A Moment From the Boston Marathon, Audio and... →
Powerful stories with an equally powerful way to tell them. One week ago the first of two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Here are the stories of the runners, spectators and others seen in this image.
It takes him long time, but eventually Simon is able to explain. A computer is a...– Simon Rich’s Sell Out, part one of four. : The New Yorker
What Is It Like To Be Black in America? →
Really, really like the Quora/Slate partnership, and this is a particularly compelling one.
If Matt Damon & Co. really wanted to make a movie that would scare American...– Our movie critic Asawin Suebsaeng reviews Matt Damon and Gus Van Sant’s new anti-fracking film Promised Land. (via motherjones) Haven’t seen the movie yet, but when I was up in Cooperstown, NY two years ago, at the brewers at the Ommegang brewery made the same point.
Shazam, you really undervalue yourself.
Shazam emails could be so much mire useful. So many missed opportunities: - PLAYLIST: Put these all in a spottily or rdio playlist. You can keep the iTunes function, but give me something that actually lets me listen to the music. I remember some of my older Shazam emails did this, allowing me to open a playlist in iTunes, but - ALBUM INFORMATION: Half the time I Shazam a song, I’m trying to...
Answering my own question: Yes, it is.
Well, actually @michelledozois answered it. Andy Newman, writer of the post.
The temperature will hover in the mid-30s – just cold enough for the snow to...– This is the Times saying they’re in on the joke, right? Right? Metro - City Room Blog - NYTimes.com
This Year's It Toy Wasn't a Toy. It's the Device.
The Friday before Christmas, a friend was commenting about how there didn’t seem to be an It toy this season. No Tickle-Me Elmo or whatever. And then, on Christmas Day, my mom was commenting about how my 7-year-old cousin, who can be a bit of a, let’s say, pistol, was so well-behaved. Easy: “It’s because she had that new iPod Touch in her hand the whole day.” Made...
It’s like eHarmony, but with a person’s baggage visible from the start.– Give it up. Bored at the airport bar? Dating site helps connect interested travelers | Fox News
“The crowd was pretty pumped up for the Orlando game on Sunday,” said McMillin,...– Sometimes, I just can’t handle the New York Times. Searching for Nets Bars Near Barclays Center - NYTimes.com
In other words, almost one in every five tweets generates more retweets than...– Retweeting Without Reading? Yeah, It’s Happening– and It Affects Journalism Strategy on Twitter - 10,000 Words
Show vs. Tell
A journalist’s job is to show, not tell, and technology continuously makes that easier. Very cool. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203880704578084772419442066.html
Artist Benjamin Grosser has created a browser add-on, Facebook Demetricator,...– Facebook Without The Numbers | The Creators Project I think this is really fascinating. I was thinking earlier to when I got my tonsils out a few years ago and first discovered Daytum.com and the Feltron report. I thought this was such a novel and amazing idea. But since then, I’ve...
When you sign onto a dating site, it’s still a treasure hunt. When you search...– Prescott’s P.O.V.: Why You Should Just Give it a Shot « HowAboutWe – Date Report
The problem with the Times article isn’t that it’s inaccurate. In a...– Really great analysis of the Times Big Data debacle. Geeks Cry Foul at Times’ ‘Big Data’ Series — Daily Intel
And to think, I used to laugh at phrases like,...
These are all actual things said at TC Disrupt. “Swimming in the social stream.” “Crowdsourcing app discovery-platform.” “Can you talk about getting conceptual liftoff?” “What’s your current go-to-market strategy?” “Now, let’s talk about disrupting the disruptors.” “We’re iterating our butts off,...
Marissa Mayer Sent A Late Night Email Promising To... →
There are too many exclamation marks in this email.
For many of us, our daily life is one big witshow, an opportunity to peacock...– There’s some realtalk here. The Day My Shrink Told Me to Change My Personality | The Hairpin
The photo that appeared on the Time’s front page was taken without an eye behind...– The Story of the Times’ Gory Empire State Shooting Photo - On The Media
Why it's cool that people are always taking photos...
lately, I’ve taken fewer and fewer photos at big events. Everyone else is documenting everything all the time — and likely, way better, so I don’t need to. I kinda love that. I can just take photos when I absolutely feel inspired. For example. This guy’s view point of the My Morning Jacket show at Williamsburg Park tonight was way better than mine. All I had to do was search...
My nose is a faucet.
When I’m sick, even when it’s just a cold, I’m very weary of anything I put in my body. Everything that hasn’t been boiled, or dipped in boiling water, seems suspect. Water from the fridge that I keep in a juice pitcher from the dollar store I bought to replace my Britta because, let’s be honest, I never change that filter anyway? Teeming with pathogens. ...
“The new thing is online, and I’m pretty sure I used it, or watched it, or...– Is there a word that describes the last line of this quote? The “Daily added” part? If so, this is a good use of that. And if there’s not, it’s still a good use of that. That being a quote. ‘Huffington Post’ Launches Some Sort Of New Thing | The Onion -...
And the real question: When you’re pointedly independent but looking for love,...– Loving our newest Date Reporter, Prescott Reynolds. Girl’s got self-awareness for dayyyyyyyyyyys. Meet Prescott, our Newest Date Reporter « HowAboutWe – Date Report
My success was not based so much on any great intelligence but on great common...– Legendary editor Helen Gurley Brown dies - Times Union
The Internet, people. It exists. How can you even...
Zakaria’s piece: Adam Winkler, a professor of constitutional law at UCLA, documents the actual history in Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America. Guns were regulated in the U.S. from the earliest years of the Republic. Laws that banned the carrying of concealed weapons were passed in Kentucky and Louisiana in 1813. Other states soon followed: Indiana in 1820, Tennessee and...
In short, the very four digits that Amazon considers unimportant enough to...– How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
How to Solve the 'Children in Bars' Problem: Don't...
Whenever I hear people making a big deal about kids in a bar, it’s usually not the kids they’re irritated at, it’s their oblivious, asshole parents. I don’t care if there are children at the bar. I care that their parents are letting the kids have the run of the place. That’s rude to other patrons, it’s rude to the owners of the establishment and really,...
Now, Brooklyn’s 3D-printing-for-the-masses enterprise MakerBot is hoping to...– Say Hello To 3D-Printed Mixtapes | ANIMAL
I PAID $1,200 for a new assault weapon at the same Colorado store where accused...– Cost $1,200, fires 30 rounds and I bought it in only 45 mins. - New York Daily News
Once you start thinking like this, your day becomes full of these tradeoffs....– So the Cubs are the butt productivity jokes now, too. Make Stronger Decisions by Giving Value to Your Time