MySpace appear to have some impressive photo recognition mojo going on. I was creating a dummy account for work, and uploaded this shot of Clyde as my "profile photo". Note the advertising box that has appeared, without any metadata entry by myself!
Another great danah boyd essay. “Hanging out on Friendster is like hanging out in a super clean police state where you can’t chew gum let alone goof around and you’re told exactly how to speak to others. Hanging out on MySpace is more like hanging out in a graffiti park with fellow goofballs while your favorite band is playing.”
Excellent paper by danah boyd explaining just why teenagers are spending hours on myspace — Parents have become to paranoid about the “dangers” in the real world, that the only place kids can be themselves unsupervised is online.
This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.