After seeing BuzzFeed’s “26 Reasons Kids Should Not Be Allowed On Facebook” post, I couldn’t help myself. It was yet another one of those stories that pulls a bait-and-switch, cleverly I’ll admit, and made me feel dumb for getting sucked into such stupid stuff, along with feeling despair that is this really where journalism is heading, [...]
I love infographics. I used to do infographics. So here’s an infographic I made as a little reminder to those who do infographics that taller is not better. Enough said. Apologies to Apple, where I borrowed the MacBook Pro image. MacBook Pros are great, by the way.
I find it hard to believe that anyone from the CBS Corporation would try to dictate what CBS News could and couldn’t cover because of CBS business issues. Trying to interfere with broadcast news like that is fodder for movies and TV shows like “Broadcast News” and “The Newsroom.” It’s no more acceptable to think CBS would interfere with [...]
I’m not on Hacker News a lot, but occasionally I do comment. When I do, you’ll see me there as sullivandanny. I’m also dannysullivan, but I can’t have that account. Forgot my password, and that’s that, apparently. When you create a Hacker News account, unlike most places I register with, you’re not required to provide [...]
Right now, Wikipedia is busy asking for donations to stay afloat. Here’s a thought. If it wants donations, maybe open things up so that outsiders feel like they can contribute expert knowledge without wasting their time. A Debate Over Notability Here’s a case in point. About two weeks ago, Jessie Stricchiola let me know that [...]
Oh, so now you love me, Amazon? After dropping its affiliates as sacrificial pawns in its game with California over paying sales tax, Amazon won a one-year reprieve — and now it wants its pawns like me back. Welcome Back Here’s the email I just received: As you may have heard, California Governor Jerry Brown has [...]
Dear Jeff– Thank you for your letter today, informing me that after seven years of being one of your affiliates — and having earned for you about $150,000 in that time — that you “deeply regret” unilaterally terminating my contract with Amazon to be an affiliate. I also especially appreciated the part where you reassured [...]
A sad and strange story — a man in the UK killed after a text was misread as saying “nutter.” Even stranger, how I came to be reading it via the Huffington Post — several sources removed from the original story. My discovery chain.
I’m pondering allowing Groupon to lead my life for me — saying yes to every offer that comes along. Here’s a look at how my life would have already been improved over the past week, if I had done so! Today, the first of my six kickboxing classes (cost $25) would have begun. Yesterday, I [...]
Cast your mind back to July. Fast Company launched its “Influence Project,” a scheme supposedly designed to see who has the most influence online. The results are in! And the winners aren’t anyone that Fast Company mentions in its write-up about the project. That’s how stupid the entire thing was. [NOTE: Turns out, the winners [...]