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Rethinking our Twitter Twitchy Actions

Very interesting piece by Sam Bibble at Gawker on Justine Sacco. Sacco was the PR person who tweeted a bit of satire that blew up in her face, and almost destroyed her career. The problem with Twitter is every post lacks context. You don’t know the person to know if they’re joking. You haven’t seen […]

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Google Wave, Twitter, and HTML WG

I rejoined the HTML WG. Again. The group has come up with a change procedure/process that I can support. There was confusion before about whether HTML WG members could issue formal objections, since supposedly we’re part of the group making the original decisions. The new procedure, though, reserves us the right to submit a Formal […]

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Eureka: product placement and social media

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. Eureka is a popular science fiction show currently showing on the Sci-Fi channel, on Hulu, as well as downloadable from Unbox, and iTunes in beautiful, and expensive, HD. Now in its third year, the show was faced with an interesting challenge at the beginning of the season development: this season’s […]

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Dr. Horrible and twittering under the table

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. The sparkling new Tor.com site has coverage of the Dr. Horrible panel at the SDCC (Comic-Con). All the cast members showed up, including “Penny” who spent the first part of the panel Twittering under the table—an event sure to follow her throughout her career. Whedon has hinted that there will be […]

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Up and coming startups: Bitchrs and Doomrs

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. Through the encouragement of my advisers, I decided to publicly announce the beginning of a new super-secret stealth project: Bitchrs. As pitched in comments, the premise behind the service is that …you can pay people to be mean to others for you. That way you can say what you want, without […]