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Recognizing The Maker Movement

16/09/2011 @ 07:00 UTC

Anil : Recognizing The Maker Movement - The World Maker Faire opens in Queens this weekend, in the second annual New York City event for the formidable faire. That was perfect timing for having a conversation with Dale Dougherty, the father of the movement, about why Making is bigger than just

Ten is Love and Everything After

12/09/2011 @ 05:00 UTC

Anil : Ten is Love and Everything After - I took this photo on a cool spring day twenty years ago, on the day I fell in love for the first time that would last. I'd been to New York City a number of times before then, but at fifteen years old I took this photo on my first trip to the city with

If You Blogged It, It Did Happen

7/09/2011 @ 06:00 UTC

Anil : If You Blogged It, It Did Happen - At the beginning of this year, I wrote a piece called if you didn't blog it, it didn't happen, about how your thoughts, ideas and conversations need a place to live permanently over time if they're going to inspire a useful discourse. And while today's so

The Goal

2/09/2011 @ 19:00 UTC

Anil : The Goal - I tried to solve the problem by leaving Silicon Valley, and writing software I believe in, and doing the best I can. For me it's never been primarily about money. I like money, up to a point -- but I'm really in it for the wonderful things you can do w

A Decade After Aaliyah

25/08/2011 @ 22:00 UTC

Anil : A Decade After Aaliyah - Ten years ago, my friend Andre had been experimenting with an instant messenger bot that sent out news headlines; Up late on a Saturday night I got a message that stopped me cold: A link to MetaFilter with the simple headline Singer Aaliyah Killed in Plan

What they're "protecting" us from

19/08/2011 @ 18:00 UTC

Anil : What they're "protecting" us from - For the past several days, Apple's stock has been rising high enough that the company has flitted between being the first and second most valuable company in the world. Regardless of the final value of the stock on any given day, it is without a doubt the

Networks, Tools and Algorithms

29/07/2011 @ 16:00 UTC

Anil : Networks, Tools and Algorithms - A few months ago, I had the chance to speak at the Good Experience Live conference. Gel's been one of my favorite events for years; I've attended most Gels since the first one, and being asked to speak was quite an honor. Though I had quite a few ideas I

If your website's full of anonymity, that might be okay

26/07/2011 @ 18:00 UTC

Anil : If your website's full of anonymity, that might be okay - Hmm, lots of interesting responses to If your website's full of assholes, it's your fault, and even more interesting conversation about the topic of commenting culture in general. A few highlights from the last few days: My wonderful friend Caterina Fake

Funding a Startup Without VC

22/07/2011 @ 10:00 UTC

Anil : Funding a Startup Without VC - I love entrepreneurship, and I love tech startups, but sometimes I'm struck by the lack of perspective that many tech entrepreneurs have about creating a startup. One of the most common things that entrepreneurs in the tech sector lose sight of is that mo

The Health Graph: Mortal Threats & Signs of Life

22/07/2011 @ 10:00 UTC

Anil : The Health Graph: Mortal Threats & Signs of Life - Two years ago, I said that the executive branch of the U.S. federal government was the most interesting tech startup of 2009. That optimism started to bear fruit just a few months later, with one of my favorite examples being what I called "The Health Gra

Sparking Innovation

22/07/2011 @ 10:00 UTC

Anil : Sparking Innovation - In a remarkably fast evolution from what-if rumination on a blog to cutting-edge news dissemination, Alex Kerin's idea last year of how to use Twitter to share sparkline infographics on Twitter was used by the Wall Street Journal to share unemployment sta

Suggestions for LinkedIn

22/07/2011 @ 10:00 UTC

Anil : Suggestions for LinkedIn - I know lots of people use LinkedIn and like it. It seems more like a sort of obligation for me, but I know lots of nice people who work there, so I thought I'd collect some of my frustrations with the service and turn them intro constructive suggestions

The Virtual Startup: Taking Flight

22/07/2011 @ 10:00 UTC

Anil : The Virtual Startup: Taking Flight - A year ago, I wrote about the launch of Gourmet Live by Condé Nast. It was a fascinating project for many reasons, ranging from the fact it was bringing back a brand name that lots of people missed, to the tech innovations the team came up with. (For exa [via]

All In Favor

22/07/2011 @ 10:00 UTC

Anil : All In Favor - By request, a bit of explanation of how and why I favorite things on the internet. (Or favor them. Or like them. Whatever.) First, where do I favorite? On Twitter, certainly: I love lots of tweets! On Facebook! That's mostly for liking things outside of

Out In The World

22/07/2011 @ 10:00 UTC

Anil : Out In The World - It's really gratifying to get to ruminate on things here on my blog and see echoes of those ideas the great work that other people do. Some recent bits of gratification: After talking about the open data from Health and Human Services as a "Health Graph

Baby Boot Camp

22/07/2011 @ 10:00 UTC

Anil : Baby Boot Camp - In the months since my son was born, I've struggled mightily with resisting the urge to unleash the mommyblogger that's been lurking in my heart lo these many years. But one recent insight seemed to cross the bar of "would this still be interesting to a

Redefining The Problem

22/07/2011 @ 10:00 UTC

Anil : Redefining The Problem - When I co-founded Activate last year, one of my goals was that, as much as possible, we'd share what we learned about helping established companies with their strategies. I know there are plenty of old-school consulting companies that publish big, fat whi

Apple's Twitter

22/07/2011 @ 10:00 UTC

Anil : Apple's Twitter - I've been waiting a year for someone to write about this, but my laziness has not yet paid off, so here are a few things that we all know about everybody's favorite Cupertino fruit company: Apple has client app software on hundreds of millions of devi

In NYC, the Web is a Public Space

22/07/2011 @ 10:00 UTC

Anil : In NYC, the Web is a Public Space - This morning, I was extraordinarily excited to get to witness Mayor Bloomberg and our city's new Chief Digital Office Rachel Sterne unveil New York City's "Road Map for the Digital City". It's an extraordinary document, and as someone who loves the web, c

If your website's full of assholes, it's your fault

22/07/2011 @ 10:00 UTC

Anil : If your website's full of assholes, it's your fault - We're twenty years in to this world wide web thing. Today, I myself celebrate twelve years of writing this blog. And yet those of us who love this medium, who've had our lives changed by the possibility of publishing our words to the world without having

nelson : Website assholes - Anil's very useful essay on community management

The Busta

22/07/2011 @ 10:00 UTC

Anil : The Busta - A few months ago, I introduced a blogroll on my site, making me probably the first person in more than half a decade to get excited about a blogroll. But my exuberance is based on the quality of the people listed there: I wholeheartedly endorse their work

If your website's full of assholes, it's your fault

21/07/2011 @ 01:00 UTC

Anil : If your website's full of assholes, it's your fault - We're twenty years in to this world wide web thing. Today, I myself celebrate twelve years of writing this blog. And yet those of us who love this medium, who've had our lives changed by the possibility of publishing our words to the world without having

The Busta

19/07/2011 @ 02:00 UTC

Anil : The Busta - A few months ago, I introduced a blogroll on my site, making me probably the first person in more than half a decade to get excited about a blogroll. But my exuberance is based on the quality of the people listed there: I wholeheartedly endorse their work

Anil Dash on the triumph of the animated GIF

12/07/2011 @ 08:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Anil Dash on the triumph of the animated GIF - the Internet's native art form

nelson : Homage to animated GIFs - Appreciation of a simple format

Anil : Animated GIFs Triumphant - "If you can make it here...", Jamie Beck, 2011 It's been 84 years since talkies began their march towards dominance over silent film. But while 1.3 billion people in the U.S. bought a ticket for a motion picture with sound last year, I'd estimate that 3.

Animated GIFs Triumphant

12/07/2011 @ 08:00 UTC

Anil : Animated GIFs Triumphant - "If you can make it here...", Jamie Beck, 2011 It's been 84 years since talkies began their march towards dominance over silent film. But while 1.3 billion people in the U.S. bought a ticket for a motion picture with sound last year, I'd estimate that 3.

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