According to Mashable: A federal judge on Thursday ordered Twitter to give up information about three account holders under investigation for possible connections to WikiLeaks. The decision rejected an appeal by the three account holders that argued their IP addresses should be considered private.

Wall Street Protests: Who Are the 99% and What Do They Want?

This is my fav new blog of the day, week, maybe the month!

Rational Irrationality:

Wall Street Protests: Who Are the 99% and What Do They Want?

Fascinating post by Mike Konczal at Rortybomb on the makeup of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Rather than going down to Zuccotti Square with his notebook, Konczal analyzed the personal profiles that about a thousand of the protesters have posted at We Are the 99 Percent, one of the Web sites associated with the movement.
Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/johncassidy/2011/10/wall-street-protests-who-are-the-99-and-what-do-they-want.html#ixzz1aaDyAYUB

kenpooley:

From today’s New Yorker: WINNER OF THE REPUBLICAN DEBATE: TWITTER

One of the delights of Twitter, I am rapidly discovering, is that it relieves you of the obligation to think for yourself. You fire up your home page, and there they are: rolling news plus a handy collection of ready-made…

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Steve Jobs Did OK, All Things Considered.

One last thought about the passing of Steve Jobs. In the end, it looks like he exceeding expectations, look at this quote taken from the New Yorker in an article written at the depths of the uncertain years:

In all probability, Apple is destined to become, at best, a break-even company in an industry where the leaders—Compaq or Dell in hardware, for instance, and Microsoft or Netscape in software—often grow by more than thirty per cent a year. For a firm that a decade ago had the best technology and the most potent brand in the business, and which had inherited from Jobs a vision of itself as not merely a commercial enterprise but a revolutionary social movement, this would be quite a comedown. But it would be an improvement over the past few years, and it would certainly be an improvement over the other likely alternative: death. “I think Apple can be saved, and I think it will be saved, technically speaking,” Graziano concluded. “Maybe it’ll become a great niche player, or maybe it’ll just plod along. But, with Steve around, Apple will survive. Because, if nothing else, Steve’s a survivalist.”


Read more http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1997/09/08/1997_09_08_034_TNY_CARDS_000379397#ixzz1aTzd9YHL

longreads:


“A Bloomberg Markets investigation has found that Koch Industries — in addition to being involved in improper payments to win business in Africa, India and the Middle East — has sold millions of dollars of petrochemical equipment to Iran, a country the U.S. identifies as a sponsor of global terrorism. Internal company documents show that the company made those sales through foreign subsidiaries, thwarting a U.S. trade ban. Koch Industries units have also rigged prices with competitors, lied to regulators and repeatedly run afoul of environmental regulations, resulting in five criminal convictions since 1999 in the U.S. and Canada.”

“Koch Brothers Flout Law with Secret Iran Sales.” — Asjylyn Loder and David Evans, Bloomberg News
More #longreads: “Covert Operations.” Jane Mayer, The New Yorker, Aug. 20, 2010, on the billionaire brothers waging a war against President Obama

longreads:

“A Bloomberg Markets investigation has found that Koch Industries — in addition to being involved in improper payments to win business in Africa, India and the Middle East — has sold millions of dollars of petrochemical equipment to Iran, a country the U.S. identifies as a sponsor of global terrorism. Internal company documents show that the company made those sales through foreign subsidiaries, thwarting a U.S. trade ban. Koch Industries units have also rigged prices with competitors, lied to regulators and repeatedly run afoul of environmental regulations, resulting in five criminal convictions since 1999 in the U.S. and Canada.”

“Koch Brothers Flout Law with Secret Iran Sales.” — Asjylyn Loder and David Evans, Bloomberg News

More #longreads: “Covert Operations.” Jane Mayer, The New Yorker, Aug. 20, 2010, on the billionaire brothers waging a war against President Obama

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Mashable did appear to have the best party this year at SxSW…though, who knows what it was like on the inside. Other than the people who got in…of which we were not included.

lookhigh:

All this would fit in your pocket now
The photo shows the busy catalog card distribution office at the Library of Congress. There’s no date on the photographic print. Recently, we needed to determine when the photo was taken, so out came my magnifying glass. (LOC: Picture This blog)

I have enough in my pocket already, thanks.

lookhigh:

All this would fit in your pocket now

The photo shows the busy catalog card distribution office at the Library of Congress. There’s no date on the photographic print. Recently, we needed to determine when the photo was taken, so out came my magnifying glass. (LOC: Picture This blog)

I have enough in my pocket already, thanks.

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Tufte would roll in his grave, if he could…but he isn’t in it…yet…so he can’t, and we don’t want him there either..but if he were…he would. ( phew)

onaissues:

“Until today the only way to connect with someone’s personal Facebook profile was to become “friends.” But now there’s another option. People can subscribe to see your public updates in their news feed, without adding you as a friend.

This is a big shift in the way Facebook works. Here are five key things journalists should understand about it.”

markcoatney:

I gotta tell you, I’m a little intimidated by The Atlantic’s share tools. 

markcoatney:

I gotta tell you, I’m a little intimidated by The Atlantic’s share tools.