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What Does It Really Matter If Companies Are Tracking Us Online? - Atlantic Mobile. m.theatlantic.com
The potential harms of digital-ad targeting The Atlantic: What Does It Matter If Companies Are Tracking Us Online? (the potential harms of ad targeting)
The NYT has a wonderful business feature about Clint Smith and the great folks at Emma Email. Proud of you @emmaemail nytimes.com
Amazon.com's funniest fake reviews. (link: @laughingsquid) amazon.com
The NYT has a wonderful business feature about Clint Smith and the great folks at Emma Email. Proud of you @emmaemail nytimes.com
Facebook use 'makes people feel worse about themselves' (BBC) Anti-social media? Study: Using Facebook can reduce sense of well-being and satisfaction with life.
Humor: New Super-Fast Transport System Powered By Passengers' Screams. TheOnion.com - New Super-Fast Transport System Powered By Passengers' Screams.
"Google released a 21-part short video series that introduces R." | Hi, I'm R (shorter version). Link: @sdkstl @brianboyer flowingdata.com
Elon Musk's Hyperloop guarantees his being officially named 'coolest dude ever.' spacex.com
This is research? Study Findings: Doing research about Facebook photo posting lowers the perception people have of academic research.
Chris Thile Looks Back To Bach - NPR Must listen: @rachelnpr interviews Chris Thile @christhile re his new album of Bach sonatas. Audio online at 12 ET
The #Brainiac Guide to Mobile Email Great email marketing design advice from @emmaemail - The #Brainiac Guide to Mobile Email.
What You'll Learn When Moneyball Metrics Meet the News (Hammock.com) On Hammock.com, the current Idea Email - What You'll Learn When Moneyball Metrics Meet the News.
Weather.com's Commuter Forecast Just noticed this: Weather.com's Commuter Forecast is a nice map-layer mashup of radar and traffic info.
Correlation or Causation? Does climate change "affect" human conflict? Apparently the writer of this press release hasn't read @Freakonomics
RexBlog: Welcome back (to blogging and Twitter), Kathy Sierra (@seriouspony) rexblog.com
(inhabitat.com) - NASA's 3D printer expected to print 30% of space station's spare parts, and tools. inhabitat.com
Edward Tufte - FT.com. FT.com - Edward Tufte - The graphics guru has shown us how to visualise data with simplicity, clarity and elegance
NYT - Pinterest activates 'do not track' option. (The article explains what 'do not track' means.) bits.blogs.nytimes.com
How to make money on the Internet, 2013. From Dave Winer (@davewiner): "How to make money on the internet, 2013" -- "What you do is create a honey-pot..."
Rexblog: I speculate on how NPR decides what obscure, but influential, Nashville singer-songwriter to feature. rexblog.com
'City Paper' to close Aug. 9. After 13 years, #Nashville's City Paper will cease operations after August 9th issue.
The safety swerve RexBlog Post: While biking on city streets, cars won't run over you if you look like you've never ridden a bike before.
WikiProject Medicine National Library of Medicine and NIH lending help to @Wikipedia' s WikiProject Medicine (via: @PubMedHealth)
Athlon Nashville-based Athlon Media's magazines will have a combined circulation of 43+ million via 1,600 newspapers.
Nashville magazine news #Nashville magazine news - Athlon Acquires Rights to Publish American Profile, Relish, Spry Magazines
Cycling Electronics on Amazon.com And you don't need any of them: An Amazon search of products tagged "cycling electronics" yields 2,157 product choices.
Six Lessons That Might Have Saved Path.to Announcing they are shuttering, Path.to shares six lessons: "Failing sucks - especially when it comes to your startup."
Typecasting Hey, there's a font named Rex.
Bicycle Helmets as Fashion Statements. Discovery: By having a #Bern helmet for my in-town riding, I was "chic cycling" before it was chic. (ht-@bookofjoe)
Marketing that's invisible RexBlog: This NeverWet video is the best 2013 example of marketing that's invisible (so far).
Nashville listed among snobbiest cities #Nashville among snobbiest US cities due to its hi-class stuff like classical music, theater and artisanal coffee houses.
Judge Rules Against Apple in E-Books Trial. Federal judge rules against Apple in ebook anti-trust case. Obvious and correct decision, imho.
Between a Pebble and a Hard Space 'Why I Bailed on My #Pebble Order" is a tour-de-force of 1st World Problem ranting. The ultimate eye-roller.
Flash Flood warning Like much of the southeast, Nashville under a flash flood warning thru Sunday a.m. #nashvillewx
Weird music of the day Motivational songs in 80s rock style by Groupon's founder/former CEO Adam Mason. (Look for 1/2 coupons very, very soon.)
The origins of American symbols Happy July 4 - Hammock.com posts a #longread article from American Spirit magazine on the origins of American symbols
BU sues Apple Is Boston University one of those patent trolls President Obama wants to run out of Dodge?
Southwest Offers Free In-Flight TV in Deal With Dish Network - WSJ.com. ATT sponsors free wifi at DFW. Now @southwest has a free streaming TV deal w/ Dish. All companies are media companies.
The end of Google Reader is good for those who love RSS. RexBlog - Google Reader: "That's All Folks." - The end of Google Reader is good for those who love RSS.
Word on the Street: 'Cyber' As a fan of both @bgzimmer & @GreatDismal, enjoyed this linguistic two-fer - Ben Zimmer: etymology of 'Cyber' via WSJ.com
Record breaking book domino chain The Seattle Library demonstrates why printed books will never die. (Record breaking book domino chain. via: @boingboing)
Nashville apps Chances are good you are using an app developed in #Nashville.
I think I'll pass on the BananaHama My last name & my bicycle passion should make this Kickstarter project a natural for me. But I'm passing.
Back from a vacation, my first post on RexBlog: Tech design expert Don Norman (@jnd1er) on #GoogleGlass rexblog.com
Newsweek Cover 1970 "Is Privacy Dead?" Newsweek Cover 1970 "Is Privacy Dead?" [Via: Ben Latterell on Google+]
In NYC, 25 solar powered top-off cell-phone chargers to be installed. Let the lines begin. In NYC, 25 solar powered top-off cell-phone chargers to be installed. Let the lines begin.
"Father's Day" sung by Groucho Marx - YouTube. Grocho Marx sings the Father's Day song. (I didn't know there was one.) http://youtu.be/MjdX-UJB_po (link: @billhudge)
#Nashville dad creates amazing lunch bag comic strip world for daughter -- humiliates all other dads for Father's day. tennessean.com
Google floats a trial balloon: Project Loon could "give internet to the world" via balloon network in the stratosphere youtube.com
On Hammock.com's Blog: How Safari's Shared Links Will Reward Content Your Customers Love. On the Hammock (@hammockinc) Blog: How Safari's Shared Links Will Reward Content Your Customers Love.
Apparently Nashville is ground zero for the rapid growth of Fireball Whiskey. Jack Daniel spins in his grave. bizjournals.com
Apple Mac Pro California, Texas, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky - Was this Mac Pro copy written by defense contractor lobbyists?
Mother Jones is not where I expected to find the Snowden backlash to bubble up. motherjones.com
Nashville: The place is in shambles #Nashville folks saying, "enough already with the positive press. The place is in shambles." (@styleblueprint)
Where A-Listers Eat, Sleep and Stay in Music City. Oh great. Hollywood Reporter makes it impossible to get reservations at #Nashville hip restaurants. (via: David Ewing)
Google To Users: We're Not Part Of PRISM [via: @dannysullivan] Google To Users: We're Not Part Of PRISM & Government Needs More Transparency
Hackeroo Music Hackathon Leading up to #Bonnaroo, the 2-day #Hackeroo Music Hackathon starts tomorrow in #Nashville (remotely in NYC, NOLA)
How to Tweet a Story How to Tweet a Story. [Essay by @romyash http://www.futureofthebook.org.au/]
Affordable Care Act spurs hiring blitz - latimes.com. Affordable Care Act spurring job growth -- Providers having to staff up call centers to explain it. (LA Times)
Yastrzemski's Grandson Highlights Baseball Draft's Family Ties. Bloomberg features #Vanderbilt baseball's Mike Yastrzemski in coverage of familiar family names in the MLB draft.
Local Laundromat Employs Social Media Coordinator. (@TheOnion) Sudz Cleaners hires Dan Elmets to lead execution of social media strategy for the coin-wash laundry.
Will D. Campbell, Maverick Minister and Civil Rights Stalwart, Dies at 88. A giant falls | Via the NYTimes.com, The Rev Will D. Campbell died Monday night in Nashville at age 88.
Gordon Gee retiring from Ohio State Former #Vanderbilt chancellor Gee retires as Ohio State president after jabs at priests, catholics, Notre Dame & the SEC
5 Ways to Make Your Website Friendly with Google's Penguin 2.0. On Hammock.com - "Don't believe the statement: 'Content Marketing is the New SEO." (Google Friendly After Penguin 2.0)
Hammock Idea Email On the Hammock Blog: 5 Ways to Make Your Website Friendly with Google's Penguin 2.0. #Google #Search
The best recommendation I'll give all year Best recommendation I'll give all year -- Steep Canyon Rangers w/ Steve Martin & featuring Edie Brickell
Google launches Structured Data Markup Helper so web devs can help Google"present content more accurately" Tip @techmeme googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com
Australia is happiest country Despite leading the world in number of people killed by kangaroos, Australia is still #1 Happiest Country.
Ruters can't shake the bad decision blues Rutgers' new AD is either (A) Suffering from selective amnesia (B) Jon Lovitz about her UT-Knoxville volleyball days.
Recommended listen: Ray Manzarek on Fresh Air. From earlier - RexBlog - Recommended listen: The Doors' Ray Manzarek on Fresh Air.
Penny Pritzker Understated Income by $80 Million Signs you may be too rich: Your accountant understates your 2012 income by $80 million and you don't notice.
Google.org's Before/After Crisis Map of Moore, OK, Tornado A Google.org Crisis Map showing before/after satellite imagery of Oklahoma tornado path.
Recommended listen: Ray Manzarek on Fresh Air. RexBlog - Recommended listen: The Doors' Ray Manzarek on Fresh Air.
Personality, social media and marketing: No hiding place. Enough to make one stop tweeting? "parse..presumptive personality from 50 tweets" (The Economist) link - @dsearls
I'm always impressed when NPR tackles the tough issues - like this guide to running gags on Arrested Development. apps.npr.org
Kmart follows up "Ship my Pants" w/ viral-juiced, parody-esque "commercial" called "Big Gas Savings." latimes.com
Evernote adds reminders Nice feature-add for those of us who are evernote-geeks - In-app "reminders" (notifications) (via: Evernote Blog)
Man butt-dials 911 while discussing murder plans.. Miami Herald uses the term butt-dial in headline. miamiherald.com
U-M doctors use 3-D printer to save baby Internet Trifecta: Doctors use 3-D printer to make life-saving implant for a baby. Cute baby & Cute Dog photo.
Jennifer Lopez Opens Cellphone Store Chain JLo's startup dev process sounds familiar: "...you sit down with people and you start spitballing."
Google's Impressive Conversational Search When @dannysullivan describes Google's Conversational Search "impressive," I take note.
Amazon Publishing Introduces Kindle Worlds Amazon's Kindle Worlds will enable any writer to create and sell fan fiction. (via: @infodocket)
Battery charge extender ideas Hacks to make your phone battery last longer | CBS News.
My favorite Flickr hate comments are from people who resent they weren't personally consulted first. I think that's cute. flickr.com
Send money first As I have sadly blogged before, When disaster strikes "someplace else," first send money.
I'm guessing that the last time Yahoo!-related items dominated Techmeme.com like this was Never. techmeme.com
Oasis Center Bike Workshop featured on CNN Rexblog - #Nashville Oasis Center Bike Workshop featured on CNN. Wonderful video. #cool
Yahoo-Tumblr: It's Not What You Buy, It's What You Do With It. Harry McCracken @harrymccracken - "There's a long history of Yahoo making companies it buys uncool, rather than (opposite)"
Scripting News Dave Winer (@davewiner) - Get out the champagne and celebrate, because some of the good guys won.
Yahoo! buys Tumblr Yahoo! buys Tumblr for lotz of money. (Suggestion: Put Flickr and Tumblr team together leave them alone.)
Nick Bradbury (@nbradbury) joining Automattic. One of my favorite people joining one of my favorite companies. All good. nick.typepad.com
Apparently the term 'digital agency' now means anything/nothing -- I feel his pain. (Tony Quin on AdAge.com) adage.com
Skip Prichard to head global library cooperative Hate you're leaving #Nashville, but congrats @skipprichard on being selected CEO of OCLC.org.
What makes him an internet celebrity? If AP Style X'd the term "illegal alien," shouldn't they do the same w/ "Internet celebrity hitchhiker with hatchet"?
Hammock Blog: An eBook Strategy Free or paid, a subscription ebook series can keep customers coming back for more. (Hammock (@hammockinc) Idea Email)
Ride Your Bike to Work on May 17 Bike to Work Day is Tomorrow. Here's the route I take 2-3 times a week to Downtown #Nashville. Safe and Quiet.
New Yorker Creates Aaron Swartz's Open Source Strongbox New Yorker rolling out (and open-sourcing) an anonymous "news tip" strongbox based on work of the late Aaron Swartz.
Happy Bike Week (Month) - Am I a bike nerd? Here's my Pinterest bicycle board: http://pinterest.com/rexhammock/bicycles/ pinterest.com
Thanks to Chris Brogan (@chrisbrogan) for having me on his podcast to discuss customer media, content, #Nashville, & more humanbusinessworks.com
Bike to Work on Friday Sketch - Friday, May 17, is Bike to Work Day. All the others are Bike to Play days. (I bike to work 2-3 times each week.)
Glympse SDK Glympse, on my short list of best apps ever, has released an SDK. Can't wait to see how developers use it.
Freedom Tower top-down video. Some wow video - the final spire segment lift on Freedom Tower (WTC 1) shot with a GoPro camera from a top-down view.
11 cool bicycles On Co.design, 11 of the world's hottest (coolest?) bicycles. #bikemonth
Nashville's New Sound. From @gardenandgunmag, a playlist of 25 songs from "the musicians who are defining Music City's new sound" #Nashville
HTC First Facebook Phone HTC First Facebook "costs" 99¢ (translation - free) at ATT | Headline next week: "HTC First Facebook outselling iPhone."
SNL Parody Commercials Wikipedia time sink: List of all Saturday Night Live commercial parodies
The shorter your first name, the bigger your paycheck - Quartz. | My name is Rex and I approve this message. qz.com
New Google Maps interface will add more Google Plusification features. googlesystem.blogspot.com
The magazine is the analog for what we're doing. Evan Williams sees Medium...as a modern-day magazine. | Then what are magazines? Chopped liver?
Tumblr - White Men Wearing Google Glass. Tumblr - White Men Wearing Google Glass.
RunKeeper finally synchs w/ Pebble RunKeeper iPhone app finally integrates w/ Pebble. Will test it later today. (Pebble is a perpetual prototype.)
Myth Buster: Jac Holzman, 81, a recording industry innovator, is creator of an iPad app on the Doors. (NYTimes.com) nytimes.com
On second thought - The display of an individual story on NYTimes.com prototype looks great. (proto.nytimes.com) proto.nytimes.com
NYTimes.com on Google Glass NYT - Google Glass Picks Up Early Signal: Keep Out. | Me: The photos of people wearing Google Glass are not helping it.
Flying Cars update On my blog - The flying car I don't expect to see anytime soon (but I keep hoping)
For Ogilvy, advertising was about one thing: selling. On Hammock.com (@hammockinc) - Idea Email: What a real-life Don Draper can teach you about customer media.
Nashville 8th on Boomtown list Bloomberg ranks #Nashville 8th on Top 12 US Boom Towns. I think it could move up to 5 with more miles of bike lanes. ; )
The Centuries-Old Perpetually New Idea On the @hammockinc Blog - The Centuries-Old Perpetually New Idea: Media Created by Companies for Customers.
The World's Most Bike-Friendly Cities Business Insider - The 20 Most Bike-Friendly Cities In The World (aren't in the U.S.)
Clink and Friend Capturing the essence of true friendship, Budweiser/Brazil enables Facebook friending with clink of cups.
All sorts of flash flood and severe storm warnings in #Nashville now. #nashvillewx weather.com