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John Herrman / The Awl:
Doctors share and discuss anonymous photos of patients with Instagram-like app Figure 1   —  The Uncanny Language of Medical Instagram  —  A few months ago I came across an old story about an app called Figure 1.  It was billed as “Medicine's Answer to Instagram,” and had apparently just raised a couple million dollars.
Oct 20, 2014, 5:50 AMIn context
Brendan O'Connor / The Awl:
The Golden Era Of Spam Comments Has Ended   —  The search engine optimization community has spent the last two years in a panic.  SEO people flood our Internet with spam links and fake Twitter bots and paid traffic, to help bad websites look more popular than they are, to deliver fake viewers to web ads.
Dec 14, 2013, 7:35 PMIn context
Choire Sicha / The Awl:
Twitter Verification?  No Thanks   —  A few months back, Mike Hayes, who's a senior reporter at BuzzFeed and who also runs the official BuzzFeed Twitter account, sent around an email to the office.  Twitter, he reported, was going to be verifying the whole staff at once.
May 9, 2013, 7:35 PMIn context
Clay Shirky / The Awl:
Your Massively Open Offline College Is Broken   —  I wrote a thing last fall about massive open online courses (MOOCs, in the parlance), and the challenge that free or cheap online classes pose to business as usual in higher ed. In that piece, I compared the people running colleges today …
Feb 9, 2013, 12:30 AMIn context
Ken Layne / The Awl:
Is San Francisco The Brooklyn To Silicon Valley's Unbuilt Manhattan?   —  Like many people who moved to San Francisco in the early 1990s, I did it because San Francisco was cheap.  It didn't have the lowest rents—in the California of three recessions ago, a Silver Lake bungalow or blocks …
Jan 10, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context
Choire Sicha / The Awl:
One Nuclear Bomb Will Ruin Your Whole Startup Bubble   —  There's plenty of blame to go around!  I have been a “quit your job!” evangelist.  I have hustled entrepreneurism in magazines; we even run a quit yer job column right here (and there's a good interview coming later today!).
Mar 8, 2011, 12:35 PMIn context
Nick Douglas / The Awl:
The Rise of Reddit: 4chan and Digg Get the Credit While Reddit Booms   —  Of the three main drivers of internet culture—blogs, social networking sites and forums—most people in the media and in the general Internet-using public only understand two.  Blogs work in a very obvious way: they're like magazines or newspapers, but light.
Sep 24, 2010, 1:40 PMIn context
Mat Honan / The Awl:
The First Interview: Meet Josh Simpson, the Man Behind Twitter's @BPGlobalPR   —  On May 19, @BPGlobalPR started sending out messages about the Gulf oil spill to Twitter.  The parody account took on the persona of an inept and insensitive public relations pro working at BP …
Sep 13, 2010, 12:05 PMIn context
Choire / The Awl:
‘New York Times’ Bans the Word ‘Tweet’   —  Phil Corbett, the latest standards editor at the Times (maybe the greatest job in the world?), has issued a proclamation!  Yesterday, the following memo went out, asking writers to abstain from the invented past-tense and other weird iterations of the magical noun-verb “Twitter.”
Jun 10, 2010, 11:40 AMIn context
Choire / The Awl:
How Much Gizmodo Paid for the Next iPhone: $5K Plus Bonus   —  Engadget said that the “finder” (who some are referring to as a “stealer") was charging to see the “lost” new iPhone—pictures of which were published on Gizmodo this morning.  Tech blogger John Gruber said the phone was a …
Apr 19, 2010, 5:05 PMIn context

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