All posts tagged: technology

On OKTrends still being best blog on the web.

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Using their wonderfully expansive and rich data set about people’s behaviors and preferences, they come up with some fabulously incisive conclusions. This particular one is about why Democrats tend to be worse at governing (and have been for the last 25 years, at least) than Republicans. Worth reading the whole thing.  http://blog.okcupid.com/index.php/2010/03/30/the-democrats-are-doomed-or-how-a-big-tent-can-be-too-big/ Money quote: “Like an army, a political party must be coherent and disciplinedto be effective, and these qualities alone can carry the day, even against greater […]

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Congratulations, my friend. Proud of you! Looking forward to the announcements of all the exciting stuff this spring. RT @patkinsel: Today marks 1 year at @Microsoft. Thanks to all who made this such a crazy / productive year. Proud of Bing/Twitter and our other work.

Jumo is hiring

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Old pal chrishughes is hiring: If you’re interested in the idea of wiring the world of everyday people and organizations, you should consider working at Jumo. We’re putting together a small team of six or seven people to work from our office here in New York. In particular, we’re looking for web developers and a user experience specialist.  Check out our full descriptions. Even if you’re just slightly interested, send us an email with a few details on your background and […]

On Quora, Facebook Mafia, and Media Convergence

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First of all, congratulations to the Quora team for their Benchmark investment! http://bit.ly/dDoQ6S Seems as though the era of the “Facebook Mafia” is soon to be upon us, with http://www.asana.com/ raising a super competitive round, http://jumo.com/ soft-launching to a lot of excitement and curiosity (if not much else yet), and the newest from the guys over at Quora. Everybody’s been asking the same question, though: what happens at scale? Are networks, endorsed answers, and the subtleties of anti-anonymity enough […]

On Tumblr Entering the Fashion Game

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Maybe I’m out of the loop, but I was chatting with an investor friend about how it’s surprising how underdeveloped the fashion blogging community seems, considering how young, energetic, influential, and tech-savvy they have become. Tumblr is making a play at it as a static middleman. I like where their head’s at, and I think there’s a lot of interesting technology plays that can be made in the fashion blogging industry, but I don’t think this is […]