teh glorious interweb as it got stuck in my camino tabs this past week – the edited version.
online video killed the …
The Time Machine: START HERE! – "Your interactive adventure starts here. Good luck!!" another interactive youtube video. [via waxy]
First Time Cuddle Party = “Cuddle party is a 3-hour workshop where adults learn the art of non-sexual consensual touch.” rather strange stuff.
Immersion – "Photographer Robbie Cooper shows just how focused young video-game players can be." some do seem to act out for the camera, but this is amazing.
Gavin Newsom presents Queen Rania the Visionary Award on YouTube Live – "San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom presents award to Queen Rania of Jordan, Queen Rania accepts on YouTube Live '08"
schmooze and abuse
When Everyone Is A Blogger, Nothing You Say Is Off The Record – "There’s a lot of buzz here in the Belgian blogosphere and mainstream media about an incident involving a New York-based blogger, who was fired from her job as a bartender after publishing a post on the bar visit of a Belgian politician."
70's Rock Musicians and Their Parent's Homes – "We found this fascinating series of photos from the archives of LIFE magazine, giving readers a peek inside the homes of the parents/grandparents of some of the most influential musical artists from the 1970's" awww. cute. should be done with rappers, metal heads etc. etc.
Mirror's Edge and the wrath of the internet – "I wrote a bit of a tirade about the quality of games journalism, and about how innovation can often be overlooked in the rush to cover elements such as graphics, sound, lastability and multiplayer support. I wrote it quickly and posted it without any re-writing. I thought it might get a bit of a reaction. … It did.”
Mumbai Attack Aftermath Detailed, Tweet by Tweet – "First-hand accounts of the deadly Mumbai attacks are pouring in on Twitter, Flickr, and other social media."
Apple iPhone ad banned over misleading internet speed claims – "A TV ad for Apple's 3G iPhone has been banned by the advertising regulator for misleading consumers over the internet capabilities of the smartphone."
World of ObamaCraft – "Many expect members of the transition team to take some strategic positions in his administration. So it is with a sense of over-ripe pride that I deliver the news that the potential new members of the new world order come from a good solid background of substantial online multiplayer gaming."
Kunst und Islam: Sarah Maple – “I approach very serious things in a really humorous and lighthearted way. I think that it’s a good way to get the message across, but I also think that in a way it has been detrimental. A lot of people think that I’m mocking when that’s not my aim. And people also think that I’m not taking the subject seriously when it’s a very serious subject. But I’ve approached things in a tongue-in-cheek way, and some people can’t grasp that.”
The 9 most disturbingly misogynistic old print ads – "You may find it hard to believe, but apparently women were treated with some sort of disrespect by advertisers at one point in history. Here are nine of the most bizarre and anti-woman ads ever."
The (Mostly) True Story of Helvetica and the New York City Subway – "There is a commonly held belief that Helvetica is the signage typeface of the New York City subway system, a belief reinforced by Helvetica, Gary Hustwit’s popular 2007 documentary about the typeface. But it is not true—or rather, it is only somewhat true. Helvetica is the official typeface of the MTA today, but it was not the typeface specified by Unimark International when it created a new signage system at the end of the 1960s. Why was Helvetica not chosen originally? What was chosen in its place? Why is Helvetica used now, and when did the changeover occur?" [via swissmiss]
BrazilName – Generate your own Brazil football shirt! – "If you played for Brazil, What would your name be?" as it turns out i would be Json.