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You Should Use Twitter Because It Makes Everyone As Smart As Anyone | TechCrunch

You Should Use Twitter Because It Makes Everyone As Smart As Anyone | TechCrunch | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Twitter's purpose is still widely misunderstood, and many people think they have no need for it. But it has great potential to enlighten us. Here's how: We..
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I am a community manager currently advising the startup Knotch. This is a collection of articles on startups, community management and tech in general.
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Lenovo’s Superfish Scandal Is One of the Worst Consumer Computing Screw-Ups Ever

Lenovo’s Superfish Scandal Is One of the Worst Consumer Computing Screw-Ups Ever | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Also in Slate: How to Tell if You Have Superfish, and How to Kill It Techies Are in an Uproar Over Ultra-Sketchy Adware Pre-Installed on Lenovo Laptops When Lenovo preinstalled Superfish adware on its laptops, it betrayed its customers and sold out their security. It did it for no good...
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The Epidemic of Facelessness

The Epidemic of Facelessness | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
The anonymous communication social media creates both provokes and mitigates our inherent capacity for monstrosity.
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Awesome read. I'd recommend this for every community manager.

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The Right Way To Ask Users For iOS Permissions

The Right Way To Ask Users For iOS Permissions | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Cluster is the first native mobile app I’ve designed, and the experience has taught me a lot about things to consider that aren’t necessarily a concern on..
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Excellent piece on the importance of permissions and how to best present them for your app.

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Facebook’s Real Name Policy Set to Return

Facebook will indeed be reintroducing its previously shelved real name policy, despite the negative feelings of many users. The policy, which forces people to use their actual name, was recently ditched due to criticism. Facebook apologized over the issue, but have now apparently reversed their decision and decided to go ahead with implementing the idea.
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SoftBank Emerges As The Biggest Challenger To Uber

SoftBank Emerges As The Biggest Challenger To Uber | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
If you live in the U.S., the chances are that your definition of the biggest rival to Uber is Lyft. The ride-sharing service operates in many of the same U.S...
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And a new player emerges in the on-demand economy.

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Snapchat Is Asking Brands for $750,000 to Advertise and Won't Budge

Snapchat Is Asking Brands for $750,000 to Advertise and Won't Budge | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Snapchat is asking brands for $750,000 a day for its new ads, according to multiple industry sources who have heard the pitch, and some say that's too expensive for the young app. The messaging app with a heavy video focus has promoted itself to the ad world as a TV-style commercial space with millions of viewers a day.
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My email is a monster - The Oatmeal

My email is a monster - The Oatmeal | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
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Here's why GoPro wants to make its own drones

A fast-growing market in a complimentary product is an opportunity it can't afford to miss
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Facebook to Brands: No More Free Rides

Facebook to Brands: No More Free Rides | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Facebook announced a move this month that will make it more difficult for brands to reach their fans through purely organic marketing efforts.
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Facebook is becoming the network for billion dollar companies it appears.

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Community Building Requires Brand-Wide Participation

Community Building Requires Brand-Wide Participation | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
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Definitely an overlooked aspect of community.

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Snapchat is in partnership talks with BuzzFeed, Time, others - Digiday

Snapchat is in partnership talks with BuzzFeed, Time, others - Digiday | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Snapchat is in partnership conversations with some of the largest and fastest-growing media companies out there, pitting it squarely against Facebook.
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Great Snapchat and BuzzFeed, a partnership between two awful things.

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New Premium Uber Service Lets Users Commandeer Any Car

New Premium Uber Service Lets Users Commandeer Any Car | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Uber Seize is a new high-end service that lets users hijack vehicles whenever and however they want.
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Hahaha

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Top 7 Sharing Economy Blogs | The Sharing Lifestyle

Top 7 Sharing Economy Blogs | The Sharing Lifestyle | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Top 7 Blogs About The Sharing Economy | The Sharing Lifestyle http://t.co/fyLmZQVgBu

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How to stop branded communities from becoming ghost towns

How to stop branded communities from becoming ghost towns | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
How to stop branded communities from becoming ghost towns. From PR Week
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Now we know how many drivers Uber has, and how much money they’re making​

Now we know how many drivers Uber has, and how much money they’re making​ | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Uber hired Obama's chief economist to study the economics of its business. Here's what he found.
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Let the healing begin: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick wants to create 50,000 jobs this year in the EU

Let the healing begin: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick wants to create 50,000 jobs this year in the EU | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Will the incentive of thousands of new jobs persuade European regulators to rethink their tough stance against Uber?
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Ambitious

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Rebuilding History’s Biggest Dot-Com Bust

Rebuilding History’s Biggest Dot-Com Bust | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Online grocery company Webvan collapsed spectacularly in the dot-com bust, but new entrants are trying again. Instacart cuts costs by working out of existing grocers, and delivery people aren’t on staff.
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This is interesting. Has anyone ever used Instacart? Is the value worth the markup?
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Drinking a pint from an espresso-inspired beer tap

Drinking a pint from an espresso-inspired beer tap | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
I'm tired of walking into musty pubs and ordering pints that are bland, poured incorrectly, or twice the price of the nearest off-licence. If I weren't m
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I would love to play with this in my house.

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EU Votes to Back a Proposal to Break Google Search Away from Its Other Services

EU Votes to Back a Proposal to Break Google Search Away from Its Other Services | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Following a four-year antitrust investigation in the region, the European Parliament has voted to break up Google and separate its search business from the company's other services.
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35 Women Under 35 Who Are Changing the Tech Industry

35 Women Under 35 Who Are Changing the Tech Industry | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Meet the top young women leaders who are changing the face of technology.
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I'm working on a project with Humin right now.

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‘No fighting. No drunk posting.’ What happened when I handed over my Twitter and Facebook to strangers

‘No fighting. No drunk posting.’ What happened when I handed over my Twitter and Facebook to strangers | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Do social media managers work? Can they make you more interesting and get you more followers? One Guardian writer decided it was time to get professional help …
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This is brilliant.

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