Web curation for January 12th 2011 through January 14th 2011
Filtering the web so you don’t have to for January 12th 2011 through January 14th 2011:
- We need help with the strange disappearance of Dancho Danchev | ZDNet –
zdnet.com - Ryan NaraineZero Day blogger and malware researcher Dancho Danchev has gone missing since August last year and we have some troubling information that suggests he may have been harmed in his native Bulgaria.
- The Future of the Social Media Strategist –
mashable.com - Erica SwallowThe Social Media Strategist Series is supported by StrongMail, which helps marketers forge meaningful, profitable and long-lasting connections with customers through e-mail marketing and social media. Learn more here. With evolving corporate social needs comes ever-changing roles for those who identify “social media” as a core part of their job titles. While the social media strategist role is currently a burgeoning career choice across varying industries, some debate the career&rs.. show all text
- The science of the hashtag – Twitter Media –
media.twitter.com - robinsloanSo last week I talked about the art of the hashtag: the power of mad libs, universal particulars, and feedback loops. The day after I posted it, the #LessAmbitiousMovies hashtag took off on Twitter—you might have seen it in your timeline. There was a bit of analysis out there, but my colleague Isaac Hepworth wanted to dive deeper.
His first finding: #LessAmbitiousMovies began as #LessAmbitiousFilms. Here’s the very first Tweet: Scott Pilgrim vs The Room #lessambitiousfilmsless than.. show all text
- Groupon I.P.O. Said to Value Company at $15 Billion – NYTimes.com –
dealbook.nytimes.com - By EVELYN M. RUSLI and ANDREW ROSS SORKINGroupon just raised $950 million privately, but it plans to raise money from the public in the spring, according to people with knowledge of the deal.
- Secrets of BackType’s Data Engineers –
readwriteweb.com - Pete WardenHow do three guys with only seed funding process a hundred million messages a day? I sat down with the BackType team to discover how they built a service relied upon by companies like bit.ly, Hunch and The New York Times.
BackType captures online conversations, everything from tweets to blog comments to checkins and Facebook interactions. Its business is aimed at helping marketers and others understand those conversations by measuring them in a lot of ways, which means processing a massive amou.. show all text