It’s the Backlash, Stupid.

Why did I quit Instagram? It’s the thoughtlessness, stupid.

Mat Honan, in Wired magazine

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Gizmodo Twitter Account Hijacked by Foul-Mouthed Hackers

The technology site Gizmodo’s Twitter account was taken over on Friday evening for a brief period from approximately 5:15 to 5:30 PT. The hijackers appear to be part of a hacking group named “Clan Vv3,” and used the account — which has nearly a half million followers — to post racist and offensive messages. The attackers seem to have gained access after compromising former employee Mat Honan’s e-mail and Twitter account. We’ve reached out to Gawker Media, which owns Gizmodo, for comment.

What Google Hasn’t Done: Explained Why We as Users Would Want a Unified Online Identity

I want to live in a world where I can use the best tools and they work together.

Facebook Finds Quieter Ways to Complain About Google’s Search+

Facebook might not have complained as loudly as Twitter about Google’s new social search tools, but it’s clear how people at the company feel.

Yahoo Shares Melt as Rumors Collide (Plus, I Add Another Log to the Fire)

The Hamlet of Internet companies asks: To be or not to be? That is the question. Or maybe something else.
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Remember the Fake BP Twitter Guy? Here He Is (We Think)

You can’t wear white pants or carry on summer Internet pranks after Labor Day, so it’s time to learn about the guy behind @BPGlobalPR. Or at least, the guy who says he’s that guy….