Zach Seward


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Inside the epic, all-night, Goldman Sachs scavenger hunt

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Two QR codes on the front page of USA Today

Twitter study of tweet volume by time of day and day of year in New York, Tokyo, Istanbul, and São Paulo: "We see different patterns of activity between the four cities. For example, waking/sleeping times are relatively constant throughout the year in Tokyo, but the other cities exhibit seasonal varia- tions. We see that Japanese users’ activities are concentrated in the evening, whereas in the other cities there is more usage during the day. In Istanbul, nights get shorter during August; Sa ̃o Paulo shows a time interval during the afternoon when tweet volume goes down, and also longer nights during the entire year compared to the other three cities."

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More egregious example of an unscannable QR code (though at least they also have a short URL):

Tend to agree, though I like the approach of offering a choice: scan a QR code or enter a short URL…

Yeah, I tried a bunch of them but was only successful half the time. Some were unusable like

TweetDeck + + Carousel (Instagram photos) + Arrivals (Foursquare check-ins)

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BuzzFeed court filing:

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Referral traffic to BuzzFeed scoop about Marco Rubio growing up as a Mormon:

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WSJ Live on my parents' shiny new TV. Watched and in high-def.