Facebook Bait and Switched My Life

Today is Quit Facebook Day – and I am in two minds. On the one hand, Facebook has been great, I have been able to easily connect to people all over the world, keeping in touch with their daily updates, their photos, the changes in their lives and the things they are reading, watching and thinking about. And it is not that I can’t do this in other ways, it’s...

The BP Oil Disaster Mashup

When we hear about the BP Oil Disaster – it is difficult to get a sense of the scale of the impact. But what if we could superimpose the spill dimensions on a map of your local area? What if it was possible to take the data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and mash it up with a Google map? Andy’s website does just that. You can choose...

Love is … iPad + Velcro

iPad + Velcro from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo. I don’t know if I would velcro my iPad to my motorbike, but some of these other options are kinda...

A Cup of Chaos #35: Chatroulette Cheerleader

Nice work from Dr Peppers for April Fools Day (via Julian...

Censorship is a Bad Idea – It’s Time to Tell Your Mum

I have written many times about internet censorship, but in case you have not heard – censorship is a bad idea. The Australian Federal Government is about to introduce mandatory internet filtering. If implemented it will make Australia the most heavily censored country in the western world. They’ve told us it’s to protect the kids but the truth is it...