Intriguing window on how people perceive what the read. I'd love it if you could look up this info by specific genres, topics, or titles.
"The release of the documents comes as Goldman Sachs is preparing its most detailed defense yet to allegations that it misled clients in its mortgage securities business, arguing that the firm was unsure whether housing prices would rise or fall and did not take any action at odds with the interests of its clients."
allows end users surface ideas for tools or new functionality for existing tools
allows those ideas get support, gather feedback, get fleshed out by developers and users
allows funders (whether they are foundations, organizations, VCs, companies, etc.) identify tools to fund
allows developers to find work they know will be adopted and start working on tools with an active base of users
maintains an expectation that these tools will continue to be available for the people, by the people.
It is the last point that I think is the most important. It isn’t about having a crazy-liberal or Utopian version of the web. It IS about adopting tools that we feel comfortable deploying to our communities and building on, knowing they won’t close or leave without notice."
Article also lists Ning alternatives
"Beyond sheer usage trends in social networking, data for the week ending April 4 indicates that mobile-centric social networking sites such as MocoSpace and AirG are better at engaging consumer than are with PC heavyweights like Facebook and MySpace."
"The report explores the attitudes, values, social behaviors, family characteristics, economic well-being, educational attainment and labor force outcomes of these young Latinos. It is based on a new Pew Hispanic Center telephone survey of a nationally representative sample of 2,012 Latinos, supplemented by the Center's analysis of government demographic, economic, education and health data sets."
"For $300 per day, the advertisers were given one tweet in the morning and one in the afternoon. They sent their tweet to Quigley, who looked it over and then sent it to a Statesman advertising representative to publish. Quigley said he worked closely with the paper's ad department to establish some guidelines for advertisers."
The service, known in the industry as wireless backhaul, has become Time Warner Cable’s fastest-growing business after revenue tripled last year, said Craig Collins, senior vice president of business services. Across the cable industry, sales from wireless carriers may reach about $3.6 billion in 2012, according to researcher GeoResults Inc.
ME: I wonder whether if you don't pay up, they'll kill your site/content? What do you have to do to rescue your content? What are the prices like?
The ‘and them some’ is what causes the trouble. Complex societies collapse because, when some stress comes, those societies have become too inflexible to respond. In retrospect, this can seem mystifying. Why didn’t these societies just re-tool in less complex ways? The answer Tainter gives is the simplest one: When societies fail to respond to reduced circumstances through orderly downsizing, it isn’t because they don’t want to, it’s because they can’t.
In such systems, there is no way to make things a little bit simpler – the whole edifice becomes a huge, interlocking system not readily amenable to change. …Furthermore, even when moderate adjustments could be made, they tend to be resisted, because any simplification discomfits elites."
We decided to create The Mobile Internet Report largely in PowerPoint and publish it on the web, expecting that bits and pieces of it will be cut / pasted / redistributed and debated / dismissed / lauded. Our goal is to get our thoughts and data into the conversation about what may be the biggest technology trend ever, one that may help make us all more informed in ways that are unique to the web circa 2009, and beyond."
"Some tech industry analysts fear the iPad could exacerbate the problem. AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson said at a Mar. 2 investor conference in San Francisco that he expects the iPad to be mainly "a Wi-Fi-driven product." Some analysts have interpreted those comments to mean that AT&T could be surprised by higher-than-expected use of iPads on its 3G cellular network.
"The result is more efficient use of the battery, but it can cause problems with the signaling channels used to set up connections between a device and a cell node. Cell nodes use signaling channels to set up the data connection, as well as signaling phone calls, SMS messages, voicemails, and more. When enough iPhones are in a particular area, these signaling channels can become overloaded—there simply aren't enough to handle all the data requests along with all the calls and messages.
Why? The challenge for mobile network management, and the bottom line, rests with varied service models, increased uplink traffic and uneven usage. On top of these challenges, consumers are now utilizing multiple smart devices such as iPhones, Android-based smartphones, netbooks and laptops. As a result, networks are experiencing system-wide congestion and are in dire need of solutions to relieve the pressure, improve the user experience and increase the bottom line.
"It means is that a lot of people to whom we pay little attention are using phones to get news of some sort. A basic phone can still receive text alerts and many feature phones access Facebook, Twitter or other sites with simple browsers. Some people are paying the per-megabyte fee to access the Web without subscribing to smartphone data plans."
"Social enterprise has gotten an international boost through the creation of Fair Wage Guide software, a free tool that generates a localized price analysis of wages paid to artisans as they compare to international wage standards. In this audio interview with Stanford Center for Social Innovation correspondent Sheela Sethuraman, Audrey Seagraves talks about how staff at World of Good created the new tool and are working with artisans in global supply chains, particularly women, to increase their profits."
"The specific condition is called Sensorineural hearing loss, which is caused by repeatedly prolonged exposure to loud noises. The damage occurs in the inner part of the ear that connects to the brain. The result, is the kind of damage years down the road, when you are sitting in a noisy bar trying to understand the person next to you."
1) What you see is what you hear. There's no lip-synching for vocals or instruments and everything is recorded live.
2) If you hear an instrument, at some point you have to see it in the video. There are no hidden sounds.