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An important announcement

For the last few months, Thing Labs (formerly Plinky, Inc.) has been focused on development of Brizzly, and we couldn’t be happier with how things are going. As such, we’ve been able to spend very little time on our first … Continue reading

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Big news!

Boy, we’ve got a lot of news to share. First things first: We’ve got a new nameWhile Plinky is still the name of our beloved content-encouragement site, we’ve decided to change the name of the company to Thing Labs. We’ve … Continue reading

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Welcome, NYT Magazine readers

We’re delighted to be featured in this weekend’s New York Times Magazine. Columnist Rob Walker, author of the book “Buying In: The Secret Dialogue Between What We Buy and Who We Are,” spoke with Jason recently and wrote up a … Continue reading

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New guest contributor Josh A. Cagan

The first time I heard of Josh. A Cagan was his brilliant “Letter From Hollywood” he wrote for The Morning News during the Hollywood writers’ strike of 2007. I forgot about Josh until he joined Twitter and started dropping hilarious … Continue reading

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How to use “use”

Since we launched in January, we’ve received a few compliments on one of our rotating taglines: “Hey, didn’t you use to have a blog?” This particular tagline came from a comment someone made to Jason at a cocktail party a … Continue reading

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April Fools’ roundup

Ah, April Fools’ Day. Since the widespread use of the Internet, all kinds of hucksters have taken their pranks online, trying to get us to believe that they’ve invented a web-based time machine, that there’s water on Mars, or that … Continue reading

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Welcome guest contributor Maggie Mason

This week, we’re trying something new. While all of our prompts to date have been written in-house, prompts from March 23-29 were written by a very special guest contributor, Plinky advisor and blogger extraordinaire Maggie Mason. Maggie has been blogging … Continue reading

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