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Life Cycles of Online Social Networks

The “funny but true” ones The one that started it all: The life of a Usenet newsgroup The Natural Life Cycle of Mailing Lists The Life Cycle of Online Discussions And the boring serious analysis Four Stages of Social Movements

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Potential Web Hosting Replacements for Media Temple

After yesterday’s announcement of GoDaddy buying Media Temple, (more about this on TechCrunch) I’ll need to move. But it’s going to be a couple months before I can do that, so these are some notes about hosts to research when

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You can go into buildings on Google Street View?

I was looking up street names in London to update this page on funny British place names, and as I was playing on Street View, I found myself inside a London pub. Pop into this pub yourself, if you’d like.

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Ratchet – iPhone Prototyping

via Ratchet. Prototype iPhone apps with simple HTML, CSS and JS components. Also interesting.

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jPanelMenu

via jPanelMenu | A jQuery Plugin for Awesome Navigation: jPanelMenu is a jQuery plugin that creates a paneled-style menu (like the type seen in the mobile versions of Facebook and Google, as well as in many native iPhone applications). Just

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Twitter Bootstrap Button Generator

Twitter Bootstrap Button Generator | PlugoLabs. Nice Button generator for twitter bootstrap. Been playing around with Twitter Bootstrap a bit, and this is really handy.

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HTML9 Responsive Boilerstrap JS

Ha ha ha. That’s awesome. H9RBS.js (v0.0001) is a flexible, dependency-free, lightweight, device-agnostic, modular, baked-in, component framework MVC library shoelacestrap to help you kickstart your responsive CSS-based app architecture backbone kitchensink tweetybirds. via HTML9 Responsive Boilerstrap JS.

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Font Awesome, the iconic font designed for use with Twitter Bootstrap

The iconic font designed for use with Twitter Bootstrap via Font Awesome, the iconic font designed for use with Twitter Bootstrap.

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The Semantic Grid System

Set column and gutter widths, choose the number of columns, and switch between pixels and percentages.All without any .grid_x classes in your markup. Oh, and did we mention it’s responsive? Runs on LESS, SCSS, or Stylus. Read up on Smashing

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Goodbye, Movable Type

Pardon the dust, please; I’m moving this site out of Movable Type and into Word Press, and from an old-school host to Media Temple. I took the week off to make this move because I have to configure Word Press

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The dangers of being a woman online

“You should have your tongue ripped out”: the reality of sexist abuse online by Helen Lewis-Hasteley – 03 November 2011 12:51 Accounts from several women, some prominent figures and some more anonymous, describing the nature of abuse that gets directed

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Omega – Responsive HTML5 Base Theme

Just noting for future reference… Omega – Responsive HTML5 Base Theme

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Another thing I love about fanfiction.net

The site has great mobile stylesheets You can read on your mobile device, which is why I was the only blissfully happy person standing amidst a crowd of very disgruntled people for an hour and a half in the security

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After Facebook

After seeing The Social Network, I was curious what the other parties to the lawsuits were doing today. I can’t find information about what Tyler Winklevoss is doing, but this is what I could find on some of the other

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Me and my shallow brain

Howdy? How have you all been. It’s been so long since we talked. I’ve been cheating on you with Facebook, I admit it. But Facebook is giving me tennis elbow, (damned Farmville!) so I need to lay off the junk

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STFU, Zuckerberg – On Facebook and Identity Politics

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: He believes that people should have a single identity: “You have one identity,” he emphasized three times in a single interview with David Kirkpatrick in his book, “The Facebook Effect.” “The days of you having a

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links for 2010-04-27

Faux Friendship A very long article trashing social networking and how it's "affecting the nature of friendship." I disagree completely, but don't really have time right now to write out all the reasons why he's wrong. (tags: facebook socialnetworking friendship

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links for 2010-04-13

Flash CS5 will export to HTML5 Canvas | 9 to 5 Mac (tags: html5 flash webdevelopment) MONDAY ARTS SECTION: Time to Check In With Tina Fey’s Feminism! — Feministe Tina's feminism is a bit different than mine or yours. Mine

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links for 2010-04-08

How Lady Gaga Became the World's Biggest Pop Star — New York Magazine 8 pages of article on Lady GaGa. You'll probably read the whole thing. (tags: GaGa music celebrity) When Women Write About Their Sex Lives – Culture –

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links for 2010-04-06

The Editor and the Curator (Or the Context Analyst and the Media Synesthete) | Tomorrow Museum Joanne McNeil takes to task the folks in new media for their (mis)use of the term "curate" and "curator" when they really are talking

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links for 2010-03-31

Shots Of Indianapolis Skyline To Depress Nation During Final Four Broadcast | The Onion – America's Finest News Source WASHINGTON–Shots of the Indianapolis skyline scheduled to air during the 2010 Final Four will be extremely depressing and will momentarily infuse

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links for 2010-03-27

jQuery Spotlight Nice focus effect (tags: jquery plugins webdesign highlight focus)

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SxSW 2010 – Saturday Recap

Web Content Management Systems from a Designer’s Perspective The Right Way to Wireframe, Part 1 4 different interaction designers took four different tools to prototype with. A number of things stood out for me: 1) Balsamiq is probably the wireframing

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SXsW 2010 – Friday Recap

Two panels that we were able to make it to after flying in today… Getting Stoked about Web Typography Samantha Warren Went over a lot of stuff I knew already about finding inspiration in typography – but it was refreshing

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SXSW 2010 Prep

I’m taking off on Friday for SXSW in Austin, Texas. I’ve been there a couple times in the past in 2007 and 2008. I’m having a bit of anxiety about the trip after the doozy of a time we had

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