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Kilo by Light Light - Music Video

Watch this amazing crowd sourced music video. It records your pointer and you can watch everyone’s previous movements. Really, really cool. I watched it twice, once to do it and once to watch what everyone else did.

Just watch it.

[via SteIsHere]

Vadering is a thing now. I don’t make it up, I just report the news and the trends. Seems pretty harmless, and kind of cool.

As a bonus, the video above has an old Anamanaguchi (Helix Nebula) as it’s soundtrack. 

[via Major Nelson]

Editorial: SimCity, Diablo 3 and a review of customer service 

Alexander Sliwinski has opinions that are directly in line with mine about the SimCity server debacle that has been sweeping the internet.

 With SimCity and Diablo 3, I think the already tempestuous machine of game reviews in this industry has changed forever, and as a collective we haven’t yet determined how to proceed. SimCity and Diablo 3 aren’t just games, they are also services. The question: Should these games be reviewed separately from their service elements or should they be reviewed in combination?

I do wonder how long as a collective we can keep arguing about how unfair it is to judge a game by how it treats paying customers, especially as we keep being told that games are now a service.

Add US Weekly to the list of publications that don’t understand the internet. They’re blocking articles from their mobile site. This is absolutely insane.

(never mind why I was visiting the site, that’s not the important thing here.)

New.Myspace, New.Problems

Those of you who have been following me for a while (or know me personally) know that Myspace is one of my favorite things to talk about. I have said before that I would drop everything to be the CEO of that company, and I’m only half kidding when I say that.

When Myspace released a video of their redesigned site I was elated. Watching (fictional person) David create an account and then scroll through pictures and friends, share music, connect with musicians… It seemed to echo many of the thoughts I had for the service; take the template for Myspace Music, and grow it. Make Myspace a place for artists. The New Myspace brings us closer to a social network for artists than any other site has before. And it does it with style. Myspace is damn pretty.


I have been using New Myspace almost two months. I think it’s pretty good. The site just opened to the public so I thought it would be worth putting some thoughts on down on text

As far as the gist of the site, the flow and basic day to day use, New Myspace makes more sense to me than Facebook. I would go as far as saying that New Myspace actually makes Facebook feel a little outdated, especially when you consider that we we live in a world of Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest.

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The Declaration of Internet Freedom: how the net’s minutemen plan to protect the future 

TC Sottek crushes it. You all need to read this.

Before the dust could settle from the battle against the Stop Online Piracy Act earlier this year, the people that helped defeat it realized they needed to do more than play whack-a-mole with bad bills from Congress. Since the January 18th SOPA blackout, a group of net advocates, entrepreneurs, and academics have worked behind the scenes to find common ground and leverage an outraged public to promote a free and open internet. Today, they issue a “Declaration of Internet Freedom:” a set of five broadly worded principles intended to protect the internet from interference.

This Is My Jam

I’ve been fumbling around with This Is My Jam since last night. It’s mission is simple, simply share whatever song you consider to be your current jam. After 7 days you have to pick a new song.

Bonus, you don’t have to upload songs yourself, you just search on their site and it seems to hunt for the song online. My current jam, Anymore by The Submarines, is being pulled from YouTube. I have no idea what the technological magic behind the service is, but I appreciate it a lot.

I definitely like the idea here and I really appreciate the simple design. They’ve tacked on comments, and followers and all that to-be-expected-social-stuff, but they are also allowing you to kick out to Twitter, Facebook and Last FM. I would love an embed code / Tumblr support, but the service is new so I forgive them. 


Scamworld: “Get rich quick schemes mutate into an online monster”

The above video and corresponding ten thousand word article just went up on The Verge. It’s an absolutely incredible story.  If you have some time today you should read it.

The140Film - the movie the internet wrote

I am happy to announce the start of the140film project.  What you see above is the first two lines of a movie that Twitter will write one tweet at a time. When it’s all written Derek and I will produce exactly what is on the page… er… internet.

Here’s how it works:

  • Read the two current lines of the movie featured at the top of the page.
  • Read submissions by other people in the stream of tweets on the page. Vote for the line you like best by retweeting any tweet or write your own and use #the140film. The first tweet to get 10 retweets will become the next line in the film and move to the featured spot at the top of the page.
  • Once we reach 140 lines the movie will be written… and then Derek and I will start production.

I’m really excited to see the movie you guys will write! Head on over to the site and start retweeting and writing.

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