Archives For July 2009

Online advertising isn’t less valuable than TV or print, simply more accurate.

Short thoughts: webspam

July 28, 2009 — 2 Comments

It’s hard to differentiate spam comments from legit comments on a blog devoted to online marketing.

Twitter Rage

July 17, 2009 — 2 Comments

As an exercise in cultural curation, musical appreciation and straight up nostalgia, I occasionally put together a Youtube playlist of themed music. It’s called Twitter Rage (Rage being the long running Australian music show).

The program will be running in full tomorrow, but you can start watching it here.

Any suggestions or requests, add them in the comments or tweet me @barrysaunders.

Lolcats are user-generated Disney films, commenting on current political and cultural concerns via anthropomorphised animals.

Stilgherrian’s started blogging about his experience in Tanzania, definitely worth a read.

He references my earlier post about social media and social justice, which you can find here.

Second Life is an emulation of the fantasy of being on the Internet.

You know what this is? Useless.

You may have done something bad. We’re not sure what, exactly, and we certainly won’t tell you, but here’s an email to make you feel vaguely uncomfortable.

Our systems indicate that you’ve been misusing certain features on the site. This email serves as a warning. Misuse of Facebook’s features or violating Facebook’s terms of use may result in your account being disabled. Thanks in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

Please refer to for further information.

The Facebook Team

Great work there, Facebook.

It’s OS X for those who only need a text editor.

I’ve been trying to come up with a way to describe how I feel about social media experts lending their services to social justice campaigns. I’ve done a fair share of it myself – having done social media development for student media, community media, green organisations and the like, as well as straight up media activism with Indymedia back in the day. What triggered this thought was a comment by Laurel Papworth about the ActionAid blogger campaign that Stilgherrian took part in. The comment – about feeling a sense of ownership about the project – really rubbed me the wrong way. As I commented on the blog:
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