Archive for September, 2008

Short Film "Oktapodi"

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Twitter Song

Thanks to Twitter itself, I found this little gem by Ben Walker of ihatemornings.com, who wrote a song about what it takes to get famous on the internet these days. It’s really catchy. Here are the lyrics…

"You’re Noone If You’re Not on Twitter" By Ben Walker

You’re noone if you’re not on Twitter,
and if you aren’t there already, you’ve missed it
if you haven’t been bookmarked, retweeted, and blogged,
you might as well not have existed.

in the old days, it was all about achievements,
collecting all your trophies in a shrine.
Everybody came across the internet,
suddenly, you had to be online.
a hompage was all you really needed,
to seem like a success but not a geek.
As long as you updated semi-annually,
and search your email once or twice a week.

But now you’re noone if you’re not on Twitter,
and if you aren’t there already, you’ve missed it
if you haven’t been bookmarked, retweeted, and blogged,
you might as well not have existed.

Technology was moving rather quickly,
the next thing you needed was a blog,
the internet, and detailed press releases,
and now and then a photo of your dog.

More recently, the students brought us Facebook,
and everybody has a hundred friends.
Bodies in the photos look amazing,
they’re not so great that everyone pretends.

‘Cause now you’re noone if you’re not on Twitter,
and if you aren’t there already, you’ve missed it
if you haven’t been bookmarked, retweeted, and blogged,
you might as well not have existed.

Now you need to publish every movement,
and every single thought across your mind,
til the Twitterverse is full of rubbish,
but most of us are really quite refined.

We validate each other’s insecurities,
and brag about the gadgets that we’ve bought,
we laugh out loud at every hint of jollyness,
and try to self-promote without being caught.

‘Cause now you’re noone if you’re not on Twitter,
and if you’re arent’ there already, you’ve missed it
if you haven’t been bookmarked, retweeted, and blogged,
you might as well not have existed.

How To Write a Forum or Blog Post

via Chris Pirillo

Google Will Launch It's Own Web Browser – Chrome

                                  Google is expected to launch it’s new web browser tomorrow (Tuesday). It is seen by the tech industry as a direct attack on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, as well as a major competitor. There is a massive web comic that goes into the technical details, though there is a simplified version (still for techies).

Here are some features of Google Chrome, according to the comic…                                 

Each page will load in it’s own process, so if that page crashes for whatever reason, it doesn’t crash the whole browser, and as a result, anything else you were doing in other tabs. Awesome.

–Another perk of Google Chrome is the Privacy Mode. "You can create an incognito window and nothing that occurs in that window is ever logged on your computer, and none of the history of that tab is saved in the browser, and the cookies are wiped out when the tab is closed." (from the comic)

–There is also Sandboxing, which is used to "prevent malware from installing on your computer or using what happens in one tab to affect what happens in another. They can compute but they can’t write files to your hard drive or read files from sensitive areas like your documents or desktop".

-Google Chrome is continually downloading lists of harmful sites for phishing and malware, if you go to a site the matches the list, you’ll get a warning. (This reminds me of a function in OpenDNS, which I use)

To be fair, PCWorld’s Harry McCracken has 10 interesting questions about Google Chrome, and it’s worth a read.

                                Google Chrome should be available for download on Sept 2, and will be in Beta. Once it’s out in the wild, this will certainly get interesting!


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