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Saturday, August 17, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

What Does It Really Matter If Companies Are Tracking Us Online? - Atlantic Mobile. m.theatlantic.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
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) Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Friday, August 16, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

The NYT has a wonderful business feature about Clint Smith and the great folks at Emma Email. Proud of you @emmaemail nytimes.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Amazon.com's funniest fake reviews. (link: @laughingsquid) amazon.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
The NYT has a wonderful business feature about Clint Smith and the great folks at Emma Email. Proud of you @emmaemail nytimes.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
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. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Humor: New Super-Fast Transport System Powered By Passengers' Screams. TheOnion.com - New Super-Fast Transport System Powered By Passengers' Screams. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
"Google released a 21-part short video series that introduces R." | Hi, I'm R (shorter version). Link: ‏@sdkstl @brianboyer flowingdata.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Monday, August 12, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Elon Musk's Hyperloop guarantees his being officially named 'coolest dude ever.' spacex.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Sunday, August 11, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

This is research? Study Findings: Doing research about Facebook photo posting lowers the perception people have of academic research. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
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 Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Friday, August 09, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

The #Brainiac Guide to Mobile Email Great email marketing design advice from @emmaemail - The #Brainiac Guide to Mobile Email. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
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. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, August 08, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Weather.com's Commuter Forecast Just noticed this: Weather.com's Commuter Forecast is a nice map-layer mashup of radar and traffic info. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Friday, August 02, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Correlation or Causation? Does climate change "affect" human conflict? Apparently the writer of this press release hasn't read @Freakonomics Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

RexBlog: Welcome back (to blogging and Twitter), Kathy Sierra (@seriouspony) rexblog.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

(inhabitat.com) - NASA's 3D printer expected to print 30% of space station's spare parts, and tools. inhabitat.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Monday, July 29, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Edward Tufte - FT.com. FT.com - Edward Tufte - The graphics guru has shown us how to visualise data with simplicity, clarity and elegance Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Saturday, July 27, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

NYT - Pinterest activates 'do not track' option. (The article explains what 'do not track' means.) bits.blogs.nytimes.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Friday, July 26, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

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..." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Rexblog: I speculate on how NPR decides what obscure, but influential, Nashville singer-songwriter to feature. rexblog.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
'City Paper' to close Aug. 9. After 13 years, #Nashville's City Paper will cease operations after August 9th issue. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Monday, July 22, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

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. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Sunday, July 21, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

WikiProject Medicine National Library of Medicine and NIH lending help to @Wikipedia' s WikiProject Medicine (via: @PubMedHealth) Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, July 18, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Athlon Nashville-based Athlon Media's magazines will have a combined circulation of 43+ million via 1,600 newspapers. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Nashville magazine news #Nashville magazine news - Athlon Acquires Rights to Publish American Profile, Relish, Spry Magazines Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

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. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
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." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Typecasting Hey, there's a font named Rex. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Saturday, July 13, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

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) Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, July 11, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Marketing that's invisible RexBlog: This NeverWet video is the best 2013 example of marketing that's invisible (so far). Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Nashville listed among snobbiest cities #Nashville among snobbiest US cities due to its hi-class stuff like classical music, theater and artisanal coffee houses. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Judge Rules Against Apple in E-Books Trial. Federal judge rules against Apple in ebook anti-trust case. Obvious and correct decision, imho. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

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. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Friday, July 05, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Flash Flood warning Like much of the southeast, Nashville under a flash flood warning thru Sunday a.m. #nashvillewx Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

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.) Permanent link to this item in the archive.
The origins of American symbols Happy July 4 - Hammock.com posts a #longread article from American Spirit magazine on the origins of American symbols Permanent link to this item in the archive.
BU sues Apple Is Boston University one of those patent trolls President Obama wants to run out of Dodge? Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Monday, July 01, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

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. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
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. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Saturday, June 29, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

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 Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Record breaking book domino chain The Seattle Library demonstrates why printed books will never die. (Record breaking book domino chain. via: @boingboing) Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Nashville apps Chances are good you are using an app developed in #Nashville. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Friday, June 28, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

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. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Back from a vacation, my first post on RexBlog: Tech design expert Don Norman (@jnd1er) on #GoogleGlass rexblog.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Newsweek Cover 1970 "Is Privacy Dead?" Newsweek Cover 1970 "Is Privacy Dead?" [Via: Ben Latterell on Google+] Permanent link to this item in the archive.
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. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Sunday, June 16, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

"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) Permanent link to this item in the archive.
#Nashville dad creates amazing lunch bag comic strip world for daughter -- humiliates all other dads for Father's day. tennessean.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Google floats a trial balloon: Project Loon could "give internet to the world" via balloon network in the stratosphere youtube.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, June 13, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

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. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Apparently Nashville is ground zero for the rapid growth of Fireball Whiskey. Jack Daniel spins in his grave. bizjournals.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Apple Mac Pro California, Texas, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky - Was this Mac Pro copy written by defense contractor lobbyists? Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Mother Jones is not where I expected to find the Snowden backlash to bubble up. motherjones.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Nashville: The place is in shambles #Nashville folks saying, "enough already with the positive press. The place is in shambles." (@styleblueprint) Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Saturday, June 08, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

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) Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Friday, June 07, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Google To Users: We're Not Part Of PRISM [via: @dannysullivan] Google To Users: We're Not Part Of PRISM & Government Needs More Transparency Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Hackeroo Music Hackathon Leading up to #Bonnaroo, the 2-day #Hackeroo Music Hackathon starts tomorrow in #Nashville (remotely in NYC, NOLA) Permanent link to this item in the archive.
How to Tweet a Story How to Tweet a Story. [Essay by @romyash http://www.futureofthebook.org.au/] Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, June 06, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

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) Permanent link to this item in the archive.
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. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Local Laundromat Employs Social Media Coordinator. (@TheOnion) Sudz Cleaners hires Dan Elmets to lead execution of social media strategy for the coin-wash laundry. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
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. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Gordon Gee retiring from Ohio State Former #Vanderbilt chancellor Gee retires as Ohio State president after jabs at priests, catholics, Notre Dame & the SEC Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

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) Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Hammock Idea Email On the Hammock Blog: 5 Ways to Make Your Website Friendly with Google's Penguin 2.0. #Google #Search Permanent link to this item in the archive.
The best recommendation I'll give all year Best recommendation I'll give all year -- Steep Canyon Rangers w/ Steve Martin & featuring Edie Brickell Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Google launches Structured Data Markup Helper so web devs can help Google"present content more accurately" Tip @techmeme googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Australia is happiest country Despite leading the world in number of people killed by kangaroos, Australia is still #1 Happiest Country. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Sunday, May 26, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

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. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Saturday, May 25, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Recommended listen: Ray Manzarek on Fresh Air. From earlier - RexBlog - Recommended listen: The Doors' Ray Manzarek on Fresh Air. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
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. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
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. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Friday, May 24, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Recommended listen: Ray Manzarek on Fresh Air. RexBlog - Recommended listen: The Doors' Ray Manzarek on Fresh Air. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Personality, social media and marketing: No hiding place. Enough to make one stop tweeting? "parse..presumptive personality from 50 tweets" (The Economist) link - @dsearls Permanent link to this item in the archive.
I'm always impressed when NPR tackles the tough issues - like this guide to running gags on Arrested Development. apps.npr.org Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Kmart follows up "Ship my Pants" w/ viral-juiced, parody-esque "commercial" called "Big Gas Savings." latimes.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Evernote adds reminders Nice feature-add for those of us who are evernote-geeks - In-app "reminders" (notifications) (via: Evernote Blog) Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Man butt-dials 911 while discussing murder plans.. Miami Herald uses the term butt-dial in headline. miamiherald.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
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. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Jennifer Lopez Opens Cellphone Store Chain JLo's startup dev process sounds familiar: "...you sit down with people and you start spitballing." Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Google's Impressive Conversational Search When @dannysullivan describes Google's Conversational Search "impressive," I take note. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Amazon Publishing Introduces Kindle Worlds Amazon's Kindle Worlds will enable any writer to create and sell fan fiction. (via: @infodocket) Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Battery charge extender ideas Hacks to make your phone battery last longer | CBS News. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

My favorite Flickr hate comments are from people who resent they weren't personally consulted first. I think that's cute. flickr.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Send money first As I have sadly blogged before, When disaster strikes "someplace else," first send money. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Monday, May 20, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

I'm guessing that the last time Yahoo!-related items dominated Techmeme.com like this was Never. techmeme.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Oasis Center Bike Workshop featured on CNN Rexblog - #Nashville Oasis Center Bike Workshop featured on CNN. Wonderful video. #cool Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Sunday, May 19, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

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)" Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Scripting News Dave Winer (@davewiner) - Get out the champagne and celebrate, because some of the good guys won. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Yahoo! buys Tumblr Yahoo! buys Tumblr for lotz of money. (Suggestion: Put Flickr and Tumblr team together leave them alone.) Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Saturday, May 18, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Nick Bradbury (@nbradbury) joining Automattic. One of my favorite people joining one of my favorite companies. All good. nick.typepad.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Friday, May 17, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Apparently the term 'digital agency' now means anything/nothing -- I feel his pain. (Tony Quin on AdAge.com) adage.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Skip Prichard to head global library cooperative Hate you're leaving #Nashville, but congrats @skipprichard on being selected CEO of OCLC.org. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, May 16, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

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"? Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Hammock Blog: An eBook Strategy Free or paid, a subscription ebook series can keep customers coming back for more. (Hammock (@hammockinc) Idea Email) Permanent link to this item in the archive.
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. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

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. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Happy Bike Week (Month) - Am I a bike nerd? Here's my Pinterest bicycle board: http://pinterest.com/rexhammock/bicycles/ pinterest.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Thanks to Chris Brogan (@chrisbrogan) for having me on his podcast to discuss customer media, content, #Nashville, & more humanbusinessworks.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

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.) Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Glympse SDK Glympse, on my short list of best apps ever, has released an SDK. Can't wait to see how developers use it. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
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. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
11 cool bicycles On Co.design, 11 of the world's hottest (coolest?) bicycles. #bikemonth Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, May 09, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Nashville's New Sound. From @gardenandgunmag, a playlist of 25 songs from "the musicians who are defining Music City's new sound" #Nashville Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

HTC First Facebook Phone HTC First Facebook "costs" 99 (translation - free) at ATT | Headline next week: "HTC First Facebook outselling iPhone." Permanent link to this item in the archive.
SNL Parody Commercials Wikipedia time sink: List of all Saturday Night Live commercial parodies Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

The shorter your first name, the bigger your paycheck - Quartz. | My name is Rex and I approve this message. qz.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
New Google Maps interface will add more Google Plusification features. googlesystem.blogspot.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
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? Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Tumblr - White Men Wearing Google Glass. Tumblr - White Men Wearing Google Glass. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
RunKeeper finally synchs w/ Pebble RunKeeper iPhone app finally integrates w/ Pebble. Will test it later today. (Pebble is a perpetual prototype.) Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Myth Buster: Jac Holzman, 81, a recording industry innovator, is creator of an iPad app on the Doors. (NYTimes.com) nytimes.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
On second thought - The display of an individual story on NYTimes.com prototype looks great. (proto.nytimes.com) proto.nytimes.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
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. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Monday, May 06, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Flying Cars update On my blog - The flying car I don't expect to see anytime soon (but I keep hoping) Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, May 02, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

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. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

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. ; ) Permanent link to this item in the archive.
The Centuries-Old Perpetually New Idea On the @hammockinc Blog - The Centuries-Old Perpetually New Idea: Media Created by Companies for Customers. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Monday, April 29, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

The World's Most Bike-Friendly Cities Business Insider - The 20 Most Bike-Friendly Cities In The World (aren't in the U.S.) Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Clink and Friend Capturing the essence of true friendship, Budweiser/Brazil enables Facebook friending with clink of cups. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Sunday, April 28, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

All sorts of flash flood and severe storm warnings in #Nashville now. #nashvillewx weather.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.