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Mathew Ingram @mathewi 43.776188,-79.149103

I'm a senior writer at Gigaom. I have been the ninth caller and have won the weekend passes. I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love and an outlaw in Peru.

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Why? RT @TravelingAnna: @mathewi I might be the only person in the community sphere who doesn't think kinja is the ideal futurePeter Thiel's take on Twitter: It's a "horribly mismanaged company" and is "vastly underperforming its potential" • http://t.co/0DXcVolFHP
Retweeted by Mathew IngramLast night Twitter may have helped track down hate crime suspects in Philly. Read @mkramer's overview. https://t.co/ENMQxXDH9C
Retweeted by Mathew IngramYo but how high were you when you decided to go live on an ocean platform. "No not like. It *is* Waterworld man." http://t.co/rb3DHOfusQ
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram@charlotteahenry: thanks Charlotte!MT @MediaREDEF: Nick Denton admits he was overly ambitious with Kinja, but insists the platform is on track http://t.co/J0yXxv8Ll6I wish I could shut off DMs completely. They're useless without being able to share links. No other messaging service has this problem.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramI will freely admit that I don't understand a world in which people pay $10,000 for a watch, Apple or not: http://t.co/eVNEuoLSHk“It feels like it’s vastly underperforming its potential.” — Peter Thiel on Twitter.
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram"Journalism isn't just about informing readers it's also about helping them take action" Great piece by @mathewi https://t.co/3WbxXkchRR
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram@ivortossell: yah, same hereFavorite is the "let's meet up soon" of online social gestures -- no emotional cost, not really real and somewhat pointless.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramJust got through Guardians of the Galaxy, and it was excellent -- the highest praise I can think of is that it was almost as good as FireflyTheoretically, to get access others don't have RT @WeberWest: @mathewi remind me again why the press agrees to embargoes?New iPhone is faster thinner crisper lighter bigger sharper bester good thing these controversial opinions were kept under strict embargo.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramHaving my Twitter flooded with embargoed iPhone reviews is way worse than having my iTunes flooded with U2.
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram@TimHerrera: could be worse, brah :-)But who will review the metareviews?
Retweeted by Mathew IngramI would rather be dead. https://t.co/Q7GR1UbuHk
Retweeted by Mathew IngramSad, and yet somehow also impressive RT @reckless: Here's @JoannaStern reviewing the iPhone 6 AT HER OWN WEDDING http://t.co/8SmWCwwSLKI don't think I've ever read a new iPhone review that didn't boil down to "Apple's done it again!"
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram@lizzieohreally @jwherrman: agreedThe worst thing about the iPhone 6 Plus isn't its ridiculous size, it's that it will encourage more people to use the non-word "phablet"Smells like an embargo just expired for iPhone 6 reviewsEveryone at @globalvoices grateful that @alaa is out of prison. Helpful background, analysis from @wordsword: http://t.co/lJmB3eKUn8
Retweeted by Mathew IngramThe Internet isn't killing media anymore. http://t.co/dubWnqcIQc
Retweeted by Mathew IngramDear PR people constantly emailing me with “content my audience will love”: http://t.co/WK5kVfapQ0
Retweeted by Mathew Ingrama certain kind of tech blogging assumes its final form: annotated press releases http://t.co/SjVxMBFVhT
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram@mkramer: email is a task list prepared for you by other people, someone once said :-)More updates to @washingtonpost The Most. Now with @BuzzFeed's most popular and other new sources. http://t.co/vIpHENJCDM
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I will never not be pissed off about U2 invading my iPhone. I feel like Poland in WWII. Everything was great then BAM. Nazi germany.
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram@nickbilton: I don't know why, but I'm getting a real Matrix sort of vibe from that graphicFirst they say, "don't use gadgets on planes!" Now they're saying, "wear our creepy VR mask!" http://t.co/3i2FqtBBVq http://t.co/H02Hp9RW6n
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram@mattbuchanan: it looks pretty amazing -- Nick said there will be a kind of indoor-outdoor greenhouse workspace on the second floor@dansinker: that would be pretty awesome :-)@tayhatmaker @anildash: I try to confront my own mortality and death at least daily@simonowens: yes, they are very similar in many ways@mathewi Medium is built on the same idea as Kinja. Build a CMS, hire high quality writers, and eventually non-paid writers will follow
Retweeted by Mathew IngramGreat post from @scrawford on the idea of police forces in NYC and elsewhere using Twitter to engage with the public http://t.co/L0i7nlHsD1Twitter releases new tools to "make it even easier to create, manage and activate your tailored audiences" https://t.co/jBC0OyLQesThe Rise of Hands-On Journalism http://t.co/63WVDVZGdH via @GRDodgeMedia"Independence is hard," Baio told the crowd at the festival’s end. "Independence is lonely. http://t.co/UkbI0Rs58B
Retweeted by Mathew IngramAlso noteworthy: College journalism professor Toni Albertson, who came up with the idea, is @waxpancake's mother: https://t.co/SOMu54krJrAgree RT @lpolgreen: @mathewi Fascinating. Medium is one of the most interesting media companies out there right now.Interesting: College newspaper stops printing and publishes online only -- with Medium as the platform: http://t.co/A4O9t8QzT5Reinventing blogging and comments all at once has proven to be harder than @nicknotned thought it would be: https://t.co/8Ub6UqfiHuNew: "Nick Denton admits he was overly ambitious with Kinja, but insists the platform is on track" https://t.co/8Ub6UqfiHuMinecraft creator @notch on what it's like to be rich—even before selling his co. for $2.5b: "It's weird as f---" http://t.co/BA4B4BMApp
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram@jyarow: Yeah, he told me the same thing. I see his pointIt's about free speech. Journalism organizations file comments with FCC supporting #netneutrality http://t.co/0rqMNEIVSQ
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram2/ Everyone else is either public, part of another company or VC backed. No one at Gawker’s scale is truly indy.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramYou Need a Community, Not a Network - @brookmanville in @HarvardBiz http://t.co/e2kCSDQFA6
Retweeted by Mathew IngramNearly 40 percent of African-Americans think news does not portray them accurately | Poynter.: http://t.co/BD89bNkmlf
Retweeted by Mathew Ingramthis is gonzo tech journalism these days https://t.co/D7w7coMUFB
Retweeted by Mathew IngramAnytime the question is "do we really need another news startup?" the answer is yes. The answer is always yes.
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram@AlbrechtChris: I don't get it — those are both totally acceptable headlines :-)Awesome piece by @mathewi: "Journalism isn’t just about informing readers, it’s also about helping them take action" https://t.co/72m4WgWb1o
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram@mat: Aw, damn — just missed you. Well, maybe in SF sometime then@mat: Hey, are you in NYC next week by any chance? I am there Monday through Wednesday, maybe we could get a coffee or somethingGawker's moving offices. Taking up 3 floors (60K feet) at 114 5th Ave. Also said rev frm direct ad & ecommerce are running 32% ahead of 2013
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram@markberman: but what about the rooftop deck? /cc @nicknotned@mat @MikeIsaac I blame the English language for having a lower-case L that looks like an upper-case i@EmilyDreyfuss anyway, the very fact it is taking so many tweets to explain this means apple screwed up :)
Retweeted by Mathew IngramHow can you tell which is the wrong one? RT @mat: Oh no! Twitter suspended the wrong Mike Isaac!no more writing about burritos on the internet ever again
Retweeted by Mathew IngramFree hallowmeme costume idea: Go as “saved you a click” and rudely interrupt conversations all night. Tell ppl you’re "providing a service."
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram#1: Be a billionaire MT @richardbranson: Read my top 4 tips for making business decisions http://t.co/wIqLb5b0ue http://t.co/eEqPFVT2Xe@hblodget @pkedrosky: https://t.co/XtxbeNmD23It looks like a blog RT @ryanchittum: http://t.co/oOwa3Ty7Mi’s rolling out a redesign. it’s purty: http://t.co/8sd8fxXWLP.@pkedrosky destroying an Authors Guild spokesperson on Bberg.. asking why writers are “special snowflakes” who need special protection
Retweeted by Mathew IngramThis misses the point -- what bugs people about the U2 thing is Apple put something on their devices without asking: http://t.co/3XD2LsGlbt@AndrewStuart @davidhiggerson: Right, of course -- I knew that. My bad. I will fix.Bono is the Norton Anti-virus software of 2014.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramAt last! Journalism organizations have finally awoken to the threat they face in world of telecom-controlled media: http://t.co/nJWN0JcfV2
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram@fmanjoo: but dude, your Klout score is going to drop like a rock -- not to mention your engagement metricsA Manchester paper started a crowdfunding effort for a local charity and raised more than $1.6 million in 24 hours: https://t.co/4B4KfXI8flNew post: "Journalism isn't just about informing readers, it's also about helping them take action" https://t.co/4B4KfXI8fl#Microsoft buys #Minecraft for just $2.5 billion. Why @mathewi thinks it's worth even more: http://t.co/Ag5JIkrAjc http://t.co/U3VJBl5lyb
Retweeted by Mathew IngramSecond Life got the programmability right but overestimated need for simulated reality. Minecraft got both right.
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram@CharlieBeckett: I suppose -- stop being so rational, it makes it hard to be cranky :-)ICYMI, here’s @mathewi demolishing the silly and self-serving Authors United “books are special snowflakes” meme http://t.co/Zk6ezREQ8G
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram@CharlieBeckett: yes, I just meant the idea of redesigning a paper product for the digital age seems nonsensical in a way"Part of the job of executive editor,” Baquet says, “is to help groom the next generation of the Sulzberger family" http://t.co/HT3N8kL9TqMaybe I'm just a crank, but redesigning a print newspaper like the FT "for the digital age" seems like an oxymoron: http://t.co/5JsYODIv2j"Everything: You're Doing It Wrong" @megangarber http://t.co/MZqqRkVood
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram"Now is the time for lots and lots and lots of experiments." -@coreyford quoting Clay Shirky at #matterdemoday
Retweeted by Mathew IngramFiring 30 percent is a bit more than trimming: "French daily Liberation to trim a third of its workforce" http://t.co/7gYXLiWMrr@pkedrosky: sorry I missed it — did you manage to talk any sense into them?Some things are just impossible to know, like why humans  cannot live in peace and which side of the USB cable goes up.
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram#ISIS was willing to barter #Foley, #Sotloff and others for a 42-year-old neuroscientist known as Lady al Qaeda. http://t.co/ePGJNby1MO
Retweeted by Mathew IngramControversial take from Fred Wilson: "At some point you have to build a real business, generate real profits" http://t.co/O7QWlWz3cM7th Circuit dislikes "lazy appropriators" but still fair use http://t.co/ySePoZ3sn0 http://t.co/K0ObV7Fytb
Retweeted by Mathew IngramYou can't patent movies or music. So why are there software patents? http://t.co/AvhLUR0JJN
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram@moorehn @vivian: When I have to concentrate or filter out the noise I just put in the headphonesI do RT @moorehn: "I have never yet met anyone who likes working in an open-plan office." http://t.co/2gpQi0NQloSince copyright is so handy for censorship, it’s tempting to use it to censor lots of content https://t.co/x0oE8leiD5
Retweeted by Mathew IngramAre books just consumer goods like anything else Amazon sells? Authors United says no, but I disagree: https://t.co/XtxbeNmD23@cshirky: agreed -- my two cents: https://t.co/XtxbeNmD23Shorter Authors United: "We are special snowflakes. The world owes us a living." http://t.co/GVUzSTF1ML
Retweeted by Mathew IngramBooks are great. But let's be clear. They compete for my time and money just as a mobile app would. Via @mathewi https://t.co/YkjpcVYKcT
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