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2011-08-14 (Sunday)



  1. Why Twitter’s Oral Culture Irritates Bill Keller (and why this is an important issue) | technosociology

    Very good, and worth some time. On how Twitter is conversation, and how that compares with written language that some people are concerned is threatened by social media. (via @blech)

  2. Twitpic, Twitter, Lockerz, YFrog, Mobypic – good or bad? | Jon Boyes - Photographer - blog

    A comparison of the T&Cs of five Twitter-oriented image hosting sites. Avoid Twitter, Lockerz and Twitpic; use YFrog or Mobypic.

  3. ‘I have lived over half of my life’ | Society | The Observer

    “I felt like something beautiful was rushing at me, moving past and around me at breakneck speed, and I couldn’t gather it in and I didn’t want to see it go.” All this, although the end of the article feels dully clichéd.


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    @Thayer No, but I was wearing deely boppers, which I hope makes up for my lack of suitable sockage.

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    Lovely, unexpectedly long, cycle around east London. Saw several nice things. Only got spat at once.

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    @rellimluap I just went on eBay, but I used the very good instructions on this site and they sell lots of parts:

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    [Insert usual Sunday incomprehending rage at eBay being unable to make a site that functions, after so many years to get it right.]

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    @saulcozens Awwwww, Dad!!!

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    Successfully replaced the faulty keyboard membrane in my ZX Spectrum+. Well skill!

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    @tomcoates Get. A. Blog. Please. Then you can explain these things once, in one place, in proper paragraphs, and decent arguments.