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Twitter, Plurk and other “social” media online …

Posted on June 3, 2008. Filed under: business, computers, election, electronic, Everquest II, First Life, Folks I Know, Free Speech, Friends, Glorious Timewasters, Humor, jargon, journalists, language, Learning, Linkage & W(a/o)nderings, metaverse, movers and shakers, Politicians, Politics, PR, Real Life, Second Life, Second Life Stuffs, silly, Technology, VR worlds, Writers | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

have been intriguing me and entertaining me lately. Just started with Plurk today, and so far all but one of the folks I’m “related” to are SL and Twitter pals, most are also FaceBook friends as well. I feel that somehow I’ve slipped off the slippery slope of EQ II, SL ™ and no Age of Conan (AoC) into the netherworld of rapid-fire text messaging.

It is interesting to follow some rather prominent and prolific posters in Twitter, see what they’re doing, reading, and think about common everyday events as well as politics, technological stuff and interpersonal relationships bound by internet communication primarily. Also, there is the the remarkable experience of finding out about news events even before stuff hits CNN or other major news outlets online, as well as radio and TV broadcast journalists. Quakes in China, Barak Obama clinching the nomination, as well as bomb scares and other news hits Twitter quickly and one can see it spider web out as folks “re-tweet” (to re post something so their followers may see that might not follow the source twitter user) and respond to these occurrences.

I’m under MadameMaracas both on Twitter and Plurk if you care to give them a whirl. While Twitter especially is set up for use on mobile phones and PDA’s, I’m using the web browser version, as my piece of sh*t phone can barely handle voice transmissions. Some folks use these tools for what is termed “micro-blogging” as they only take 140 character entries, others for socialization. I tend to use it for a bit of both, depending upon what strikes my fancy or interest. It is ADD heaven, follow as many as one likes, and get a slow trickle or constant flurry of information. It is up to the user.

There is much discussion amongst “Twitterers” and the press about the impact they have on world events, the case of one fellow arrested and released overseas basically due to his ability to send out a one word Twit asking for help. He posted “arrested”. Powerful. Sadly his guide wasn’t as lucky and last I heard had yet to be released. I frankly suspect that these might be the harbingers of what this form of communication will become, as they’re early in the process it is likely someone will come along and do it better. Stability and scalability are issues certainly, that anyone who’s been a long time resident of Second Life ™ certainly understands intimately. Those issues need to be resolved before one can truly assess what form of impact these tools will have in the long run. For now I’m enjoying them as fun and diverting, and that’s ok by me.

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IF Dr. Suess were to explain computers …

Posted on May 7, 2007. Filed under: clever, computers, Cute, Education, Humor, jargon, Jokes, language, Learning, parody, silly, slang, Technology, Writers |

it might go something like this: If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port
and the bus is interrupted as a very last resort,
and the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort…
Then-the-socket-packet-pocket-has-an-error- to-report!

If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash
and the double clicking icon puts your window in the trash
and your data is corrupted ‘cause the index doesn’t hash,
then your situation’s hopeless and your system’s gonna crash!!!

If the label on the cable on the table at your house
says the network is connected to the button on your mouse,
but your packets want to tunnel on another protocol,
that’s repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall,

When the copy of your floppy’s getting sloppy on the disk
and the microcode instructions cause unnecessary risk,
then you’ll have to flash your memory and you’ll want to RAM your ROM
Quickly turn off the computer and be sure to tell your Mom!

(sent to me via email, it seems to be an anon. author, and NOT actual Suessian text)

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You Don’t Know Jack … IS BACK!

Posted on March 28, 2007. Filed under: Chicago, Cute, Education, games, Humor, jargon, Jokes, language, Learning, Linkage & W(a/o)nderings, mash-ups, Movies, Music, parody, Politics, silly, slang, trivia |

Thanks to JSM, I’ve got another, yes another online addiction to support! The “get insulted by your own computer” classic game is back, in an online form! Check out the latest version of You Don’t Know Jack!

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NPR and PBS Funding at Risk – Again!

Posted on February 8, 2007. Filed under: Congress, Dissent, Education, Grass-Roots, Learning, Liberal, Linkage & W(a/o)nderings, MoveOn, movers and shakers, Politicians, Politics, security |

Put this in the category of I’m tired of these items even being an issue of discussion. I do not understand how actions that might limit access to public knowledge and information, freedom of the broadcast press if you will can be considered something to omit from our national budget.

Click here to reach the MoveOn dot org Petition Page.

When will G.W. Bush stop cutting into our rights and liberties? Even with the balance in Congress shifted against his agendas, he seems bound and determined to test all of our mettle. Just really ticks me off.

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Sweden Setsup SLembassy, Seducing Surfers to Visit!

Posted on January 30, 2007. Filed under: embassy, Learning, PR, Second Life, Sweden, VR worlds |

Hot diggity spit!  Sweden will be the first nation to stake a claim in Second Life!

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