Intralist Is A Site For Everyone Who Just Can’t Get Enough Top Five Lists

intralist Lists! Everybody loves ’em, right? I mean, even if you pretend that you don’t, I’m guessing you find yourself furtively clicking on “top five” or “top 10” articles every once in a while. So what about a site that’s built entirely around lists? That’s Intralist, in a nutshell. John Jaxheimer (formerly creative director at Sports… Read More

Help TurboRoo & His 3D-Printed Pawsthetics Project

unnamed (5) Some of us, four legged friends included, hit some bad luck once in a while. Some have it harder than others. A good friend of mine, TurboRoo, has an interesting story to share and a new campaign to help others in his situation. Turbo was brought into a vet in 2014 to give up for adoption. He was 4 weeks old and was born without his front legs. Luckily, he was adopted by the awesome people… Read More

Slack Preps For IPO, Even If It Doesn’t Want Or Need One Soon

Slack IPO Image When Slack’s IPO window opens, it wants to be able to quickly spring into the public markets. Otherwise it could see sour conditions or botched IPOs by other tech companies shut the window before it rings the opening bell. That’s why Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield says its already getting its ducks in a row so its poised to IPO when the time comes. Today, Butterfield The Australian… Read More

Robinhood Gives Zero-Fee Stock Trading To Other Apps

Robinhood Feature What Stripe did for easy payments, Robinhood is doing for free stock trading. This week the brokerage startup launched its platform so developer can bake its zero-commission stock trading into their products. Stop for a second and think about how big a deal this is. Before now, there were two types of stock apps. Ones that actually let you make trades but charged you a fee of around $7,… Read More

Vine Lets You Swipe Left To Find Similar Vines, Launches On Apple Watch

similarvines Fresh on the heels of Snapchat announcing Story Explorer, Vine has today announced a new way to discover Vines following a similar theme. When browsing in a channel or through your own feed, simply swipe left on a Vine to see other content that is of a similar nature. In the example provided as part of Vine’s blog post, you can see Vines of Justin Bieber across multiple accounts,… Read More

Snapchat Now Offers Extended Editions Of Live Story Moments

Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 1.31.54 PM Today Snapchat has launched a new tool within Live Stories called Story Explorer, which gives users the ability to look at all of the snaps of a single, special moment.
The idea is to let you see similar snaps from a single moment within a Live Story instead of seeing a string of different, unrelated moments tied to a larger theme. Think ‘Extended Cut’ vs ‘Editors&#8217… Read More

Facebook At Work Gets Its Own Version Of Messenger With Debut of “Work Chat”

fbwork Facebook at Work, the version of Facebook designed for use in the workplace for chatting with colleagues on a private social network, now has its own chat client as well. Somewhat like Facebook at Work’s version of Messenger, the new “Work Chat” app, as it’s called, allows coworkers to message each other individually, participate in group chats, share photos and… Read More

U.K. Kids Increasingly Credulous Online, Finds Ofcom

teacher with children at computer While there has been high profile U.K. government backing for furnishing the nation’s youth with digital skills in recent years, including a requirement in the English national curriculum to start teaching coding to primary age children, new research from comms industry regulator Ofcom suggests a parallel push to teach kids to be much better critical thinkers in our… Read More

EFF launches Site To Track Censored Content On Social Media

Mark Wilson writes: There are many problems with the censoring of online content, not least that it can limit free speech. But there is also the question of transparency. By the very nature of censorship, unless you have been kept in the loop you would simply not know that anything had been censored. This is something the Electronic Frontier Foundation wants to change, and today the digital rights organization launches to blow the lid off online censorship. The site, run by EFF and Visualizing Impact, aims to reveal the content that is censored on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, and YouTube — not just the ‘what’ but the ‘why’. If you find yourself the subject of censorship, the site also explains how to lodge an appeal.

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Quora Launches Troll-Free AMA “Writing Sessions”

shutterstock_191953943 The chaos of Reddit’s Ask Me Anythings doesn’t lend itself to the most thoughtful answers. They’re short, plagued by trolls, and people who care about the topic or person might not know an AMA is happening until it’s over. So today, Quora is bringing an air of civility to the crowdsourced question hour with the launch of “Writing Sessions”. They’ll… Read More