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The sun shines
People forget

The spray flies as the speedboat glides
People forget…they’re hiding
Behind an eminence front

The drinks flow
People forget

That big wheel spins,
The hair thins
People forget…

The news slows
People forget

The shares crash,
Hopes are dashed
People forget.

Excerpt from Eminence Front, The Who: Ultimate Collection. Written by Pete Townshend

I found this image on a dormant Posterous blog owned by BackType co-founder Mark Montano. Prior to acquisition by Twitter on 5 July 2011, BackType was a social media marketing company funded by Y Combinator, among others. I miss BackType. I liked the interface and even used the API.

Twitter has purchased many third-party services in the past few months. It remains unclear what Twitter’s business model is. How will Twitter generate revenue as a going concern?

Mark Montano posted the photo above without a caption or any remarks. That doesn’t really matter though. I think it captures trending sentiment quite well.

Sustained turbulence

The northeastern United States may experience a major weather event within the next 24 hours, Hurricane Irene.

Tropical Cyclone Irene Tracking NOAA NCDC

Libya is on the cusp of regime change…