Posts Tagged ‘2008’

In terms of paying attention, This YouTube video cost me ~$10 dollars to filter on Facebook, watch, and post. All because I was bored and wanted to illuminate this point.

Blogs give users a filter for information. A reader’s unused attention sees and associates it with the blog, not for the added-value by themselves. Without much marketing, blogs are held accountable for creating a standard. Social media gives visitors tools to share the value-added content with others. Networks and chats are ways users share back and forth. Users, then, intersect networks to trade the value of filtered information until one is bored and there’s no longer a payoff to return.

The attention economy is a way of coping with overload, the consequence of boredom.


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Hortense is Jezebel’s moderator. She does anonymous posting. Remember this? Also, she does series intros. Smart and funny: Recession Special: Elio’s Pizza


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Yes! The Presidential Debate is on! So, let’s celebrate. Cheers to McCain and Obama with the McCain drinking game. Here are the rules, as posted on The Huffington Post:

Obama (AP Photo)

Obama (AP Photo)

Every time John McCain mentions his POW experience, praise his courage and drink a kamikaze. This one is only for the heavy drinkers.

Every time Obama says change everyone has to switch seats and drink the other person’s drink of choice.

Every time John McCain tries to associate Barack Obama with an unsavory character, take a sip of your dirty martini.

Every time someone says bailout you have to finish your drink and pour another.

Every time John McCain says “my friends”, spit out your drink and shout “I am not your friend” at the television.

Every time “evil”, “evil doers”, or anything with evil is mentioned, drink a sip of French red wine.

Every time John McCain threatens Iran, drink a savage car bomb or cherry bomb.

Every time Barack Obama ties John McCain to George W. Bush, drink a sloe gin fizz and wish for better days.

Every time John McCain displays how hopelessly out of touch he is, drink an old bastard.

Every time John McCain refers to the USSR or any other non-existent formerly communist country, get ready to ride the red tide.

When Georgia is mentioned, drink a fuzzy navel.

Every time John McCain mentions Sarah Palin, drink a white russian. After all, if Sarah Palin is around there must be a Russian nearby somewhere.

Every time John McCain smiles creepily, drink a roofie-colada.

If anyone mentions a golden parachute, pound some goldschlager.

Every time John McCain makes an appeal to states rights, lean back and take a sip of that sweet southern comfort.

When NATO membership is mentioned, clink glasses with everyone around you and attack anyone who refuses to clink.

If John McCain doesn’t show up, lock yourself inside and sip Jack Daniels all night. It is going to be a long six weeks.

Regardless of what either candidate says, at the end of the debate, drink something that must be lit on fire first then hit yourself in the face with a shovel.

Don’t forget: best not to take pictures afterward and post them on Facebook. Enjoy christening 2008 debates. I can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks about what the candidates have to say. I’ll be tweeting from blogislam. Follow me and I’ll follow you.


Follow twitterers playing during the debates
Read the original rules posted on The Seminal
Check out ReadWriteWeb for a post on Twitter’s Election Site

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Consider a City Without a Paper. The Newark Star-Ledger may be in the gutter soon, leaving the city without any newspaper.



Print media has been in trouble for a while. Bloggers be humble, though. Gawker declares:

What we haven’t seen in all this, though, is a major American city with no newspaper. Everyone believes that a paper is an essential part of a city’s fabric, like city hall and the jail and the local sports team. If Newark—a town with more problems than most—is left without a paper, who will tell the world what’s going on there? Who will tell Newark what its own government is up to? Even bloggers should be humble enough to pray that the Star-Ledger isn’t the first in a long line of papers that disappear and leave people with no forum for the local bickering, minutiae, and moments of glory that are the real American civics lesson.

Read other Gawker posts tagged (Gawker) “Print is Dead”
Does print media matters for this election? (Observer)
See Wall Street Journal’s new design for “emo” social networks (Mashable)

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