Scratchpaper Recommended Links [Ed. 0019 / Internet & Social]

Internet Social CrowdLatest selection of the best stuff I’ve seen lately across some of the ScratchPaper focus areas of Internet, IOT, Social Networking, Crowdsourcing, and Cybersecurity, including items on most popular websites by country, how the internet of things might try to kill you,  and how birders are using crowdsourcing to track their feathered friends.  Enjoy.


  • The Most Popular Websites in the World, Country-by-Country (Gizmodo)
  • Social Networks Battle to Be the Center of Talk About TV (NYTimes)
  • Gawker founder Nick Denton is still trying to reinvent reader comments — and it’s working (GigaOM)
  • Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online (Wired)
  • As Bitcoin hype settles down, real possibilities start to emerge (GigaOM)
  • Soon your Facebook credentials will log you into Wi-Fi networks (GigaOM)
  • Tech pioneer Vint Cerf on the age of context and why you can’t be a citizen of the Internet (TheNextWeb)
  • Jailbreaking the Internet: The Shape of Things to Come | Innovation Insights (Wired)

Internet of Things

  • The Internet Of Things Might Try To Kill You (ReadWrite)
  • How the “Internet of Things” May Change the World (National Geographic)
  • With iBeacon, Apple is going to dump on NFC and embrace the internet of things (GigaOM)
  • When Government Joins the Internet of Things – Room for Debate (NYTimes)
  • Why the internet of things is moving from industry to consumers sooner than you think (GigaOM)
  • The Internet of Things is ‘fundamentally about economic value’ (ZDNet)
  • What the internet of things means for cleantech (GigaOM)
  • ZigBee wants to be the Bluetooth of the internet of things. Too bad everyone hates it. (GigaOM)
  • Move over Best Buy: Staples wants to be your shop for the connected home (GigaOM)

Social Networking

  • Social Networks Battle to Be the Center of Talk About TV (NYTimes)
  • The Power and Limits of Social Media (HuffPo)


  • Locating Your Star Performers Through Crowdsourcing (Forbes)
  • Unilever Taps Crowdsourcing for Fresh Ideas (Consumer Goods Technology)
  • Crowdsourcing, for the Birds (NYTimes)
  • Crowdsourced Workforces Rising (HuffPo)


  • Government Announces Steps to Restore Confidence on Encryption Standards (NYTimes)

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