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Caterina Fake: Fast Growth for a Social App Is a Very Bad Thing – AllThingsD – slow social approach is based on the idea that it’s not just about numbers, its about community social norms and ethos which take time to develop within a group. Fake pioneered building slow social type communities at Slate.com during the dot com era. The slow social way was then perfected by Fake and others at Flickr. You can find Caterina’s personal site here.
Energy Risk Ranks Third – businesses increasingly concerned about energy shocks
American Households Not as Reckless as You Think | Mother Jones – or why the debt is going to take decades to work out
In Back Alleys and Basements, Video Arcades Quietly Survive | Wired.com – a bit like music genres when they get taken back underground
Mark Gray on Vimeo – inspirational space programme footage
::Track This Now:: Track articles across the world on a map – nice mash-up
SynergyKM | Free software downloads at SourceForge.net – use one keyboard across multiple machines without special hardware
On The State of China Intellectual Property Enforcement And Cars. – China Law Blog: a blog about Chinese law and the legal issues of doing business in China. – rapid acceleration to world-class status
Bill Would Extend DMCA-Style Takedowns To ‘Personal Info’ | Techdirt – this could go horribly wrong as the law and judiciary try to wrestle with what is personal information
Murdoch news wire pursues ‘hot news’ claim | Pinsent Masons LLP – interesting concept, could this be used by PR people to hit media that break embargoes?
Bracelets by another name | FT.com – how a change in language sells accessories to men
Eric Schmidt On Google’s IPO: Bad Press Made Us More Money | paidContent – no such thing as bad publicity
New Rules of the New Economy – Wired – from which Kevin Kelly’s book sprang from
MediaPost Publications Social Lubricant For Frictionless Web 04/28/2010 – on the new Facebook changes
Enemy Lurks in Briefings on Afghan War – PowerPoint – NYTimes.com – the money quote “It’s dangerous because it can create the illusion of understanding and the illusion of control,” General McMaster said in a telephone interview afterward. “Some problems in the world are not bullet-izable.”
rikumo.com – really nice simple Japanese products
UPDATE: 38 Infinity Ward Employees File Lawsuit Against Activision Over Royalties, Alleges Devs Held “Hostage” – G4tv.com – Activision has lost already. If they lose the case they have to pay damaged and will find it hard to get talent. If they win, they will find it hard to get talent.
How I Met Your Motherboard: Tales of Early Computing – I love the idea and the visual design of this