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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Today\'s Scuttlebot: The E-Mail Network, and Musically Mocking Glass

Here are some of the more interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. More Scuttlebot can be found here.

Internet's Top Social Network Has Been There All Along
BuzzFeed FWD |  Forget Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. E-mail is probably the most important social network in our lives.  - Ashwin Seshagiri

‘Through Glass,' a Google Glass Music Video Parody
Youtube.com |  iJustine parodies Stone Sour song to mock Google Glass. “I feel like a weirdo, but no one ever tells you.”  - Damon Darlin

‘Shut Down the Pirate Bay,' Founder Says
TorrentFreak |  During a speech, a founder of Pirate Bay says the site should shutter to make room for something better.  - Jenna Wortham

Kroger Expands, With Amazon in Its Nightmares
Blogs.seattletimes.com |  Amazon is giving every business agita. Are supermarkets the next to worry?  - Damon Darlin

The Surveillance-Internet Complex
Theatlantic.com |  Bill Davidow on the shared interests of the Internet giants and government surveillance agencies.  - Steve Lohr

A ‘Revolutionary' Creating Jobs From Chores and Errands
Fast Company |  How Silicon Valley's obsession with narrative changed TaskRabbit.  - Ashwin Seshagiri

Explore the Digital Life of Cities in Chilling Detail
Gizmodo |  Urban infrastructure, social media, electromagnetic fields, CCTV cams & more - mapped by a video game maker. Creepy!  - Amy O'Leary

Myths of Aliens, Ghosts and Bigfoot Ended by Ubiquity of Cameras
Laughingsquid.com |  Now that nearly everyone carries cameras there are almost no reports of UFOs, Bigfoots, etc. - Damon Darlin