The gory details of Lance Armstrong’s doping regimen and revelations about many other top pros pharmaceutical escapades have created a busy week in Twitter World. An Austrian falls from outer space and breaks some media records in the process.
Last weekend the world’s bravest mountain bikers congregated on a tiny patch of the Utah desert to try and out do each other at the Red Bull Rampage. It was like a band of cowboys decided to have a dick-swinging contest, just without the homosexual undertones.
By Seb Kemp Apologies to anyone who was waiting for this. Somewhere around last Friday things became a blur after a rider plowed their front wheel through the back of my head. After that it has all been bright colors and loud noises, blow-up sex dolls and the odour of seared body armor. That’s right, [...]
By Seb Kemp Book reviews are being killed by kindness, says @silvermanjacob. Where has the venom gone, is social media to blame? bit.ly/T6BJnC — The Millions(@The_Millions) August 4, 2012 The above link to an article by @silvermanjacob points out an unforeseen problem with social media: that is, the niceness epidemic. In his article, Silverman says [...]
By Seb Kemp Britt is halfway through her year of buying nothing new — no gear, no iphone, no nada. Here’s what she’s learned. bit.ly/KjMbBz — Adventure Journal (@adventurevida) June 8, 2012 I get drawn to certain tweets, not just for the benefit of this weekly workout but also in my day-to-day scanning of Twitter [...]
Similar to the ‘Discover’ tab – where links and Tweets are summarized to help you decide which are more important to you, the emails feature “the most engaging Tweets seen by people you follow, even if you don’t follow those who wrote them”, Twitter wrote on its blog.
By Seb Kemp I stumbled across the hashtag #rulesoftwitter this week (remember our discussion of hashtags or #s from #NOTT16?), and it got me thinking: Is there really rules for Twitter? Surely there are some formal regulations laid down by the meta beasts in the servers but the more interesting rules are the ones laid [...]
Lisa Richardson, for the second time this month, gives us with something to ponder as we roll into another week of virtual interaction and digital procrastination. However, that list missed out Tumblr and Instagramification, the other thing an iPhone was invented for.
By Seb Kemp Last week I touched on the subject of Instagramification, which is the way in which many people aim to communicate, define or extend their identity through digital imagery that can be immediately shared or re-appropriated. This week I had planned to give you some findings from my off track explorations in photo [...]
By Seb Kemp At a conference in Montreal last week, one of the founders of Twitter, Biz Stone, likened Twitter to Ice-Cream. Let’s look past his name – which is possibly the constituent parts of his first pet’s name and the street he grew up on – and look at the other seemingly bonkers part [...]
I’m terribly sorry that #NOTT is late this week. I apologize to the three or four people that regularly check out this murky little corner of the internet that duplicates and pirates what is already out there. This week I was out in the desert tackling a strain of Welsh Mad Dog Disease, heavy-handed margaritas, and photographic Groundhog Day.
By Seb Kemp Twitter changed this week. I think. I don’t really know because no one else mentioned it so I have to assume it was either not newsworthy or it just happened at my end. One day this week I fired up the old Google box and switched the channel over to Twitter only [...]