When people want a native app, they are asking for an app user experience, which...– Totally agree here Ben Sandofsky: Shell Apps and Silver Bullets “Based on my own experience and recent discussions with many of my peers, I think this is a very under appreciated point right now in the startup world. Many web-centric managers and engineering organizations are confronting the...
Scumbag Steve and the Reverse Meme →
Wish I were at ROFLCon. Since I am not, I just wrote a love letter to Scumbag Steve instead.
It’s like that moment in high school when you’re an athlete and you...– From Grantland. A non-tech-take on SXSWi.
“He thinks…if he made more money all them friggin skanks at the TGI Fridays would go on a date with him.” YES. greatlinesunused: WEEEEE~~~OEOEOEOE~~~lalalallaalalalal~~~OOO~~~WWWHHHH~~~ Hold on … I … am reading … the Weatherman’s mind … He thinks … Jeremy Piven is the greatest. He thinks … the black people love him. He thinks … his sister’s daughter thinks he’s cool …...
Girl Walk // All Day is Epic: Some Thoughts on the... →
Have been meaning to write about G.W.A.D for over two months — enjoy!
Math doesn't suck, you do. →
Moment of inspiration, peoples! As I sit at home forcing my way through a Ruby on Rails textbook (ahem, surfing tha interwebs) I found this gem and got right back to chapter 3. Starting with: “Sucking at math is like sucking at cooking. I’m tired of eating shitty food because you’re too much of a dipshit to follow a recipe. “ Just.Click.
The ethos of the Internet is that everyone should have the freedom to connect,...– From Joi Ito’s awesome essay in the Times.
#1 Party School | This American Life →
rickyv: With Penn State in the national spotlight, it’s a good time to revisit one of the best This American Life episodes ever.
New App: Today's Kicks
New App: Today’s Kicks I am super pumped to announce a new app today: Today’s Kicks. First, get it at the app store. This app was a collaboration between a bunch of amazing New York City startup people, and I am most proud of it specifically for that reason. The group includes: Eric Friedman (foursquare), Phin Barnes (First Round), Brian Kalma (fmr. Zappos), Rebecca Zhou (TechStars...
Today's Kicks: The App
Our new app, Today’s Kicks, drops in the app store today - check it out! todayskicks: Launch day! We are pumped to share Today’s Kicks with you. Today’s Kicks is an iPhone app and website that shows off amazing kicks from people around the world - post a photo to twitter with the tag #todayskicks and it will be automatically added to Today’s Kicks. Tell us what you think, but more...
The Ethereal Weirdo appears a lot in movies, but nowhere else. If she were from...– thanks to The New Yorker for this
Just a few years back, most high-end fashion brands distrusted all things...– Oh, fashion and the interwebs. via AdWeek.
Ghosts With Shit Jobs, a mockumentary about the... →
Peep the vid.
From the NY Times yesterday: “‘What was the point of working so hard for 22 years if there was nothing out there?’ said Ms. Morales, who is now a paralegal and plans on attending law school.” Just catching up on the latest early-20-something-woes article “Generation Limbo: Waiting it Out”. I am not sure if I technically “count” as a part of this...
Young Entrepreneurs + Washington →
Awesome Q+A in the Times with Neil from Warby Parker. Some interesting nuggets: “Many of the loan officers said we had a reputable business that was cash-flow positive and we had the most sophisticated business plan they’d ever seen, but they can’t provide loans to people who don’t have two years of tax returns.” “We have never met with politicians. I don’t know the first...
Fact-Checking the NY Post
Nice listicle today in an article in the NY Post on “New York Tech Giants”. Problem is that it is filled with either half-truths or straight-up errors. Is this a common thing? I get it that the NY Post isn’t Mashable and doesn’t write about this stuff every day but surely someone there should know that foursquare isn’t an e-commerce company. Maybe my expectations...
Screw New York for trapping us all. Screw New York for screwing us and having us...– Thought Catalog has been writing some pretty good stuff lately. This one: “Screw New York!”
The Illuminated Mixtapes →
Amazing mixtape site.
The Meatball Shop's New Williamsburg Location... →
Oh man, my lunch options just got catapulted to another level.
David Chang’s post-noodle phase answered a question that no one had asked....– Lucky Peach. Hard Copy.
Is Björk the last great pop innovator? →
It’s possible that the Internet or cute movies have forced us to distill...– GQ and their ever-endearing dating advice. i like you just the way you are, swears. speaking of summer romance, did you catch the no strings attached/friends with benefits mashup today? brillz.
A new movie theater. In the Burg. That serves booze. For anyone else nostalgic for Alamo Draft House up here in the blue states, this is the closest I’ve seen. From Gothamist: ”you should buy in advance online, because this joint is filling a huge void and will be slammed.” So excited!!
For the modern adult, nothing signifies self-confidence, street credibility and...– Says the NYTimes. Perhaps being nerdy has officially jumped the shark?
Welcome to the age of the CJ, The Content Jockey. Payola-free and programmed...– From @mediaReDEF this morning
The Geosocial Universe.
Awesome presentation from Jess3. They just kill it, every single day, I’m pretty sure. View more presentations from JESS3
Miss USA Pageant Winner One of Two Contestants to... →
Two out of 50. America, ladies and gentlemen.
Remember how in NYC you’d hear about how people would get a pint of Ben...– Re: Kozmo. Also, why I love Quora.
The IPO market for tech companies in web 1.0 was a disaster for the public...– Jason Calacanis in the latest Launch newsletter
This is the Internet, where we screw each other over for a jolt of satisfaction.– From LulzSec.
“The IPO market for tech companies in web 1.0 was a disaster for the public because the companies failed to become businesses half the time. In fact, they went public so early they were a riskier buy than the incoming class at Y Combinator or TechStars (really).” —Jason Calacanis in the latest Launch newsletter
“Back in the 1990s when some of us were first trying to understand what strange and new medium the Internet was, several of us coalesced around the idea that it is a personality-driven medium. Its mock intimacy favored content that highlighted personal voice, conversational tone, etc. This observation seems trite and obvious now. Remember when many editors instructed their writers to ...
Mobile Blogging and Urban Adventures (via MP) →
messageparty: Smartphone growth over the past few years is nothing short of astounding. With this exciting device growth comes all kinds of new opportunities in personal publishing — you can take advantage of previously arduous tasks, like geotagging and incorporating rich media, completely seamlessly. Because…
DSK's new pad and the Mogulite party. →
New York, I love you. pitchforkreviewsreviews: Nine days ago, Sarah emails me and says that a website that she is professionally affiliated with, called Mogulite, is having a launch party tonight and asks if I wouldn’t mind making a playlist of music to play at the party and I say, “Yeah sure,” and then I make an On-the-Go playlist on my iPod…