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Feb 5
theatlantic:

And Just Like That, Facebook Became the Most Important Entity in Web Journalism

The graph above tells maybe the most interesting—and definitely the most surprising—story of the past year of digital media. 
It shows two years of referrals from Facebook and Google to the Buzzfeed Partner Network, a collection of websites (including this one!) that share their traffic stats with Buzzfeed. It quantifies what so many publishers have experienced: a massive surge of traffic from Facebook, unparalleled in its regular, day-after-day size and scope.
Read more. [Image via Recode]

theatlantic:

And Just Like That, Facebook Became the Most Important Entity in Web Journalism

The graph above tells maybe the most interesting—and definitely the most surprising—story of the past year of digital media. 

It shows two years of referrals from Facebook and Google to the Buzzfeed Partner Network, a collection of websites (including this one!) that share their traffic stats with Buzzfeed. It quantifies what so many publishers have experienced: a massive surge of traffic from Facebook, unparalleled in its regular, day-after-day size and scope.

Read more. [Image via Recode]


Jun 18
“The last thing we want is to plop in banner ads.”

Instagram’s CEO Kevin Systrom ponders how the photo-sharing app can make money (via fastcompany)

It made lots of money when Facebook bought it. 


Mar 21
stoweboyd:

From a presentation called Overload, Shmoverload I gave (I think) at Etel, uploaded to Slideshare on 8 March 2007. This was based on the change in cognition that I predicted would arise from the use of tools like Twitter, Jaiku, and Facebook.
Flow Strategies:
Time is a shared space 
Productivity is second to Connection: network productivity trumps personal productivity
Everything important will find it’s way to you many, many times: don’t worry if you miss it
Remain in the flow: be wrapped up in the thing that has captured your attention

stoweboyd:

From a presentation called Overload, Shmoverload I gave (I think) at Etel, uploaded to Slideshare on 8 March 2007. This was based on the change in cognition that I predicted would arise from the use of tools like Twitter, Jaiku, and Facebook.

Flow Strategies:

  • Time is a shared space 
  • Productivity is second to Connection: network productivity trumps personal productivity
  • Everything important will find it’s way to you many, many times: don’t worry if you miss it
  • Remain in the flow: be wrapped up in the thing that has captured your attention

(via notational)


Jan 29
“By 2015, more Americans will access the internet through mobile devices than through desktop computers, according to a prediction by International Data Corporation.” Uncle Sam Wants You (to Optimize Your Content for Mobile) · An A List Apart Article (via slantback)

(via slantback)


Jan 2

wilkinsky:

Anchor text will nearly die — it won’t die completely — and instead be replaced by co-citation.

Co-citation is a new method where Google looks at important words on a page, not just official keywords, and draws a relationship between them. Then it determines what the page is talking about — e.g., does it refer to another page or brand? — and makes the association that “these words and these words go together. And they’re referring to the topic of this website over here. So we’re going to assume that the two go together, and we’ll give the website a little boost.”

In other words, instead of backlinking to a page about Hungarian football with Paul’s name, Google now has an entry in its giant massive database where the two have been linked just by being mentioned on the same page.

(Source: problogservice.com, via wilkinsky)


Jan 26
thenextweb:

Internet advertising spending in China increased by more than 50 percent last year to finally overtake print media ad spending, according to data from iResearch, cited by the China Internet Watch blog. (via Research: Internet ad spend up 57% to overtake print media in China - The Next Web)

thenextweb:

Internet advertising spending in China increased by more than 50 percent last year to finally overtake print media ad spending, according to data from iResearch, cited by the China Internet Watch blog. (via Research: Internet ad spend up 57% to overtake print media in China - The Next Web)

(via emergentfutures)


Aug 10
thillythenny: I actually am.  It’s quite sad.
IE Abuse is a common human rights violation. 

thillythenny: I actually am.  It’s quite sad.

IE Abuse is a common human rights violation. 


Apr 29

Radiolab, Mozilla and SoundCloud

soundcloud:

What do you get when you cross the brilliant podcast Radiolab with Mozilla and SoundCloud?  The Radiolab Hyper Audio Player (v1)!  

We are proud to announce we have been involved in an interesting experiment.  Using a segment of Radiolab’s latest show “Desperately Seeking Symmetry”, a JavaScript framework for integrating the web into audio and video productions called Popcornjs, and SoundCloud  - an experimental HTML5 media player has been created!  Now, it is still a demo, but go check it out here:

http://hyper-audio.org/r/

There’s some pretty cool features in there, for example:

  • Displays images added by Radiolab to the SoundCloud timed commenting
  • Click on the paper icon to see a hyper linked transcript of the show (amazing)
  • The word river - looks cool when there aren’t any images shown

Many thanks to everyone involved and to Henrik Moltke for leading the project, looks like the start of something really special.  Take a look at his blog post on the project for far, far more info!  It’s still an experiment and we’re looking for feedback so let us know what you think!

I like experiments…


Feb 3
urlesque:

Increasingly, more sites are going with domain hacks. Thanks to international top-level domains like .am, .ly, and others, a  lot of words can be spelled out in an efficient use of space. But it’s  not only domain-name shorteners like bit.ly and sn.ip, tr.im and sl.im using it. There are also gems like tra.sh, the musings and advice of a grizzled biker and combat veteran experienced in life and love.
 Samur.ai: Just a message rewarding you  for typing in too many stupid domain names. Strangely satisfying after  the hundredth GoDaddy holding page.
 dontclick.it: Can you resist clicking? Do you miss clicking?
 Inter.net: An international web host.
 Crescen.do: Some kind of bill-paying doo-hickey.
100 More Sites Using Unusual Top-Level Domains

urlesque:

Increasingly, more sites are going with domain hacks.

Thanks to international top-level domains like .am, .ly, and others, a lot of words can be spelled out in an efficient use of space. But it’s not only domain-name shorteners like bit.ly and sn.ip, tr.im and sl.im using it. There are also gems like tra.sh, the musings and advice of a grizzled biker and combat veteran experienced in life and love.

  • Samur.ai: Just a message rewarding you for typing in too many stupid domain names. Strangely satisfying after the hundredth GoDaddy holding page.
  • dontclick.it: Can you resist clicking? Do you miss clicking?
  • Inter.net: An international web host.
  • Crescen.do: Some kind of bill-paying doo-hickey.

100 More Sites Using Unusual Top-Level Domains

(via un)


infoneer-pulse:

**River of IPv4 addresses officially runs dry*

In a ceremony in Miami this morning, the final five blocks of IPv4 addresses were given out to the five Regional Internet Registries that further distribute IP addresses to the far corners of the planet. The five RIRs still have tens of millions of addresses as working inventory, but once those addresses are given out, it’s over. Internet Protocol addresses are a prerequisite for all Internet communication—both the sender and the receiver need one. As such, additional addresses are necessary whenever new users are connected to the Internet.
Without access to more IP addresses, service providers are forced to have their customers share an address. For most types of communication, that’s a workable solution, but it makes it much harder for two end-users to communicate directly, such as when making a VoIP call, video chatting, or transferring files directly using an instant messaging program, or through a peer-to-peer filesharing system.

» via ars technica

infoneer-pulse:

**River of IPv4 addresses officially runs dry*

In a ceremony in Miami this morning, the final five blocks of IPv4 addresses were given out to the five Regional Internet Registries that further distribute IP addresses to the far corners of the planet. The five RIRs still have tens of millions of addresses as working inventory, but once those addresses are given out, it’s over. Internet Protocol addresses are a prerequisite for all Internet communication—both the sender and the receiver need one. As such, additional addresses are necessary whenever new users are connected to the Internet.

Without access to more IP addresses, service providers are forced to have their customers share an address. For most types of communication, that’s a workable solution, but it makes it much harder for two end-users to communicate directly, such as when making a VoIP call, video chatting, or transferring files directly using an instant messaging program, or through a peer-to-peer filesharing system.

» via ars technica


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