What's all this then?

I'm slowly migrating some more permanent stuff over from the blog, and this platform was the handiest I came across after a bit of research. It has more features to allow embedded content than hosted Wordpress and will allow something more like a proper site to be built and managed. I've so far resisted the temptation to go overboard with widgets because I like to think I have a modicum of good taste.

Click on 'sandbox' up above if you want a quick peek at what can be achieved with no application of taste, or even formatting.

The section headings and sub-headings are going to be in flux for a while, bear with me …

I guess eventually it'll end up being something like reasonably detailed annotated bookmarks arranged by category, with multimedia thrown in where possible. I know there are a zillion services i could use to do that (look at all the shiny graphics in the sidebar), but I'm going to stick with this for a while and see how it works out.


Explanations not included. Could be anything really. Enjoy.

[Facebook is worth $15BN?] :: [Five things I suspect I’m not supposed to think about when watching those bands with messy hair who sound like Joy Division] :: ['I've left a monkey in your fridge. Byeee!"] :: [Monkey wars] :: [Apple now larger than Intel and IBM]

[Information R/evolution] :: [Web 2.0... the Machine is Us/ing Us] :: [An In-depth Look at the Cyber-Phenomenon of Our Time: Web 2.0, Michael Wesch Interview (PDF)]

[Live Google Pagerank] :: ['Who are the morons who respond to junk-mail offers, thereby keeping spammers in business?'] :: [No shirts] :: [Wired Test] :: [Radiohead 1, Internets 0] :: ['Bloodspell' - world's first full length machinima feature, apparently] ;; ['It's the Beastie Boys' ... 22 years ago]

[Ads on overhead bins - guess who?] :: [Pre-pixelated clothes for reality TV shows] :: [My Little Pony M4A1 Carbine]

[Digg @ OriginalSignal] ::[15 blogs @ OriginalSignal] :: [Web 2.0 @ OriginalSignal]


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Embedded: Weapons of Mass Deception, Danny Schechter
How the media failed to cover the war on Iraq.
There were two wars going on in Iraq – one was fought with armies of soldiers, bombs and fearsome military force. The other was fought alongside it with cameras, satellites, armies of journalists and propaganda techniques. One war was rationalized as an effort to find and disarm WMDs – Weapons of Mass Destruction; the other was carried out by even more powerful WMD’s, Weapons of Mass Deception.
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