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A Video Message from ReadWriteWeb 2WAY Summit Host Alex Blagg

A Video Message from ReadWriteWeb 2WAY Summit Host Alex Blagg

According to Internet expert and ReadWriteWeb 2WAY Summit Master of Ceremonies Alex Blagg, content farms are destroying the fabric of the planet. Is there a better way for folks to get guaranteed super viral content? There sure is!

That’s why Alex will also be bringing his brand new Internet Content Mass Manufacturing Facility Warehouse Superstore…

South by Southwest Interactive: The Ultimate Scrapbook

South by Southwest Interactive: The Ultimate Scrapbook

I spent much of my fourth consecutive year at the South by Southwest Interactive festival capturing tweets, photos and other moments from the thousands of people in attendance. To accomplish this, I used curation platform Storify, which incidentally won this year’s SXSWi Startup Accelerator competition for news technologies. Although still in…

Open Thread: What Joyous Treasures Will Apple Announce Tomorrow?

Open Thread: What Joyous Treasures Will Apple Announce Tomorrow?

When I was a kid, Christmas Eve was the most excruciating night of the year. I couldn’t sleep and I couldn’t think about anything else besides what would be waiting for me under a tree the next morning (it was usually something in the Star Wars, G.I. Joe or Transformers universe). Now, at the youthful age of 35, my Peter Pan complex is rarely as…

Curated For Your Pleasure: Twitter Q&A With Evan Williams

Curated For Your Pleasure: Twitter Q&A With Evan Williams

Today, Twitter’s Evan Williams hosted his first Q&A with users since stepping aside as CEO of the company and anointing former COO Dick Costolo as the new boss.

Williams, who is now focusing entirely on product strategy, spent an hour answering some burning questions from users. It’s definitely nice to see one of the major faces of the company…

Why I’m Quitting Digg by Donald F. Draper

Why I’m Quitting Digg by Donald F. Draper

Guest author Donald Draper is an occasional contributor to ReadWriteWeb.

Recently, I ended a long relationship with Digg.com. And I’m relieved.

For a time, Digg was glorious. For sharing great content, it was the only game in town, and it felt like the future. And whenever outside forces threatened its existence, fears were quickly squashed…

Adventures in Social Curation and Context With Storify

Adventures in Social Curation and Context With Storify

Curation is currently one of “the chosen” buzz words in the social media zeitgeist (that’s another). But as abundant as the talk of curation is, actual curation tools have been in relatively short order.

In recent weeks, I’ve been experimenting with some newly released curation platforms. The first, Curated.by, lets you capture tweets around a…

10 Things to Do When Facebook is Down

10 Things to Do When Facebook is Down

Facebook was down for many of us today, and it wasn’t pretty. As a public service to our loyal audience, we felt the need to cover the outage as comprehensively as possible on Twitter. In an effort to offer perspective on these sad several hours in Internet history, we offer our top suggestions for occupying your time in the event the unthinkable…