Bookmarking

The most popular business model has been to offer a free service and then shut down

Maciej Ceglowski, the guy behind my bookmarking service of choice, talking about the business of running such a service. [via]

Bookmarks for November 28th through November 29th

Bookmarks for November 16th

Bookmarks for July 3rd through July 6th

Stross’s Rule 34: pervy technothriller about the future of policing – Boing Boing
"Spammers are being killed worldwide and this police officer is trying to stop it? That's too much of a stretch for me."
Oh Land – Wolf & I | Listen to Free Music Online | dominik – Blip.fm
This would be a great song for a James Bond movie. And I mean this in the best way possible. ♫
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Conversion! /cc #allekollegen
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Seriously?
Asian fast food artistry | MetaFilter
This is relevant to my interests:
Original Blogger Identity Design | Flickr – Photo Sharing!
RT @fraying: Original Blogger design from 10 years ago.
Solipsism
Lucky teddy bear is lucky:
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@antischokke nope.
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Yes, of course. Sounds like me.
I’m such a hacker. – Tumble upon johl
I'm such a hacker.
I’m such a hacker. – Tumble upon johl
I'm such a hacker.
Gallery: First Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrives in Japan | CNNGo.com
Conference organiser’s handbook
Mongolian Diptychs Tell of Profound Change: A Yin and Sim Chi Yin Talk About His Work – NYTimes.com
No One Admits To Singing, Writing, Producing Nation’s No. 1 Song | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source
RT @TheOnion: No One Admits to Singing, Writing, Producing Nation's No. 1 Song #OnionMusic
Robyn – Don’t Fucking Tell Me What To Do | Listen to Free Music Online | dominik – Blip.fm
Look at this while listening: ♫
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Look at this while listening: ♫
Sometimes I get a bit emotional when playing Words with Friends. | pixi.li
Sometimes I get a bit emotional when playing Words with Friends. 
Aachen | pixi.li
Aachen
Coffee | pixi.li
Coffee

Consumerization of IT

Vision Statement

Most companies don’t actually have a ‘vision’ though. Their vision that is actually driving them is ‘I think I/we should be rich’ and that’s it. You can start a software company to make life easier for people, or you can decide that ‘make life easier for people’ sounds like a good way to get rich. Your ‘Vision statement’ (which at this point is a barely-thought-out prefunctory ‘they showed us this is how you do it in Business 101′ chore in most businesses) and what the vision of the people leading the company actually is are two different things. Often, two very different things.

Dustin Rodriguez [via]

Damn!

The Importance of Giving a Damn – yes, yes and yes. If you look around at the success stories, most of them have that little bit that sets them apart from their competitors: they give a damn.1

  1. Well, or they are really smart and evil. []

Why Fun Is a Serious Issue

Why Fun Is a Serious Issue

Yes, yes, yes and again: yes. "Seriousness without fun is the sign of an exaggerated ego. There's no room there for a soul."

Leroy Stick – the man behind @BPGlobalPR

Why I Steal Movies… Even Ones I’m In

Why I Steal Movies… Even Ones I’m In

"Like a billion other people, I download things illegally. I'm also an actor, writer and director whose income depends on revenue from DVDs, movies and books. This leads to many conflicts in my head, in my heart, and in bars."

Why Betterness Is Good Business

Why Betterness Is Good Business

"Striving to do more good is associated with greater profitability, equity and asset returns, and shareholder value creation."

Fred Wilson’s 10 Golden Principles of Successful Web Apps

Fred Wilson’s 10 Golden Principles of Successful Web Apps

Actually these are very obvious – so why do we (as in: we, the developers/designers) often not follow them?

Steve Blank On How Startups Evolve Into Large Companies

The Twitter Ad Model Revealed (What Were You Expecting, a Pony?)

Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley Talks Revenue, API, Brands, and “Beyond the Badge”

Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley Talks Revenue, API, Brands, and “Beyond the Badge”

"annoying Foursquare superusers present their phones to a baffled local merchant showing them that they are the 'mayor.' If this happens enough times, the business wants to get involved with Foursquare."