Creeping Through Ross Ulbricht's Bookmarks

Friday, November 22, 2013

Ross Ulbricht, the alleged creator of the Silk Road, was denied bail yesterday. Prosecutors also released additional evidence against Ulbricht. The big headline was the allegation that Ulbricht has ordered as many as 6 murders, up from the previously alleged 2.

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In-Flight Cell Phone Calls Are Possibly In Your Near Future

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Wall Street Journal reports that the FCC plans to recommend that airline passengers be allowed to make phone calls from their cellphones during flights. 

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You Should Follow JFK on Twitter today

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The JFK library has been running a project this year where they tweet Kennedy's last year alive, 1963. 

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Why this Google Books Ruling Is Important

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Being the nerdier half of the TLDR boys, I'll totally cop to having an interest in the arcane complexities of the internet. Not just the technical stuff and the cultural stuff, but also the legal stuff.

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About That #Roofbreakup Story

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Over the weekend, New York comedian Kyle Ayers livetweeted the conversation of a couple as they broke up on the roof next to him. 

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2013 Is Officially the Year of the Selfie

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Smile! It’s The Year of the Selfie.

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A Spam Filter You Use On Your Friends

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Rather is a new Chrome extension that promises to filter your Facebook and Twitter streams for you, replacing content you hate with content you like.

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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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