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Tim Carmody / kottke.org:
The problem with OKCupid is the problem with the social web   —  Hi, everybody!  Tim Carmody here, guest-hosting for Jason this week.  —  On Monday, I tried to list some reasons why OKCupid's self-acknowledged experiments on its users didn't seem to be stirring up the same outrage that Facebook's had.
Aug 3, 2014, 11:50 AMIn context
Jason Kottke / kottke.org:
Google's search by drawing feature   —  This is kind of amazing...you draw a graph and Google Correlate finds query terms whose popularity matches the drawn curve.  I drew a bell curve, a very rough one peaking in 2007, and it matches a bunch of searches for “myspace”.
Sep 3, 2011, 2:00 AMIn context
Jason Kottke / kottke.org:
Aaron Swartz indicted on charges of “wire fraud, computer fraud” etc.   —  Swartz is known around these parts for being a programmer, long-time blogger, early employee of Reddit, and legal enthusiast.  Nick Bilton, writing for the NY Times Bits blog: … The full indictment is here (PDF, via @delfuego).
Jul 19, 2011, 3:20 PMIn context
Jason Kottke / kottke.org:
How to beat Apple   —  In the near term, companies making iPhone and iPad competitors are never going to beat Apple at their own game.  Apple has supply chain advantages, a massive number of their customers' credit card numbers (why do you think Jobs brings this up at every single Apple event …
Apr 26, 2011, 4:05 PMIn context
Jason Kottke / kottke.org:
Introducing Stellar   —  For the past several months, I've been working on a new web app/site called Stellar.  Stellar helps you discover and keep track of your favorite things online.  If you like playing around on Twitter or Flickr, you'll probably enjoy Stellar.
Mar 12, 2011, 7:50 AMIn context
Jason Kottke / kottke.org:
David Foster Wallace on iPhone 4's FaceTime   —  The recently announced iPhone 4 includes a feature called FaceTime; it's wifi videophone functionality.  In Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace wrote that within the reality of the book, videophones enjoyed enormous initial popularity but then after a few months, most people gave it up.
Jun 8, 2010, 12:45 AMIn context
Jason Kottke / kottke.org:
One-handed computing with the iPhone   —  The easy single-handed operation of the iPhone1 is not one of its obvious selling points but is one of those little features that grows on you and becomes nearly indispensable.  A portable networked computing and gaming device that can be easily operated …
Oct 30, 2009, 9:30 AMIn context
Jason Kottke / kottke.org:
Your company?  There's an app for that.   —  Few technology and device-making companies probably realize it, but they are in direct competition with Apple (or soon will be).  How did this happen?  Well, the iPhone1 does a lot of useful things pretty well, well enough that it is replacing …
Sep 16, 2009, 11:00 PMIn context
Jason Kottke / kottke.org:
Apollo 11 landing on TV as it aired 40 years ago   —  Inspired by the ApolloPlus40 Twitter account and We Choose the Moon, both of which are tracking the Apollo 11 mission as it happened 40 years ago, I've built a page where you can watch the CBS News coverage of Walter Cronkite reporting …
Jul 20, 2009, 3:55 PMIn context
Jason Kottke / kottke.org:
Twitter litter   —  The problem with all of the “we're tracking the most popular links on Twitter” sites is that link sharing on Twitter depends on (in order of decreasing relevance):  —  1. the time it takes to read/view the link (shorter is way better)  —  2. if the subject of the link is Twitter or Facebook
Jun 24, 2009, 11:00 PMIn context

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