“I’m going to see Kanye tomorrow. I’m going to see Kanye tomorrow. I’m going to see Kanye tomorrow. I’m going to see Kanye tomorrow. I’m going to see Kanye tomorrow. I’m going to see Kanye tomorrow. I’m going to see Kanye tomorrow.”—
Although I’m not surprised I still think Twitter is much stronger than it looks from these filings. It has a stronger ROI proposition than online display advertising and that industry seems to be doing just fine.
I think as brands start to focus less on followers and more on driving traffic Twitter will become an indispensable lead-generation and awareness marketing tool.
Although investors looking for a boom stock would probably be better off looking at Facebook.
“Reading Joyland this summer, and then plowing through a handful of others for the second or third or fourth time, I was struck by how much of my conception of America comes from those thick books — what they said to me during that quasi-rootless time, and what they say to me now that both the vague internationalism and the natural solipsism of my childhood have mostly dissipated. For better or worse, I cut my patriotic teeth on the oeuvre of Stephen King.”—Lydia Kiesling, ”Everything I Know About America I Learned from Stephen King” (via millionsmillions)
Stephen King books and Nickelodeon are all I know about a normal American childhood.
“Currently, you cannot customize how Embedded Posts are displayed on your page. The size of the post is fixed to the same dimensions as it’s shown on Facebook.”—In which Facebook launches embedded posts, but doesn’t make them responsive, meaning that they don’t work on many mobile sites at all. Well, that was almost useful. (via shortformblog)
News like this make me think Facebook doesn’t understand its own data trends re: mobile.
“Kagan said that a case involving violent video games prompted some of her fellow justices to try their hands at a few of the titles in question. “It was kind of hilarious,” she recalled.”—
Oh my goodness can you imagine all the Supreme Court judges getting together at Clarence Thomas’s place and ordering a bunch of pizza and playing Team Fortress and Counterstrike and Call of Duty all night to get perspective on video game violence? And Kagan and Sotomayor have both played for years and everyone else is terrible at it and they’re all just chilling out eating pizza? I want this to happen so badly. (via jakke)
LTMC: This ends with Sotomayor throwing the controller down and screaming “LAWYERED” at everyone while Clarence Thomas bitches at Scalia for eating the last of the wings and getting blue cheese on his Holy Cross hoodie.