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Business

Tumblr Raises $85 Million Without a Business Model

Blogging service Tumblr said it has raised $85 million, although the New York-based company has scant revenue and has yet to develop a solid business model.

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Blogtopia Business

The Internet IS The Public Square

Ghosting all of my social media accounts is very, very tempting.

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Links

Leftovers – Plate 2

The best part of leftovers is filling up your plate again…

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blog

Delicious Spam – and Shutting Down of Delicious

Briefly: if you are one of the folks who receive a daily email from this blog, or subscribe to its RSS feed, or its Twitter feed, apologies for the recent delicious spam. I’ve disabled delicious, as I wasn’t using it much if at all. I’m still expecting feedBurner to cease working at some point, but it hasn’t yet…

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Personal

Christmas Request

my Christmas wish list is this: donate something to someone who needs it more than you do.

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Advertising

Instagram Purge Hits Brands Who Artificially Built Up Follower Numbers

I am no self-described expert in social media, just a sometime user of it, but from I sit, obsessing about follower counts is stupid, and a waste of everyone’s time. I guess certain digital agencies sold the concept to their clients, and then cut corners in building up follower counts by utilizing sleazy tactics and spam-bots. Follower counts are a nearly meaningless number to be used on a PowerPoint presentation to clueless executives.

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Apple

Sign in To YouTube Using an iOS Device Like an iPhone

because I have set up a 2-Step Verification for my Google account, I have to generate an App specific password for YouTube.

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blog

IFTTT Recipe Acting Strangely

If you noticed, in the last couple of days photos have appeared here that have already been posted; duplicate entries from weeks ago. I don’t know why this is happening, but I do know the cause –https://ifttt.com/wtf

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News-esque religion

Corporate Christian Taliban Attempting to Ruin America

Historians of the future may very well date the decline of the American civilization to the outcome of this Supreme Court ruling. I’m actually not kidding: remember this phrase? Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. If the Roberts Court rules in favor of Hobby Lobby, they will have contradicted this amendment.

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Film

Ten of Barbara Stanwyck’s Best – As Chosen By Margaret Talbot

For your next holiday viewing party, a list of ten great films that Barbara Stanwyck shone in…

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Blogtopia News-esque

Jason Kottke: The blog is dead, long live the blog

Sometime in the past few years, the blog died. In 2014, people will finally notice. Sure, blogs still exist, many of them are excellent, and they will go on existing and being excellent for many years to come.

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government health

Remember all those Obamacare horror stories

Statisticians dismiss the practice of using personal stories to argue about an objective reality as “anecdata”, but it might be more accurate to call the “Obamacare horror stories” that have taken over social media “urban legends”.

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Music

Tim Maia – Nobody Can Live Forever

Picked up a fun, buoyant new-to-me album of Brazilian funk, called The Existential Funk of Tim Maia, put out on the great Luaka Bop label in 2012.

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Links

Reading Around on June 26th

Some additional reading June 26th from 17:22 to 17:22: Interviews > Moby: Wait For Me – I love a good old Clash record and I love listening to Pantera, I love listening to the Rolling Stones but the music that I adore the most is Nick Drake or Joy Division or Sigur Rós, quieter records […]