulation of a small fan base because I just don't see it...I am not even going into her side project about conjoined twins who were sexually abused... she's like a version of perry farrel about 20 year later. (i did love Dig! however).
4 days, 5 hours ago on Amanda Palmer puts on a ninja gig
6 days, 4 hours ago on Amanda Palmer: social technology soothsayer
ERRRYYYBODDDYYY-- RAISE YOUR HANDS IF YOU STILL VISIT YOUR NETVIBES PAGE FROM 2007, WORRRRRDDDD
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Let’s retire RSS when they retire Google Reader
@rodalpho @miketatum @davewiner calling this mindless linkbait is the definition of trolling. if Google is dropping reader support and willing to piss off these so called systematic RSS users who are apparently some internet illuminati, then there must be credence to notion that RSS's best days are long gone, and there are better systems to support this type of syndication.
i would need to see how these RSS readers are apparently driving so much traffic around the internet. people keep saying that, but where is the proof?
@rodalpho @varunnarula have any of you actually used twitter? the same prob exists with GR, gone for 5 days, i'll have to flip through hundreds or thousands of RSS items. same with twitter. if you are burning to read something from a content provider go straight to their @twitter or their, webpage....
twitter + Pocket has been a godsend to me
@miketatum @KyleVail i have a couple thousand records in my house that i still listen to, so i understand the sentiments expressed here. but we have to face reality, i'm glad you wrote this article.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Let’s retire RSS when they retire Google Reader
twitter replaced GR for me no problem 5 years ago. I wasted way too much time in GR flipping through complete stories. With twitter I kill two birds with one stone, keep up with friends/local stuff and news that I subscribe to. I never understood the uproar about GR being shutdown. Twitter can replace about 90% of whatever you do in GR most likely.
RSS is will always be the vinyl of music. niche.
i see zero reason to support or invest in RSS if you are a content provider.
@jonathanjaeger agreed. it's not easy to be positively absolute on this topic. youtube is a great example. There are plenty of others. Some ideas and companies are just not suited to join the ranks of the great tech companies. there is value in focusing on smaller, specific problems, that cannot be realized without the help of larger, different organizations.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on An acquisition is always a failure
not a mustache fan either.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Lyft and the great pink (douchey) mustache debate
WOW! that is unbelievable
i like NastyGal and Zephr a lot. .
2 months ago on LAVA honoring the Viddy financing was a travesty against the LA ecosystem
@StephenMcCurry Your statement is just not true (except for europe). US sales are already at a double digit percent increase over last year and expected to maintain. China is at a 53% increase over last year. Ride shares will continue to be niche as they are very helpful to a select few in a certain economic class, in a certain geography, too many consumers are outside of that range for it to reach mass adoption in the next 20 years.
As for the $150 lidar, it's going to be tough to convince consumers something that cheap should be in charge of keeping them alive in a speeding hunk of metal. 70k is too high, 150 is too low, but hey if it's perfect maybe this technology could rival the invention of the internet....
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2 months, 3 weeks ago on The day that Google Drive broke my trust (Updated)
@MsTaggart @KyleVail if that's the case, sure Google would be at fault and concern is warranted. the problem with that is there is no evidence this was Google's fault. Sounds like this could be a wordpress issue even. the problem with the headline is that it places blame on a specific party, without evidence to back up that claim. furthermore, if this was a bug/breach/whatever, what data was exposed...my understanding is nothing, not even the name of the google drive file.... soooo we should have a problem with jumping to conclusions, because that is a problem.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on The day that Google Drive broke my trust (Updated)
The headline here seems a little strong given you don't know what happened, and it could very well be user error.
3 months ago on Don’t make it about you…
sounds like you are ready for jelly bean
3 months ago on Concluding the diary of a first — and last — time jailbreaker
I think it is true most viewers will be swayed by the community more than anything. But I think this model has the chance to grow the support community much faster than the traditional model. Most viewers tire of weekly schedules and simply stop watching. This model has the chance to rope in more viewers and lower the amount of viewers dropping out of a show due to waiting, having to DVR, etc...
most people won't commit to a show until they hear their peers recommend it, and it's hard to do without seeing a large portion of episodes. Netflix's release all strategy will accelerate peer recommendations (as long as the show is good).
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Will Netflix original programming threaten “linear TV”?
@KenG http://searchengineland.com/the-yahoo-search-revenue-disaster-73868 yep
4 months ago on Facebook’s Graph Search: A tool for marketers disguised as a tool for users
HashimWarren this was my immediate thought. I think in most cases current technologies are addressing an inefficient process that itself does not really 'create value'. Value is created by offering a differentiated experience (every theatre sells a ticket so not much room to differentiate there), and the more companies are able to automate low value processes such as ticketing they will be able to focus more on value added services such as personally announcing the film, assisting with seating, offering higher quality food, etc...most of these low value processes are low margin anyway, so it's not like the robots are taking everyones' jobs yet.I say yet because once AI and quantum computing are mass market technologies we might actually have a problem with cannibalizing highly skilled jobs...
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Movie tickets, machines, and the remaking of the American part-time job
@ke_meth @KyleVail wow, at least bb has spam bots that are semi aware....
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Every app is an island and that’s just the way Apple wants it