Category Archives: Community

Snap’s Valuation

How a Money-Losing Snap Could Be Worth So Much: By the end of 2016, Snapchat had 158 million daily active users. By comparison, Instagram, probably the closest comparison and a formidable competitor to Snapchat, had about 30 million users when Facebook bought it in 2012 for what was then considered an eye-popping price of $1 […]

Figure Out the Money, Twitter

Twitter Struggles to Capitalize on Influence and Posts Lackluster Earnings: Sports fans were glued to it during the Super Bowl. Millions used it to track American election night results. In the morning, the president of the United States sends a daily missive in the form of a tweetstorm. “You don’t go a day without hearing […]

Everything That Is Wrong With Brooklyn

Where To Get The Finest $18 Cup Of Coffee In Brooklyn: Lest you thought a $10 licorice latte was Peak Brooklyn, the world’s most influential borough will soon boast an $18 cup of coffee. This costly caffeinated drink comes courtesy of Alpha Dominche, a Utah-based manufacturer of high-end coffee and tea brewing machines. Last Friday, […]

Million Dollar Fixer-Uppers

The average ‘fixer-upper’ in S.F. is now $920,000: In San Francisco, homes labeled “fixer-uppers” sold at an average of 15 percent above the list price in 2016, with a median sale price of $920,000, according to a new year-end report from Paragon Real Estate. Though the price is high, it is a substantial discount from […]

Universal Basic Income

Free Cash in Finland. Must Be Jobless.: Now, the Finnish government is exploring how to change that calculus, initiating an experiment in a form of social welfare: universal basic income. Early next year, the government plans to randomly select roughly 2,000 unemployed people — from white-collar coders to blue-collar construction workers. It will give them […]

Let’s Not Spoil the Character Neighborhood

California Today: Housing Fight Hits San Diego: The fight for more housing has a new war room in San Diego. Increasingly, even well-off professionals are finding they can no longer afford to live in the San Diego area. In October, the county’s median home price was the highest in a decade — $507,500 — according […]

This alt-right shit still boggles my mind.

An Alt-Right Makeover Shrouds the Swastikas: A small but determined political organization in Detroit began to worry that its official symbol was a bit off-putting. With the group’s central philosophy suddenly finding traction in the daily discourse, appearances mattered. So in November, as the country’s divisive presidential campaign became ever more jagged, the National Socialist […]

The GIF Survey

Fucking genius survey conducted by the godfather of CSS, Eric Meyer: The GIF Survey is complete. In just under a week, 1,457 people gave their answers on how they pronounce the acronym, and their perceptions of the rightness of that pronunciation. I thought that, today of all days, it made some sense to share the […]

“No Sleep ‘Til No Hate in Brooklyn”

Rolling Stone: Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock Speaks Out at NYC Anti-Hate Rally: The election “felt very personal because … I’m a brown, female immigrant,” says Maria Paz Alegre, a U.S. citizen and New York resident who was born in the Philippines. “It’s been very painful to hear that half the country doesn’t want me here. It […]

Bill in Brooklyn

The New York Times reports, “Bill Murray made a guest appearance in Brooklyn as a bartender. He was quick to pour tequila shots, for himself and for anyone who asked, our reporter observed.”

NYC Bomb Suspect Captured

Ahmad Khan Rahami Is Arrested in Manhattan Bombing The police on Monday took into custody the man they believed to be behind the bombing in Manhattan over the weekend, according to law enforcement officials. The dramatic arrest of the man, Ahmad Khan Rahami, came after the police issued a cellphone alert to millions of residents […]

Slacky Skype

It looks like Microsoft has some updates coming to Skype: It was recently reported that Microsoft wanted to buy Slack for $8 billion. Slack, for those unfamiliar, is a messaging app for teams that’s been getting quite popular recently. Now, Microsoft is working on a direct Slack competitor under the Skype brand, according to people […]

Errors, Snap Judgements, and Manufactured Outrage

Last week, on August 26th, Facebook announced they were automating their Trending feature and phasing out the people who previously wrote the descriptions for the trending news items. Then, earlier this week, things started getting screwy: First, there were the hilarious mix-ups. Yesterday a video of a dog reacting to seeing its owner for the […]

High Fives

This video made me smile. It also made me think about how archaic the act of sticking out our hands to summon a vehicle is. “Grandpa, what’s a taxi cab?” “Oh they were these yellow automobiles, driven by humans, that would take you where ever you wanted to go in New York and you would […]