Saturday, October 31, 2009

Around The Blogosphere 31 October 09 (EARLY EDITION)


Blogger Bai-Ling has a close encounter with a pussycat...

Blogger Billy Corgan has taken to his website to give you his opinion on the swine flu vaccine. Snippets: "Scaring the daylights out of you over a virus or an unseen enemy only weakens us." "I am not a doctor..." and "...in my heart, there is something mighty suspicious about declaring an emergency for something that has yet to show itself to be a grand pandemic..."

From H1 to HBoo::: the NYT City Room has some last-minute ideas for adorning yourself on Halloween Night! (My fave is "Suit, a sign that says “Republican” on one side and “Democrat” on the other, and a broken glass (be careful): Hiram Monserrate!")

Halloween in CHINA...

MediaBistro:::Esquire's December issue will work with a piece of technology called augmented reality, which can meld real-life images with overlaying forms of media. According to The Wall Street Journal, you can expect the issue to include black and white "web stickers" that when held up to a Web camera will trigger a video playback. Positioning the magazine at different angles will produce different video segments. (M o r e . . .)

Web mutation::: identities and avatars [fr] - did you know that there are "symptoms" of digitalia?
An American psychologist, Marc D. Feldman, a forgé en 2001 l'expression « Syndrome de Muchausen en ligne » pour rendre compte du fait que l'Internet est en quelque sorte le théâtre rêvé pour à la fois pour produire des symptômes et y trouver une audience. Feldman, in 2001 coined the term "Syndrome Muchausen online" to reflect the fact that the Internet is a kind of dream theater for both to produce symptoms and find an audience. La production des symptômes y serait aisée et même facilitée puisque le dire en texte suffit.. The production of symptoms will be easy and even easier since the text just say ..
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Dangers of sharing your Facebook with your significant other... Sam Bunn asks"...in a relationship, what should be kept private and what should be shared? A Facebook account is very personal and can be awkward to share with someone else. If you had the password to the Facebook account of the person you were dating what would you do with it?" What, indeed!

Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York has joined a small but growing cadre of American prelates with a blog of his own.“The Gospel in the Digital Age”

So much was said and written about the artificial virginity hymen kit - that Egyptian male blogger Mohamed Al Rahhal just had to buy one. Marwa Rakha has more...

Joel Martinsen on DANWEI highlights a recent painted plagiarism scandal by an artist named Li Yueliang.
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