Month: April 2007

links for 2007-04-26 – Bortbloggad frÂn jobbet Swedish story about a guy who didn’t get a job, and then when his papers were returned, they came along with a printout of his partner’s anonymous blog saying “he finds out whether he’ll get the job […]


We’re off to MiT5 in a few hours. Jean Burgess is already there; Luca Rossi is presumably on a plane right now, or maybe there already too. Henry Jenkins writes that the plenary sessions will be streamed in Second Life! I guess […]

keep teachers away from facebook! (?)

Here’s a short paper about student/faculty relations on Facebook (pdf) – the authors surveyed students whose professors were on Facebook, and found that a third of students really don’t want their professors there. I suppose that means two thirds don’t mind it, […]

stealing URLs

This is a sketch of one of the items I want to bring to the discussion in our panel on appropriation at MiT5 later this week. I’d love feedback on this and insights about what’s going on! I blog at When […]

links for 2007-04-23 : Online FLV Converter : Download online videos direct to PC / iPod / PSP. It’s free! Nice and easy website that lets you paste in a YouTube URL and it’ll convert it to a downloadable movie format for you. (tags: […]

special issue on “les blogs”

Ooh! Volume Volume 24/140 of the French journal RÈseaux: Communication, Technologie, SociÈtÈ is all about blogs. It’s naturally called Les Blogs and I’ve ordered a copy at the fairly exorbitant price of Ä39. Hope my French holds up!


On Friday we had a snack at Pingvinen, completely unprepared for the delight that awaited us. Until then, I had had no idea that traditional Norwegian fenalÂr (served with flatbr¯d, potato salad and a sprig of thyme) was the perfect bar food […]

links for 2007-04-22

MyDD :: de Vellis Strikes Again — This Time Against Paul Wolfowitz Phil de Vellis (the guy who did the Vote Different video) made a mashup mixing sitcom The Office and news footage about Paul Wolfowitz: The Bank. (tags: worldbank wolfowitz video […]

links for 2007-04-21

Fast Food: Ads vs. Reality “Each item was purchased, taken home, and photographed immediately.” Yuck. Doesn’t make you want to eat this stuff… (tags: fastfood photos health)