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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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Patton Oswalt Responded To An Offer To Buy His Tweets With Yet Another Internet-Winning Moment

Patton Oswalt Responded To An Offer To Buy His Tweets With Yet Another Internet-Winning Moment | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Patton Oswalt responded to Brander's attempt to buy his tweets by making fun of Snickers, Taco Bell, Sun Chips, and other popular brands.
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The problem with the Justine Sacco 'social media fail'

The problem with the Justine Sacco 'social media fail' | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
You've heard what happened by now, and you've seen the tweet. No need to recount the "story," right? Right. (Ah, OK, here's a link if you really need it.)
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Listening to the many sides in the great tech debate

Listening to the many sides in the great tech debate | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Last Sunday, The Chronicle ran a front-page story with the headline "S.F.
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Knotch engineer, Travis Beauvais, gets quoted!

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Turntable.fm will shut down on December 2, plans to focus on Turntable Live

Turntable.fm will shut down on December 2, plans to focus on Turntable Live | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Turntable.fm has announced plans to shut down its virtual DJ platform next month. According to the company's blog, the team is choosing to instead focus on its Turntable Live product, ...
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This is really sad. I thought Turntable.fm was rather neat, but I understand the issues.

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'What's it like being a woman in this room?' Notes from a female tech investor

'What's it like being a woman in this room?' Notes from a female tech investor | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Ellen Leanse, who's done app development, entrepreneurship and strategic communications for 30 years, comments on being a woman in a male-dominated industry
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Featuring Knotch Co-Founder Stephanie Volftsun.

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Phone2Action Draws Hundreds For D.C. Launch | Techli

Phone2Action Draws Hundreds For D.C. Launch | Techli | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Phone2Action makes a social advocacy platform that organizations and causes use to advocate for change.
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Bitcoin’s Biggest Bet: Andreessen Horowitz Leads $25 Million Investment in Coinbase

Bitcoin’s Biggest Bet: Andreessen Horowitz Leads $25 Million Investment in Coinbase | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Get ready for a lot more venture capital flowing into bitcoin-related startups, starting ... now!
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You're Not Going To Believe What Facebook Just Did To The 7 Ways Superlicious Content Sites Drive Traffic

You're Not Going To Believe What Facebook Just Did To The 7 Ways Superlicious Content Sites Drive Traffic | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Guest post by Jeremy Liew, a partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners Yesterday Facebook made a change to its newsfeed algorithm, promoting high quality content and deprecating  low quality content and meme photos.
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Knotch Lets You Express Your Opinion in Full Color

Knotch Lets You Express Your Opinion in Full Color | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Knotch is an app that offers a different take on expressing your opinion -- it allows users to rate products and services with colors.
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Snapchat Scoops Up Facebook, Instagram Exec Emily White as COO

Snapchat Scoops Up Facebook, Instagram Exec Emily White as COO | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Snapchat added Emily White, the director of business operations at Instagram, as the company's new COO on Tuesday, according to AllThingsD.
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Knotch has built a social network with the goal of connecting people based on shared interests and meaningful conversations - StartUp Beat

Knotch has built a social network with the goal of connecting people based on shared interests and meaningful conversations - StartUp Beat | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
A Q&A with Knotch co-founder and CEO Anda Gansca. The San Francisco-based startup, which is a social network that connects people based on interests, announced the completion of its $1.5 million Seed funding round in mid-November.
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An interview with Knotch Co-Founder Anda Gansca.

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Oh, for fuck's sake: Microsoft bans users from Xbox Live for "excessive profanity"

Oh, for fuck's sake: Microsoft bans users from Xbox Live for "excessive profanity" | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
There's nothing quite like the American belief that depicting violence is better than exposing teenyboppers to a few "shits," "goddamns," and "douchebags." That's why movies depicting the systemati...
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This is really interesting. It appears that Microsoft is creating a double standard between developers and users in more than a few ways.

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Why Snapchat is screwed

Why Snapchat is screwed | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
(This post originally appeared on LinkedIn Influencers. Follow Shane Snow.) Last week, Business Insider chief Henry Blodget wrote a post titled, "EXCLUSIVE: How Snapchat Plans To Make Money." With ...
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This is exactly how I feel about Snapchat.

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30 years of being the only woman in the room -- and how that's changing

30 years of being the only woman in the room -- and how that's changing | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
I’ve seen the reality, though I’ve never acknowledged its impact. But I'm tired of seeing smart and talented women throw in the towel.
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Knotch Founder Steph Volftsun gets a mention in this guest post.

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Community Management, It's a Way of Life

Community Management, It's a Way of Life | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Chelsea Hickey shares her story of how community management is a way of life and her journey from Rubio's to Zuberance. A journey of authenticity and risk.
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Why a startup just published all of its employees’ salaries for the world to see

Why a startup just published all of its employees’ salaries for the world to see | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
San Francisco-based social media startup Buffer just did something unprecedented: It published the salaries of every one of its employees online, available for the public to see.
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This is simply phenomenal. The transparency is great, but they also appear to really take care of their employees. More companies need to do this.

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The Bitcoin Swan Dive Was Utterly Predictable | TechCrunch

The Bitcoin Swan Dive Was Utterly Predictable | TechCrunch | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Bitcoin took a pounding in the last 24 hours, dropping below the $500 mark on the popular Mt.Gox exchange before rebounding. As TechCrunch's John Biggs wrote..
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Google's for-profit surveillance problem

Google's for-profit surveillance problem | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
"We know where you are. We know where you’ve been. We can more or less know what you’re thinking about." "Your digital identity will live forever... because there’s no delete button." —Eric Schmidt...
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Need A Girlfriend? Invisible Girlfriend Can Help You Out… Sort Of | Techli

Need A Girlfriend? Invisible Girlfriend Can Help You Out… Sort Of | Techli | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
And, it’s exactly what it sounds like. This startup will help give the appearance that you have a significant person in your life with text messages, phone calls, simple gifts, and even emergency interactions.
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I think any reason someone would have to pay to have a fake significant other would be poor at best.

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Why can a scam company raise $40 Million Series C + $76 Million Series B? | Hacker News

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The Color Of Rants And Raves On Knotch Opinion Network

The Color Of Rants And Raves On Knotch Opinion Network | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Crowd-generated opinions are out there and already in abundance on various social networks. But most of the networks are general purpose and not designed for easy consolidation and organization of opinions.
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What Spotify's royalty numbers don't tell us

What Spotify's royalty numbers don't tell us | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Artist royalties have been an albatross around Spotify's neck since the music streaming service launched in 2006. It's one of those instances where both sides have a right to bitch. That's because ...
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This is a great article on how artist's get paid on Spotify.

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The 5-Step Process for Finding the Best Designer and Developer for Your Business

The 5-Step Process for Finding the Best Designer and Developer for Your Business | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Here are five important steps to choosing the best design and development team for your small business…
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Women have helped create new work policies

Women have helped create new work policies | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
Even with more than 700 women descending on San Francisco this week for TEDWomen 2013, a conference celebrating women's accomplishments, including invention, technology and expression, the lack of women at the helm of big business is still...
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Featuring quotes from Knotch's Stephanie Volftsun.

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So Much for That: Twitter Ends DM Experiment

So Much for That: Twitter Ends DM Experiment | I work on the Interwebs | Scoop.it
The social networking platform has removed an option to let followers send you direct messages without a follow-back.
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