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digg bury

:flash: Wired News: I Bought Votes on Digg – “I can tell you exactly how a pointless blog full of poorly written, incoherent commentary made it to the front page on Digg. I paid people to do it.”

:flash: Finding the Bury Brigade — The Hunt is the Most Intriguing Part – “I couldn’t help but submit this story to Digg. It was rising very fast and then suddenly buried.”

:flash: The Bury Brigade Exists, and Here’s My Proof – “While that system is supposed to be used to remove superfluous or irrelevant content from Digg, the mechanism is often abused to remove useful and insightful content by malicious users for self-serving and vindictive reasons.”

:flash: Digg – An Investigation lead by the Digg Community – this entry was burried… now, is that censorship yet?

:flash: Wired News: Hunting Down Digg’s Bury Brigade – “The site has long suffered rumors of abuse by a group of users that buries Digg stories it finds ideologically unappealing. Bury Brigade has become the common name for this anonymous mob.”

swiss invasions, fusions and creativity

:flash: Swiss Accidentally Invade Liechtenstein – New York Times – “What began as a routine training exercise almost ended in an embarrassing diplomatic incident after a company of Swiss soldiers got lost at night and marched into neighboring Liechtenstein.”

:flash: Liip AG – mediagonal + bitflux = liip – or, how 2 great names get turned into a mediocre one…

:flash: Knips & Klick – “Fotografen aus aller Welt gehen auf die Strasse und lichten Menschen mit Stil ab. Mit so viel Erfolg, dass ihre Mode-Blogs den grossen Hochglanzmagazinen zur Konkurrenz werden könnten.”

:flash: kranich wall stickers – wall stickers by frenzine. rather nice, in my byist opinion.

:flash: – empty webpage, but but but, bern will finally get a hammam!

video killed

:flash: Wooster Collective: Videos We Love: Stop Action Skateboarding – brilliant stop motion film.

:flash: YouTube – America Is Still A Superpower – make air not war! fully agree. funny, even if the twisted patriotism in the trailer is kinda freaky.

:flash: GRAND THEFT AUTO IV – countdown to the 1. trailer of GTA IV.


:flash: WoW: Best birthday cake evar – “She is good-natured about his love of Warcraft, however, as shown by the birthday cake she made him three weeks ago”

:flash: The Older Gamers Paradise – 2old2play – WoW: Armory – “The Armory is a vast searchable database of information for World of Warcraft – taken straight from the real servers, updated in real time, and presented in a user-friendly interface.” here’s my profile, for instance.

second life

:flash: Integrated voice coming to ‘Second Life’ – “Next week, Second Life publisher Linden Lab plans to unveil a small beta trial in which, for the first time, people will have access to integrated voice chat.” take that, virtual crossdressers.

:flash: John Edwards Second Life HQ vandalized. – “Shortly before midnight (CST) on Monday, February 26, a group of republican Second Life users, some sporting “Bush ’08” tags, vandalized the John Edwards Second Life HQ.”

:flash: PISSED OFF SECOND LIFE PLAYERS USE NUKES – “Last year the virtual population of Second Life soared from 100,000 online players to well over 2 million. As a community grows that large it’s normal for the original players to become defensive as the newcomers start changing the way things are run, but in an online world where anything is possible (online embassies, terrorism, borderline genocide, and the infamous dildo storms) the worried veterans have resorted to drastic actions that I didn’t even know were possible within the game.”

and then some

:flash: BBC strikes Google-YouTube deal – “The BBC has struck a content deal with YouTube, the web’s most popular video sharing website, owned by Google.”

:flash: Electronic Plastic Book – a book about some of my favorite subjects published by Die Gestalten and my birthday coming up soon?

:flash: Subvertr – the best way to subveRt youR imaginaRy – “Subvertr wants to be a ludic reflection about overwhelming and overflowing images, it is based on the collaborative mechanics of the Net” got it? me neither. slightly pretentious yet interesting flickr mashup image search tool. [via al4ie]

:flash: List of open source software packages or Free Tools For Linux – if it’s not on that list it proably doesn’t exist.

:flash: Defacer With Mystery Agenda Is Attacking Street Art – New York Times – “The carefully aimed blobs obscured or disfigured dozens of pieces of street art created by people who may not be household names, but who have achieved the esteem of peers and some recognition from the mainstream art world.” [thx michael]

:flash: ARS Electronica ARCHIV – ars electronica center expands, spatenstich was 1. märz

:flash: Famous Sounds – “Famous sounds” are sounds that have been created or used by somebody, liked and then copied by many others, and thus earned a “classic” status.” fairly great trainspotter list. [via beatmixed]

:flash: P2P_Home – RIAA initiative targeting students using this website asking them to turn themselves in and go legit.

:flash: Logo Design History – Famous Logos A – neat directory of historical logo designs.

:flash: Love it or hate it? : Marmite – marmite guiness. limited edition. gief

:flash: Wii: Your portal to … porn? – “Since the advent of the Wii browser, some sites have taken it upon themselves to provide Wii-optimized content, and shockingly, some of those sites specialize in adult content. ”

:flash: A vending machine that makes… pizza? – “You can purchase all sorts of things from vending machines these days, from soda and candy to iPods and cell phones. But freshly made pizza?”

:flash: boratdvdlarge.jpg – borat dvd was made to look low-budget pirated. apparently there is not a word of english on the packaging.

:flash: Where the Coffee Shop Meets the Cubicle – “Co-working facilities blend the appeal of an independent environment with many of the advantages of the traditional office.”

:flash: Rehab Britney doll for sale – “The moment Britney Spears would have been dreading has finally arrived – the very first Britney Rehab Doll. The new shaved head figurine, complete with straight jacket, is currently fetching bids on eBay for $82 (£42).”

:flash: Release The Freaks – “Die Gestalten Verlag proudly presents the launch of the new online store and platform for characters: Release The Freaks. ”

:flash: Wired News: Hacking My Child’s Brain – “As a software engineer, I see the human mind as a beautiful combination of software and hardware. That’s why I’m trying to hack my son’s brain.”

:flash: Slifeshare | Share your digital life – “A Slifeshare is an online space where you share your digital life activities such as browsing the web and listening to music with your friends, family or anyone you care about. It is a whole new way of staying in touch, finding out which sites, videos and music are popular with your friends, meeting new people and discovering great new stuff online.” this freaks me out …

:flash: An inconvenient discovery – “In the documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth”, the former Vice President calls Americans reduce electricity usage at home and save energy. Yet, according to the Tenn. Cntr. for Policy Research, in 2006, Gore consumed almost 221,000 kWh- more than 20 times the national average! Since the release of the documentary, his electricty consumption has actually increased by over 2,000 kWh per month. Ouch!”

:flash: OpenCongress – “OpenCongress brings together official government data with news and blog coverage to give you the real story behind each bill.”

:flash: Top 10 Tips For Buying Your First Home – “Buying your first home is a major milestone and it is important that you acquire as much information as possible before taking this big leap.”

:flash: Wikipedia entry causes pro-golfer Fuzzy Zoeller to sue – “Prevented by law from suing Wikipedia, pro-golfer Fuzzy Zoeller is suing the owner of an IP address from where allegedly defamatory remarks were posted onto Wikipedia alleging that he abused drugs, alcohol and his family in what could set a precedent for online defamation cases.”

:flash: BitTorrent to Launch Movie, TV Downloads – “BitTorrent Inc., makers of a technology often used to trade pirated copies of Hollywood movies, is launching a Web site that will sell downloads of films and TV shows licensed from the studios.” not Mac compatible. very silly!

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