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Something we worked on that's pretty awesome. Check it out!
 
ShortFormBlog's Illustrated History

Just want to point out a project I helped put together on Facebook — for +ShortFormBlog's Facebook page, me and an illustrator friend of mine, +Ben Claassen III helped conceive and design an "alternate history" of the blog — placing the site in multiple

Check it out over here, guys! https://www.facebook.com/shortformblog
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Thanks! Hoping to give it more of a push in the next few days.
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Rick Santorum's dealing with some family stuff at the moment. Will this become too much to handle if he's president?
Rick Santourm leaves campaign trail to tend to sick daughter “You think she’s fine, and then one cold and she’s this close to dying.” Days ahead of the important Florida primary, Rick Santorum found.....
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And many happy returns to Barney. :)
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US Rep. Barney Frank and partner Jim Ready to get married
Mass., USA

The +Boston Herald reports that Barney Frank, the openly gay congressman who announced his retirement in November, plans to marry his partner Jim Ready in a Massachusetts ceremony.

http://news.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20220126us_rep_barney_frank_to_get_married

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Dear Google, we support you airing your dirty laundry in public.

Context: http://parislemon.com/post/15633422401/twitter-responds-to-antitrust
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We are a bit surprised by Twitter's comments about Search plus Your World, because they chose not to renew their agreement with us last summer (http://goo.gl/chKwi), and since then we have observed their rel=nofollow instructions.
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Are these the type of backdoor battles that will decide much of the tech future? and our methods of using tech tools to process information? or just some BS that will be dwarfed by emerging tech companies in a decade or so?
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In case you were in need of an antidote to the #IowaCaucus coverage, watch this video.
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Today's our third birthday, and in honor of that, here are the best stories we spotted in 2011:
Tomorrow’s our third birthday: What we learned in the past twelve months A lot of cake. A lot of reasons to celebrate. A lot of big news. In celebration of our birthday tomorrow — we started on...
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Think these dogs are good matches with their presumptive GOP owners?
The GOP candidates, and their canine equivalents Dead-ringers or distant cousins? In New Zealand, Pedigree’s leading an awesome adoption drive with this insane Flash app called Doggelganger, in which....
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In case you missed this whole controversy, it was a big journalism ethics mess about a week ago. This is the second job lost as a result of the whole thing.
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CBS Sports fires the blogger behind a major error: He reported Joe Paterno died based on a single tweet that was only linked, not sourced. (He wasn't dead at the time, though he died about 12 hours later.)
CBS Sports fires blogger who flubbed Joe Paterno death report Bad sourcing plus poor timing: Adam Jacobi took to Twitter earlier this afternoon to reveal that CBS Sports — which ran with a erroneous.....
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+Doug Salter though many people might feel differently about that statement, I think it's a valid point. The memorial service was full of speakers who made similar points. Clearly the school and Paterno could have done more, but I think stories like these bring out a lot of emotion that's hard to control. That's why, in cases like these, it's important journalism does its job, reports the facts honestly, and otherwise stays out of the way.
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Jan Brewer vs. Obama: An airport meeting turns into an epic battle She wrote some things in her book he didn’t like: The tough-on-immigration Arizona governor, who was not particularly happy with the....
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Brewer - ".. and THIS is why I'm a bitch!"
Obama - ".. I'm about to bite your finger off, woman!"
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Kodak's on the road to bankruptcy, sources say. Sounds like someone lost the plot.
Kodak may soon file for bankruptcy The end of an era: According to sources reported by The Wall Street Journal, the Eastman Kodak company sits on the verge of Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and is expected to...
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I think the problem was deeper. Kodak could never compete with serious camera makers like Canon, Nikon etc. They traditionally produced affordable and simple cameras aimed at rather inexpirienced users. So even before the advance of the digital cameras, Kodak cameras had a reputation of very generic product, the one you'd rather buy to your grandma but would never use yourself.
They are still pro at making the films, but that is all. They just never managed (if they really ever tried) to rebrand themselves as the makers of the cameras for professional and enthusiast markets.
I still visit their website from time to time and they are absolutely living in the past, with the products nobody wants (I'm talking about cameras here).
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We're a big supporter of the popular third-party Tumblr extension "Missing e," a popular browser extension put together by +Jeremy Cutler to greatly improve the Tumblr interface. Tumblr, however, doesn't agree, and has made many efforts in the past six months to stifle its development, which has thus far been unsuccessful. Today, they pulled a dramatic move: They put a giant dialog box on users' profiles in an attempt to get them to uninstall the open-source plugin. Drew Olanoff of TNW sees right through it.
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"Third-party extensions and hacks are a part of the web, perhaps Tumblr should focus on building new features or its own official 'app store' instead of whining about support and server issues." +Drew Olanoff nails it.
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I don't use the extension on Tumblr but have heard that a lot of people like it. Tumblr seems to be making an awfully big deal about this. Olanoff's suggestion would seem to save time and effort, and would also show they're responsive to users' requests.
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