The New York Post published an interview with Adam Carolla on Sunday in which he said, among other things, “dudes are funnier than chicks,” and, regarding writing for television, “they make you hire a certain number of chicks, and they’re always the least funny on the writing staff.”
Well, maybe not evil, but “highly problematic.”
First, let’s remove what we all *think* Lego is (i.e. our own nostalgic memories, our aspirational beliefs, or $250 robot sets), and instead concentrate on what Lego today is, for the most part: It’s movie-tie-in model sets marketed pretty much…
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MY FEED: @sreenet - http://www.twitter.com/sreenet
MY SOCIAL-MEDIA GUIDE: http://bit.ly/sreesoc - tips, handouts, tools and more
MY WORKSHOPS: http://bit.ly/workshops - events around the country
MY SOCIAL MEDIA SYLLABUS: http://bit.ly/socmediaskills - a five-week course at Columbia Journalism School
This is meant to be a way to introduce Twitter to skeptics and newbies and is NOT comprehensive.
==>A big welcome to the TechCrunch readers who are here thanks to the mention in @vwadhwa’s piece on why Twitter is his only social-networking tool.
[Many thanks to @NatIves for putting me on Ad Age’s 25 media people to follow. Also, thank you to OnlineSchools for putting me on Top 100 Twitterers in Academia. Armed with these, I can… well, what, exactly?]
*** MY TWO WEBCASTS WITH ALL-STAR TWEETING JOURNOS:
Intros to Twitter:
- See this collection of “10 Most Extraordinary Twitter Updates (if #5 doesn’t inspire you to use Twitter, perhaps this will)
- Mashable’s collection of all things Twitter: twitter.mashable.com
- Cyberjournalist’s Top 10 amazing, funny, useful Twitter links
- 100Twt.com: List of 100 most popular people on Twitter + their real-time tweets
- OutlawDesignBlog: 30 essential Twitter tutorials for newbies & experts
- Read lots of useful Twitter tips at Twitter_Tips
- Listen to my Jan. 2009 webcast/podcast with terrific journos, “Twitter for Journalists: Everything You Wanted to Know About Twitter But Were Afraid to Ask” + see live coverage of my April 2009 workshop on “Twitter for Skeptics”
- NYT’s love letter to Twitter, “Putting Twitter’s World To Use”
- WSJ interview with Twitter founders (and backstory)
- NY Magazine: The Twitter Approval Matrix (“Our deliberately oversimplified guide to whose tweets are worth following”)
- David Carr explains why Twitter will endure | Vivek Wadhwa on why Twitter is the only socmedia tool he uses
- Twitter books:
- BreakingNews: “Your most credible Twitter news source. First in online breaking news!”
- BreakingTweets.com: “world news, Twitter-style; hyperlocal gone global”
- Almost.at: “Following People at Real World Events in Real-Time”
- GoogleNews: now on Twitter
- CNNbrk: CNN’s breaking news account, originally created by a viewer
- Reuters: Reuters on Twitter
- DrudgeReport: yep, he’s here, too.
- Understand Twitter trends with WhatTheTrend.com, which explains the sometimes cryptic items on search.twitter.com
Wes Anderson’s latest film, Moonrise Kingdom, is now out in theaters! New York and Los Angeles saw their debuts last week, and nationwide roll out is just around the corner.
San Francisco will see the debut of the film on Thursday, May 31st at the Metreon, help us spread the word and enter our official contest for a Moonrise Kingdom gift pack!
To enter the contest, simply reblog this post on Tumblr for your chance to win an official Moonrise Kingdom gift pack, which includes shirts, patches, a canteen and a cooler! Five winners will be chosen at random. View all the prizes here.
If you want to attend the free screening of Moonrise Kingdom at the Metreon in SF tomorrow (Thursday, May 31st) just shoot an email to MoonriseRSVP@gmail.com for free tickets!
I have returned home! My mind swims with absurd notions inspired by the soaring skyline, rich cuisine and fine friends found in that distant land. I thank you all for your patience during my absence. I’ve eagerly resumed the weighty business of applying ink to parchment.
NEW YORK, NY.
Through my new friends at tumblr headquarters I’ve recently come in contact with a very talented young photographer named Jamie. She and her fiance create these beautiful images that are more than a photo, but not quite a video.
NOTE *Of course the technology to create GIFs has been around for decades but I believe its potential for both expression and impact within the fashion world has yet to be fully explored. Let me put it this way - film has been around for a century, does that mean that we’ve exhausted the possibilities? I for one am super excited to see how Jamie and others use multimedia within fashion in years to come.
Above is the first digital camera. It was made by Steve Sasson working for Kodak in 1975. 1975! Using “a lens from a Super 8 camera, a whole stack of ni-cad batteries, a digital to analog converter from a voltmeter, [and] a highly experimental CCD.” Oh and that cassette tape on the side, thats are how the pictures are stored.
The camera captured a 100-line image onto that cassette-tape, yet even that tiny picture took a mind-numbing 23 seconds to write. Playback was possibly clunkier still, using another tape-player hooked up to a frame-storing devices that interpolated those 100 lines to an NTSC-compatible 400-line image and then showed it on a regular TV-screen.
Though it was built in 1975 and patented in 1978 it stayed hidden from the public until 2001. It still remains in Steve Sasson’s possession still.
I’m still trying to convince myself that this is just a picture of Mary-Kate Olsen dressed as a smoking hobo, Photoshopped over another picture of a lovely father-daughter outing.
It’s not. This is Olivier Sarkozy out for a walk with his girlfriend and his daughter.
Suddenly my life doesn’t seem so bad.