“Foursquare, the social network that allows members to broadcast their location and activities, has joined forces with MTV in an effort to remove the stigma attached with getting screened for sexually transmitted diseases. Members who “check in” for an STD test during the month of September will receive a special virtual “badge.”—
The Tab will have two cameras on board and can make video calls. Samsung didn’t say what kind of software would be involved in the video sharing, nor what sort of resolution the cameras would offer.
Other features noted by Samsung included: HD movie playback, e-reading, Flash support, augmented reality, navigation, and PC-like Web browsing.
The design of the Tab appears to be somewhat similar to the iPad, though the display doesn’t look to have the same 4:3 aspect ratio that the iPad does. With a seven-inch screen, the Tab will definitely be smaller and more portable than the iPad, but it’s way too big to be used as a phone.
Every time I hear the Star-Spangled Banner, I get choked up at the “…land of the free, home of the brave” part. For me, being an American is rooted in those two things; not in religion or in capitalism or hate (though we have all that and more here).
I get choked up at the idea of rising to meet a cry to be free (physically, mentally, creatively) and to be brave. I love that in this country, we strive for that and welcome anyone else who wants to take a crack at it.
I think America is really a special place and I want to hear those of us who don’t hate others be more vocal about our love of this country so that it drowns out the hate-filled voices (whose right to vocalize their dissatisfaction I completely support) and paint a more complete picture of this country we love.
I’ve been sitting around with a set of notes on my desk title “WAPO: FUCK INTERNET, OURSELVES” just waiting for their next fumble. Which happened today. I changed the headline, but everything else from the notes…
What this is, however? More evidence towards the widely-held notion that the Washington Post is facing one of the worst identity and culture crises in the history of contemporary American journalism, one filled with doubt, insecurity, and hate towards that which they don’t understand, when they’re not busy pulling the rug out from under themselves because they can’t tell the difference between the sky and the ground when it comes to ethics, among other vital issues.
If you don’t know that using infogrpahics to game digg and google was a highly employed technique, then this whole thread will be fascinating to you. (Scout’s honor, we’ve never done this, but have mapped out doing it. Where the whole infographic-strategy got whacky is when sites would make entirely unrelated graphic topics that still linked to their site, such as the history of the candy bad that links to a cash-for-gold site)
We’ve been approached a number of times to publish a infogrpahic that someone would get on digg for us. It been a cottage industry since the beginning of the year.
Also fascinating the read is the raking-over-the-coals the reddit community thinks they are doing. The ‘facts’ they think they are pulling out, when this stuff happens all the time in their community as well. But it’s nice to see earnestness none the less.
I like Kevin Rose but Digg and the clones that it spawned are mostly gimmicks for poorly converting traffic.
Two men taken off a Chicago-to-Amsterdam United Airlines in the Netherlands flight have been charged by Dutch police with “preparation of a terrorist attack,” U.S. and Dutch law enforcement officials tell ABC News.
A spokesman for the Dutch public prosecutor, Ernst Koelman, confirmed the two men were arrested this morning and said “the investigation is ongoing.” He said the arrests were made “at the request of American authorities.”
Anyone else surprised that one of the biggest digital marketing / technology coups of the last few years (The Wilderness Downtown) wasn’t created by a huge multinational digital interactive agency? Or a really progressive marketing company? Or even by a boutique agency who supposedly “gets” social media? Instead it was created by a movie director, with engineers at a company who doesn’t “get social media” and a band who gives a damn about reaching the fans they have personally?
Got to say, this is why it’s gamechanging. Social media isn’t about being formulaic. It’s about being human. And that’s why all of the “social media agencies” are eating their hats (and words) right now - because it proves that good ideas really can come from anywhere.
The music industry has already been disrupted. The book industry has been disrupted. The mobile industry has been disrupted. Now it’s time for the cable industry to be disrupted. There are too many major players with too many billions of dollars worth of resources for something not to hit and change the industry. It’s amazing that all of these guys are focusing on the same thing at the same time.
I, for one, cannot wait for the day when cable has to surrender and fall back into its role as a dumb pipe for the Internet. Innovation always tops greed and complacency. Always. The assault is underway.