Well done Salim Ismail. It almost feels like he’s a Corkonian with his frequent visits here and his work for Bupa a few years back.
The Colin1 discovers the Brit TV series Ultra-violet. Was a great bloody show I must say.
Via my father:
Itâ€™s probably the biggest waste of time Iâ€™ve come across in years.
Does anyone really give a damn what other people are doing all the time.
While we may all do interesting things a lot of what we do is incredibly boring. This is why I own a DVD player, a TV, books etc.,
(Keep in mind Michele blogs about special-edition soundtracks that he buys from Amazon.)
Someone telling the world that they are sitting on a bus isnâ€™t going to improve my life. If I wanted to know where someone was I could ring them, email them, IM them .. you get the idea..
If I want to know what you are planning to do I can check your calendar / diary (if you have a public one)
The best bit:
If it was â€œhipâ€? to jump of cliffs would you all do it?
I do believe that at one stage or another, all of these arguments were used to knock blogging too. Simple way of not getting worked up about Twitter is don’t fucking subscribe, then you won’t have to read about what people are doing on the bus, what people are eating now or what boring fucking soundtrack they just bought. The same goes for blogging. Don’t subscribe if you don’t want to read about whatever. It isn’t forced on you. Don’t want to read about what people are doing with blogs, don’t read. If you don’t like that people are blogging about Twitter, then unsubscribe. RSS empowers you, you control what you read and who you read. Nothing is forced on you.
There was a lot of hype and relentless chatter when GMail started a few years ago and that was just bloody email with a little bit of AJAX and a lot of space. Twitter is no different in the revolution game and is not something special. People seem to think that just because the volume of people talking about Twitter is great, that it automatically means they think it’ll change the world. Quite a silly assumption to make.
Twitter is Gomi, it is shite, it’s called Twitter for a good reason. So what if it is a fad, nobody is saying it’s the next big thing, nobody is making you use it. The usual tech snobbery is again happening here. “Oh gawd, you use a PC”, “Oh gawd, you use Windows and not ubuntu”, “Oh gawd my shit don’t stink, yours does”
As a social experiment, I find Twitter interesting but what I like more is that people are getting creative and having fun and coming up with useful and useless things to do with it. What you can do is quite restrictive yet many people are working with these scarce resources and having a laugh. I’ve seen more focus and creativity from the Irish tech bloggers over this than most stuff in the past few years. Twitter is tech play-doh but I guess some would rather us keep quiet about us making messes.
Conor Power of Blog Awards Second Life video operator and getting mistaken for a journalist fame.
I see Bernie is getting lots of his students to play around using Twitter. Too.
Here’s the Educast Twitter.
Bill Burke‘s Twitter.
Well done Conn. He’s finishing up with the day job to work full-time on his passion.
Daniel K. Sullivan gets name-checked by Harry McGee. Nice one Dan. Really really liking Harry’s stuff since he started a while back. It’s quite an education.
Via Josh Spear, it seems William Gibson’s coolhunting novel “Pattern Recognition” will be made into a film by the director of the Truman Show. Nice.
You can still download “Deleted” YouTube videos. Viacom might sue for even more now.
Hopefully things will get back to normal now with the Blog Awards out of the way though I am away all today and tomorrow on training courses. Automated blog posts are on.
A gummi bear Chandelier. Nice.
The new Battlestar Galactica really gives a damn about their fans and treats them really well. A great marketing idea, they do weekly podcasts talking about the behind-the-scenes stuff on the show and now they’ve released raw materials so fans can make their own fan short films using Battlestar footage and sound clips. Great idea.
Always been a big fan of the theatrical style fashion shows Alexander McQueen puts on. This week he had some off video show combined with models walking down a runway that had a giant pentagram painted on it.
Here’s a Kate Moss hologram from one of his shows in 2006:
The robots painting the model back in ’99
Alexander McQueen and Bjork.
Freshly uploaded PD video:
I see from Paul McAuliffe’s (PD Candidate for Finglas) YouTube account there’s a good number of other videos too, all uploaded in the past week. The above video was done by a crowd called Cutting Edge Productions. I like it as it is not over-produced though I wouldn’t have had it shot with Harney talking to the audience over a desk. Still, well done for NOT having her sit at some big plush Minister’s desk.
However Rabitte’s video is just a little better because Pat seems a little more relaxed and comfortable with talking to the audience and there’s no desk. Another good start though and I’d personally watch more videos from Mary Harney, I’m not sure what it is but when I hear her talk and explain things I think she is quite genuine and she’s been doing more to fix the crock health system than many Ministers that went before her.