1. In the 1960s in the U.S. it was not unusual for metro newspapers to have 80 percent market share or more. By the 1990s it was under 50 percent in some places. But newspapers kept raising their rates for advertisers, who had to pay more to reach less of the market. The logic was: where else are they going to go? Well, eventually an answer to that question emerged—Google, Facebook—and newspapers discovered how much loyalty they had built up among advertisers.
     
    Facebook has “where else are they going to go?” logic now. And they have good reason for this confidence. (It’s called network effects.) But “where else are they going to go?” is a long way from trust and loyalty. It is less a durable business model than a statement of power.
  2. thingiverse:

    Composting waste is good for the planet. Watching waste get shredded is good for the soul.1

    Reblogged from: thingiverse
  3. The jury has the right to judge both the law as well as the fact in controversy.” And it remains entirely legal for a jury to acquit, regardless of the evidence, as a means of resisting unjust laws and sentencing. Juries have nullified to protest injustices throughout American history—in defense of the Boston Tea Party, against the Fugitive Slave Act, against Prohibition.

    Despite this proud tradition, nullification has been a well-kept secret since 1895, when the Supreme Court ruled that while juries had the right to nullify, judges were not required to inform them of this power.

    Reblogged from: audaciaray
  4. thingiverse:


C. Rex 1 is ready for the long weekend!

C. Rex and beachwear by EHM ↩




Q: What would I use a 3D printer for?

A: This. 

    thingiverse:

    C. Rex 1 is ready for the long weekend!

    Q: What would I use a 3D printer for?

    A: This. 

    Reblogged from: thingiverse
  5. design-is-fine:

    Raymond Loewy, Nordmende Radio Spectra Futura, 1968-70. Germany. Via Kolonn

    Reblogged from: thatandycohen
  6. lizdexia:

    I love clicking through slideshows of Mia and Ronan Farrow together because they always look like they’re going to Motherboy. 

    Reblogged from: lizdexia
  7. therealkatiewest:

    In many parts of this world water is
    Scarce and precious.
    People sometimes have to walk 
    A great distance
    Then carry heavy jugs upon their
    Heads.
    Because of our wisdom, we will travel
    Far for love.
    All movement is a sign of 
    Thirst.
    Most speaking really says 
    "I am hungry to know you."
    Every desire of your body is holy;
    Every desire of your body is
    Holy.
    Dear one,
    Why wait until you are dying
    To discover that divine
    Truth?

    -Hafiz

    Reblogged from: therealkatiewest
  8. Structurally the idea is stone soup: you post a sign saying “this is the [social network] for people interested in x,” and all those people show up and you make money from them. What lures founders into this sort of idea are statistics about the millions of people who might be interested in each type of x. What they forget is that any given person might have 20 affinities by this standard, and no one is going to visit 20 different communities regularly.
    Reblogged from: nickdouglas
  9. climateadaptation:

    President Nixon’s energy crises address to the nation in 1973. It was very aggressive by today’s standards.

    Nixon:

    • Reduced availability to gasoline by 15% (e.g., he rationed gas)
    • Built new oil pipelines
    • Cut access to home heating oil
    • Asked Americans to reduce driving two days per week
    • Asked Americans to turn down the their thermostats by 6 degrees
    • Ordered cities to turn off street lights
    • Reduced speed limit for trucks to 55MPH

    Imagine if Obama ordered the nation to do this today??

    Reblogged from: climateadaptation
  10. @jayrosen_nyu / @cybersoc 
  11. ratengoriginal:

    Boat Migrants Risk Everything for a New Life in Europe

    Eight months after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants sank off the coast of Lampedusa, killing more than 360 people and spurring an international outcry, the flow of migrants risking the perilous sea journey to Europe shows no signs of letting up. Already this year, the number of migrants arriving by boat on Italy’s shores has surpassed 40,000, the total number of migrants that arrived in 2013. 

    On World Refugee Day, June 20, TIME is publishing a collection of images from photographer Massimo Sestini, who accompanied the Italian navy on its rescue missions earlier this month. The shots depict the treacherous conditions in which tens of thousands of migrants and refugees attempt the crossing, packed in rickety motorboats with limited supplies. But they also reveal, in a manner rarely seen, the human faces of some of the men, women and children who risk everything to make it to Europe.

    Reblogged from: kenyatta
  12. thingiverse:

    Readymake: Duchamp Chess Set is a 3D-printed chess set generated from an archival photograph of a long lost set designed and hand-carved by Marcel Duchamp. 

    Scott Kildall and Bryan Cera resurrected the lost artifact by digitally recreating it, and then making the 3D files available for anyone to print. 

    i’m running the show over at Thingiverse now. This is a fine example of why it’s awesome. 

    If you like things, you should follow our Tumblr.

    Reblogged from: thingiverse
  13. ballerinaproject:

Genny - Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn
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    ballerinaproject:

    Genny - Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn

    Help the continuation of the Ballerina Project

    Follow the Ballerina Project on FacebookInstagram & Pinterest

    For information on purchasing Ballerina Project limited edition prints.

    Reblogged from: ballerinaproject
  14. Most of the Yelp reviews are wrong. They just are. Yelp is great for finding information if you forgot the address of a place. You Google it, you say, “Yes, that’s where it is,” and then maybe you spend some time reading reviews when you’re already on your way to the restaurant. And that’s useful. But for the most part, no chef is going to take a Yelper’s review seriously, even though they might read them.
    [..]
    [Yelpers] are just not professional critics. The best analogy I can give is fantasy sports or lawn-chair stockbrokers. For the most part, unless you’re really studying the stats and you’re a former football player or baseball player and know the industry inside and out, it’s most likely that your insights aren’t that great.
    [..]
    When you get reviewed by one of the top critics, they are advocates for the consumer. Even though they have their own personal bias, they are working to put themselves in the shoes of what somebody might want in terms of value and food for the people who might go to that restaurant. The problem with Yelp is it’s so personal; reviewers only think about themselves: “I don’t think anyone should go to this restaurant. It’s the worst.” There’s just not enough empathy to think about how other people might experience it. It’s only from their lens. Also, Yelpers don’t have any professional protocol. They sit down and say, “If you don’t do this, we’re going to give you a bad Yelp score.”
    David Chang, on why Yelp is the worst
  15. spytap:

    stfupenguins:

    peoplestempleofurantia:

    hippies:

    - smell bad

    - think their choices exist outside of capitalism

    punks:

    - smell bad

    - think their choices exist outside of capitalism 

    what is the difference

    spikes

    The music.

    Life ain’t nothin’ but odors and economic systems.
    Reblogged from: spytap
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