I realised this week that there isn't actually anywhere to buy a new record where I live in Camden (home of Brit Pop for chistsake!). Only a couple of yeas ago there were loads places to get the latest releases. Reckless Records went first – quirky but expensive (wouldn't stock “pop” music”). Then suddenly and sadly Fopp went. Virgin turned in Zavvi and then collapsed and now even Woolworths has gone which wasn't even a good record shop in the first place.
In fact anyone wanting to buy the latest releases needs to head into Oxford Street, and even there it's now just the one (albeit massive) HMV store.
Bit of a shame that. Sure Amazon and Play et al will deliver new releases to your door on the day of release, but there was always something exciting about picking up a new album on the day of release from the shop, seeing who else was buying it.
Shape Collage turns a bunch of photographs in pretty collage. As well as the usual photo pile there are other built in shapes, plus custom shapes – meaning you can layout your collage in any shape you like
Was nice to hear that Mr Fry most cherishes A Bit Of Fry & Laurie amonst his wide and diverse body of work. Shame it's unlikely they'll do another series, but “you can't go back” as one of their voxpox once uttered. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7895351.stm
Twuffer lets you schedule tweets (messages on Twitter, don't cha know) for a predefined time of your choosing. Twitters main idealogy was the “What are you doing now?” question; so a scheduler sort of flies in the face of that. Yet it's clear Twitter is now being used by organisations as a general purpose broadcast medium and Twuffer suggests some of it's own uses:
tweet hourly/daily/monthly announcements
run a time-based scavenger hunt
notify subscribers about upcoming podcast or video episodes
Twitter: Expressions of the Whole Self – An investigation into user appropriation of a web-based communications platform is research paper by Edward Mischaud (MSc in Politics and Communication) at London School Of Economic.
After yesterdays Private Facebook article today have Pirate Facebook…You can now change Facebook language to “pirate talk”…. And you better know what was what before you change over else you might not get back again.
Follow link below and select Pirate English from near the bottom of the drop down language box.