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The Best Corporate Blog Post You’ll Read This Year (PS: Bitcoin)

March 11, 2014

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It’s not every day the CEO of a publicly-traded currency comes out against Wall Street and the US dollar, but it is today. This is absolutely the best and most interesting corporate blog post you’ll read this year, and that comes from someone who WRITES them. Thanks to Patrick Byrne, CEO of my beloved Overstock.com, […]

MtGox Meltdown: causes and conspiracies

March 2, 2014

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Shortly after I took to the airwaves to tell everyone the fears about Bitcoin being iffy were overblown, one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges went belly-up in very sketchy circumstances. Hey, I was in the rainforest. I have an alibi! MtGox, which started out in this world as an online exchange for Magic, the Gathering […]

#OpSpamHeadChop 2.0

April 2, 2012

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It seems our enemies the Twitter spammers have (mostly) given up on their old tactics of using an army of spambots to @-direct people to one central account, which then directs people to a website. I guess the first iteration of #OpSpamHeadChop was too effective for their liking, and Twitter is wise to their games. […]

How to tell if you’ve been blocked on Twitter

March 11, 2012

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Ah, Twitter, you’re a tricksy little social media platform. You facilitate drama and then you facilitate misunderstandings around the drama so well you might almost be EZBoard (may it rest in peace). And you are constantly changing the way you work, although even all these months after buying them out you don’t seem in a […]

Internet Uncut: Avalon Explains NerdFighting

November 25, 2011

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One thing the internet teaches us all is that no matter how clued in you are, no matter how many times you’ve been Farked, Stumbled, or Plused, there’s always something out there you’ve never heard of that tens or hundreds of thousands of better-informed people have. Nerdfighting is one of those things. A place where […]

Beer ‘n Blogs October 21

September 30, 2011

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Yep, that’s all she wrote, “she” being Allison Markin, digital doyenne of the Okanagan. And what am I writing, besides this blog post? I’m writing my notes for the two workshops I’ll be leading: Internet Drama for Fun and Profit and the less amusing but also far less likely to end in a plaintive midnight […]

Be My Guest (blogger): a study in success

September 29, 2011

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Nancy Zimmerman vs Goldman Sachs Not ALL internet drama is bad, people. Not so bad, eh? It would be a lot better if we could have gotten the blog inside the actual money-generating website, or had maintained uptime all during the readership onslaught, but that part was sadly out of my hands and I was […]