Guardian.UK: Yahoo poised to buy Tumblr for rumoured $1.1bn.
Well, it was nice while it lasted.
Jalopnik: So You Want To Watch Free Motorsports Online?
I watched an IndyCar the other day. All the cars look identical except for color; as a result, there was a video-game quality to it. I found it an excellent substitute for Sominex.
Atlassian Blogs: git? tig!
For when GUI Git clients get you down.
The Typekit Blog: Sneak preview—Syncing fonts to your desktop.
MIT Tech Review: Lab Reveals It Has Operated Quantum Internet For Over Two Years.
“Today, Richard Hughes and pals at Los Alamos National Labs in New Mexico reveal an alternative quantum internet, which they say they’ve been running for two and half years. Their approach is to create a quantum network based around a hub and spoke-type network. All messages get routed from any point in the network to another via this central hub.” Eventually, cyberattacks will be obsolete … ?
A List Apart: WYSIWTF.
“If we want true separation of content from form, it has to start in the CMS.” And in the mind of the designer/programmer.
The Verge: I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet.
Tech or no tech, you can’t escape yourself.
BuzzFeed: Where Did All The Search Traffic Go.
No answers, just data and a lot of questions.
Gravity by Disqus.
This might score more linkable items than Twitter.
NewStatesman: “Instagram act” under fire for treatment of copyrighted works.
If I were in Britain, I’d consider taking all my works off the ‘net. Or egregiously watermark them.
PBS NewsHour: The Truth About Entrepreneurs—Twice As Many Are Over 50 As Are Under 25.
“Twice as many successful entrepreneurs are over 50 as under 25; and twice as many, over 60 as under 20. The vast majority—75 percent—have more than six years of industry experience and half have more than 10 years when they create their startup.”
Two interesting finds from Hacker News ...
New Scientist: Bad news spread online is bad news for your health.
ShortFormBlog: The AP’s erroneous tweet about explosions at the White House.
Linked for the illustrative chart. Talk about knee-jerk reactions!
Harvard Business Review: What Happens When You Really Disconnect.
Never miss an opportunity to unplug. Clears the mental cruft. Problem is, when I’m plugged in, I want to stay plugged in. When I’m unplugged, there’s no way in hell I want to touch a piece of tech. The switch from one state to the other is the ‘pain’. Searching for that ‘happy medium’, the Aristotelian ‘moderation.’
NY Times: Bombing Suspect Cites Islamic Extremist Beliefs as Motive.
“Radicalization by internet.” Prepare for the in-Beltway knee-jerk reactions.
Invited to post in Medium.
Finally. Anyone else get an invite?
Naked Capitalism: Beware Bait and Switching WP Engine! A Case Study in Devolution.
CJR: The social media tail mustn’t wag the MSM dog.
“No mainstream journalism outlet should allow its coverage of a major story to be hijacked by backchannel noise — especially when a large part of the value such outlets provide is that they filter out the noise and transmit only a reliable signal.”
ScienceDirect/Journal of Theoretical Biology: Making sense of information in noisy networks.
This, I just might purchase. Anyone using social media as a source should consider purchasing it also.
BBC: Boston bombing—How internet detectives got it very wrong.
Yahoo!: Sharpening our focus.
FYI. Closing down some old services, a la Google. Yahoo! Mail Classic’s got the axe.
Guardian.UK: Reddit’s Boston marathon speculation shows the limits of crowdsourcing.
As I got to the end of the article, I thought what a shame it was that this even has to be said. Perhaps it’s all the cop and CSI type shows we watch. Criminal investigation is easy because the bad guys are always instantly recognizable and fall into archetypal behavior. (Not.)
I hereby rescind my previous post theorizing about crowdsourcing analysis. I was too naive. Crowdsourced analysis could never exist in an objective vacuum.
jQuery 2.0 Released.
Later: Then again …
Economist, Buttonwood: Investing—Rotation schmotation.
“It would be nice to pretend that your blogger has the answer in the form of a 26-point plan to solve the world’s problems but he doesn’t; it’s his job to ask questions.” Pulled specifically for that beautiful quote. I am chastened.