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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.
3 years ago on Taking a Step Back from the Cesspool
@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%.
3 years 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.
3 years, 1 month ago on Hands-On With iBooks Author: eBook Authoring Made Easy, Not Just for Textbooks
correct - thanks! @jorisw
3 years, 1 month ago on Sex Sells: Color Hopes You’ll Want to Broadcast Your Makeout Sessions and Illegal Pool Parties to Facebook
@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.
3 years, 1 month 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...
3 years, 1 month 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.
3 years, 1 month ago on OnLive Goes Beyond Gaming: Announces Cloud-Based Windows 7 Desktop for the iPad
@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...
3 years, 2 months ago on Just What You Were Waiting For: Live Bull Riding Comes to YouTube
@klkll I wasn't aware of that one. Thanks!
3 years, 3 months 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.
3 years, 5 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 :)
3 years, 6 months ago on The +1 Button Just Got Useful: Now Lets You Share Content on Google+
@marshallk you should. Would love to read your take on it.
3 years, 6 months ago on Germany vs. Facebook: Like Button Declared Illegal, Sites Threatened With Fine
@StephenHauskins good point. That doesn't let you see more of the headlines, though, or am I missing something?
3 years, 6 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?
3 years, 6 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).
3 years, 7 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 :)
@sydlawrence Thanks - I will check that out! Look cool.
3 years, 7 months ago on The Google+ Ecosystem is Slowly Expanding - Even Without an API
@loosewire you are correct. Thanks.
3 years, 8 months ago on Why Twitter Should be Very Worried About Google+
@victzh right underneath the logo at the top of the post :)
@NAudo Granted, it's not a completely random number. For most users, though, it could just as well be. I'd guess that most people don't even know about Twitter's SMS/group messaging legacy and likely don't care.
@alexwilliams I should've asked them that when I was in Detroit last week :)
3 years, 8 months ago on Why Your Next Car Will Have an IP Address
@jlaing indeed. Looks like those issues are fixed now, though.
3 years, 8 months ago on Google Announces Google+: Its Most Ambitious Social Networking Project Yet
@scobleizer I just looked at the data again. For your site, loading times go down to about 4 seconds on repeat loads. That's actually among the faster repeat load times. I should clarify that in the post.
3 years, 8 months ago on The Slowest Loading Sites on the Techmeme Leaderboard: Scobleizer, PreCentral, Cult of Mac
@scobleizer I think they do indeed. That's what makes the first load slow.
@zatoGibson they actually do quite well in this survey, though - load time was about 16 second according to Aptimize.
@zatoGibson it's pretty easy to find the files if you look for them in the right places. I'd rather not go into details where to find them, but a quick Google search for something like 'imzdl' should take you there.
3 years, 8 months ago on Safari’s New Reading Lists Are Glorified Bookmarks – Not Instapaper Killers
@mbrichman never signed one :)
@autom8 I'm really liking Livefyre. Been working very well (and keeping the spammers out!).
3 years, 10 months ago on Inventor of the Internet: Twitter Only Amplifies the Emotionally Charged
@julien51 I sometimes wonder what would've happened if Twitter had listened to all those calls for a federated Twitter protocol...
3 years, 10 months ago on Why Acquiring TweetDeck Makes Sense for Twitter
@sd Good point and I can see where you are coming from. I think if used right, it's not an issue, though. If it means you can see a widget that tells you how long a LivingSocial deal is still active, that's a nice addition in my book.
3 years, 11 months ago on Microsoft Wants to Make Emails More Interactive: Partners with LivingSocial, Netflix, Posterous and Others
I don't think there is anything related to bookmarks here, but assume you mean web apps. I don't think it's confusing. It just means you can do more inside the email. @sd
@MarkHernandez I found that to be an issue with the digital reproduction, too. Best to zoom in if you want to read the articles that way.
3 years, 11 months ago on Think Quarterly: Google Launches Its Own Online Magazine (Updated)