The largest Kickstarter project ever: 4 soon-to-be grads from NYU posted a project to fund their internships for the summer with a request for $10K to build the beginnings of an open-source, distributed Facebook.
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Going against sensible practice I am making the prediction that Twitter as a company will ultimately fail to live up to its current expectations — or at the very least, survive as a shell of its former self. Twitter as a concept, however, will succeed. To explain. Many have listed their reasoning for Twitter’s ultimate [...]
What doesn’t exist yet is a useful, intuitive dashboard that allows for digital lifestyle aggregation. The problem is some content I don’t want to miss — certain feeds, contacts from friends, emails — while other content I am happy to look in on occasionally — Twitter, links posted by friends, news sites.
The magic Dunbar number: Why Communist societies and operating groups should be fewer than 150 people
If you have plans to start a Communist society, it would behoove you to cap your group at 150 and cut yourself off from the rest of the world, because after that point, it becomes nearly impossibly for everyone to know who everyone else is while also understanding their interrelationships.