Tag: Recreation and Social Networking

  • My latest (redundant cause) tee-shirt

    I had to laugh! My latest tee-shirt arrived in the post this morning. Yesterday the chatter round the interwebs was that the Australian federal government wouldn’t have the numbers to push legislation to install mandatory internet filters via customers’ ISPs. Some ISPs have panned the scheme, whilst others are already trialling a filtering scheme that…

  • The e-traveller hits the road again

    This time I’m heading to the US for a holiday … no conferences, no presentations, just fun. I’m very keen to have the opportunity to join in the celebrations following Barack Obama’s inauguration; I imagine the place will be bursting with bonhomie and pride. It deserves to be. I’ll be tweeting and blogging and uploading…

  • “Remember, remember the 4th of November … ” Seesmix on that election

    Here’s a little keeper video, a collage of Seesmic users on election day in the US. There’s comment and reaction from others around the world. Nice job from the editorial team. PS I make a fleeting appearance. Spot me if you can. Seesmix: November 6th 2008

  • Social media as the news

    The last couple of posts on this blog have been stimulated by the scope and very public use of social media as tools during the US Presidential election campaign. This morning I shared some discussion on Seesmic with two contacts, one in the US, one in the UK. We chatted about the way the BBC…

  • BlipFM: my favourite streaming music site

    If you haven’t discovered it yet, give BlipFM a try. BlipFM has a Twitter-like interface where you can see what others are listening to from the great BlipFM catalogue of music. You can search by artist or title to see if your favourite is there, and then other BlipFM DJs (you are a DJ on…

  • In 12 seconds or less …

    A new video comment player appeared a week or so back. It’s called 12 Seconds and you get to leave a comment in … you guessed … 12 seconds (or less). This is akin to the 140 characters on Twitter and the status comments in Facebook. I’m thinking it might be a nice entry-level toy-tool…