a note on a blog

June 3, 2011

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Hello all, Considering that I will be concluding my blogging on the due date (which is fast approaching!), I thought I’d post an informal goodbye to NetCom2011 and my creation. *Tear. I think the idea of a blog is an interesting one, and having created and worked on this for a number of weeks now, […]

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controlcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrol

June 1, 2011

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Check this out, it’s from Hungry Beast (LOVE IT!): They expose the fact that some ISPs favour different sites- loading some more quickly than others… Some are so slow that they’re just a pain in the butt to open. Which, brings up an interesting point: if the internet is such a neutral space… why and […]

“I wouldn’t steal a car, but I would download one, if that were possible…”

May 21, 2011

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Medosch argues that: “piracy despite being an entirely commercially motivated activity carried out in black or grey markets, fulfils culturally important functions (reader 318).” “Helllllooooo Mish! DVD for youuu! Black Shwarn, very good qualities, only the besht for you Mish, here you have look…” Rights reserved by lovquist And suddenly, amongst my chai tea and […]

to license, or not to license…

May 10, 2011

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Some rights reserved by A. Diez Herrero We live in a world wherein the line between ‘using’ and ‘abusing’ is becoming increasingly blurred. With the implementation of the Web 2.0 system, creative works in a variety of forms across creative industries, from the visual arts industry, to the music industry, to the literary industry, are […]

fickle fame

May 4, 2011

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Burgess and Green argue that: ordinary people who become celebrities through their own creative efforts “remain within the system of celebrity native to, and controlled by, the mass media” (Reader, page 269). ‘Fame is fickle’ or so the cliché goes. So, when fame is created and maintained in a medium which is based around instantaneous […]

‘blogito ergo sum’

April 14, 2011

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‘No matter how much talk there is of community and mobs, the fact remains that blogs are primarily used as a tool to manage the self’. Lovink (222 reader) We recognise that our blogs are essentially unimportant, that there is such a plethora of blogs in existence, constantly being updated by those who seek to […]

wikileaks

April 3, 2011

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‘We publish material of ethical, political and historical significance while keeping the identity of our sources anonymous, thus providing a universal way for the revealing of suppressed and censored injustices’ (Assange 2006). All rights reserved by techweet I find the WikiLeaks topic to be absolutely fascinating. I really think it’s an interesting debate… Is WikiLeaks […]