I JUST noticed something strange on Wikipedia. It appears that gradually, over...– Wikipedia’s Sexism Toward Female Novelists - NYTimes.com (via techladymafia) WOW. (via changetheratio)
WIREDInsider: CROWDSOURCED VIDEOS →
wiredinsider: Image via Flickr It wasn’t long before the hashtags and crowdsourced information, the ones that Twitter and Instagram are so familiar with, would hit the video sphere. Apps like Switchcam lets users team up with friends and family to share footage and capture the same event from…
Digg Blog: What you told us →
rethinkdigg: Last week we sent out a survey to the over 17,000 people who signed up to help us work on our reader. Amazingly, we’ve gotten more than 8,000 responses so far, and they keep trickling in. Here’s what we’ve learned: Users read a lot, a lot of the time 80%(!) of…
Pocket Turns 1, Adds New 'Share to Friend' Feature
percolatingnews: One year ago Read It Later officially changed its name to Pocket. Originally a service for just saving online articles to read later, along with the name change Pocket also added the ability to save other types of content, such as images, videos and recipes. The service also became free for users. In the past year the company has expanded to several new platforms: Mac, Chrome...
New Design Is Almost Complete
I know that I’ve neglected this blog for a long time. It’s mostly due to being so busy at work. But since it was time to dump my old theme — which was pretty, but a complete mess code-wise — I decided to reinvigorate the blog and get a new design going. I can’t take […] http://dlvr.it/31SzVR
In which I learn how to block the Internet so I...
Last week I went to a writing retreat with several writing types in a converted barn somewhere in Connecticut. It was glorious. Five days where our only job was to write and our only sin to procrastinate. There are many ways to procrastinate in situations such as this, and a big one is undoubtedly by […] http://dlvr.it/31SzVG
On the Death of Delicious
Dear Yahoo, Thank you for taking away the only Yahoo service that I actually use every day besides Flickr. I’m sure you’ll get around to killing that, too. It means I no longer have to spend any time dealing with your horrible web services. I use Delicious as an extension of my brain. As a […] http://dlvr.it/31SzVB
Tech Journalists and Bloggers In NYC, You Are...
We have several writing positions open at LAPTOP that need to be filled ASAP. We’re in need of a senior writer, a freelance writer, and some editorial interns. I know there are a ton of excellent writers who read this blog who need jobs. So check out the listings below. Even if you think you […] http://dlvr.it/31SzV2
Wikipedia Is Almost 10 years Old
It’s odd to think of Wikipedia being 10 as it feels like not so long ago that we had to go look things up in real encyclopedias, but it also feels like an indispensable part of internet life. I’m doing a piece on the 10th anniversary and the site’s impact on the web and education. […] http://dlvr.it/31SzTs
The Perfect Laptop… For Writers
I was having a conversation with a co-worker recently about different kinds of laptop roundups we might do in the future similar to what we did here for web designers. One of the roundups I suggested was Laptops for Writers, which was met with some skepticism. What would make one laptop or another better for a […] http://dlvr.it/31SzTL
Who Even Uses MP3 Players Anymore?
I’ve had people I work with ask me this or utter similar things in my presence a lot lately. Perhaps because I keep pushing the issue. Or perhaps I just notice it more given my feelings on such things of late. It happened again today and spurred me into blogging mode. Because I started to […] http://dlvr.it/31SzRv
Building A Better eReader Review
The eReaders keep on coming, and this week we got in the Kobo Reader and the Pandigital Novel, both of which I get to review since I am the eReader queen over at Laptop. This is in no way a burden, since I’m really into the category and can’t wait to find the perfect eReader […] http://dlvr.it/31SzRj
This is why I stopped being a web designer
After many hours, a lot of screaming, much frustration, and some ice cream, I’ve finally found a decent solution for putting Tumblr posts on the blog sidebar. It’s not what I would have wanted, ultimately (I’d prefer you see more text, but I couldn’t get that to happen without large images and videos messing up […] http://dlvr.it/31SzQP
I don’t know much about Tumblr but the service intrigues me greatly, so I decided to try it out and experiment with it a little. As it’s meant to be an extension of this blog, my Tumblr will basically be about tech. But my goal is to do more fun stuff around tech, like taking […] http://dlvr.it/31SzN8
Mars Rover checks into Foursquare -- from Mars
cnnmoneytech: OK that is officially the coolest Foursquare check-in ever, edging past NASA’s Space Station check-ins. Next question: Does Mars have any good bars or restaurants Curiosity can snag check-in discounts at? -Stacy
A Sad Goodbye To Tecca
Just a short note to say that Tecca, one of the best technology websites I’ve ever read, is shutting down this week. I’m so very sad about this, it’s hard to express. Even before I joined the Tecca team I admired the website. I loved the mix of tech news and reviews with space and […] http://dlvr.it/2GJfjd
Third-party devs make Twitter and Tumblr better,...
Several months ago, Tumblr users who had a browser extensions called “The Missing e” installed loaded up their dashboards and came across this message: The message uses a lot of scary words — browser hack, privacy, data loss — meant to rattle the less clueful. Then it presents users with a silly choice: uninstall the ‘hack’ […] http://dlvr.it/21xX3p
Linkspam: The Pen Is Mightier Than The Pad [August...
New thing: Linkspams. Every week (usually on Friday) I’ll post a collection of the tech news I find most relevant or interesting plus all the stuff I wrote. I’ll keep it down to 20 links most of the time, maybe less. Let me know what you think! Stuff I Wrote Review: Samsung Series 7 Gamer offers monster […] http://dlvr.it/21Zf91
I see no benefit to the PC versus the iPad. The PC is over. It’s just not...– New Jersey Ford dealer Rich Savino, whom is replacing all 20 PCs in his dealership with iPads. You could say the same thing about counters and cash registers. I’m sure Starbucks and Square would agree. (Via Auto News) Always makes me smile to see people using super specific examples to try and...
Clients From Hell: I was designing a banner for a... →
clientsfromhell: I was designing a banner for a university website to advertise upcoming business classes. The ad contained a stock photo of a group of business people. My client was a really sweet African American woman who is a great designer. But sometimes her judgement is clouded… Client: It looks good, but… The client doesn’t seem all that unreasonable to me
Current Windows users will be able to upgrade to... →
tecca.com Microsoft has confirmed that its previously announced Windows 8 upgrade will cost just $39.99. That means people already running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 on their computers will pay a mere forty bucks for the latest… Good news for sure…. But I’m still not upgrading.