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    May 21, 2013

    Tumblr Denizens Get Melodramatic Over Yahoo! Purchase

    It has been amusing to watch some of the sillier, more melodramatic reactions to Yahoo's announcement that it will buy the blogging platform Tumblr. Given Yahoo's history of wrecking or abandoning services that it has purchased (GeoCities, Flickr), it's somewhat understandable that people would worr ... More >>

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    August 8, 2012
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    August 1, 2012

    Digg v1: Betaworks Flushes Seven Years of Internet History Down the Toilet

    The end of San Francisco-based Digg has been nigh for over two years, ever since founder Kevin Rose helmed a disastrous redesign in August 2010 and many of the site's users fled to Reddit, but the news-sharing behemoth plodded along, not realizing it was supposed to be dead. That is, until yesterday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    SOPA, Limbaugh, Komen: This Is What Happens When the Mob is Right

    ​There is far too much cheerleading for the "wisdom of crowds." The undiscerning among us, often motivated by an understandable (if often mindless) disgust with institutions, tend to employ buzzwords like "crowdsourcing" and to preach the idea that "the people" are always right even if "the people ... More >>

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    January 17, 2012

    PandoDaily: Just What We Needed, Another Tech-News Site

    ​Really? Seriously? Another site devoted to technology news? Yep, 'fraid so. This one, PandoDaily, will be written by, among others, some of the people who had previously made TechCrunch so awful: Sarah Lacy (who runs it), Michael Arrington, MG Siegler, and Paul Carr. These are people who believe ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    Bento Art: Fantastically Geeky Lunches

    Bento boxes, for the uninitiated, are small lunches arranged in compact compartments. They originated in Japan, and a typical meal can be a simple serving of rice, vegetables, and chicken. But bento has developed a fanatical following, and lovers of the lunch medium have turned it into an art form. ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010

    How Do To Deal With Sexist Pigs on Digg

    ​ Dear Anna, How can a female Digger hold her own in the penis party that is the comments section on any given article on Digg? - InDiggnant I've got something you can hold alright, sweetheart, and it rhymes with Shipotle durrito! Just kidding. I can hold my own burrito, thank you very much ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    'Google Me' is Real, Will Launch in 2010

    A source very close to the matter told SF Weekly that Google Me does in fact exist, and that Google already has many engineers on the project, a potential rival to Facebook. The search engine is "getting very serious about social," and some early conjecture pegs Google Me as an OpenID project. That ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2010

    Is Google About to Launch a Facebook Killer?

    Brace yourselves for a series of tech news headlines with the word "killer" in them. According to Digg founder Kevin Rose, Google is about to launch a Facebook competitor, "Google Me." Rose stated on Twitter earlier today that he heard a "huge rumor" from a "very credible source" that Google is abou ... More >>

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    June 26, 2010

    Is Google About to Launch a Facebook Killer?

    Should we brace ourselves for another round of tech news headlines with the word "killer" in them? According to Digg founder Kevin Rose, Google is about to launch a social profile service called, aptly, "Google Me." Rose stated on Twitter earlier today that he heard a "huge rumor" from a "very cred ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010

    Video: Crazy Three-Hour iPhone 4 Wait at Apple Store

    Digg founder and Apple fan Kevin Rose just posted this video of the iPhone 4 line currently formed outside of the Union Square Apple store, which seems to be wrapped around multiple blocks. It takes Rose about two minutes and 35 seconds to go from one end of the queue to another, which he hypothesiz ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    Watch Out S.F.: Bloomberg Announces Startup Investment, Doesn't Tell Arrington to F*ck Off

    Photo via MG Siegler/Flickr​ Dispatch from NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg's appearance at TechCrunch Disrupt The mayor made a stop at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City 10 minutes ago. Here's what we learned: --Firstmark Capital is investing $300,000 in MyCityWay, which created the app NYC Way, ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010
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    May 6, 2010

    Digg Cans 10 Percent of its Staff

    ​One month after a personality-driven shakeup at San Francisco-based left co-founder Jay Adelson out on his ass, 10 percent of his former employees at the social media news site are likewise out the door.Adelson's successor in the CEO's chair, Kevin Rose, today publicized an e-mail he'd s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    You Can't Digg on Digg. Attack at Fault?

    image via Hellboundbloggers​Anyone trying to use the Potrero Hill-based social news aggregation site today ran into some issues with Digging and submitting stories.Basically you couldn't use Digg for a several hour stretch: Attempts at "Digging" resulted in either a "token is invalid" err ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Dugg: Jay Adelson, Co-Founder of Digg, Out the Door

    Jay Adelson​"There can be only one" is a hell of a line -- best one Highlander had. But you don't get to say it all that often in real life. But, then, you and I aren't high-stakes San Francisco Web movers and shakers. So while many users of the popular San Francisco-based site Digg may have spat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    From @ Platform to Ad Platform? Twitter Announces @anywhere

    ​Perplexing the business-model hungry pundits with a difference of just one letter, Twitter CEO Ev Williams surprised the crowd today at his SXSWi keynote by announcing not an Ad platform but an @ platform, a way to further integrate Twitter's data into third party platforms without implementing a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2010

    Conan O' Brien Doesn't Join Revision 3: Digg 2.0 Is Announced

    We were about to head towards the Bigg Digg Shindigg at SXSWi last night when we saw the New York Times' Jenny 8 Lee report on Twitter that Conan O' Brien had joined the Revision 3  line-up, as well as the Live Diggnation telecast at the Austin event.​While it captured public (and our) imagin ... More >>

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    March 10, 2010
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    December 4, 2009

    Get Off My Internets: Here's Something You Didn't Care About, and Shouldn't

    My mentor, the journalist Paul Boutin, taught me plenty of rules about developing a story. My favorite is this: If the reader hasn't yet heard about your subject, you need a good reason to tell them about it. Never write a post that goes "here's something you didn't care about, and shouldn't." I dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    In the Game of Foursquare, S.F. Wins

    Since we've moved up to the Bay Area from Los Angeles we've noticed a strange phenomenon. Our new friends have an easier time finding each other and the places they've decided to congregate.Suspecting that perhaps this is because San Francisco checks in on the geo-locational social gaming App Foursq ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    Why Vote For Gavin Newsom's Boring Logos When You Can Have These Fun Ones?

    The Gavin Newsom campaign logo contest recently pitched on Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Twitter and Digg asked supporters to chose one among variations on a bland, meaningless theme. ​ ​​ ​​ The experts at SF Weekly Political Consulting know that authenticity wins. So we cr ... More >>

  • Music

    September 23, 2009

    Just Tweet It

    Wallpaper.’s Eric Frederic is an unstoppable viral music producer. But can the incessant songwriting, video blogging, and booty tweeting make him a star?

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    August 13, 2009

    Serious About Your Social Media? Watch This Show

    ​While most of us live on the outskirts of the social media landscape, tweeting the occasional brain fart and using facebook to update our relationship status, there are a select few who choose to take their engagement with the networks that be to a whole new level. For those special people who th ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    10 Reasons Sightglass Coffee Has Not Returned My Emails

    ​ Image Source: Juliale on Flickr I have been trying to get someone from Sightglass Coffee (270 Seventh Street @ Folsom) to talk to me for well over a month now - to no avail. Who does a person have to touch inappropriately to get in contact with these guys?  Sightglass, according to Twitter, ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009

    8 Internet Memes That Just Won't Die

    via webhamster.comThe Hamster Dance Back when the Hamster Dance - a series of animated hamsters dancing to Roger Miller's "Whistle Stop" -  hit the Internet in 1998, few people thought it would be the first of a slew of Internet memes that bounce around our collective consciousness with li ... More >>

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    July 15, 2009

    Google Maps 'Favorite Places' Unveiled: Local Businesses Welcomed to the Interwebz

    Mayor Gavin Newsom: bears striking resemblance to Will ArnettGoogle Maps unveiled their latest project called "Favorite Places" this afternoon at a press conference/meet and greet/smorgasbord inside City Hall. Local business owners, members of the press, and Mayor Gavin Newsom mingled, networked, an ... More >>

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    June 16, 2009

    S.F. Supes Discover The Internet Is a Series of Tubes for Sending Pennies to Your Cronies

    'We don't bid, or go in for these city contracts, and we don't intend to do it now.'If one attends any meeting, at any time of day or night, at San Francisco's City Hall, one's likely to find buzz-cut shutterbug Luke Thomas taking photographs for his Web site His 10,000 monthly r ... More >>

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    June 16, 2009

    Update: City Money Going To Media Outlets That Print Public Notices Isn't Chump Change After All

    There's gold in them thar public notices...A previous post about a resolution under consideration Wednesday by the Board of Supervisors to hand out public notice money to news Web sites closely allied with the board's progressive wing wrongly conveyed the idea that we're talking about chump change. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Web 2.0 Expo: 'Less is More' Is More at Social Web Tech Conference

    While we thank our lucky stars that rumors of a rampant April Fools converge virus turned out to be just that, we feel even luckier to be in San Francisco learning the ins and outs of the social Web at O'Reilly Media's Web 2.0 conference. Coining the term in 2005, Tim O'Reilly's Web 2.0 has been aro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Wannabe Reporters Prove Masochism Signing Up for Journalism School

    Trust US kids, you're in for an adventureWith newspapers all over the country on life support, the Chron at risk of closing if it doesn't chop staff, and even the recent cover of Time Magazine reading "How to Save Your Local Newspaper," now would seem a dreary time to get into the business. Yet, str ... More >>

  • News

    January 14, 2009

    Hot! Horny! Wasted! Teens!

    New research about young military recruits who smoke, drink, and screw too much.

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    October 1, 2008
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    September 19, 2008
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    December 5, 2007


    Since the paper is called the Examiner, shouldn't it take a closer look at what's going up on its Web site, and pay for it?

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    March 28, 2007

    Fair and Balanced — Almost

    Media criticism done wiki-style.

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    November 29, 2006
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