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 " 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 ..

Dangers of sharing your Facebook with your significant other... Sam Bunn asks" 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.
Show Comments: OR

No comments:

Post a Comment

Per comment rate: $2
Payable by either clicking the BitCoin "tip me" button or the PayPal "donate" button in the sidebar.

Because, like the fine publication Tablet, whom I borrowed this concept from, I too am committed to bringing you the best, smartest, most enlightening and entertaining reporting and writing I'm able to provide, all free of charge. I take pride in my loyal readership, and I'm thrilled that you choose to engage with me in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse).

I'm asking people who'd like to post comments on my blog to pay a nominal fee—less a paywall than a gesture of your own commitment to the cause of great conversation. All proceeds go to helping me bring you the provocative and/or entertaining articles that brought you here in the first place.

Readers can still interact with me FREE of charge via Facebook comments and Google+ comments! You can also reach me via Twitter @davelucas

I hope this new largely symbolic measure will help create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all! Those of you who choose to contribute, thanks for your support.


Your comment will appear after you have made your donation.

All IP addresses are logged.

Your comment will not appear immediately as all messages are vetted before publication.

PS - Any more questions? Check out my Policy & Terms of Use FAQ!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Web Analytics