Postach.io and the Posterous deja vu

It is no secret that I was a big fan of Posterous, before Twitter bought it out and shuttered it. I wrote about it on this blog, and tweeted an endless litany of woes. Even now, every few weeks, I go to the Astronaut hanging out alone under the Posterous Spaces header, and shed a silent, unseen tear for a product I truly cared about. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Postach.io and the Posterous deja vu

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Another Start-up Bites the Dust: Elsevier Buys Mendeley

When TechCrunch reported that there were talks going on between Elsevier and Mendeley this January, I did not want to believe it. Being an ardent user and advocate of the platform, I wanted it to stay out of the clutches of Big Pub. But it is now official, Mendeley has been acqui-hired by Elsevier for an unknown amount, which could be anything from65-100 million US … Continue reading Another Start-up Bites the Dust: Elsevier Buys Mendeley

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Twitter Acquires Posterous: The End of A Good Thing?

As someone who uses email a lot, Posterous was the best way for me to get an online, no fuss site up and running. Writing and keeping up with comments on Scepticemia takes up a large amount of my free time and since blogging is just a hobby for me, Posterous was the ideal no-frills, no time-demands system for me to keep the things that … Continue reading Twitter Acquires Posterous: The End of A Good Thing?

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Now Syria Stops the Internet

Following in the footsteps of one Hosni Mubarak, the Syrian supremo, Bashar Al-Assaad has shut down access to internet to stem the growing tide of resentment against him, and to quell another rebellion in the state. Image from Amnesty USA According to the article in Mashable: “Starting at 3:35 UTC today, approximately two thirds of all Syrian networks became unreachable from the global Internet,” Internet … Continue reading Now Syria Stops the Internet

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