The most popular place, unexpectedly, has become a Chase Bank on Third Avenue, which has been opening its doors to whomever comes, allowing them to bring their dogs inside, charge their phones, use the bathroom and Internet, and get free water and coffee. It has also become something of a tourist attraction.
futurejournalismproject
futurejournalismproject:

#NotONA
The Online News Association begins its Fall conference in San Francisco today. For those looking for some morning humor, check the #NotONA Twitter hash tag.
But it’s not just snark. If you’re in or near New York City, a group of people are putting together a NotONA meetup. You can sign up for it here. 
Just like that, social media bringing people together in the analog world.
Image: Via Matthew Keys.

Yes. This will be awesome. If you’re in NYC, hope to see there.
Related: Jim Romenesko posted my ‘#NotONA Group Therapy Idea’ on his blog. You can find it here. 

futurejournalismproject:

#NotONA

The Online News Association begins its Fall conference in San Francisco today. For those looking for some morning humor, check the #NotONA Twitter hash tag.

But it’s not just snark. If you’re in or near New York City, a group of people are putting together a NotONA meetup. You can sign up for it here

Just like that, social media bringing people together in the analog world.

Image: Via Matthew Keys.

Yes. This will be awesome. If you’re in NYC, hope to see there.

Related: Jim Romenesko posted my ‘#NotONA Group Therapy Idea’ on his blog. You can find it here

Instagram In Transit
I’ve been Instagrammin’ a lot lately. The app’s social features are amazing and, slowly but surely, I’m getting addicted. My photos have almost all been snapped from my iPod, which usually leaves me with some grainy pics, but is great for gritty subway shots. And, since I spend most of my time waiting for subways, it’s a been a good match.  
If you want to connect with me on Instagram, you can find the photo above here. Hit follow from there, I’ll follow back. 

Instagram In Transit

I’ve been Instagrammin’ a lot lately. The app’s social features are amazing and, slowly but surely, I’m getting addicted. My photos have almost all been snapped from my iPod, which usually leaves me with some grainy pics, but is great for gritty subway shots. And, since I spend most of my time waiting for subways, it’s a been a good match.  

If you want to connect with me on Instagram, you can find the photo above here. Hit follow from there, I’ll follow back. 

Game On: Hunch to Debut on eBay “Later this year”
I visited the offices of recommendation engine turned eBay acquisition Hunch this past Friday and had a nice chat with co-founder Tom Pinckney. While Hunch has made a few tweaks to the way eBay recommends items to its users, the big changes should be coming later this year according to Pinckney. 
The Hunch eBay marriage is exciting in that it has an easily measurable ROI. If Hunch can help boost eBay’s sales via better recommendations on eBay.com, then the investment was a great one. If not, well, you know the drill. I’ll definitely be keeping my eye on this story as I like the definitiveness of it. In the meantime, please enjoy my instagram of the Hunch Arcade, which yes, does exist in Hunch’s offices. 
Related: EBay buys Hunch to boost recommendation (Reuters)

Game On: Hunch to Debut on eBay “Later this year”

I visited the offices of recommendation engine turned eBay acquisition Hunch this past Friday and had a nice chat with co-founder Tom Pinckney. While Hunch has made a few tweaks to the way eBay recommends items to its users, the big changes should be coming later this year according to Pinckney. 

The Hunch eBay marriage is exciting in that it has an easily measurable ROI. If Hunch can help boost eBay’s sales via better recommendations on eBay.com, then the investment was a great one. If not, well, you know the drill. I’ll definitely be keeping my eye on this story as I like the definitiveness of it. In the meantime, please enjoy my instagram of the Hunch Arcade, which yes, does exist in Hunch’s offices. 

Related: EBay buys Hunch to boost recommendation (Reuters)

rachelfershleiser
rachelfershleiser:

fred-wilson:

in five years, i bet there will be a lot of red from astoria to red hook. the next big growth sector for tech is the other side of the east river

Coming to you live from the eye of the storm…

I disagree with Fred Wilson here. Though it would be a city planner’s dream to have the tech industry make its way into ‘The Boroughs,’ I expect the growth to continue in the Flatiron and Union Square area.
I will take Wilson at his word when he changes name of his VC firm from ‘Union Square Ventures’ to ‘Astoria Ventures’ or ‘Queens Capital.’ 
Whatever the case may be, it’s internet week here in New York City. I’m looking forward to heading to some great events (In Manhattan), including this panel with the New York Times’ David Carr and Brian Stelter: 
https://internetweekny.com/schedule/event/63
Related: New York City is the Fastest Growing Tech Hub in The U.S.

rachelfershleiser:

fred-wilson:

in five years, i bet there will be a lot of red from astoria to red hook. the next big growth sector for tech is the other side of the east river

Coming to you live from the eye of the storm…

I disagree with Fred Wilson here. Though it would be a city planner’s dream to have the tech industry make its way into ‘The Boroughs,’ I expect the growth to continue in the Flatiron and Union Square area.

I will take Wilson at his word when he changes name of his VC firm from ‘Union Square Ventures’ to ‘Astoria Ventures’ or ‘Queens Capital.’ 

Whatever the case may be, it’s internet week here in New York City. I’m looking forward to heading to some great events (In Manhattan), including this panel with the New York Times’ David Carr and Brian Stelter: 

https://internetweekny.com/schedule/event/63

Related: New York City is the Fastest Growing Tech Hub in The U.S.