NYE in Venice Beach. Russian tradition: write your resolution on a piece of paper, burn it and drop in your champagne. (Taken with instagram)
want lady version.
Stumbled on this Jeffrey Katzenberg memo from 1991. Interesting, especially re: ongoing SOPA debate…seems like Hollywood always thinks the sky is falling?
Read the whole thing here.
The ethos of the Internet is that everyone should have the freedom to connect, to innovate, to program, without asking permission. No one can know the whole of the network, and by design it cannot be centrally controlled. — From Joi Ito’s awesome essay in the Times.
Reblog to donate $5 to Archive.org — I (oats) will donate $5 for each reblog of this picture and the complete message below up to $1,500 to the Internet Archive. (sponsored by my side project Airborne LCDs)
Relevant Links: must include with your reblog!
#1 Party School | This American Life -
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
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 Design Genius) and the ever-talented Jason Gavris (my co-founder).
I have been super bullish on Twitter since I signed up in late 2008, and have wanted to contribute to the ecosystem in a new and interesting way ever since. There are tons of great clients out there, but using the Twitter ecosystem to foster niche communities is something that hasn’t been explored too deeply.
The #todayskicks hashtag has been around since 2007 (thanks Phin for starting it) and has remained a loosely organized movement ever since, with a steady 200 or so people posting photos of their kicks every single day.
We wondered - is there a way, potentially, to take advantage of Twitter’s deep integration with iOS5 to deepen and strengthen the ties within the #todayskicks community? Or any community? We say yes.
The reason why I personally was so keen to build something like this is because there are *also* plenty of interesting opportunities here re: mobile commerce. Don’t worry…”BUY THESE KICKS” button is in the works.
It has been a super fun experience and I am exited to hear your feedback, or at the *very* least, see some of your best kicks.
Download link: http://bit.ly/todayskicks
Our new app, Today’s Kicks, drops in the app store today - check it out!
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 importantly, show us your kicks…
The Ethereal Weirdo appears a lot in movies, but nowhere else. If she were from real life, people would think she was a homeless woman and would cross the street to avoid her. — thanks to The New Yorker for this