Foot-in-Mouth Syndrome Spreading Among Famous Authors

Even people who get paid – a lot – for their words can say the wrong thing. Lately a couple of high-profile cases of this “foot-in-mouth syndrome” have appeared, both of which involved writers I greatly admire. First, the infamous “bitchery” tweet from Stephen King: in response to the recent Dylan Farrow/Woody Allen controversy (which, […]

The Future is the Past: Twittertape

┬áVia the BBC: Web developer Adam Vaughan has created a post-modern “tickertape” machine that prints tweets. He said he built it from scratch, using salvaged parts. The actual printing is done inside a hidden base using a thermal printer and micro-controller. He said that when he ran his idea past friends and family, it. Now, […]

The Danger of “Digital Decay”

Matthew Ingram on GigaOm has an excellent post on what’s been called “digital decay,” citing a study showing that as time goes on, substantial amounts of digital data (websites, tweets, etc.) are simply lost. While there is certainly the consideration that not all information needs to be archived – see any random Facebook user’s wall […]