Posts from the ‘Internet’ category

Why don’t we care where image macros and GIFs come from?

Animated GIFs and image macros are more popular than ever. And yet we almost never know who created these ubiquitous images.

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Why aren’t there more Kickstarter consultants?

I’ve been a fan of Kickstarter since it launched back in 2009. I love its very 21st-century take on patronage. It’s also my favourite example of…

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Idea du jour: This came from that

This Budweiser ad, where the beer company seriously amps up a rec hockey league game, has made a splash over the last week or so. When…

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Let’s crowd-source a Pinterest satire site

I like online satire. The technology world takes itself pretty seriously, and deserves its fair share of skewering. When it’s done correctly, satire doesn’t have to…

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NHL GameCenter, the web and happy customers

There’s been a great deal of talk today about some proposed American legislation and its impact on the Internet. I don’t really want to add to…

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Becoming an author overnight

While eating lunch on Tuesday, James Erwin noticed a question in the AskReddit section of Reddit.com, the popular social news site, that struck his fancy. Another…

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People don’t really want to make their own newspapers

When blogs emerged out of the basement to become a cultural force, they brought an accompanying technology along with them. RSS (which stands for Really Simple…

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Election blackouts in the social media era

Canada has a federal election next week. Please vote. If you live in Eastern Canada, your vote may be counted before our polls out west close.…

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