Snapchat's Snaps are Beating Facebook Photos (Corrected!)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Business Insider reports that, as of this month, Snapchat users are sharing more Snaps than Facebook users are sharing photos. 

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Here's a tiny story about JFK calling his Dad

Monday, November 18, 2013

Ted Sorenson on JFK

Ted Sorenson was John F. Kennedy's speechwriter and chief legislative aide. 

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Should We Pay Attention To Assassination Markets?

Monday, November 18, 2013

Forbes' Andy Greenberg has a piece today profiling someone who calls themself Kuwabatake Sanjuro, the founder of the website Assassination Market. 

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#7 - It's Rating Men

Friday, November 15, 2013

Lulu is an app that lets women rate guys they've slept with. Was he willing to commit? Was he gassy? The ratings are anonymous, and men can't see their profiles.

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A Defense of #SFBatkid

Friday, November 15, 2013

 

 

 

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Rap Genius Will Probably Survive

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Over at ATD, Peter Kafka reports that Rap Genius, the website that applies Talmudic analysis to hip hop lyrics, has made a licensing deal with Sony/ATV, the world's biggest music publisher.

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Leave Work Early With A Fake Computer Virus

Thursday, November 14, 2013

This is cute. Happy Hour Virus is a website that'll let you choose a fake virus for your computer to be afflicted with, so that you can sigh exasperatedly and leave work early. 

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Sometimes I Have Too Many Grapes, Can I Freeze Them?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Lower Third is a new Tumblr that highlights the silliest cable news chyrons. (Chyrons are those graphics that occupy the lower third of the screen during cable news.)

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Rob Ford's Anti-Crack Interview With a Toronto Zine

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Rob Ford's Anti-Crack Interview In Turd Magazine, A Toronto Zine

This morning, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford told City Councilors that he's purchased illegal drugs in the past two years, and pointed out that "We have all made mistakes. Unfortunately, I'm in a position to have mine exposed."

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Replace Your Online Self With A Bot!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

One of the things that people who loved the Twitter account horse_ebooks loved about it was that it took the language of internet spam and created something that sometimes felt like a poetic artifact.

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The War On Lyrics Sites

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Daily Dot reports that the National Music Publishers Association is going after lyrics websites for copyright infringement.

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There are no invisible bike helmets. There are no invisibility cloaks.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

If your Facebook feed is anything like my Facebook feed, the most ubiquitous story right now is about an invisible bike helmet invented by Swedish university students.

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A New Kind of Kickstarter Scam (From A Backer!) (UPDATED)

Friday, November 08, 2013

Kickstarter's based on trust. You give someone money, and you hope that they'll build the thing they said they would, and not just steal your money. Stories about scams are rarer than you'd think.

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Here's One of the Guys Silk Road's Founder Allegedly Tried to Murder

Friday, November 08, 2013

His name is Curtis Clark Green and he's a 47-year-old grandfather from Spanish Fork, Utah. 

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Silk Road 2.0 Is Here

Thursday, November 07, 2013

AllThingsVice reports today that an anonymous group has started the Silk Road 2.0. They've even adopted the Dread Pirate Roberts moniker. 

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Amazon Would Like Independent Bookstores To Sell Kindles

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Amazon announced a new program this week for independent booksellers. The deal: bookstores sell Kindles, and Amazon gives them a small cut of the sale plus commission on the buyers' first two years of eBook purchases.

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France Orders Google to Censor Nazi-Themed Orgy Party Photos

Thursday, November 07, 2013

French courts have ordered Google to censor images of former Formula One chief Max Mosley at a Nazi-themed orgy. 

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Goodbye, Blockbuster

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

You know you’re old, or at least a little old, when you start to love obsolete things for their uselessness.

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#6 - Ghost Town

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Before the Internet as we know it today, there were text-based bulletin board systems all over the country that people could dial into. One of those systems, M-net, happened to live in Alex's backyard, and it was his internet home base for the better part of a decade. Alex went back this week and found out that it's actually still running.

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