When I talk and give workshops I often have a slide stating my concern for the demise of stories on the web. Of course some people use Twitter for just that. Disposable throw-away comments. I doubt micro-bloggers and journalists always feel the same way. Or the people who use twitter instead of email. Or those serialising novels through these channels, seeding projects, replacing letter … [Read more...] about A tweet is not just a tweet – Linkrot and our digital history.
I woke this morning to a direct message from an old friend. Not unusual in itself but this old friend @CraigManganello has been dead for 1,384 days. Craig was a musician, artist and original member of Seesmic video. An online community like no other. Craig touched many people's hearts and minds. He rarely left the basement of his house and we were used to seeing him spontaneously compose a song … [Read more...] about Spam After Death
This video brings back some very fond memories. When Seesmic used to be way more than just a twitter client. What feels like eons ago.. for a brief period in a digital time and space, Seesmic brought together a particular mix of individuals.. a certain kind of community that I have yet to find anywhere else. Many of these people became great friends. Others I miss connecting with. I'm still not … [Read more...] about Passing Like Pixelated Pirate Ships in the Night.
I met up with Cyrille De Lasteyrye aka @VinVin at the New Media Expo in Las Vegas. We had an impromptu chat about Seesmic, video blogging and social media, captured on camera by Matt Rawlinson aka @barnstormed from the Open University in the UK. There is much more New Media Expo content on the Phreadz Channel. Seesmic is open to join but if you want an invite to Phreadz contact me through this … [Read more...] about A Chat With Vinvin On Videoblogging
"From 24 to 26 September 2008, thousands of creative minds from all over the world will come together in Amsterdam for the third PICNIC. ..." So how does one particular creative mind get to this kind of event on a budget? It looks huge, expensive dripping with free bars and full colour laser projection backdrops. Yes, I am talking about me... I am just putting my feelers out there at the moment … [Read more...] about PICNIC'08 – A meeting of creative minds.