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Yesterday, we mused that it would be nice if there were a notification system for close NCAA games. Well, lo and behold, the WNYC Data team has built @NailBiterBot — which tweets anytime a March Madness game is under 3:00 within 8 points; under 1:30 within 6 points; or under 0:30 within 4 points. Here’s our experiment:

1) Follow @NailBiterBot

2) Turn on notifications for that account.

3) You’ll get a push notification when a game is close, telling you to tab over or turn on the TV and catch the action.

We hope it works!

-Jody, BL Show-

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Novel use of social media in an age of story-telling

Now technology is transforming the writing of fiction, previously the most solitary and exacting of arts, into something nearly the opposite. It is social, informal, and intimate, with the results not only consumed but often composed on the fly. Wattpad is a leader in this new storytelling environment, with more than 2 million writers producing 100,000 pieces of material a day for 20 million readers on an intricate international social network.


(via Web Fiction, Serialized and Social - NYTimes.com)

fastcompany:

This is the new HTC One. 
So what’s new about it?At first glance it looks awfully similar to the old one, no? There are quite a few hardware differences once you spend some time with it, though. The screen is a little bigger (5.0 inches versus 4.7 inches) and its all-metal body has a little more heft to it. During a pre-briefing, the phone felt very sturdy. Solid. “This year with the HTC One we really wanted to double down on what was working very well on that design, which was about 70% metal,” Scott Croyle, HTC senior vice president of design, told Fast Company. “We’re actually able to get 90% metal now… all the way around to the front housing. It creates fewer breaks and a purer design.”
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fastcompany:

This is the new HTC One. 
So what’s new about it?At first glance it looks awfully similar to the old one, no? There are quite a few hardware differences once you spend some time with it, though. The screen is a little bigger (5.0 inches versus 4.7 inches) and its all-metal body has a little more heft to it. During a pre-briefing, the phone felt very sturdy. Solid. “This year with the HTC One we really wanted to double down on what was working very well on that design, which was about 70% metal,” Scott Croyle, HTC senior vice president of design, told Fast Company. “We’re actually able to get 90% metal now… all the way around to the front housing. It creates fewer breaks and a purer design.”
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fastcompany:

This is the new HTC One. 

So what’s new about it?
At first glance it looks awfully similar to the old one, no? There are quite a few hardware differences once you spend some time with it, though. The screen is a little bigger (5.0 inches versus 4.7 inches) and its all-metal body has a little more heft to it. During a pre-briefing, the phone felt very sturdy. Solid. “This year with the HTC One we really wanted to double down on what was working very well on that design, which was about 70% metal,” Scott Croyle, HTC senior vice president of design, told Fast Company. “We’re actually able to get 90% metal now… all the way around to the front housing. It creates fewer breaks and a purer design.”

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