Can Tumblr Make Yahoo Cool? Marissa Mayer's Bold,... →
I’m not breaking out the old Yahoo email address yet, but this is a good move on Yahoo’s part.
Facebook Home dies before it gets a chance to live
bitshare: HTC First, or as many know it as Facebook Home, is dying off before it really had a chance to live, on AT&T that is. Apparently the idea to have Facebook 24/7 on your phone, all in your business, wasn’t the greatest of ideas. Who knew, right? Read More
There are two billion people online . . .
… but how are they using the Internet? The Internet has had the greatest impact on the globe’s social and economic fabric since the invention of the steam engine. It’s reach extends far beyond the developed world, as it is facilitating the spread of democracy and spurring economic growth to the developing world. This podcast from Radio Canada International explores how people...
Would you support military invasion of a country...
Do you believe access to the Internet should be a human right? If so, Would you support military invasion of a country where their people were denied access to the Internet? On Tuesday May 7, 2013, Syria’s Internet went completely offline for one day. This means that no resident within the country had access to online content during the blackout. The Telegraph reports that the state news...
Should social media services restrict content on...
A report by the Simon Wiesenthal Center states that Twitter helped spur a 30 per cent growth in online forums for hate and terror over the past year. As a result, some are calling on social media services to restrict content on their networks. From a story in the Toronto Star: “Social-media services including Twitter, Facebook Inc. and Google Inc.’s YouTube video-sharing website should restrict...
‘Vigilante Copy Editor’
From the New York Times, this fun little documentary about the filmmaker’s search for a vandal who has been correcting typos on placards in a sculpture garden in Brooklyn is a must watch.
#2,374 in things I wish I thought of
This brilliant campaign by Taxi that uses lenticular printing to deliver a separate message to kids under 10 about child abuse. It’s just so damn smart (and important). I also love the word lenticular, though it makes me crave Cracker Jacks.
The real competition in tech is for the worst product launch ever. I think Samsung is winning.
Who is accountable for the AP Twitter hack?
Earlier this week, the Associated Press’ Twitter account was hacked by a group called the Syrian Electronic Army and this tweet was posted: “Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama Injured.” Stock markets reacted quickly and negatively. Within minutes, the more than $136 billion had moved on the NYSE as a result. The market quickly regained after the hoax was...
It isn’t new, but it’s bang on: “Technology is a big destroyer of emotion & truth… opportunity doesn’t do anything for creativity. Yeah, it makes it easier and you can get home sooner. But it doesn’t make you a more creative person. That’s the disease you have to fight in any creative field… ease of use. “ Thank you, Jack White.
Once, when I had been drunk for several days, [then-wife] Shirley decided she...– George Jones (via thecountryfucker)
At least we're not journalists . . .
Hey PR folks, according to CareerCast.com, and as reported in the WSJ, ‘Public Relations Executive ranks 74th in a ranking of the best/worst 200 jobs in 2012. The ranking is based on five criteria: based on five criteria: physical demands, work environment, income, stress, and hiring outlook. Thing look a little better for a Social and Community Manager’, which ranks 39th. ...
PR pro tip: protect your online identity!
I’ve said it before, but apparently it bears repeating. Securing the domain names related to your campaign/product/initiative MUST be a part of any communications plan. It’s cheap, it’s easy and it can save you a whole lot of embarrassment (and work) later on. If you plan on registering the .CA (as you should), at the very least register the .COM as well. That way your campaign...
Brilliant speech in the New Zealand Parliament in support of the recent passage of marriage equality legislation. A must watch.
The last days of Bleeker Bob's →
The last days of Bleeker Bob’s A cool short film about the end of an era.
Map: Canadian Community Coding Resources
sparkcbc: A few weeks ago, we asked the Spark community to help us create a list of community coding resources: local groups or organizations that aspiring self-taught coders can turn to for guidance and advice. The result? A map. It’s by no means complete, but it’s a start. If you have a resource to suggest, submit it. This is a very cool resource from the folks at CBC Spark.
If the Mounties, whose track record on gender issues is disgusting and grossly...– Rehtaeh Parsons - Dawg’s Blawg (Blog)
The Iron Lady
The two images of Margaret Thatcher in my mind are from pop culture rather than of her in person. Rather than post a clip from Spitting Image (which may be disrespectful), I think Meryl Streep is more Margaret Thatcher in this clip than Margaret Thatcher ever was. Divisive though she may have been, she led the country through one of the most difficult times in its very long history. I think...
The Nielson Family is Dead
Long live the social media extended family. This is a great read from Wired about how the way television shows are measured doesn’t work any more. Plus, Alison Brie!
Perfect: If You Wear Google's New Glasses You Are... →
Google Glasses - making Bluetooth headsets less douche-y.
mdtepsic: if you pronounce .GIF as “JIF” then i wanna know how you pronounce “JIF Peanut Butter” and “GIFt”.
So does this mean I'm doing it right? →
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority has a Pinterest account. “That’s just kind of strange. But also, in a nerdy way, kind of awesome.”