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GOT MY MIND ON MY MONETIZATION AND MY MONETIZATION ON MY MIND

March 12, 2013

“They put so much monetization around grabbing people’s attention with sensationalist headlines and juicy tweets.”

Microsoft social-media researcher Danah Boyd, on the problem of journalists cyberbullying their audience into reading stories about cyberbullying, Poynter, 12 March 2013

TOO CUTE FOR CHARACTERS

July 26, 2012

“We call them VIT’s internally, Very Important Tweeters. It’s cute; we’re all about being adorable and cute.”

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, on how the company coddles celebrities who post messages on the information network, Bits, 25 July 2012

PLOP, PLOP, FIZZ, FIZZ, OH, WHAT A BELIEF IT IS

April 17, 2010

“We’re pretty opposed to advertising. It really turns our stomachs.”

Tumblr founder David Karp, on his jingoistic opposition to connecting audiences with marketers, Los Angeles Times, 17 April 2010

EVERY DAY, TWITTER IS MAKING HUMANS EASIER TO USE

April 14, 2010

“Twitter is too hard to use. We’ve known this for a long time, but it was growing too fast for us to address these issues.”

Twitter CEO Ev Williams, on how he’s intentionally inconvenienced his users because he’s so darn busy, VentureBeat, 14 April 2010

FLASH IN THE PAN

April 9, 2010

“I am positive that there are a large number of Apple employees that strongly disagree with this latest move. Any real developer would not in good conscience be able to support this.”

Adobe evangelist and amateur psychic Lee Brimelow, ranting about Apple’s decision not to include Adobe’s cross-platform browser-crash-enabling technology in its mobile devices,

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