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raincoaster media and The Cryptosphere go to camp!

May 20, 2015

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Social Media Camp, that is! It’s that time of year, kittens: the time when we pack up the Cray, break out the cutoffs, and head to glorious Victoria, BC, to present a talk at Social Media Camp, the premiere conference of its kind in Canada, and that’s saying something. The conference starts with a soft […]

Internet Uncut: Avalon Explains NerdFighting

November 25, 2011

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One thing the internet teaches us all is that no matter how clued in you are, no matter how many times you’ve been Farked, Stumbled, or Plused, there’s always something out there you’ve never heard of that tens or hundreds of thousands of better-informed people have. Nerdfighting is one of those things. A place where […]

App of the Day: CORNIFY!

April 13, 2011

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More unicorns at Cornify It’s Wednesday (all day!) and you know what that means: hump day unicorn chasers across the raincoasterverse! Today, to help us get over our regular hump day dumps (exacerbated in this case by the premature demise of the Julian Assange Fanciers Guild) we are featuring the fabulous CORNIFY as App of […]

Happy April Fool’s Day from YouTube

April 1, 2011

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Apparently Gawker’s trying to drum up some synthetic outrage over YouTube’s decision to add the “1911-ify” function to videos today, but with so much real cause for outrage around, the rest of the world’s not buying it (thank GOD for a sense of perspective, eh?). The feature (available for Yankistan only, alas) turns whatever you’re […]

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Internet Needs

July 21, 2010

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Just a simple graphic sometimes explains so much. We’ve seen Maslow’s Hierarchy of Writer’s Needs; now here’s the eternal triangle, updated for the Digital Age: Firmly resting on a foundation of lolcats. There is no way this could possibly be more true to life unless the very tip of the pyramid were reserved for Unicorn […]

Storytelling: Antique vs Modern

April 27, 2010

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Yep, there you have it: the decline and fall, summed up in two images. It’s a meme we’ve visited before. And I believe it was Fran Lebowitz, who said everything interesting which neither Shaw nor Wilde said, who said, “Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.” […]

How Advertising Works

April 7, 2010

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There you have it: just how advertising works. If, that is, it works at all.