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Hack the Debate: Current TV & Twitter

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Current TV and Twitter have teamed up for the first time around the US presidential debates. Viewers comments, dispatched via real-time Twitter messages/tweets, will be placed over major portions of Current TV’s coverage of the upcoming debate series over and Obama and McCain..

More here.


Written by alsays

September 27, 2008 at 12:46 am

The Rise and Fall of Muxtape

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Justin Ouellette, the head honcho of one of my favourite, now dearly departed, websites, Muxtape, recently intimidated into non-existence by the RIAA, tells all about its conception and crash here.

Makes for interesting reading, especially the part when Ouellette describes a meeting he had with EMI about the future of Muxtape:

“I walked into a conference room and shook eight or nine hands, sitting down at a conference table with a phonebook-thick file labeled “Muxtape” laying on it. The people I met formed a semi-circle around me like a split brain, legal on one side and business development on the other. The meeting alternated between an intense grilling from the legal side (“you are a willful infringer and we are mere hours from shutting you down”) and an awkward discussion with the business side (“assuming we don’t shut you down, how do you see us working together?”). I asked for two weeks to make a proposal, they gave me two days.”

It’s this kind of mentality that suggests that models like Muxtape remain an unknowable center of growth or diversification for major labels…

And being backed into a corner, Muxtape’s future now lies in a redesigned functionality offering upload and hosting direct to bands. Which, as much as it pains me to say it, is shit.

Ah well, at least there’s still Mixwit, which I’m listening to while writing this; check out this hip hop listing, it’s a good ‘un.

Written by alsays

September 27, 2008 at 12:41 am

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Hole unveils Facebook fan pages

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A new hole in Facebook allows members to see the fan pages of people on the networking site who they aren’t friends with, an outside researcher revealed on Friday.

Sgning onto the site as someone who is not a designated “friend” of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg–was still able to see that he is a fan of Barack Obama, the Dalai Lama, Green Day, Nirvana, Central Park, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Apple Students.

All a would-be spy has to do is go to anyone’s profile page, click on the “Info” tab and hover the mouse over the “see all” hot link at the top right of the list of fan pages. The URL for the fan pages appears at the bottom of the Web page and can be cut and pasted into a new window. Replacing the serial number of the user in the URL with the serial number of a target user (which anyone can find) will then take you to that user’s fan page.

Written by deejmark

September 21, 2008 at 4:23 pm

iTunes App Store Game Review Roundup

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Ipod Hacks just released the 2nd round of the iTunes App Store Game review. For those iPhone game lovers, you should check them out. There are a lot of good articles in it.

Round 2
Round 1

Written by hodyhong

September 21, 2008 at 6:46 am

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Episodic, video publishing tool, and iphone friendly!

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Old post as well, as Iphone is becoming more and more available in the marketing, so are online contents which support iphone.
This is a website that provide video transcoding, iphone friendly video web page as well as video hosting for free! The concept is, the user will provide an xml feed of the link of the video (such as vimeo url) the website will automatically grab the file and transcode the file into iphone friendly file , creates the website and publish the video on there. Sounds very streamlining. Save a lot of technical study for amateurs.

Check out the link: Episodic

Written by hodyhong

September 6, 2008 at 9:50 am

The American People

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Being a project conceived by Greg Knauss to publicise the constant bandwagoning and lazy abstraction of those claiming to speak for ‘the American people,’ and what exactly they claim to want, represent, and reject, in ongoing contradiction with each other throughout the course of the US elections and political life.

Any time the phrase “The American People” pops up in a Yahoo election-related wire service, its context is put on the site in a day to day diary service of just  who these people actually are, and who claims to speak for them…

Check it out here.

Written by alsays

September 5, 2008 at 1:04 am

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Subservient Chicken

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A cool ad campaign by Burger King to promote one of their products.
Type in your command and get the chicken just the way you like it!
Subservient Chicken

Written by deejmark

August 31, 2008 at 4:10 pm