To conquer new votes, politicians use from YouTube, communities at Orkut up to the creation of new icons for MSN
Originally published at â€œEstadÃ£oâ€ Newspaper, SÃ£o Paulo, Brazil (08/2006) by MaurÃcio Moraes and Silva
Translated by Nako (Google translates wasnâ€™t good at all!)
There was time when Internet electoral campaigns could were restricted to simple homepages with candidateâ€™s proposals. With their eyes open to the potential of the Net, not to mention cutting down costs, many politicians decided to focus their investments in new tools to get more votes in the upcoming election. Online guerrilla marketing includes uploading videos to YouTube, adding voters and friends to Orkut communities, using IMs among other props.
Jaron Lanier, a computer scientist and musician, is a pioneer of virtual reality, and founder and former CEO of VPL Research. He is currently the lead scientist for the National Tele-Immersion Initiative. -------> xtrct from Jaron Lanier: The hive mind is for the most part stupid and boring. Why pay attention to it? The problem is in the way the Wikipedia has come to be regarded and used; how it's been elevated to such importance so quickly. And that is part of the larger pattern of the appeal of a new online collectivism that is nothing less than a resurgence of the idea that the collective is all-wise, that it is desirable to have influence concentrated in a bottleneck that can channel the collective with the most verity and force. This is different from representative democracy, or meritocracy. This idea has had dreadful consequences when thrust upon us from the extreme Right or the extreme Left in various historical periods. The fact that it's now being re-introduced today by prominent technologists and futurists, people who in many cases I know and like, doesn't make it any less dangerous.
Students turn anti-teen frequency into ringtone This might well be a very interesting project to develope maybe Ultra High freq ringtones or even a Psychoacoustic gallery space for diffrent age groups Hmm now thats a thought, to check out the links at the bottom of this article clik read more!!!
The "Mosquito ultrasonic teenage deterrent" is, normally used as the, "solution to the eternal problem of unwanted gatherings of youths and teenagers in shopping malls and around shops," say its makers, they generate a high-frequency sound that is audible only to teenagers and annoys them.". But enterprising students have discovered how to 'OWN' this unique feature and harness it for there own use.
That Murdoch has a hidden revenue streams, that for shore you could expect even if you are blessed with infinite naivety.
First time data profiling came close to my proximity, was when my neighbours Last.fm embarked on to there serious search to find investors for there project.
This context was my major critic on last.fm, that basically the foreground idea is social soft communityiing and in the bag-ground the war of marketing for hits and data rages, with smilies and and maximo sympatico design.
Ein Held, a hero like in Balkan fairytales, DJ Ille part of 5upernet , aka Metrosau has quitted smoking, wow. (sometimes the servers are down :=))
I am proud to be his friend. World No Tobacco Day 2006 visit them at quartier 21, in Vienna, current ON from Brasil, the VIZINHOS exhibition was built from the invitation of the artists group 5uper.net* to Eduardo Verderame and TransiÃ§Ã£o Listrada to work in a collaborative project.
MAzine puts media arts centre stage
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