Archive for the ‘digital culture’ Category

According to the latest Digg blog post, the company are adopting “semantic web” principles. You can read more here and here. There is a firefox addon for microformats and semantic data that you can download here.


Came across Protagonize.com today, which is a collaborative writing site. Here’s a brief description: Protagonize is a creative writing community dedicated to writing various forms of collaborative, interactive fiction. One author writes a story, and others post branches or chapters to it in different directions. The result is an organic, evolving story where everyone can […]


Every blog post I’ve read recently has been hyping the benefits of Twitter. This post by TechCrunch indicates that only 200,000 users are active. So what’s the big deal about Twitter? It has 0 chance of making it into the mainstream and seemingly has no business model. They’ve probably left it too late to monetize […]


The Nintendo Wii seems to have put the fears of parents to rest. A new study suggests that consoles like the Wii and other causual games are actually bringing families together. There is clearly a market for casual games, yet it’s games like Grand Theft Auto 4 that hog all the headlines. Maybe game developers […]


Twisney

26Apr08

This bizarre mash-up of Twitter, Disney, Live Maps and Flickr allows you to send in your pictures and messages live from Disney World. If anybody has kids, this could be a fun little mash-up.  Here’s the link for anybody going to Disney World soon.


Flickr isn’t real photography – well, at least that’s what some of the most popular Flickr users say in this article on the New York Times site. If that’s the case then is digital music not real music? What is a photograph anyway? Here’s the Wikipedia definition: A photograph (often shortened to photo) is an […]


Just seen this article about ROFLCon on wired.com Quite an interesting read. I was wondering how hard is to make a video go viral. I remember reading a TechCrunch article last year where getting a video to the top of YouTube sounded like it required quite a lot of underhand tactics. If everyone tries to […]