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 […]
By Seb Kemp Twitter raises more questions than it answers. It opens us up to more tid-bits of information but nothing that really answers the questions it raises. This week’s #NOTT is all about asking the big questions. Like why do we have nails and not claws, do yoga pants have some sort of anti-gravity […]
By Seb Kemp If last weeks #NOTT was a scary crawl through a foreboding vision of the future of the web world then this week is a skip and a hop through puppy tail, lollipop candy land in comparison. Let’s start off with the “accidental” leak of a prototype product that led to all sorts […]
By Seb Kemp The big news this week was that the much-loved SOPA bill cracked under immense public pressure and went slinking down the drain. Almost. Sort of. At one point this week, 1% of all tweets carried the #wikipediablackout tag and the term SOPA was used in a quarter-million tweets hourly during the blackout. […]
By Seb Kemp Is Twitter a way of pumping 140-character-long banal and trivial brain farts into the world? Is Twitter a means of gorging upon an endless stream of vacuous and inane tripe that is as nourishing as snorting the dust from an old book. This outlook, although perhaps true, is a bit negative, especially […]
By Seb Kemp Pre-emptive apologies for a rather stunted NOTT this week but I had a glass or a mince pie in my hand most of the week instead of just scrolling through the internet. As did a lot of people it seems. I recently took up yoga. Being a jobless yob means I couldn’t […]
By: Colin Meagher The fat lady sang in Portland, and it was a helluva show. Consistent winds and clear skies overnight dried the track out and made it considerably faster for day two’s racing. And while the day was chilly, the beaming sunshine and lack of wind made for much more hospitable racing. Not typical […]
By: Colin Meagher In a stunning show of dominance, the Luna team of Katerina Nash, Georgia Gould, and Amy Dombroski dominated the women’s race, going 1-2-3. The Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld squad saw similar dominance of the field with Jeremy Powers and Tim Johnson taking top honors while teammate Jamie Driscoll finished seventh. The fat lady sang in […]
Photos and Words: Colin Meagher With all the rain it was a bit of a slop fest for the 4X finals. The track looked as if a tanker truck of peanut butter spilled out on the ground. In all fairness, though, the conditions were the same for all riders, making it a fair race. Here […]