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Weekend Roundup: Personal IPO Edition

It’s the weekend once again. That means it’s time to poke the Internet with a stick and see what falls out! So let’s take a look at a few highlights I stumbled across over the past week:

  • James Fallows, over at The Atlantic, has a nice piece up about Google being their own worst enemy. I heartily agree with his assessment. It’s great that Google keeps coming out with all of these incredibly cool tools. (Hello Google Keep!) But how do you trust them enough to start using them when they keep killing all their older tools? (RIP Google Reader.)
  • Wired has the story of Mike Merrill, a guy who in 2008 sold his fate to investors for $1 a share. This isn’t a story of some scam. This guy created a personal IPO on himself, and for the last 5 years he has let his stockholders make the major decisions in his life.
  • If you’ve never immersed yourself in the comedy gold that is the Missed Connections, a subcategory of the personals on Craigslist, I have one to get you started. In short, Missed Connections is for folks who saw someone they fancied, but for whatever reason didn’t make the introduction. Pro Tip: You know it’s going to be good when it starts out, “I saw you at the funeral and I couldn’t take my eyes off of you.

Have a great weekend!

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