I had two work-related calls today. One was to Boston: AT&T dropped the call twice, crappy quality, and far from free. The other was to Shanghai: VoIP. Perfect quality. Free. More on this tomorrow.
On OKTrends still being best blog on the web.
Using their wonderfully expansive and rich data set about people’s behaviors and preferences, they come up with some fabulously incisive conclusions. This particular one is about why Democrats tend to be worse at governing (and have been for the last 25 years, at least) than Republicans. Worth reading the whole thing. ...
Spaced out and forgot I had switched from Pandora to Hype Machine. About halfway through a Marvin Gaye song I thought, “wow this sure isn’t opera”
Congratulations, my friend. Proud of you! Looking forward to the announcements of all the exciting stuff this spring. RT @patkinsel: Today marks 1 year at @Microsoft. Thanks to all who made this such a crazy / productive year. Proud of Bing/Twitter and our other work.
Danger Mouse has collaborated with the Gorillaz,...
“When you believe in something literally, you will turn it into an absurdity through your faith. Genuine adherents of a political philosophy never take its arguments seriously, but only its practical aims, which are concealed beneath these arguments. Political arguments do not exist, after all, for people to believe in them, rather they serve as a common, agreed-upon excuse. Foolish people...
Jumo is hiring
Old pal chrishughes is hiring: If you’re interested in the idea of wiring the world of everyday people and organizations, you should consider working at Jumo. We’re putting together a small team of six or seven people to work from our office here in New York. In particular, we’re looking for web developers and a user experience specialist. Check out our full descriptions. Even if you’re just...
Esau Mwamwaya and DJ Radioclit from London whip up...
On Quora, Facebook Mafia, and Media Convergence
First of all, congratulations to the Quora team for their Benchmark investment! http://bit.ly/dDoQ6S Seems as though the era of the “Facebook Mafia” is soon to be upon us, with www.asana.com/ raising a super competitive round, http://jumo.com/ soft-launching to a lot of excitement and curiosity (if not much else yet), and the newest from the guys over at Quora. Everybody’s been...
Ad impressions like snowflakes: unique person, unique media, unique earth-time, unique internet-time (where you were last), melt quickly.
“Yunus Proposes Separate Stock Exchanges for Social Biz” http://bit.ly/9hmk9Z If you wanna add value to an industry, create a secondary mkt!
Yeasayer is killin it right now.
My favorite Dylan song is getting love from all...
These are some of the coolest pieces I’ve ever seen. http://bit.ly/dlKsuz I lived for Legos as a kid. (via @dailydish)
On Tumblr Entering the Fashion Game
Maybe I’m out of the loop, but I was chatting with an investor friend about how it’s surprising how underdeveloped the fashion blogging community seems, considering how young, energetic, influential, and tech-savvy they have become. Tumblr is making a play at it as a static middleman. I like where their head’s at, and I think there’s a lot of interesting technology plays...
Black Keys - Psychotic Girl. Funky folk? Blues...
Facebook's New Privacy Plans Will Cause Uproar →
http://techcrunch.com/2010/03/27/facebook-privacy-connect/ But I don’t necessarily know if they should. We’re weird, as internet users. (Now, I think I’m referring primarily to the power users here, but I’m not even sure about that given some of the statistics about who tends to share what, and use what apps, on Facebook. The younger and later adopters seem to be the...
“Africa’s Forever Wars: Why the Continent’s Conflicts Never End” http://bit.ly/cOrQyL Really crazy and sad. (via @jonbischke)
Thoughts on going back to blogging.
I’ve been remiss in blogging over the last couple years. I tried out Blogger, tried out Wordpress, and settled on Tumblr near the end of last year, but never got around to posting with any regularity. I’ve been prioritizing other consumption, and syndication, more highly. In fact, I am wondering as I get it going again, how does one decide which is the most important way to spend...