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Looking round the Internet for inspiration for britpop-themed stag do in Norwich in a couple of weeks. Stumbled across this winning photo!

Looking round the Internet for inspiration for britpop-themed stag do in Norwich in a couple of weeks. Stumbled across this winning photo!

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Sp0tify Free No Ads Through Adblock + Browser

I have Spotify free

And this actually works, so if you’re skint and you want to listen to lots of songs at work, without hearing that ad for:

IF(Foo Fighters): Vodafone

IF(mostly Magnetic Fields): Quirky car insurance a

IF(only classical): UKIP

then voila!

It also appears to be better “filedity” as well

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Android Hole Filled With RSS

For you growing number of Android users out there, there’s always been a hole in your life.

Sure, you might have tried to fill this hole with a better keyboard

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey.phone.trial

Or a widget that makes your phone basically completely dark for reading it in bed

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.netmanslab.sa

But actually, the biggest most biggest hole in your higher productivity life is the lack of Rinse FM xml feed to use for your podcatcher.

Here it is, Rinse FM Podcast (http://etc.levels.io/rinse-fm/podcast/) I’ve spent 6 years as Android user without this, now it’s there I am a complete person.

Cancel the Spotify sub, pause TuneIn Radio hooray!

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My Kl0ut score went up by a factor 0.12 this week

My Kl0ut score went up by a factor 0.12 this week

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‘Seasons’ by Lil Silva is my new jam.

‘Seasons’ by Lil Silva is my new jam.

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Here is a link to all the Street Fighter 2 themes, taken from a YouTube video that has since been removed.

Here is a link to all the Street Fighter 2 themes, taken from a YouTube video that has since been removed.

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‘Mad Desire’ by Den HarrowA very moving video

‘Mad Desire’ by Den Harrow
A very moving video

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Tweet from @ClerkofOxford :

| Christ raises Lazarus from the tomb (from a 13th-century English Psalter, BL Arundel 157 f.8): pic.twitter.com/f8nGBqf3xe

Medieval twitter is *the best*
Contraposto Lazarus he might be dead but he’s still supple, the OMG ladies at the back, Christ doesn’t-give-a-fuck face “just taking care of #business”

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Chromecast is available in the UK. Here’s a theory about GOOG.

YouTube got big under Google’s watch by allegedly using copyright-infringed videos. Everyone went there allegedly for this primary reason, before they sort of got wise to it and put copyright infringement stuff in. But that took ages. Do you remember the Viacom GoogleTube lawsuit? That ended last week after 7 years of litigation. 7 years!

"This settlement reflects the growing collaborative dialogue between our two companies on important opportunities, and we look forward to working more closely together," Google and Viacom said in a joint statement.”

Google 1 Viacom 0

2 stages of YouTube

The insane, bonkers totally allegedly illegal success YouTube had over that initial period when people wanted to allegedly watch illegal content and only illegal content assured their success in the 2nd phase, the UGC, 4m in 3 weeks tune in to watch Pewdipie etc.

Laptop-only success

But this is still only on desktop, laptop, tablet, phone, smartwatch (lol! jk); no one watches YouTube on TV at the moment.

Chromecast comin’ at ya: Stage 1

Chromecast is the BRIDGE device to help GOOG win on TV too, the biggest of all the screens. And they’ll do the same thing they did before: GOOG will allegedly use copyrighted material via YouTube to allegedly win the TV just like they did winning the smaller screens.

Stage 2

After an initial period of 2 years, everyone getting used to watching whatever they want for free via YouTube again, then they’ll get all legal and do mega deals, like buying the global premier league rights and give them away for free / nearly free (certainly less than Sky’s £8000 / month Sports package) on an ad-supported model.

And companies like Sky, that are highly profitable but non-global operations, will have no chance. They won’t be able to deal with everyone having a really super cheap Chromecast, watching things for free on their TV. They’ve dealt with it ok so far, cos it’s been on all the other screens, they are screwed once GOOG GET TV.

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Twitter - views, not RTs MTs HTs IKRs

I did some slightly boring and extremely non-rigorous A/B testing on twitter and facebook: comments on twitter are way more interesting / funny than on fb i suppose this is everyone’s understanding. A lol that’ll get ~2 RTs on twitter will get 10x on facebook. This is known knowns

So how does twitter make it seem like it’s more active? That you are indeed as popular as all your lols on fb suggest? Change the measurement!

New twitter #analytics email, they’re now telling me / you how many views you get, how many link visits you’ve driven.

Will these end up replacing RTs?

At the same time as this, Twitter are allegedly going to get rid of @ replies, as new users don’t understand them.

As seen in their IPO Prospectus (check these big words. Ed.), the main risk of twttr is bringing on newcomers, they’ve got mad bad newcomer drop-off rates and most accounts come and go “so, what do i do? Is this thing on?” etc.

By removing @ replies it takes off one mysterious layer.

I argue here, in this article, that a way to bring people on is by getting them psyched at how many views their tweets had, much quicker to get views than RTs, favourites, MTs, HTs and the Holy Grail: RT/favourite/@reply “lol, ikr!” triple-threat.

And weekly wrap-up emails also great with getting newcomers to go

“oh shit, twitter oh yeah! Ah cool i got views i’ll go back on there and post again!”

vs.

“how do i reply to our president Barraco Barner?”

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