Posts tagged: internet
The Impact of Kickstarter, Creative Commons & Creators Project
- short video by PBS outlining the importance of an open and creative internet
Defend Our Freedom To Share (Or Why SOPA is a Bad Idea)
SOPA Track is a new website that lets you find out where your elected officials stand on SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act). The tool also provides contact information and links to the social media profiles of all officials who are active on a major social network, such as Fa…
Eric Schmidt, Chairman of Google.
Pretty much anyone who knows anything about the internet or technology is opposed to the SOPA bill. According to the article, Google is the only anti-SOPA representative at the Congressional hearings. The other five are pro-SOPA.
Please write to Congress to express your concerns with this bill. You can use either of the following sites to autogenerate a letter:
Please view this video, featured in an earlier post for more info:
Save the Internet.
Title says it all.
Soon, you can convince all your friends that you’ve had hidden artistic talent with Visual.ly. This site is home for all things infograph. You can view other thousands of infographs or upload your own and receive feedback from the community. The coolest thing is that they are building tools so that the layman can create beautiful works of infoart too. I can’t wait to try them out when they’re ready. For now, they have a Twitterize Yourself feature that lets you turn your Twitter history into a pretty cool infograph.
Pandora’s jumped on the social bandwagon. It was inevitable. If you read my post about Console.fm, you know that I bet that all streaming music sites will follow the Turntable.fm trend and make the music more social. When you think about it, we should have seen this coming a long time ago.
Head over to Facebook, and you’ll see the most common way people share music is by linking to YouTube. Despite being able to do so from Grooveshark, Pandora, Hype Machine, SoundCloud, etc., people still use YouTube for music. Yes there are videos to go along with the music, but don’t kid yourself, people are sharing the music, not the video. This means that a lot of people are still listening to/discovering music on YouTube, instead of the music-focused sites.
So, all these streaming music sites are being ignored by a large percentage of web users. Pandora et. al. decided the best way to remedy this was to increase their social features beyond Facebook and Twitter share buttons. Besides it being a smart way to increase user base and average time on site, it just makes sense, since the past ten years or so has been all about social. This is just a natural evolution.
New Pandora will be HTML5, so it should be zippier than the current Flash-based version. The new features look pretty engaging (which is the idea). Pandora One members get to try it out first.