Channel 4 are allowing users to watch the first episode of the IT Crowd – a full week before it’s shown on TV. It’s more mainstream than Nathan Barley – but a lot more entertaining.
From a friend. Does it work for you?
1. Watch the following film once (make sure you have headphones/sound on).
2. Then play it again, (w/headphones) but with your eyes closed.
Have you noticed how effective the use of capital letters is on this post’s title?
Scanning myYahoo page as usual, I was drawn to this post more than any other.
It’s a big no-no in terms of best practice content guidelines (being the equivalent of SHOUTING at the user), but I have to admit – it worked.
Now that Apple has done the deal with Intel, will OSX now appear on PCs? That said, when is a Mac not a Mac? When it has an OSX operating system? When it has a processor normally used in PCs? If Dell eventually makes a computer with the same parts (OSX, Intel processor etc) does that mean it’s a Mac?
Interesting. WSJ.com has reported that Google has just bought dMarc, the digital audio solutions firm. Given the firm’s work in radio advertising, does this mean that Google is looking to extend its advertising services? I’m assuming (perhaps misguidedly) that the press release will reveal all…
Guardian Unlimited’s gamesblog has an interesting thread on chat room abuse. Although ‘Discrimination emerges in WoW?‘ focuses on web chat for video games networks, it highlights the experience of many web users.
The comments about xbox live emphasises how abusive audio ‘chat rooms’ can be. Of the three times I’ve visited a well known portal’s chat room, I’ve been stunned at the amount of abuse people dish out.
Is it the case that text only chat rooms are the way forward because a user’s comments are accountable / more ‘permanent’?
Imagine the impact of a statement at a chat room’s entry point that said, ‘Please be aware: some conversations will be recorded for training purposes.’ I’d be willing to bet my Nicorette patch that abuse would be cut by more than half. More ‘policed’ environments might attract more online marketers.