words

  • If Instagram Were More About Words Than Things, You’d Have Whims for iOS

    If Instagram Were More About Words Than Things, You’d Have Whims for iOS

    Instagram is huge because it’s a network made of people who are passionate about taking pictures of things that they see and then dropping a cool filter on them to enhance their vision. It caught on immediately with everyone from geeks to Starbucks baristas. Since then, many companies have tried to duplicate the magic that Instagram used to sell itself to Facebook, but have failed. Today… Read More

  • Welcome To TechCrunch’s Words-Driven Friday

    For the rest of today, every story you read in TechCrunch’s main news river will contain words. This is an experiment, and it’s probably less of a risk than it might look. Words have always been central to TechCrunch’s approach. In fact, a huge number of our stories on any given day already include original words. Our word people call sources, check facts, and get words said… Read More

  • Concept Art Dictionary Gives A Word’s First Google Image Result Instead Of A Definition

    Concept Art Dictionary Gives A Word’s First Google Image Result Instead Of A Definition

    Here’s something that you’ll either want to buy immediately — or that will just strike you as a giant waste of paper. There’s no in between. Though I will venture a guess that Sergey Brin was going to get to this after he finishes with his Google Spectacles. From Crap Is Good, we’ve learned that two London artist/designers, Ben West and Felix Heyes, have created… Read More

  • Guess what Merriam-Webster's word of the year is?

    Guess what Merriam-Webster's word of the year is?

    Merriam-Webster has named "w00t" the word of the year for 2007. W00t! President John Morse says that it’s the "ideal choice because it blends whimsy and new technology." "It shows a really interesting thing that’s going on in language. It’s a term that’s arrived only because we’re now communicating electronically with each other,"… Read More