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Mathieu Plourde

WhatsApp's Founder Goes From Food Stamps to Billionaire - 0 views

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    ""No one wakes up excited to see more advertising, no one goes to sleep thinking about the ads they'll see tomorrow," Koum said in the post. A hand-written note on the his desk reads: "No Ads! No Games! No Gimmicks!""
Mathieu Plourde

The Period, Our Simplest Punctuation Mark, Has Become a Sign of Anger - 0 views

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    ""In the world of texting and IMing … the default is to end just by stopping, with no punctuation mark at all," Liberman wrote me. "In that situation, choosing to add a period also adds meaning because the reader(s) need to figure out why you did it. And what they infer, plausibly enough, is something like 'This is final, this is the end of the discussion or at least the end of what I have to contribute to it.'""
Mathieu Plourde

Looking for Intimacy in the Age of Facebook - 0 views

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    "More than another literature or creative writing course, these students needed a guide to the twisted subterranean landscape beneath their plugged-in social lives. Texting seemed like the logical place to drop our first pin. Even though it hasn't yet seduced researchers the way Facebook has, texting incites profound cultural unrest. Literally. Recent studies have found that many participants reacted like addicts when separated from their cellphones, while other studies have found that the "sleeping disorders" some high schoolers experience result from cuddling up with text messages all night."
Mathieu Plourde

Werner Herzog texting while driving documentary "From One Second to the Next" is worth ... - 0 views

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    ""From One Second to the Next," the rather unlikely film below, came together when AT&T approached the legendary German filmmaker Werner Herzog and asked if he would direct a series of short films warning people about the dangers of texting while driving."
Mathieu Plourde

Mobile Commons | Reach everyone, everywhere. - 0 views

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    Mobile Commons is the technology behind today's most effective mobile messaging campaigns. We empower brands to increase sales and consumer engagement, and enable organizations to achieve unprecedented results in fundraising, social action and behavior change.
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