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Sam Biddle / Valleywag:
Sony hack confirms Snapchat turned down over $3B from Facebook last year, based on emails between Sony Ent. CEO Michael Lynton and Malcolm Gladwell   —  Confirmed: Snapchat Turned Down More Than $3 Billion Last Year  —  One of last year's great moments in undeserved ego was Snapchat rejecting billions …
Dec 16, 2014, 8:25 PMIn context
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon is delaying delivery of some books “for reasons of their own”, says publisher Hachette   —  Hachette Says Amazon Is Delaying Delivery of Some Books  —  Amazon has begun discouraging customers from buying books by Malcolm Gladwell, Stephen Colbert, J. D. Salinger and other popular writers …
May 9, 2014, 8:45 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Getting Steve Jobs Wrong   —  Exhibit A in the case against Walter Isaacson's flawed Jobs biography: Malcolm Gladwell in last week's New Yorker, arguing that Jobs was “a tweaker”: … Jobs was neither.  These men make for a poor comparison to Jobs because Jobs didn't really “invent” …
Nov 18, 2011, 2:55 PMIn context
Davidw / Joho the Blog:
Gladwell proves too much   —  Malcolm Gladwell is going further out on his cranky branch.  His reading of the role of social media in Tunisia and Egypt actually seems to lead to conclusions that I think he would acknowledge are extreme and extremely unlikely.  (I look at his new post in some detail after the big box below.)
Feb 5, 2011, 1:35 AMIn context
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Gladwell Still Missing the Point About Social Media and Activism   —  After weeks of discussion in the blogosphere over whether what happened in Tunisia was a “Twitter revolution,” and whether social media also helped trigger the current anti-government uprising in Egypt, author Malcolm Gladwell …
Feb 4, 2011, 6:45 PMIn context
Chris / cdixon.org:
You need to use social services to understand them   —  I don't know if Malcolm Gladwell is right when he claims “the revolution will not be tweeted,” but I can say with certainty that the Twitter he describes is not the Twitter I know.  Gladwell's central argument is that Twitter creates weak ties …
Oct 24, 2010, 5:00 AMIn context
Biz Stone / The Atlantic Online:
Exclusive: Biz Stone on Twitter and Activism   —  The New Yorker recently published a thoughtfully written article by Malcolm Gladwell titled, “Small Change: Why The Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted.”  Citing research done by Stanford sociologist Doug McAdam, Mr. Gladwell compares …
Oct 19, 2010, 12:00 PMIn context
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Twitter Founders: Gladwell Got It Wrong   —  “Laughable,” “absurd,” “ludicrous” and “pointless” were words Twitter founders Ev Williams and Biz Stone used Monday night to describe a recent Malcolm Gladwell story in the New Yorker about the futility of social media to create real social change.
Oct 12, 2010, 1:50 AMIn context
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes on Gladwell, Palin, ‘The Social Network’ and His New Startup, Jumo   —  Last week, the New Yorker published a piece by Malcolm Gladwell, in which “The Tipping Point” author argued that “social media evangelists” vastly overstate the value of social media in activism.
Oct 11, 2010, 4:40 PMIn context
Davidw / Joho the Blog:
Gladwell discovers it takes more than 140 characters to overturn a government   —  It seems to me that Malcolm Gladwell's debunking of the claim that the Net will empower political revolutions is right about one big thing, but wrong about a whole lot more.  —  Because of Gladwell's often-emulated twisty …
Oct 2, 2010, 7:50 PMIn context

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