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Simon Ricketts: Twitter and news: The canary down the mine -
“Twitter does its best work in the first five minutes after a disaster, and its worst in the twelve hours after that.” - @rolldiggity
There is a quiet that descends in a newsroom when a big story breaks.
Forget the Hollywood clichés of cigar-chewing editors shouting…
Why Google's rumoured streaming service makes sense -
The company is already a huge, albeit unofficial, player in streaming music. YouTube is now a top destination for listening to songs and albums, not to mention the trove of remixes and parodies that get uploaded everyday. Today, when teenagers want to hear a new song, they don’t turn on the radio or buy a CD. They go to YouTube.
Some good points on Read Write. Though I can’t stand that people use YouTube for music, it’s totally substandard for sound quality, album listening and generally everything I look for in a music listening user experience.
Also, sure all the Beatles music is on YouTube and it’s not on Spotify. But that’s because of copyright, it’s not legally on YouTube. If Google launched a legit music streaming service with everything licensed there’s no reason to say it would have a better catalogue than Spotify.
And teenagers use it purely because it is free - that doesn’t signify a decent business model for music streaming.
Where is Twitter going with Vine? -
A few of my thoughts on Twitter’s app launch last week.
What will software-programming look like in 20 years’ time? -
A few thoughts I wrote down after having read this.
Art in the Crystal Palace, Madrid on Flickr.
Genoa Lion on Flickr.
Lion statue from somewhere in Genoa. He looks sad.
5 APIs that will transform the Web in 2013 -
It’s incredibly exciting to see how the Web is evolving, and 2013 has a lot more in store. Over the next year, there are a number of technologies coming down the pipeline that have the potential to radically transform how we use and develop for the Web.
Alex MacCaw highlights:
- CSS Custom Filters
- Autocomplete API
- Google Chrome Apps
- ECMAScript 6
- Web Components
Perspective on Chrome Apps just made me think “woah”.