Posts Tagged "internet"

What If Twitter Came to Life?

Twitter users @poeks and @sween asked some of their friends to film their favorite tweets. Each snippet is a glimpse of someone’s actual Twitter post, presented in a variety of manners: acted out literally, hand puppets, you name it. Brilliant little project, and I had a few genuine LOLs. Twitter: The Criterion Collection. My favorites are at 2:01 and 6:06….

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Hitler Reacts to the Hitler Parody Videos Being Removed

I saw one or two of the Hitler “Downfall” parodies a long while ago, had a few chuckles, and sort of forgot about them. The scene centers around the specific moment when Hitler realizes that the war is truly lost, and his progression from disbelief, rage and, ultimately, defeat. The audio is in German, but the remixes have taken liberties…

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Augmented Reality Maps, TED 2010

I’ve seen some online mentions of the TED 2010 talks, and I’m excited to see more of them coming online now. The talk I’ve posted here is a pretty fascinating presentation by Blaise Aguera y Arcas, who is most known for his creation of Seadragon and Photosynth (a pretty stunning bit of software that stitches multiple images together seemingly like…

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Flattr: Micropayment System for Independent, Online Content Providers

Flattr is a concept by Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde, and is an interesting take on providing money to independent, online content providers. The visuals are nicely done, and how can you really go wrong with a cake analogy? Getting a large enough adoption rate will be the biggest hurdle, but presumably Sunde and his team will have enough street…

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Clay Shirky Video: How Technology is Shaping Groups and Conversations

I’ve just spent the past 20 minutes totally sucked in to this video of Clay Shirky, talking about the ways technology and the Internet are changing the way we communicate. Here’s a taste: “What matters here isn’t technical capital, it’s social capital. These tools don’t get socially interesting until they get technologically boring. I tisn’t when the shiny new tools…

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