Quite a few reporters have urged me to fight Twitter, but I think the account survives as a testament to the limits of using any social network. No one should be under the impression they own their social accounts.
Emphasis mine. And remember it.
A great read on BuzzFeed about the problem of trying to drive traffic through Mitt Romney coverage. Spoiler: He’s no Sarah Palin.
Ze Frank, not surprisingly, nails it:
Via Universal Hub, Dan Rowinski notices something fascinating buried in the ICANN TLD requests:
The Boston Globe has applied for the domain registry .Boston throught the ICANN generic top level domain application program.—
(@Dan_Rowinski) June 13, 2012
Adam at UH talks a bit more about the business model:
And like Fenway bricks, the Globe will seek to sell personalized domains to Bostonians, who, being proud of their city, will rush to buy them. But non-locals need not fret – the Globe says it’ll sell a .boston address to anybody who wants one, such as people who want the world to know they’re moving to Boston or just enjoy the city.
Journalism be saved!
This is a nifty site for technology nostalgians and raging nerds everywhere: the Museum of Endangered Sounds. Encarta makes an appearance and as a note: I loved that maze game.
I love charts, I love data – and Mary Meeker’s incredible D10 presentation is full of some really awesome stuff. Here are my picks for the best charts, but you owe it to yourself to go to the whole thing.
Because I’m always obsessed with this topic:
I went on a rant or two about this back in March:
One of my favorite topics:
Because Nest is so cool (and now available!):
Alright, go look at the rest of it. Great, great work by Mary Meeker.