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Archive for June, 2011

The Chinese Twitter (English version)

Posted by sprague on June 29, 2011

Now available on the US App Store: Sina Weibo 微博 download here: http://itun.es/igk6zp then follow me at http://weibo.com/2140336255 and see why 200M users like it.

Note: to create an account you’ll need some rudimentary knowledge of Chinese (either from something like Google Translate or from a helpful friend).  I assume they’re working on an English version of the web site too of course.

 

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Posted by sprague on June 27, 2011

Lunch celebration with the team. (Taken with Instagram at Banana Leaf)

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Posted by sprague on June 25, 2011

Men say ‘three shirts, two pair of pants, a couple pair of shoes and a jacket.’ Women think outfits: ‘I’m going to this occasion, and this is what it should look like.’ They think about it a lot. They think about it when they’re sleeping.” So men, indeed, tend to group types of clothing, and women are more likely to group outfits.

http://blogs.forbes.com/andrewbender/2011/06/24/men-pack-for-mars-women-pack-for-venus/

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Posted by sprague on June 18, 2011

My apartment building announced last night we’ll have no hot water till Thursday. Heads-up to my co-workers 😉 (Taken with Instagram at 光彩国际公寓)

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Posted by sprague on June 18, 2011

Enjoying some cool breezes at Kunming Lake in Summer Palace 颐和园 (Taken with Instagram at The Summer Palace 颐和园)

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Posted by sprague on June 8, 2011

the critical factor is that people from lower-income families aren’t able to gain access to the same networks that higher-income families have

What Really Keeps Poor People Poor | JonBischke.com but I think this ignores how dynamic a network is. Just because “elite” people are in your network today doesn’t mean you (or they) will be “elite” tomorrow.

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Posted by sprague on June 6, 2011

Carlson’s Law,” posited by Curtis Carlson, the C.E.O. of SRI International, in Silicon Valley, which states that: “In a world where so many people now have access to education and cheap tools of innovation, innovation that happens from the bottom up tends to be chaotic but smart. Innovation that happens from the top down tends to be orderly but dumb.” As a result, says Carlson, the sweet spot for innovation today is “moving down,” closer to the people, not up, because all the people together are smarter than anyone alone and all the people now have the tools to invent and collaborate.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/05/opinion/05friedman.html

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Posted by sprague on June 5, 2011

Overlooking Alcatraz. (Taken with Instagram at Ghirardelli Square)

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Posted by sprague on June 4, 2011

Mean bully got mad at me for taking this photo in front of Apple Store Sanlitun: scalpers selling iPads under the nose of Apple security guards.  ”Asserting their First Amendment rights” to assemble, I guess.

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