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Here’s a Question: Why Does Quora Exist?


If there’s one thing I hate more than Alex Trebek acting like he knows the answers to the questions on Jeopardy, it’s Quora, the place where narcissistic technology hangers-on go to dress up dumb ideas in big words and start-up jargon.

To show you how easy it is to be Quora–or Ask Jeeves, or Facebook Questions, or Google Questions, or–I’m starting my own question and answer site right here in this very column. If I’m half as lucky as Quora, I should get $150 million. Read More

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A little more than one hour after publishing today’s “Taylor Tees Off” column trashing charity social network Jumo, Betabeat columnist Mike Taylor received the following email message from the organization: Read More

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Nobody Cares About Jumo


If there’s one thing I hate more than pretending not to have any change when inept accordion-playing buskers pass a hat around the subway car, it’s Jumo, the ugly nonprofit Facebook for charities. It doesn’t work and will probably never accomplish anything. Read More

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Hey Start-Up Gurus: Go Help Yourselves


If there’s one thing I hate more than having my Tumblr app crash every time I try to reblog a high-res digital photo that’s been photoshopped to look like a grainy old polaroid, it’s the self-appointed tech scene oracles who regularly belch out hazy, worn-out start-up mysticism on their personal blogs.

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Hashable Is Worthless


If there’s one thing I hate more than burning my potatoes when I’m trying to create an awesome breakfast moment with a lady I met the night before, it’s Hashable, the application that lets users flaunt their social connections by broadcasting updates on their every encounter.

For example: If I were to Read More

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Abolish South by Southwest!

The future is here, drunk and deluded.

If there’s one thing I hate more than spilling a Shiner Bock on my iPhone 4 just after I just downloaded the newest OkCupid update, it’s South by Southwest, especially the Interactive part, a supposedly technology-oriented appendage of the days-long party.

Let’s destroy this sham of a technological confabulation once and for all. But before Read More