Posts Tagged ‘quote’

Best kind of Internet company

“Its like a magazine. (Evan Williams) is getting you guys to do all the work. Philip Kaplan once told me that the best kind of Internet company is one where everyone else does the content, you just sit there and collect the money.” – Leo Laporte on Medium.

Celery & cucumber juiceMakes you think a lot about Twitter. Facebook. Medium. Instagram. You’re creating the content. Someone else is making money out of it. No one seems to care. It’s time to diet.

Quote from This Week in Google #180.

From consumption to creation

Via Mozilla Webmaker:

“Mozillians are people who make things. Moving people from consumption to creation is Mozilla’s goal.” – Mitchell Baker, Mozilla Chair and Chief Lizard Wrangler

This is a brilliant goal. To build a generation of webmakers. Getting people to create more than just consume.

It is widely stated that 1% create, 10% curate, the rest consume (quote from Fred Wilson). Imagine if the tables were turned.

Information diets and media biases

Via Murdoch’s Pride is America’s Poison:

In the digital era of do-it-yourself news consumption, it is easier than ever to assemble an information diet that simply confirms your prejudices. Traditional news organizations, for all their shortcomings, see it as their mission to provide — and test — the information you need to form intelligent opinions. We aim to challenge lazy assumptions. Fox panders to them.

Brilliant article on ethics and the role media plays. In today’s social world with social feeds, you tend to get news that is influenced by what your friends read (Facebook has several such apps). On Twitter they don’t even necessarily need to be your friends, just people you choose to follow.

In the Malaysian context, this really means you need a balanced news diet. Mainstream media is pro-ruling party, while alternative media tends to be pro-opposition or sometimes have their own agendas. There’s no middle ground in the sea of tabloids.


“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”

Vince Lombardi

(via someone on FriendFeed…)

hello world

“The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.”

Richard Moss

i just slept for what must’ve been a good ten hours or more. boy does waking up from that make you feel refreshed. i miss my days of long sleep :-)

wednesday, got home, and immediately left to sunway for the dinner/event thing for international peace. good fun, spent time with john, carmen, ruben, sk2, her sister. yet another night at a hotel, tsk tsk. been ages since i had a room share, but we seemed to survive without throwing shoes at each other

work, caught some judo, dinner. walked out of dinner a lot. my tolerance level for silly people is generally pretty high, but i felt my top wanting to blow many a time that night. apparently, i was not the only one who was about to blow their top

then supper. visited mcdonalds, after what must’ve been a very long time. i ate, finally. good company helps that, clearly

short sleep, and then work… met up with aizat, suanie, and headed to izzy. we’ve now booked the speaker’s dinner place. went home, and headed out for dinner with parents. yum. didn’t know halloween was such a big deal here. they downed some margaritas (tgif has some amazing ones). i didn’t. we however had a mostly serious talk, which i was surprised went pretty well :P 42!

caught some crap on cable tv, which explains why i fell asleep on the couch. today, was lunch at some open house… dinner later will also be at some open house. i think i’ll head back to pj tomorrow. busy week ahead.

answer or no answer, i’m glad things are back to normal. anticipation doesn’t kill, really. silence does.

oh, movie updates. haven’t seen that many recently. miss the cinema. caught mamma mia! (great stuff, and the GSC Signature gold class is well worth the rm60 they charge – go there, the privacy, the seats, its all just amazing), and max payne (not so good). 2 in october is not so bad, i guess…

its november now. the year is almost over. boy has it passed by so fast.

on sex and intelligent life

“Sex is for recreation; leave reproduction to the professionals.”

This from reading Intelligent Life, published by The Economist. Their tagline “Lifestyle with Substance” simply rocks. Picked it up in Amsterdam, and I hope their subscriptions reach my home (reminds me of The New Yorker, just quarterly). Read their web compliment – More Intelligent Life.