1. xntrek:

    Interesting little video … to some of us, it’s not relevant, to others, perhaps a warning.

    Personally, I think that all people manipulate how they want to be presented to peers, family members, and potential mates in all aspects of their lives - to say it only (or even primarily) occurs on social media is misinformed. That said, it is rather easier to do so than during a one-on-one face-to-face where I can read the tones, nuances and body language queues as well.

    I have interacted with and met outside of the “reblogosphere” I can say that a lot of people I follow and follow me are the type that have recognised this paradox in the past, realised the connections they have are not “just people on the internet” and have “backed up their friends” across multiple means of communication and connection.

    In short - do not be afraid to have vulnerable and genuine conversations with people you interact with. You may be surprised by the connections you make.


    Indeed. However, there is yet to be any real research that proves technology is changing our genetic makeup or behaviours. #correctmeifImwrong?

  2. who’d a thunk it, eh!
  3. Scientists Create Perfectly Flat Lens

    Can you imagine a lens where each element was completely flat and just nanometers thick?

    A group of Harvard physicists have created a new type of lens, smaller and thinner than anything we’ve ever seen before.

    More here

  4. Digital Forensics


    The BitCurator Project is an effort to build, test, and analyze systems and software for incorporating digital forensics methods into the workflows of a variety of collecting institutions.

  5. Buyers Remorse?

    Do you think Zuckerberg will be suffering from it at the moment? Here we are several days after the announcement of the purchase of one of my favourite little apps, Instagram, by the corporate douche that is Fuck-book™.

    In my short internet journey since the early 2000’s, I’ve seen several companies swallowed by larger ones. The list goes something like this:-

    • Flickr/Yahoo
    • Posterous/Twitter
    • Tumblr [changed TOS] ok technically not a takeover, but is there a possibility it will change hands at some point in the future, & only fool would say it can NEVER happen.

    I’ve also seen the only viable alternative to Fuck-book™ barely gain legs thanks to another monolith corporation, can I say Tyrell-like? Starting their own, and yes I’m talking about Diaspora and Google+.

    How will Facebook make changes, if so, and when, and by how much, are the questions running through most folks minds, well by most I mean mine?

    Only time will tell. One thing is for sure, the reason I enjoyed Instagram so much was because of the minimal interface, the ease of sharing and the spontaneity, I doubt Facebook could or would actually take that away? 

    I hope not. [While we’re at it experience instagram in a whole new way]

    More reading?

  6. Flickr Co-Founder has new start up

    … in beta, sign up for an account as they beta test

    pinwheel is the name of the new service.

  7. Geeks Are You Out There?

    Want some cloud storage? click here to get some on sugar sync.

  8. 20 Years Ago Today: The First Website Is Published

    It was August 6, 1991, at a CERN facility in the Swiss Alps, when 36-year-old physicist Tim Berners-Lee published the first-ever website. It was, not surprisingly, a pretty basic one — according to CERN:

  9. Google + FTW?

    I have yet to receive an invite, but am waiting eagerly for it, this feature alone has me wanting “switch”.

    "Instantly upload photos and videos to the cloud, but decide later how to share them Google+ mobile apps (coming soon), will have an auto-upload feature so that any photo or video you take on your phone using the app (rather than the phone’s built-in camera) will automatically be uploaded to your account, ready to share. The content doesn’t go public right away, so you can decide later who will get to see it. The next time you log into Google from your desktop, a number in the status bar will show how many new uploads you have on deck, ready to share. Uploading photos and videos this way removes the worry of making an embarrassing photo public to every person you’re connected to (or in Facebook, anyone who can see your full profile). Currently, photos and videos in Google+ stay ready in the queue for only eight hours after upload."

    (Source: pcmag.com)

  10. Shiny New Goodness

    Tumblr gets a facelift for the iPhone.

    All sorts of awesome!

  11. Digital Life: Today & Tomorrow from Neo Labels on Vimeo.

    Beautiful 3d rendered info-graphic on the future of the internet.

  12. Thunderbirds are go!!

  13. Ageing Gadgets.

    Can our gadgets ‘age’ gracefully?

    Design mind seems to think not?

  14. Geeked Up To The Max

    Web design; for the geeks amongst us.

  15. Is this real?

    (Source: celluon.com)