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Social Media and the Hegemony of The Big Number

One of the great advantages conferred by the online environment is the ability to analyze your user base to the point of stalking. Frankly, with the depth web analytics offer, I’m a little surprised Nielson’s ham-fisted sampling techniques still pass as respected data by comparison. At the same time, the absolute specificity of web analytics is […]

Notice Anything Different?

I’ve changed the body text typeface from Baskerville (or Times, if your machine didn’t have that) to Old Standard. People always whine about Baskerville being hard to read/harsh on the eyes, and I really wanted to try out Google’s new web font system. Implementation is pretty much the same as @font-face, but it’s much easier […]

(No, seriously.) In other news, archivists discovered documents from early in John D. Rockefeller’s career saying the most immediate business goal of Standard Oil was to generate more whaling expeditions.

The most immediate business goal of all Condé Nast websites is to generate print subscriptions.

Worst Alert Box Ever? File this as an unintended consequence of the pop-up blocking age. Confirm nav

Worst Alert Box Ever? File this as an unintended consequence of the pop-up blocking age. Confirm navigation windows are lifesavers for web mail clients and web-based collaborative document editors. But they’re also of the last remaining ways to ensure your pop-up message gets seen by the user. This shot, from Chrome running on OS X, […]

ilovecharts: Huffington Post front page. Wow. ALL CAPS Arial and a chart saved as a lossy-ass JPG in

Didn’t go so well?

vimeobuzz:
“Stats is probably the most important feature in helping Vimeo’s video creators know more about how well their content has been received, as well as who’s watching it.”
Gah! So freakin’ tempting. I would totally pay for Vimeo if I actually took any of my own footage.

Vimeo rolls out ‘stats’ feature for paying users – CNET News

UNACCEPTABLE

soupsoup: john: “When the event ended, I watched everyone stumble out of Housing Works toward the af

soupsoup: john: “When the event ended, I watched everyone stumble out of Housing Works toward the after party, and I thought to myself that maybe, just maybe, it was time for me to switch from WordPress to Tumblr. – The New Yorker: “A-Tumblring We Go” Tumblr Reads in The New Yorker. Yes it feels like […]

datingeveryone:
Query: would my sex life have been richer (read: existent) if I had asked Jenni for advice in high school? Also, really, journalist? Really? “Who do you hope to touch with the work you’re doing?” That seemed like a good question to ask the SEX THERAPIST?
You can safely ignore everything you read at Examiner.com. You have my word on that.

Oh Hai! We went to high school together and now you’re one of “Denver’s Sexiest People.”