Crowdfunding needs a curator

[blackbirdpie url=”″] I have just read one of the most interesting tweets in a while, and I suspect that the author’s intention was different from the actual result. In case you cannot read the code above, it is a comment from Joe Hill to Neil Gaiman complaining about how geeks […]

Is it time to take Anonymous seriously?

Anyone who has ever heard me speak about Internet regulation will know of my barely contained scepticism with regards to Barlow’s Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace, and all that it represents. In fact, the Declaration speaks of a more innocent time in Internet history, and it is usually considered to […]

OK Go video goes viral thanks to embedding

Last week we were bemoaning the fact that record company EMI had disabled embedding of its music videos outside of YouTube, a measure that directly affected bands that rely in viral fan distribution and embedding for their dissemination, namely band OK Go. The band’s new video is called This Too […]

Twitter panic

xkcd once again demonstrates keen insight into new technologies. I’m not really worried about swine flu. Now, if it was the dreaded alpaca pox, things would be different. By the way, if you think that this is an exaggeration, check out the hash tag #swineflu.