A Comparative Analysis Of The Differing Approaches Twitter and Facebook Take To “Share” Buttons And What It Might Say, Philosophically Speaking, About Each As A Company

27 October 2010

Visually, the “Share” and “Tweet” buttons are very similar, and are structured identically. On the code-side, however, they are very much the product of two different companies with, I would argue, different outlooks on the web as a whole and HTML specifically. Facebook’s “Share” Button <a name=”fb_share” type=”button_count” share_url=”someurl” href=”http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php”>Share</a><script src=”http://static.ak.fbcdn.net/connect.php/js/FB.Share” type=”text/javascript”></script> There is no […]

Pantonemime

25 October 2010

Your Extra Future Word-A-Day Calendar Entry For 25 October 2010. Pan•tone•mime [pan-tohn-mahym] noun, verb, -mimed, -mim•ing Describing a color through the use of physical gestures. (with help from Peter Flaschner)

Tony Wilson’s Headstone

24 October 2010

A fitting tribute: Factory Records founder Anthony H Wilson died in August 2007. Just over three years later, a memorial headstone designed collaboratively by Wilson’s long-term associates Peter Saville and Ben Kelly with Paul Barnes and Matt Robertson, was unveiled in The Southern Cemetery in Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Manchester.

US Library of Congress: Copyright Is Destroying Historic Audio

12 October 2010

From the you’re-telling-us dept. The report also highlights the problems posed by the rather complicated history of US copyright law. “All U.S. recordings, both commercially released and unpublished, created before February 15, 1972, are protected by a complex network of disparate state civil, criminal, and common laws,” the study explains. The consequence is that all […]

You’re Stealing it Wrong: 30 Years of Inter-Pirate Battles

04 October 2010

Historian Jason Scott walks through the many-years story of software piracy and touches on the tired debates before going into a completely different direction – the interesting, informative, hilarious and occasionally obscene world of inter-pirate-group battles. A multi-media extravaganza of threats, CSI-level accusations and evidence trails, decades of insider lingo, and demonstrations of how the […]

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