• Quote of the Day

    “…And yes, I know, I’m a flash in the pan and I’m getting a big head and this will all be over tomorrow, but here’s the thing: it’s been going on for three years now. It slows down after each video (praise be to Allah), but it hasn’t really ever stopped. I’ve been busy the… Continue Reading

  • Gnomedex: Conference as community

    I’m at my friend’s house in the North Bay, taking a deep breath after 12 weeks of TechStars and working flat out, so I didn’t make it to Gnomedex this year, but I wanted too. This morning, looking at Josh Hallet’s photostream from the kickoff, it strikes me that Gnomedex, like many good conferences and… Continue Reading

  • Quote of the Day

    “America’s back in the cold war and W.’s back on vacation. Talk about your fearful symmetry. After eight years, the president’s gut remains gullible. He’ll go out as he came in — ignoring reality; failing to foresee, prevent or even prepare for disasters; misinterpreting intelligence reports; misreading people; and handling crises in ways that makes… Continue Reading

  • Quote of the Day”

    Sites aimed primarily at women, from “mommy blogs” to makeup and fashion sites, grew 35 percent last year — faster than every other category on the Web except politics, according to comScore, an Internet traffic measurement company. Women’s sites had 84 million visitors in July, 27 percent more than the same month last year, comScore… Continue Reading

  • Quote of the Day

    “Just read in various places that people are getting messages from Twitter saying that there’s a limit of 2000 followers per account.   Lots to say about this of course!  1. My first take: Probably a good idea.  2. Is this a problem for people? “ –Dave Winer, commenting on twitter’s new follow limit. Susan sez:… Continue Reading

  • Quote of the Day

    “On Saturday, Mr. Stelter’s wonderful article in The New York Times on how people were working around the blackout on the Olympic ceremony began as a post on Twitter seeking consumer experiences, then jumped onto his blog, TV Decoder, caught the attention of editors who wanted it expanded for the newspaper and ended up on… Continue Reading

  • Noted

    Elisa C: Which panels @SXSW to vote for (yeah, mine is there, but so are many other good ones–thanks, Elisa/LazyWeb) Svetlana/Profy: Her list of tips on pitching coverage of your start up to tech bloggers Jeremiah O:  4 tenents of the community manager The Truth Seeker: Are blue jeans a feminist, lesbian uniform?  Via Tess(NSFW),… Continue Reading

  • Quote of the Day

    “The web is turning into one large gated community where, if you don’t have the right credentials (cred), you’ll always find yourself on the outside. This way of thinking is inherently exclusionary, and in my mind, flies in the face of the open spirit that used to exist in the early days of the web.(snip)…this… Continue Reading