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waxpancake on Ello
The Ello founders are positioning it as an alternative to other social networks — they won't sell your data or show you ads. "You are not the product."

If they were independently-funded and run as some sort of co-op, bootstrapped until profitable, maybe that's plausible. Hard, but possible. But VCs don't give money out of goodwill, and taking VC funding — even seed funding — creates outside pressures that shape the inevitable direction of a company.
advertising  money  vc  ello  waxy  funding  series-a 
september 2014 by jm
Belong.io
Excellent: 'a Twitter-fueled link aggregator that favors new projects/sites over news/articles' from Andy Baio.
aggregators  news  links  twitter  waxy  belong.io 
august 2014 by jm
How You Can Help Save Upcoming.org, Posterous, and More
Yahoo! sucks. shutting down in days? ArchiveTeam Warrior to the rescue; install the VM!
archival  yahoo  shutdowns  upcoming  waxy  archives  virtualbox 
april 2013 by jm
Great Hacker News thread on Andy Baio's "Kind Of Screwed" shakedown
full of good commentary on the rather horrific result. here's one: "I wonder how the photographer would feel if the company that manufactured the trumpet played by Miles Davis had claimed that his photograph violated the copyright of their "sculpture" and the tailor Miles got his suit from also protested. Of all art forms, photography has some of the least claim on being an entirely original creation of the artist."
photography  miles-davis  jay-maisel  andy-baio  waxy  hn  discussion  copyright  copyfight  creativity  art 
june 2011 by jm

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