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Suggested User List Ideas

19/01/2010 @ 11:00 UTC

Anil : Suggested User List Ideas - A few weeks ago when I started writing about what it's like to be on Twitter's suggested user list and the fact that nobody has a million followers on Twitter, I thought it might be a good opportunity to try to collect some useful data since I'd been logg

Suggested User List Ideas

19/01/2010 @ 09:00 UTC

Anil : Suggested User List Ideas - A few weeks ago when I started writing about what it's like to be on Twitter's suggested user list and the fact that nobody has a million followers on Twitter, I thought it might be a good opportunity to try to collect some useful data since I'd been logg

Remembering Brad L. Graham

13/01/2010 @ 19:00 UTC

nelson : Remembering Brad L. Graham - Very personal memorial for a deceased blogger

Anil : Remembering Brad L. Graham - I don't believe in life insurance. When I die, I want it to be a bad day for everybody. - Brad L. Graham, February 2002 My friend Brad L. Graham died unexpectedly last week, at only 41. It's hard to sum up someone so loved in a few words, but I wanted to

Remembering Brad L. Graham

13/01/2010 @ 19:00 UTC

Anil : Remembering Brad L. Graham - I don't believe in life insurance. When I die, I want it to be a bad day for everybody. - Brad L. Graham, February 2002 My friend Brad L. Graham died unexpectedly last week, at only 41. It's hard to sum up someone so loved in a few words, but I wanted to

Nobody Has A Million Twitter Followers

12/01/2010 @ 00:00 UTC

Anil : Nobody Has A Million Twitter Followers - Last week, I wrote a bit about what it's like to be on Twitter's suggested user list. The response to that post has been really gratifying, and I wanted to share a bit of what I've learned, as well some of the more interesting responses. First, to recap:

Anil Dash on the perceived vs. actual value of Twitter's suggested user list

11/01/2010 @ 12:12 UTC

Andy Baio : Anil Dash on the perceived vs. actual value of Twitter's suggested user list - most new users aren't active or engaged, so clickthroughs and replies don't change with the influx

Anil : Life on the List - In the time it takes you to read this sentence, I'll have gained another follower or two on Twitter. Within an hour, I'll have added more followers than 99% of Twitter users ever have. On a typical day, I'll have averaged 100 new followers every hour. It'

Life on the List

11/01/2010 @ 12:11 UTC

Anil : Life on the List - In the time it takes you to read this sentence, I'll have gained another follower or two on Twitter. Within an hour, I'll have added more followers than 99% of Twitter users ever have. On a typical day, I'll have averaged 100 new followers every hour. It'

Nobody Has A Million Twitter Followers

11/01/2010 @ 12:11 UTC

Anil : Nobody Has A Million Twitter Followers - Last week, I wrote a bit about what it's like to be on Twitter's suggested user list. The response to that post has been really gratifying, and I wanted to share a bit of what I've learned, as well some of the more interesting responses. First, to recap:

The Twitter API is Finished. Now What?

22/12/2009 @ 08:00 UTC

Anil : The Twitter API is Finished. Now What? - Update: We've got some results already! Joseph Scott at Automattic mentions in the comments that he's added RSD support for the Twitter API to WordPress.com. I should also make clear that I am very confident that we'll be building apps on top of this API

The Twitter API is Finished. Now What?

18/12/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Anil : The Twitter API is Finished. Now What? - Twitter's API has spawned over 50,000 applications that connect to it, taking the promise of fertile APIs we first saw with Flickr half a decade ago and bringing it to new heights. Now, the first meaningful efforts to support Twitter's API on other servic

Fact-Check: Britney Spears' "3"

9/12/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

Anil : Fact-Check: Britney Spears' "3" - Recently, it has come to our attention here at Dashes.com that the lyrics to Britney Spears' single "3" contain some inaccuracies and poor decisions, and as a result, we'd like to offer some corrections, as a public service to Britney and her staff. Firs

Fact-Check: Britney Spears' "3"

9/12/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

Anil : Fact-Check: Britney Spears' "3" - Recently, it has come to our attention here at Dashes.com that the lyrics to Britney Spears' single "3" contain some inaccuracies and poor decisions, and as a result, we'd like to offer some corrections, as a public service to Britney and her staff. Firs

The Rise of Nations

2/12/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

Anil : The Rise of Nations - A visualization of the ascent of many of the world's youngest countries showing their independence from colonial powers (British, Portuguese, French, Spanish) from 1800 to 2009. France keeps its yoke on a stunning number of nations until 1960. (Thanks

The Rise of Nations

27/11/2009 @ 05:00 UTC

Anil : The Rise of Nations - A visualization of the ascent of many of the world's youngest countries showing their independence from colonial powers (British, Portuguese, French, Spanish) from 1800 to 2009. France does not see much of its yoke shaken off until 1960.

New York City is the Future of the Web

18/11/2009 @ 12:00 UTC

Anil : New York City is the Future of the Web - I'm here at the Web 2.0 Expo in NYC today, my first big tech industry conference in a long time, where I'm also excitedly getting ready for my keynote tomorrow. But one of the things I'm most proud of is that has something of a valedictory feel to it, as

The Web in Danger

18/11/2009 @ 12:00 UTC

Anil : The Web in Danger - I love the Internet. I love lots of things that are on the Internet. I have less love for things that want to undermine the Internet. Tim O'Reilly, The War for the Web: If you've followed my thinking about Web 2.0 from the beginning, you know that I b

New York City is the Future of the Web

17/11/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

Anil : New York City is the Future of the Web - I'm here at the Web 2.0 Expo in NYC today, my first big tech industry conference in a long time, where I'm also excitedly getting ready for my keynote tomorrow. But one of the things I'm most proud of is that has something of a valedictory feel to it, as

The Web in Danger

17/11/2009 @ 06:00 UTC

Anil : The Web in Danger - I love the Internet. I love lots of things that are on the Internet. I have less love for things that want to undermine the Internet. Tim O'Reilly, The War for the Web: If you've followed my thinking about Web 2.0 from the beginning, you know that I b

Twitter, Outlines, Lists, Directories, Y!ou

4/11/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

Anil : Twitter, Outlines, Lists, Directories, Y!ou - Humans create the web, but we've largely abdicated the act of organizing web content to software. That could change. Twitter this week made its new Lists feature broadly available. As they've been described, Lists, allow you to enumerate a collection o

Twitter, Outlines, Lists, Directories, Y!ou

30/10/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Anil : Twitter, Outlines, Lists, Directories, Y!ou - Humans create the web, but we've largely abdicated the act of organizing web content to software. That could change. Twitter this week made its new Lists feature broadly available. As they've been described, Lists, allow you to enumerate a collection o

How to run Windows 7 under Mac OS X 10.6 for free

22/10/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

Anil : How to run Windows 7 under Mac OS X 10.6 for free - Pardon the uncharacteristically nerdy post, but I thought I'd write up a handy way I'd found to run Windows 7 in a seamlessly-integrated virtual machine under Mac OS X 10.6. I started with these basic components: A MacBook running Mac OS X 10.6.1 (Snow

How to run Windows 7 under Mac OS X 10.6 for free

22/10/2009 @ 07:00 UTC

Anil : How to run Windows 7 under Mac OS X 10.6 for free - Pardon the uncharacteristically nerdy post, but I thought I'd write up a handy way I'd found to run Windows 7 in a seamlessly-integrated virtual machine under Mac OS X 10.6. I started with these basic components: A MacBook running Mac OS X 10.6.1 (Snow

Communications and Perception

16/10/2009 @ 10:00 UTC

Anil : Communications and Perception - Most of my career has been dedicated to communications, either in making tools for enabling it, or in trying to practice the art myself. My friends tend to be people of conscience, so they often question why I waste my time on activities that could be des

Communications and Perception

15/10/2009 @ 07:00 UTC

Anil : Communications and Perception - Most of my career has been dedicated to communications, either in making tools for enabling it, or in trying to practice the art myself. My friends tend to be people of conscience, so they often question why I waste my time on activities that could be des

Communities of Creators

7/10/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

Anil : Communities of Creators - Last week, I found this picture of a group dinner at Guero's restaurant in Austin, TX, taken during South by Southwest in 2002. At the time, most of us at the table knew each other primarily through the web and through the then-nascent blogging communi

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