Social Networks

Candidates are starting to explore new artifices in their web campaign.

To conquer new votes, politicians use from YouTube, communities at Orkut up to the creation of new icons for MSN

Originally published at “Estadão” Newspaper, São Paulo, Brazil (08/2006) by Maurício Moraes and Silva
Translated by Nako (Google translates wasn’t good at all!)

There was time when Internet electoral campaigns could were restricted to simple homepages with candidate’s proposals. With their eyes open to the potential of the Net, not to mention cutting down costs, many politicians decided to focus their investments in new tools to get more votes in the upcoming election. Online guerrilla marketing includes uploading videos to YouTube, adding voters and friends to Orkut communities, using IMs among other props.

DIGITAL MAOISM: The Hazards of the New Online Collectivism, by Jaron Lanier

from Drunkmenworkhere1
Jaron Lanier, a computer scientist and musician, is a pioneer of virtual reality, and founder and former CEO of VPL Research. He is currently the lead scientist for the National Tele-Immersion Initiative. -------> xtrct from Jaron Lanier: The hive mind is for the most part stupid and boring. Why pay attention to it? The problem is in the way the Wikipedia has come to be regarded and used; how it's been elevated to such importance so quickly. And that is part of the larger pattern of the appeal of a new online collectivism that is nothing less than a resurgence of the idea that the collective is all-wise, that it is desirable to have influence concentrated in a bottleneck that can channel the collective with the most verity and force. This is different from representative democracy, or meritocracy. This idea has had dreadful consequences when thrust upon us from the extreme Right or the extreme Left in various historical periods. The fact that it's now being re-introduced today by prominent technologists and futurists, people who in many cases I know and like, doesn't make it any less dangerous.

Ultrasound - Reinvented

Students turn anti-teen frequency into ringtone This might well be a very interesting project to develope maybe Ultra High freq ringtones or even a Psychoacoustic gallery space for diffrent age groups Hmm now thats a thought, to check out the links at the bottom of this article clik read more!!!

The "Mosquito ultrasonic teenage deterrent" is, normally used as the, "solution to the eternal problem of unwanted gatherings of youths and teenagers in shopping malls and around shops," say its makers, they generate a high-frequency sound that is audible only to teenagers and annoys them.". But enterprising students have discovered how to 'OWN' this unique feature and harness it for there own use.

MySpace -Data mining platform for the Homeland Security

That Murdoch has a hidden revenue streams, that for shore you could expect even if you are blessed with infinite naivety.

First time data profiling came close to my proximity, was when my neighbours Last.fm embarked on to there serious search to find investors for there project.

This context was my major critic on last.fm, that basically the foreground idea is social soft communityiing and in the bag-ground the war of marketing for hits and data rages, with smilies and and maximo sympatico design.

World No Tobacco Day 2006 - Ille Svet-k-lovsky the hero from 5upernet, STOPPED SMOKING

Ein Held, a hero like in Balkan fairytales, DJ Ille part of 5upernet , aka Metrosau has quitted smoking, wow. (sometimes the servers are down :=))
I am proud to be his friend. World No Tobacco Day 2006 visit them at quartier 21, in Vienna, current ON from Brasil, the VIZINHOS exhibition was built from the invitation of the artists group 5uper.net* to Eduardo Verderame and Transição Listrada to work in a collaborative project.

JJ1 alias Bruno killed on Monday 26. June 2006 in Germany

condolence blog

About Bruno, who crossed the border, or how sickness and insanity accompanies the decision process of politicians. With kinde regards to the UK Homeoffice (The Home Office is the Government department responsible for ensuring we live in a safe, just and tolerant society).

Belle de Jour blog by a London call girl

LULU Digital do-it-yourself publishing - Belle de Jour blog by a London call girl and an amateur chef's cooking odyssey goes on paper.



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