walked into “Misuse the Internet and Make People Love You” about
15 minutes late, but just in time for the panel's conversation about
screwing with corporations on Twitter. Specifically, they were giving
the example of a ruse that was aimed at Qdoba. A troll told the
burrito chain that his local outpost was being frequented by a
diaper-clad degenerate, to which Team Qdoba responded: “What
From the Boston Globe, April 1994: Roger Fidler and a prototype tablet
While everyone else was swagging out at SXSW, the Washington Post ran a great piece over the weekend on Roger Fidler, a journalist who set up an innovation lab at Knight Ridder in the early 1990s with the goal of producing a tablet computer on which you could read newspapers.
POSTSCRIPT TO THE BELOW: as you probably heard by now, Bill Keller decided not to attend SXSW after all. Something about a nuclear meltdown -- whether his or Japan's wasn't clear.
Although it's already spawned a full-blow webternet kerfluffle and a full-body-contact response from its target, Bill Keller's NYTimes Magazine hit-piece on Arianna Huffington officially comes out in print today, the same day he's scheduled to appear at a South By Southwest Interactive panel on "The Evolution of the New York Times
a native Austinite, I brace for the annual descent of SXSW madness upon
my hometown with a bizarre combination of excitement and horror. When
100,000 people pour into the hippest streets of your city, stumbling
around all the bars, venues, and restaurants you've loved since high school, the
feeling it induces is a lot like bringing your favorite toy to school
for show and tell, then having to watch while all your friends play
with it at recess.
There are far too few advocates in the world for teenagers navigating the difficulties of dealing with shit IRL, and even fewer who give a shit about how teens actually relate in digital spaces. As for researchers who manage to make sense about the way real life and digital life interact -- well, there's pretty much only one must-read digital ethnographer, and that's Boston's DANAH BOYD
As foreshadowed by Brodeur yesterday, Metallica did indeed show up for a semi-secret gig at Stubbs BBQ. Below, video from PHX HQ, overlooking the mayhem. After the jump: video from inside Stubbs.
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