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One Day, Google Will Deliver the Stuff You Want Before You Ask

Add in the even more granular data provided by the internet of things, and a future of ambient commerce seems not just possible but probable — a utopian future in which running out of toilet paper at the wrong time will never, ever happen again.

Say bye to impulse shopping. Ambient shopping will know when to refill your order or buy you something new.

Machine > Man.

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The One Function Twitter Desperately Needs

Twitter shouldn’t have to make sure everything crossing its servers is factual or true, but it is in Twitter’s interest to themselves to give us the tools to clean things up. Otherwise it risks becoming a cesspool of untruths and rumors. Twitter needs a way to reel bad information back in. It needs a way to let us flag things that we’ve said that turn out to be wrong. Twitter needs an edit button, a correction process.

In the wake of premature reporting surrounding the Boston bombings and spurious tweets from news agencies and retailers, the edit button is becoming a necessity.  

Apple rumors are still ok though

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How We All Learned to Speak Instagram

Instagrams, worthy of their own language; easily recognizable:

Instagram images have become units of speech, building blocks in a visual vocabulary that functions somewhat like a colonial patois, where old-school darkroom photography is the native tongue and digitization is the imperial language. And like an empire at its height, Instagram is relentlessly making conquests—and in short order. Even people who don’t yet use the app can recognize in its distinctive photos a new visual lingua franca. The images don’t look “filtered” or like Instagrams. They look like … reality.“

Still concur with Hugh MacLeod though:

I like Instagram almost as much as I hate the fact that Facebook owns it.