Thursday, January 29, 2015

Around The Net

  • ShuttleCloud Aims to Bring Social Graph to EmailTechCrunch

    A startup called ShuttleCloud is bringing the concept of the social graph to email. The company's developers are trying to identify consumers' contacts and relationships based on their email metadata. Big brands including Google and Comcast are using this information. But now the data is opening up to smaller firms who could potentially use this information to integrate online address books into an app in order to make sharing easier. ...Read the whole story

  • Imgur Introduces Tool Making Animated GIFs From Videos Easier VentureBeat

    Image-hosting platform Imgur is introducing a new tool today that makes it easier to create animated GIFs from almost any online video. Founded in 2009, Imgur has amassed a solid fanbase over the past six years, now claiming 130 million unique visitors each month and 1.5 million images uploaded each day. It’s more than a simple photo-sharing platform though, as the community discusses, curates, votes, and comments the content into a sort of real-time stream of image-based stories. ...Read the whole story

  • Is Blogging Dead?The Washington Post

    Is blogging dead? Is the digital revolution burning out our brightest minds? Is it time for everyone to unplug, or at least reevaluate our relationship with technology? Andrew Sullivan’s seemingly abrupt decision to cease blogging has seeded this line of questioning. Is it justified? The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza doesn’t think so. Blogs, at least, are simply publishing mediums, says Cillizza -- and publishing certainly isn’t dead. “As long as people want to read smart and shareable analysis on issues in the news, I think blogging -- at least as I conceptualize it -- will be just fine.”  ...Read the whole story

  • Did Snapchat Just Launch An App Platform? Medium
  • #Effyourbeautystandards Model Gets Major AgencySan Francisco Chronicle
It's Not 'Social'- It's 'Personal'

As messaging apps try to become media platforms, it begs the question: what would a more personal form of news and information delivery really look like? I don't think it looks like Snapchat's new Discover proj ...More