But this isn’t any run-of-the-mill Bitcoin address; It combines the three users’ public encryption keys, created based on a private encryption key generated when they installed DarkMarket, to offer what’s known as a “multisignature” address.

“Inside DarkMarket: a Silk Road the FBI can’t touch” via Wired

I find it amazing to hear how sophisticated these dark networks are becoming (regardless of the fact that I don’t support what actually gets bought and sold in them). 


This is very much me. I still use SMS a lot but at the same time switch almost hourly through Skype, WhatsApp, GroupMe (yes, still), and several others since I have friends scattered across the networks.

Mobile Messaging Startup UppTalk Evolves Into A Low Cost Cell Service With Launch Of UppWireless In U.S. | TechCrunch


A good summary of how well LinkedIn is doing, but the article also includes some good tips on “key times to post” on the various networks. We’re working hard on our social media presence for Contactive and are always testing to find the best time to post, blog, tweet, and share.

LinkedIn May Not Be The Coolest Social Network, But It’s Only Becoming More Valuable To Businesses


The company tells us that the way things are organized within each section is based on its algorithm and curation team — in a sense its process is similar to Inside.com, which launched earlier this week. Paper is relying on computational programming and human-based expertise in order to know how good of a story is on Facebook, whether it’s receiving any shares or comments or if it’s visually appealing.

Facebook announces Paper, a visual and social news app that launches in the US on February 3” via TheNextWeb

I will add this to the already too-numerous-apps I have for reading news, and I’ll be interested to see how it compares in both content and style to Flipboard (my primary iOS newsreader).


Social Q&A is a crowded space based on the number of apps and sites out there, but I’ve personally not had a ton of success with using them and end up just Googling my question and looking through results. I’m curious to see how much traction this gets and will be playing with it for a bit to see. Expect me to ask you some questions. Please help. 🙂

Twitter Cofounder Biz Stone Launches Q&A App Jelly