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rwwmike all good points.
The thing I don't like about Pando's policy on embargoes is that they insist on exclusives, which doesn't help the startups, I think. You know how it works - somebody posts a story first and if it's "just" a startup, the others will just ignore it. Maybe we can just do away with embargoes as a whole, I'm all for that, but playing the exclusive card just strikes me as a bad move.
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GodsAccident Fair point, but for Facebook we actually know that daily engagement is about 50% (that's from Facebook's own data). The fact that Google tried to get people to (falsely) believe that number for Google+ was 60% makes me think it's significantly lower than 50%.
1 year, 10 months ago on 100 Million "Users" Later, Google+ Gets the Daily Show Treatment
adamson thanks - I can live with that :) I just put it together in a few minutes after I wrote the first draft of this post.
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1 year, 10 months ago on Hands-On With iBooks Author: eBook Authoring Made Easy, Not Just for Textbooks
correct - thanks! jorisw
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afowler thanks Alex - I was focussing mostly on the blackouts and while I was aware of Mozilla's opposition to SOPA, I hadn't seen any announcements as to how exactly you were planning to participate in the blackouts tomorrow. I have updated the story.
1 year, 10 months ago on Minutes Before the First SOPA Blackouts Start, Mozilla Says It Will Black Out the Firefox Start Page Tomorrow
julien51 I never quite got why the Twitter/Google relationship went sour. I always thought it was b/c Google felt it didn't need Twitter anymore. If the price was really the dealbreaker, that definitely puts a different spin on Twitter's own spin...
1 year, 11 months ago on Twitter: Google's Changes Today Are Bad for "People, Publishers, News Organizations and Twitter Users"
ChrisPirillo I guess the way they see it: if it's bad for us, it's also bad for our users... not sure I with them either, to be honest.
CharlayWong it's pretty straightforward: I never had an embargo, so from my perspective, the news is out there at this point. Others took the story down, because they had an embargo and broke it. That's a problem they have to deal with. As a sign of goodwill to OnLive, I took the link to the story down from my homepage, just like PCMag did.
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CharlayWong bad luck for OnLive - I got the info from PC Mag :)
randallb Good point. Also: The dart world championship is happening right now. Now that I would watch on YouTube...
1 year, 11 months ago on Just What You Were Waiting For: Live Bull Riding Comes to YouTube
klkll I wasn't aware of that one. Thanks!
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2 years ago on Google’s JPEG Alternative WebP Gets Smarter, Takes on PNG
I was looking at it more as a fresh start and not so much from the perspective of existing users. That said, pinterest is a pretty cool project and may turn out to be more interesting in the long run than Delicious anyway.
2 years, 2 months ago on Back to Beta: Delicious Returns With a New Design and Focus
DanielNeumann There is on at the top of the post. Got to add one at the bottom now, too, given that they've actually become useful now :)
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marshallk you should. Would love to read your take on it.
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StephenHauskins good point. That doesn't let you see more of the headlines, though, or am I missing something?
2 years, 4 months ago on Catching Up: The Best Tech Stories of Today
randallb Good question. I've been wondering about that myself. I'll ask the Pearltrees crew about that.
marshallk true. But isn't there still a huge chasm between clicking a ratings button and learning the Wiki markup language?
2 years, 4 months ago on Jimmy Wales: Wikipedia is Losing Contributors
zee fair point. I consciously didn't point to any specific blogs or writers here (and as you knnow, I'm a big fan of what you guys are doing over at The Next Web). I'm more interested in what it means in the context of the whole blog ecosystem than anything else and I do think that it shows some of the pressures we all face (myself included).
2 years, 4 months ago on The Internet Explorer IQ Hoax and the State of Tech Blogging
marshallk Very true. I guess I could have been much harder but I think the story makes the point as is. I'm very glad you guys didn't run with it :)