Twitter v. Facebook: who won election night? // Webbmedia's big list of national incubators // Texting and driving? Use these apps [Links] - Technical.ly Baltimore

Nov. 9, 2012 8:30 am

Twitter v. Facebook: who won election night? // Webbmedia’s big list of national incubators // Texting and driving? Use these apps [Links]

25 Entrepreneurs on What They Wish They Had Known Before Founding Their First Startup [David Hauser’s blog]: “After working on a business for a year or two or more, you have a better idea about what was worth worrying about and what wasn’t as big of a deal.” Twitter v. Facebook: which network won election […]

25 Entrepreneurs on What They Wish They Had Known Before Founding Their First Startup [David Hauser’s blog]: “After working on a business for a year or two or more, you have a better idea about what was worth worrying about and what wasn’t as big of a deal.”

Twitter v. Facebook: which network won election night? [VentureBeat]: “Twitter, on the other hand, also saw record-breaking volume, with traffic on the service peaking at around 875,000 tweets per minute.”

Webbmedia Group’s Big List of Accelerators and Incubators Working with Startups [Webbmedia]: “We only include programs that have made investments or who’ve welcomed new startup classes in the past 12 months.”

Red Cross Mobile Apps [Red Cross]: There’s an app for a hurricane. Now, if only we had that downloaded before Sandy came through.

Can’t stop texting and driving? These apps can help [Baltimore Sun]: “One of the most appealing of these apps is DriveMode, a free download from AT&T, which limits the phone’s functionality while you’re driving.”

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  • The Red Cross apps look pretty useful, and, given that you may not have power or data connectivity, a disaster is a time when, if you thought to download it ahead of time, a native app and its superior offline storage capabilities probably makes sense over mobile Web. 

    For users without smartphones, however, it’s outrageous how little the Red Cross provides on http://redcross.org/mobile. If you want to find a shelter, unless you have an iPhone or iPad, you’re out of luck. Its mobile Web shelter finder page actually says “please download our iPhone app” (http://goo.gl/7kp3s). Road blocks like this are frustrating enough under normal circumstances. Could you imagine during an emergency?

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