Liz Gannes

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Springpad Bookmarking App Goes Social

The private organization tool Springpad has redesigned as a collaborative service, where users can share “notebooks” — kind of similar to Pinterest boards — with each other, both privately and publicly. Springpad, which is available on the Web and on iPhone and Android phones and tablets, adds value by enhancing the content its users bookmark; for example, after a movie is saved, the app can automatically alert users when it’s available for streaming on Netflix.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work