Archive for the 'Internets' Category

Yet Another Wonderful Daily Show

Jon Stewart interviews David Perlmutter about blogging…

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Internets &Videos Ross Bell 15 May 2008 1 Comment

Creepy much?

After our “Twitter” discussion, I remembered an interesting iPhone app (available only to those who hack their phones) called Twinkle. It adds the ability to Geo-locate your twitter feed via the phone’s built-in cell tower triangulation GPS system, and the ability to map people whose Twitter feeds indicate they are nearby. I don’t want to call this creepy…but i just did.

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General Geekery &Internets &social networking Ross Bell 03 May 2008 No Comments

More thoughts on Midd Confessional

Hi all – I wanted to share this post on my further thoughts and a potential proposal for the Middlebury Confessional site. I’d love any of your comments & responses here or on my blog…

Internets &social networking Jason Mittell 03 May 2008 4 Comments

Facebook Anthem

Set to Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” Someone may have posted this earlier in the semester, but relevance demands another look. Expresses some of the angst I think we are all feeling about Facebook.

Internets &Remix Video &social networking &Taste of the Internet Derek Long 29 Apr 2008 No Comments

South Park Fixes the Internet

South Park continues its forays into internet culture with this brilliant episode excerpted here…

South Park Saves the Internet

Internets &Videos Ross Bell 18 Apr 2008 1 Comment


Hey everyone, here‘s a link to a collection of fan-produced remix videos that obsessively record every utterance of a certain word or phrase in a certain movie or TV show. The most recent one of these that got widespread linkage was a video of Shia LeBeouf saying “No” about a hundred times. Enjoy.

General Geekery &Internets &Remix culture &Remix Video &Taste of the Internet Derek Long 14 Apr 2008 1 Comment

The Man who wrote 200,000 books!

Hey Guys, This is a really cool article from NYT. Phillip M. Parker uses a team of computers to compile public information from the net. He then frames all the pertinent stuff into books for consumers. This seems to be one of the more important changes to the way that we link to together information and is certainly a function of the “wealth of networks.”

“Comparing himself to a distant disciple of Henry Ford, he said he was ‘deconstructing the process of getting books into people’s hands; every single step we could think of, we automated’.”

copyright &Internets &Media politics &Politics Ernest Russell 14 Apr 2008 1 Comment

Responses for 4/15

In concluding Benkler’s book and reading about Second Life, what promise do you think virtual worlds have for the issues of freedom and democracy that Benkler discusses? Do virtual worlds function as a site of political and cultural experimentation and engagement, or are they just an escape from the real world?

Internets &Reading Responses &Virtual Worlds Jason Mittell 14 Apr 2008 12 Comments

Similar to Wikipedia but not really

So here’s something I’ve wanted to post since class this afternoon.

It’s a site called Encyclopedia Dramatica.

It’s formatted exactly like Wikipedia except that it specializes in internet memes and the like. Go here if you want to find out the real meaning of “shoop da whoop” or “over 9000!!”

I thought this was really interesting since the site has a much more relaxed feel to it than wikipedia, so it offers a different perspective about how a wiki can be used.

Oh, yeah, and I should warn you that some “mature” stuff is right on the front page. You’ve been warned.

And no, this is not a rick roll. 🙂

Internets &social networking &Taste of the Internet &Uncategorized Erin Gosselin 08 Apr 2008 No Comments

What should Midd do with the Internets?

As I mentioned, I’m on Middlebury’s Internet Strategy Task Force. So what do you think Middlebury should do differently in its “web presence”? How do you use our current site, and what could we do differently that you’d find useful (either as a current student, future alum, or as a prospective student in your part imagination)? Feel free to brainstorm wildly, gripe profusely, or vent your spleen about Middlebury online – I’ll pass along comments anonymously (unless you have a great idea, in which case you’ll get full credit).

Internets Jason Mittell 08 Apr 2008 7 Comments

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