Josh Mack blogging at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts, and occasionally on; bicycles, politics, Brooklyn, parenting, crafts, and good reading. Currently helping to build a new NYC neighborhood news site - nearsay.com, that celebrates the voices that make our city. Subscribe to the daily newsletter it gives you what you need to know.
win for Ning, but it’s hard to figure how Playboy is going to get
critical mass here. Seems to me a much better strategy would be to
build a Playboy “private club” app on top of Facebook Platform, where
the social graph is already in place (especially .edu). Pity the poor
old-line media companies, trying desperately to keep their heads above
water, in the final throes of death. Playboy still has a great brand,
at least for old farts like me (anybody over 25), but methinks even the
iconic brand is fading fast. Pity. Sniffle."
Piercing pioneer Jim Ward who in 1975 launched what is now considered America's first contemporary body piercing business, remembers Louis "Indy" Rove, an early body modification enthusiast who is identified as the adoptive father... Karl Rove. The elder
Should/Can a media company launch a social network by not launching a social network and just leverage facebook and all of the other social nets that are about to open? Learned in a meeting today that Dogbook, a facebook app is larger than Dogster right now after only three or four months. The app gives you a sub-profile that could serve ads and you could probably replicate this over and over so why bother launching a stand alone? Or perhaps do both?
Wilhelmina Vivian Romer-Mack was born last Tuesday night and after two nights in the hospital we arrived home as new parents. B ended up being induced but other than that had an unmedicated childbirth. Our doula and I were there to help and support her. It was one of the most intense and amazing things I've ever experienced. Here is a photo of Willa. I am hoping to return to more regular posting in a week or two.
Paidcontent reports that Treehugger has been bought by Discovery for about 15 million dollars. Makes sense to complement their green TV programming. I've been a long-time (well as long as its been around) reader of treehugger and was impressed by the way they added new features. When they wanted to do video they posted to YouTube and then vlogged it before moving on to their own player. They also introduced a flavor of digg to cover environmental issues.
We are waiting for the baby. I've taken off from work. Ready for the change and the arrival. Waiting. Trying to pace the excitement and anxiety. Like the transition from the last hours of a vacation, or the wait when you are meeting someone after work for a wonderful dinner but don't have time to go home. The need to pace around, not rush things and be open to the experience of this time of waiting. The knowledge that these are the last hours without a child and the idea of savoring them tempered with the excitement and slight impatience for the moment to arrive. Not sure what to do with ourselves and knowing that our impatience and watching will delay the arrival, we are going to the beach.