Not one of the links in this post is worksafe, but you knew that. So: Playboy online just launched a new feature, "Suicide Girl of the week
." I heard about plans for the syndication launch last week from SG
founder Sean in LA, and I understand this is the first time Playboy has ever syndicated another site's
nudes directly on playboy.com (thanks, Michael
). An interesting development, given SG's humble, indie dot-com beginnings. BoingBoing reader matt rhodes says, "You can see the thread on the SG board here
and the Playboy boards are here
. From what I gather, there is some degree of bitching on the Playboy boards. They don't seem to want their nudes with tattoos and piercings." The Suicide Girls may be a first for Playboy, but Playboy certainly isn't the first to syndicate Suicide Girls: Fleshbot
has been featuring a SGOTW since launch.
In other news... SG is launching a bunch of new website content in a beta section called SG Newswire (think hybrid collaborative blog/news format, on music, politics, technology, etc.), plus an RSS feed for SG Newswire, and they've also got another big announcement in the works about a new offline project. If I tell you what it is, hordes of hot chicks clad solely in SG-logo underoos will swarm my office and spank me. And that would be, you know, a bad thing.
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
CEO Dick Costolo will resign, to be replaced in the interim by Jack Dorsey
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