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What is going on in the world of social interaction

Most Commented in 7 Days: Engadget

http://www.engadget.com/2007/05/07/nokias-1100-handset-over-200-million-served/Here is what’s going on at Engadget when it comes to comments:

Really? people saying ‘no thanks’ to iPhone? I seen the Apple tablet PC today on some site (have to find it now) and I have to say THAT looks real cool. But the iPhone; no I am not feeling that. Great idea though, but not iPod enough. I want a phone that plays music so bad it hurts… but who/what/where/when will do it up the right way?

This stuff is interesting… worth a read (the story and, of course, the comments) .

May 8, 2007 Posted by | Opinion, Software, Tech, Top Comments | Leave a comment

The Drama Of 09-f9-11-02-9d… blah blah blah!

Well GOT DARN IT!!! This must be the story of the year for Digg! Maybe even the biggest story its entire life being online.

Digg This: 09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63-56-88-c0

The story has so many diggs… I can’t even load the page to see what the people commenting on the link have to say. As I wrote previously on my social interaction reporting blog (self promotion plug), there were many article links and many more comments spreading the word on this code and what it does to HD DVD.

On a side note… I wonder if this event will make HD DVD more popular and because of it, ironically, push it past Blu-Ray permanently. (In case your wondering, HD-DVD and Blu Ray are 2 different media types that store way more data on what looks like a DVD or CD rom disk. Its enough to store high definition data and sound.)

This story got so big that Digg was shut down, which ironically is what happens to some sites that are featured on Digg, AND got so wide spread that even celebrity blogs posted the story.

I still don’t officially know the whole story. Does he master key unlock the HD-DVD to play everywhere and be copied? Apparently so. What happened to the person who posted the article? Apparently banned. (Although I can’t see anything that says he is banned… at least his account wasn’t deleted… he has some good diggs on there. Might feature him as a Featured User)

… there is a MySpace page for this?????

CNN Money did an interview with the CEO of Digg. Basically the question was why backtrack from originally deleting the links to now letting them be shown? Its a short article, but its interesting. (What is also interesting is the previous article Law professor: Forwarding emails can be illegal of which has nothing to do with this DVD thing… but it still interesting)

The people commenting on ICannaCheeseBurger got an eyefull of this too(86 comments so far). Some saying that they don’t understand what the heck is all the fuss while otherrs basically “came here to escape that!”.

Its practically a movement… and ecard? Ha ha ha… There is a Facebook group, and a Deviant Art signature. There is a Digg submitted article about  how the person who submitted this code got banned: How I got banned from Digg.

And it just keeps going. I suspect -t-shirts will be made of the code soon. If you go to Reddit right now, you will see the Reddit mascot burying parts of the number… freakin’ hilarious! Top story on Reddit right now?

Slashdot explains how America ended up with the DMCA.

With 228 points and 46 comments so far.

Digg seems quite right now. Almost 3 days later… then again, Digg doesn’t have a user message board so its a little hard to tell just how upset people are. Either way, i am sure this will come up again somehow in the next few months.

May 3, 2007 Posted by | Reddit, Slashdot, Social Bookmarking, Software | Leave a comment

Digg This: 09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63-56-88-c0

WHAT the HECK just happened on Digg? And what does this code thing mean? People have dugg this item up to almost 12000 votes. Currently its 500 votes away from 12000. 813 comments. The highest comment got 700+ positive comment votes.

Anyway, what is this code and what does it mean? What is it even related to? The link goes to Digg’s official blog but that doesn’t explain what’s going on other than Digg getting a stop order for posting the code up. I’m trying to get the page to load, but it has so many comments that it crashes my browser… and yes I’m on FireFox (I should update it).

I’ll take a look at this later:

Why All The Censorship? HD-DVD Has Digg In Its Pocketbook.

And this:

Diggnation – HD DVD Wins

And this:

Digg users right to freedom of speech, 50,000+ diggs strong!!

More on this later.

Digg pick link quote:

“But now, after seeing hundreds of stories and reading thousands of comments, you

’ve made it clear. You’d rather see Digg go down fighting than bow down to a bigger company. We hear you, and effective immediately we won’t delete stories or comments containing the code and will deal with whatever the consequences might be.”

read more | digg story

May 2, 2007 Posted by | Business, Digg, Digg Link Picks, Social Bookmarking, Software | 1 Comment

Photo Matt » Plugin Authors Get No Love

Photo Matt » Plugin Authors Get No Love

Didn’t know so many people find this ture or even a topic of interest. 72+ comments for this blog post. It gets technical and very interesting… if you even care about plug in authors LOL

Tom Wright
12.04.2007 @ 4:56 pm

I think that the main difference between plugins and themes in this context is that plugins are more unique because they each add a new functionality.
Themes all do the same thing (display the blog), are often similar to some other theme and are often customised by the end user anyway.
So it’s easier to put a theme into the world than a plugin, and the theme author has more control than their plugin equivalent – which is why ads appear in free themes.

Makes you think h’uh?

April 28, 2007 Posted by | Blog Post Review, Career, Software, Tech | Leave a comment

Neowin.net – Why pirated Vista has Microsoft champing at the BitTorrent

Neowin.net – Why pirated Vista has Microsoft champing at the BitTorrent

Looks like Microsoft is a little ticked off that their OS with all its security was somehow hacked and then distributed over the Internet through bitTorrents. Now strangely enough, I originally read this in my head as them WANTING it to be on there so people could check it out and create a buzz about it (whether positive or negative).

Well anyway,  VISTA is coming out soon (I think they should call it Windows VS) and I don’t think anyone really cares. Even people who don’t know too much about computers know that they do not need this and can wait (probably indefinitely) to use this.

The Neowin post has 47 comments & 4450 views and was posted by Daniel Fleshbourne

January 27, 2007 Posted by | Business, Neowin, Software, Tech | Leave a comment