“Twitter has gone from a novelty to necessity. Increasingly, I was late to the party regarding what athletes were saying and stories my colleagues were breaking.” —Michael Wilbon might have been the last man standing without a Twitter account, but he has finally begun to tweet. - ESPN (via fred-wilson)
“Every fact of science was once damned. Every invention was considered impossible. Every discovery was a nervous shock to some orthodoxy. Every artistic innovation was denounced as fraud and folly. The entire web of culture and ‘progress,’ everything on earth that is man-made and not given to us by nature, is the concrete manifestation of some man’s refusal to bow to Authority. We would own no more, know no more, and be no more than the first apelike hominids if it were not for the rebellious, the recalcitrant, and the intransigent. As Oscar Wilde truly said, ‘Disobedience was man’s Original Virtue.’” —
Robert Anton Wilson (via commondense)
“News.me is a newsfeed that uses artificial intelligence to monitor what people are reading and learn what they like to read; it then provides articles and links that will probably be of interest. The service will also display popular articles that are ricocheting around the Web through sites like Twitter and allow its users to save interesting articles to read later, using Instapaper, or share them through Facebook, Twitter and e-mail…. News.me also features another interesting twist… the company will pay publishers according to how many times users read an individual article from their site from the weekly fees paid by those readers” —News.Me, Social News Service, Debuts for iPad - NYTimes.com - Excellent, this uses Readability’s model for dolling out a share of revenue based on readership. Much fairer than the old way. I think I will actually subscribe and try this… (via interestingsnippets)
“on the internet, traffic is power and money and the company that controls the traffic gets the power and the money” —
i’d only change add one word to this quote. i’d insert organic before the word traffic.