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Former Google+ Designer: 'We F*cked Up!' - Posted December 2, 2014
Meet Chris Messina. He's a guy whose palatial estate may be large enough to contain his ego: he was a lead designer at this start-up called Google. In fact, he was one of the user experience masterminds behind... [FishbowlDC]

Cheezburger's New App Is a Meme Generator - Posted November 20, 2014
The latest iteration of Cheezburger, part of of Ben Huh's humor empire, has been released on iOS and is coming soon to Android. The new app emphasizes content creation by letting users easily remix images and GIFs. Users can also up... [AllFacebook]

We Live in a Clickbait World, And That's OK - Posted November 11, 2014
[caption id="attachment_206637" align="aligncenter" width="600"]The Challenges of FacebookWorld, via Andrew Golis and Medium[/caption] Last week, Buzzfeed's news editor, Ben Smith, wrote a piece on how Buzzfeed doesn't do cl... [AllFacebook]

Back to School Links: 3 Pieces New (and Old) Journos Should Wrap Their Heads Around - Posted September 4, 2014
It's back to school season, which means there will be a lot of journalism students sitting around debating how to best make money doing it. We just can't stop wondering or examining how it's all changed. The discussion isn't just happening in ivory towers, either. In the past week, current journos... [10,000 Words]

Who Is On Mark Zuckerberg's Friends List? - Posted June 10, 2014
Much has been made recently over the fact that while Facebook users can set their fr... [AllFacebook]

Pitching Advice from a Former Tech Journalist - Posted March 24, 2014
Bekah Grant is no longer a tech journalist. But she covered startups, apps and acquisitions (aka our clients) for more than two years at VentureBeat, and she has some advice worth heeding beyond these truth bombs: Beware: If your pitch is made up of more than 50% jargon, I will delete it. --... [FishbowlDC]

Trouble Promoting Your Startup? Don't Blame Your Agency - Posted November 20, 2013
Here's a must-read for anyone in tech PR: Medium writer Amy Westervelt tells struggling startups that agencie... [GalleyCat]

Trouble Promoting Your Startup? Don't Blame Your Agency - Posted November 20, 2013
Here's a must-read for anyone in tech PR: Medium writer Amy Westervelt tells struggling startups that agencie... [FishbowlDC]

Author Dave Eggers Denies Plagiarism Claim By Former Facebook Employee Katherine Losse - Posted October 2, 2013
Author Dave Eggers denied an accusation by The Boy Kings author ... [AllFacebook]

Nonfiction Storytelling and the Movies: A Winning Combo? - Posted August 13, 2013
What if you got to see all the elements of your carefully reported story - the topsy-turvy plot lines, the larger-than-life settings and the riveting characters - materialize on the silver screen? A project created by accomplished magazine writers ... [10,000 Words]

Twitter Employees Get Early Access To New Blogging Platform - Posted November 15, 2012
Chalk this up to yet another reason to want to work at Twitter: early access to cool new blogging platforms. Sure, the odds were stacked in their favor with the platform being run by one of Twitter's co-founders, but still. You know you're jealous. ... [AllTwitter]

Even If Twitter ISN'T Killing Off Posterous, It Certainly Doesn't Seem To Care About It - Posted October 15, 2012
You know that Twitter owns Posterous now, yet you continue to blog there because you're a risk taker or possibly a hardcore platform devotee, or maybe you just really like the name "posterous." Regardless of why you stay, you obviously ... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Co-Founders Talk API, Obvious Corp And Medium At TechCrunch Disrupt - Posted September 12, 2012
Biz Stone and Evan Williams were on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt to talk about their new publishing platform, Medium and, of course, their cleverly named company Obvious Corp (obviously). And they also talked Twitter for a bit. They discussed their lack of a ... [10,000 Words]

What Newspapers Can Learn from 'Medium' - Posted August 24, 2012
I've harped on it before and I'm nowhere close to being done: news design and consumption experiences are completely broken. Medium, a new platform from Twitter founder Ev Williams, takes a new approach to (among other things) content design -- and there's a lo... [10,000 Words]

Twitter Co-Founders Preview @Medium Project, Propose To Rethink Online Publishing - Posted August 15, 2012
Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone have been busy bees at Obvious, the umbrella corporation they founded to "do various things", one of whic... [AllTwitter]