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Love This paragraph from the Jizzabel article.


And what are you really missing out on? The way he (insert gender-appropriate pronoun/s) celebrated Valentine's Day with you is probably a reminder enough of why you're no longer together. Maybe he bought you a cardboard heart filled with chocolates (95% Crisco 5% cocoa). Or that $19.95 TV-call in bouquet, whose roses were dead in the morning, while the baby's breath shed its dandruff for months. A teddy bear that looked like a fat dog and was made by some five-year-old in a Thai sweatshop. Or if things were serious, a bracelet of gold, mined by teenage slaves in Niger. All topped off by a romantic dinner at an all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet, for which he had an about-to-expire Groupon coupon.
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"Twitter has been working on this problem for years. I recall getting a presentation from their growth team at least three years ago that detailed how they were working on this problem. And they are still working on this problem. Most likely they will always be working on this problem."

There are big media company executives in San Francisco who shall remain nameless that I want to force to read this post from Fred Wilson.
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so funny. 
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makes more sense than posting a photo of your entree, when I think about it.
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Dont build your entire social strategy on Zuck's land.
Or Larry's, for that matter.
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+Marketing Land does a very thorough job of showing exactly why Google+ needs to work a LOT harder on agencies and brands to get them to take the platform seriously.
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I like how After The Flood describes theirs:  http://aftertheflood.co/data-planning/
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"if a thing loves, it is infinite." - William Blake
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mmmm.  New Mogwai EP

Soundtrack to Les Revenants - a French zombie tv series.  Spooky and piano-heavy.   Apparently a full album is coming at the end of the month.

http://open.spotify.com/user/jukevox/playlist/30NAlcggj3GCE1iFJZJrPt
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Super impressed with Etsy's work on getting more women on their engineering team
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I like Alastair's lens on two seemingly opposite approaches to shaping and refining large datasets.   My experience with Last.fm bears his premise out out completely.  

We had a great source of semantic data from user tagging as well as strong algorithmic inputs derived from user listening behaviors.  It was the intersection of the two approaches where the magic happened.
 
The future of data is blend of semantics & algorithms #DataScience
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Fred Wilson's excellent MBA Mondays blog post series continues with a look at revenue models around data companies.    Very short but useful read if your company has data at the core of its business model.

  I have worked for companies (ahem) who would be smart to read this one.   
The Internet is a data generating machine. According to Eric Schmidt, every two days now we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003. It's also incredibly good ...
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"I used to be disgusted, now I try to be amused."
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Former technology journalist, music & technology junkie,  and unrepentant pyromaniac. Looking for the next fire that needs to be started.
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