What are you looking forward to this fall? 1. The new 007 movie, Skyfall. November. 2. A new book, Bad Data. November. 3. An online class anybody can take, Social Network Analysis, on Coursera. September.
Pinterest moved to a new Tumblr, you gotta...
Short version: If you followed Pinterest’s Tumblr (blog) from inside Tumblr, you have to refollow it, because they made a new one. Long version: africaistheefuture: Growth! @Pinterest moving blog from Tumblr to onsite pinterest: The Pinterest blog has moved. Please visit blog.pinterest.com Pinterest didn’t move off of Tumblr, they’re still on it. Their blog post...
Digg now allows Twitter sign-up
Guess what planet covered in 70% water doesn’t have to sign-up to the new Digg with Facebook, and can now use Twitter for authentication. (Earth.) (Previous notes on Digg stuff.)
Team Followback. Is it a good look?
Do you know the #teamfollowback life? Are you living it? Is it common courtesy? Is it desperate? It cool comradery? Does it work? I’m going to write about it for people on my mailing list. (It’s free. You should check it out. You don’t have to use your work email address. We’ll keep it on the low :D .)
Digg will allow Twitter auth by end of the week
When the new Digg launched, it only allowed sign-up with Facebook (claiming it was an anti-spam measure). It was by far the biggest complaint I saw from anybody who checked it out. (Full disclosure, I didn’t like it either.) But today Digg promised that by the end of the week, the dark days of Facebook-only would soon be ending. [update- a week later, twitter sign-up not enabled, and they...
Pinterest registration is now open.
Pinterest announces open registration. Invites needed no more. The first thing that may be popping into your brain is “spam.” After all, what was the point of making Pinterest invite-only? If everybody is vouched for by an existing user, then theoretically any additional user who chooses to spam has to betray the friend who invited him/her. Let’s just say, at some point...
Lolo Jones. Talented Olympian. Twitter cut-up. Underestimated philosopher, and likely future on-air talent (please, please, please give her something that uses her brain, not necessarily limited to sports commentating)… had (another) Twitter moment tonight. “Damn Lolo” trended for a second, before recovering to the more respectable, but less compelling, “Lolo...
Twitter is untiling your background profile image
(Gotta blog this out so people don’t question their sanity. Too much chatter on Twitter with no documentation.) You’re not crazy. Twitter is untiling the background image in a lot of peoples’ profile. And it wasn’t a one-time thing that we can now repair. It happened, you set it back. It happens again. Guess who’s not crazy. Broken: Fixed: But it’ll...
New Tumblr Developers Blog
New Tumblr Developers Blog. Separate and distinct from the Tumblr Engineering Blog. Don’t stop reading before end of celebration. There’s important news about API v1 at the end. developers: Welcome to the official Tumblr Developers Blog Our developer community is hugely important to us and we’re thrilled to finally have a “home” to share news and be more transparent with all of...
I'm just going to leave this here
Tumblr Storyboard. Tales from behind the dashboard. Profiles of the people using Tumblr. Includes fun charts. Launched May 4th. Facebook Stories. People using Facebook in extraordinary ways. Includes fun charts. Launched August 2nd.
How spammers unintentionally help Mashable...
You’ve seen it in action, but maybe haven’t quite understood what exactly was going on. Trending Topics on Twitter like: Thirst Re-imagines Twitter Yahoo CEO Music on iPad again They’re Mashable headlines! Or at least pieces of them. And due to their frequency/velocity/quantity, they trend on Twitter for many folks, pretty much every day. Here’s why it happens:...