Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Around The Blogosphere 13 May 09

Twitterati

H/T Miss Info: While Kanye made it very clear that he doesnt have doesnt want doesnt doesnt doesnt do Twitter yesterday…his girlfriend Amber Rose is a tweeter, and posted these 2 fly flicks from when she and Ye hit up the chi-chi-boo-boo Costume Institute’s Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (this year’s theme “Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion”).

VVblog: Craigslist Drops Prostitute Ads; Twitter Picks Up the Slack.

Twitter (Twitter reviews) made what it called a “small settings update.” The change was to the @reply system, a staple of communication on Twitter. The result changed the way many users see Twitter conversations, and as a result they have gone into protest mode. Thousands of Twitter users are now up-in-arms and organizing their efforts with the #fixreplies hashtag, which is currently the top trend on Twitter. Mashable's Ben Parr explains...

New users find Twitter overwhelming and confusing; some 60 percent drop out after signing up, according to Nielsen, which means Twitter is proving far less capable of retaining an audience than Facebook or MySpace.

US President Barack Hussain Obama will deliver his much anticipated speech on relations with the Muslim world in Egypt on June 4 and the Egyptian blogosphere is as divided as ever... Amira Al Hussaini reports.

Livin' in the USA isn't always a bowl of cherries, as Meryl found out HERE and HERE.

Politics, New York style: The Albany Project presents a close-up summary of the Gillibrand-Israel Primary for US Senate

Gawker asks "Why Isn't Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone's Rockstar Writer, Blogging On Rolling Stone's Website?" Is he crazy? Tyra Banks Is Crazy!

Rihanna, says New York Mag, makes "the comeback of a lifetime" ---
Fantasy animates pop music, and so it is with Rihanna’s addictive “Silly Boy”
NOT SO FAST, say commenters to the post!
Perhaps the sudden release of this is to make us forget all those recent nasty naked pictures.
What say YOU?

Paraguayan animator Joaquín Baldwin is a finalist for his film “Sebastian's Voodoo” in the category “Short Film Corner” at the Cannes Film Festival. [more]

Dallas Penn posts about giving people of color heroic possibilities within the gaming culture.

Going out for the last time, in style: check out Kajsa Hallberg Adu's Ghana's Wonderful Fantasy Coffins on Rain in Africa blog.

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