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The side-benefit of dating Jewish girls in this silly city: my Words With Friends gameplay has become much better!

friday
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Ever feel like it's just one thing after another? Mountains of information to sort through and just do something with? Like it'll never end? Then want to just try to bury it all deep inside until it catches up with you?

So did Peter Ramsdal except he's a mail carrier so that shit was all super literal and now he's in jail on mail hording charges. Just like in Seinfeld. No word on if he was wearing a puffy shirt.

--SK

wednesday
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LinkedIn turned 7 today but it feels like 37. The service is a great place to stalk SVPs of mid-size companies in flyover states but any sense of newness or excitement faded long ago. Reference checks are done by looking at mutual facebook friends, tumblr/twitter/(even ew)wordpress are the real online resumes employers check. Happy Birthday LinkedIn, both you and your user base look pretty good for middle age.

tuesday
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didn't think this little rant would be validated so soon. First they came for the teachers... sk

monday
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The sorta-kinda last thing I worked on before leaving the NBC/MSFT mothership, Nightly.Msnbc.Com has launched. (See also: NBC @ CES.) Congrats to everyone at 30 Rock and in Redmond.

tuesday
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ESPN releases personalization site: MyESPN.

monday
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Discovered on the same day: dontclick.it, which tries to build a navigable interface in which you don't click anything, and History of the Button a blog that traces "the history of interaction design through the history of the button."

sunday
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It would seem that new design around a search engine's home page would be as limiting as designing a new Campbell's soup label. But A9.com (Amazon's search engine) just released a new front page with an interesting panel design, while Ask, Live, and AOL's beta continue to make small experiments.

tuesday
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Wired: Rebuilding Microsoft.

tuesday
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Gothamist Breaking News Map. Right idea, wrong execution.

thursday
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A very, very long post on what it's like to be an agile programmer at Google.

thursday
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The Times Reader launched a public beta.

thursday
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Yahoo has purchased the video-sharing platform Jumpcut (blog post). See also: Fox allows the Clinton-Wallace videos back on YouTube.

thursday
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Om predicts Rupert Murdoch is gonna buy a blogging platform -- either Six Apart (Moveable Type, TypePad, LiveJournal, and Vox) or Automattic (WordPress). Interesting theory.

monday
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Michael Kinsley in Time: It's not so bad that people refuse to pay for online news.

wednesday
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So Apple's iTV will have a hard drive after all?

wednesday
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NYTimes.com's peculiar media kit: TheseTimesDemandTheTimes.com.

wednesday
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The New York Times hires some dude as its "futurist". No jealousy here, nope.

tuesday
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How Couric doing? Just .1 share above Brian Williams.

tuesday
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WSJ: YouTube will introduce copyright detection software and rev share advertising revenue, starting with Warner Music.

tuesday
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MSNBC Video to Support Macs, Firefox. Cough.

tuesday
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FoxNews.com redesigns.

tuesday
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MSN Soapbox launched.

sunday
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Rafat is starting a conference: The Economics of Social Media.

wednesday
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NYT: More on NBBC.com.

tuesday
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NBC's B2B video play: NBBC.

tuesday
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New product release: Jim whined for two weeks, but the pay-off is worth it... PhotoBlog.MSNBC.com.

monday
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Salon: Interview with Olbermann.

monday
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Wonkette Crashes MSNBC Party

monday
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10 years of ESPN.com designs.

friday
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McClatchy is consolidating and moving the online unit to Raleigh, thereby eliminating a bunch of San Jose (Knight-Ridder) jobs. Take that, Sillicon Valley!

friday
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Blog about the Microsoft cafeterias.

friday
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Tech Review: 2006 Young Innovators Under 35 in Information Technology.

thursday
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Holovaty on changing newspaper websites.

wednesday
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Google launches greatly expanded news search. NYT story.

wednesday
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BBC Graphs: How America Has Changed.

wednesday
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A new perspective on the recent 'bad design' debate. I'm intrigued by the populist sentiment of "bad" design, but am concerned how to accurately phrase this.

thursday
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NYTimes.com launches the blog First Look, about features and services from the website.

tuesday
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2006 Online Journalism Awards - Finalists. The first visible project that I worked on a little was nominated for the "Outstanding Use of Multiple Media" category: Katrina Virtual Tour.

tuesday
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Looks like Google is snagging a 20-story tower in Bellevue. Great, more nerds of the 520 commute.

monday
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Flickr adds geotagging.

monday
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Video: Behind The Scenes At Technorati.

monday
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Upcoming.org got a minor redesign and bunch of new features.

monday
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Yahoo blog search (which had been integrated with Yahoo News search results) has been taken offline.

monday
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Flight Patterns. Cool visualizations of FAA data. Uses Processing.

thursday
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Seattle internet startups ordered by traffic.

monday
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The keynote speaker at ONA will be Mark Cuban. Joy.

sunday
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Etsy.com. The left nagivation introduces new ideas for ways to navigate a shopping interface -- by color, by sample, by geography, by time.

sunday
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Live.com added a news search.

sunday
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Internet Soul Portraits. Just the wireframes of major websites.

sunday
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Nifty tools for drawing diagrams, charts and flow-charts.

saturday
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10 definitions of Web 2.0 and their shortcomings.

thursday
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Blogger API.

thursday
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YouTube gets an API.

thursday
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CBS Evening News will be simulcast.

wednesday
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HTML elements you probably never use (but perhaps should).

wednesday
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Calacanis says off-handedly he's gonna buy a newspaper and tv station. Good luck with the FCC, dude.

wednesday
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Another annotation service: Trailfire.

tuesday
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SFgate on Current.TV turning one.

tuesday
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WaPo's political ad database: Mixed Messages.

tuesday
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Flash start screens.

thursday
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Details on Zune. $299, WiFi, 30GB.

thursday
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Google redesigns! (Okay, they added "Video" to the nav, and subtracted Froogle and Groups.)

thursday
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Styleboost. Another new gallery site.

thursday
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2007 SXSW Interactive Panel Proposal Picker.

thursday
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Most Inspired. Design gallery meta gallery.

thursday
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Programmer Meet Designer.

wednesday
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Viacom bought a dot-com you forgot existed.

tuesday
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Topix.net redesigned.

tuesday
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Jay Small: Redesign/relaunch vs. design evolution.

monday
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Google Joins Viacom in Web Test of Video Ads.

monday
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WTF was AOL thinking?

sunday
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Have Digg and Netscape reinvented a Yahoo! News feature?

sunday
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Salary charts for people in various areas of journalism.

friday
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Big section in TV Week about my old employer, Internet Broadcasting.

wednesday
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WaPo: Video Mashup. Interesting.

wednesday
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New corporate Yahoo blog: Yodel.

wednesday
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Video enablers I've noticed.

wednesday
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Microsoft's Photosynth is going mainstream. I've played with this, and it's pretty awesome.

wednesday
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Windows Live Spaces launched.

monday
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Video: My boss on MSNBC talking about the 10-year anniversary of the site.

monday
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Flash Forward 2006 Finalists.

monday
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Designing for Interaction: An Interview with Dan Saffer.

monday
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Newspapers to Use Links to Rivals on Web Sites.

monday
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CNN Enlists Citizen Journalists.

monday
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Netflix udpates friends feature.

sunday
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Two redesigns: News.com.au and Telegraph.co.uk.

saturday
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Grouper allows video comments.

thursday
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Firefox + BitTorrent = AllPeers.com.

wednesday
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Undocumented Digg API.

wednesday
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Passively Multiplayer.

wednesday
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Diigo. New "social annotation" site.

wednesday
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Digg Labs.

wednesday
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Yay Hooray: Redesign famous logos in web 2.0 format.

wednesday
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Data Structures as Culture.

monday
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B&C on the Fox O&O redesign: Fox's Full-Court Press.

monday
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GoTuit. New YouTube competitor.

monday
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Technorati redesigned.

sunday
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Amazon.com Redux. An attempt to redesign Amazon.

saturday
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MySpace disables Flash scripting to external domains. Otherwise known as Stage One In the AOL-ification Of MySpace.

thursday
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37 Signals: Khoi Vinh and Jeffrey Veen.

wednesday
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Lost Remote redesigned.

tuesday
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Variety: Viacom to buy The Onion?

tuesday
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TechCrunch: Digg Swarm and Digg Stack.

monday
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TV Newser: MSNBC At 10: What Could Have Been.

sunday
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L.A. Times: Fears of Dot-Com Crash, Version 2.0.

sunday
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Vodafone Journey. Nice use of Flash video.

sunday
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Business Week: Newspapers and Yahoo in discussions. This could be big.

sunday
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Hollywood Reporter: Amazon stepping into digital download fray.

friday
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Media Life Mag: Newspapers experiment online.

thursday
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Rhapsody adds new web services.

thursday
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Go forth and API.

thursday
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Fortune: The extinction of mass culture.

thursday
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Expo.Live.com came out of beta. (It's MSN's version of Craigslist.)

thursday
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What I Learned Redesigning del.icio.us.

wednesday
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Akamai Sues Limelight For Patent Infringement.

wednesday
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ClickTale does some interesting new things with user-behavior and metrics.

tuesday
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MSNBC's Olbermann Carves Anti-Fox Niche.

tuesday
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The Top 10 Things They Never Taught Me in Design School.

monday
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I saw Phil Torrone's newest "kit" presentation at Gnomedex, but here's video from a Microsoft campus presentation.

monday
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Engadget has screenshots of the new Microsoft mp3 player.

monday
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Dan Rather has a new job, working for Mark Cuban. Big question: will he have anything to do with Sharesleuth.com?

saturday
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BBC Story Popularity App.

friday
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Winner of the BBC Reboot was announced, plus 10 runner-ups.

friday
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PaidContent: NBC really is buying Tribe.net.

friday
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Papers written by people at Google.

friday
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Netflix Hiring User Interface Engineers.

friday
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Web 2.0 in Japan.

thursday
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In has last interview for Channel 9, Robert Scoble interviews Bill Gates' assistant.

thursday
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8 Web Design Cliches of 2006.

thursday
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CBC.ca turns 10.

thursday
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W3Counter Global Web Stats. 800x600: 11%.

thursday
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Anil on Web 2.0.

wednesday
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CityGML.

tuesday
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NBC is buying Tribe -- but why?

monday
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Getting The New York Times More Search Engine Friendly.

monday
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PostApp. Widgets are the new black.

monday
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MIT Timeline App. Like Google Maps, but for timelines.

monday
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My MySpace Problem.

monday
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Morris Digital launches a sports Digg: FanaticZone.com.

monday
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Scoble's Exit Interview.

monday
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NYTimes.com Memo On Romenesko.

monday
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Top News Sites For May.

monday
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Google Authentication Launches.

monday
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Slate: Digg Me or Bury Me.

monday
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ESPN Wants to Be MySpace for Fans.

monday
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Digg's New Unreleased Content Visualization Model.

sunday
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How prevalent is the Digg interface? This prevalent.