The Schwaggin’ Wagon Rides Again

schwaggin wagon at mashable summer mash la and twiistup4

Not three months after midwiving the The Schwaggin’ Wagon, today we’re proud to announce it’s grand return. We’ll be taking to West LA and Santa Monica tonight and Friday night for Twiistup 4 and SummerMash LA, where we’ll be collecting unwanted schwag and discussing/powwowing/brainstorming new, resourceful ways to be sustainable and green in the world of tech/media/PR with the world.

If you’re at either of these events, please stop by and say hi — and feel free to drop off any and all unwanted tshirts/pens/keychains etc that you’ve accumulated in your closet. Special thanks to sponsors Eco-Limo, Jambase, and GeoGraffiti.

SummerMashLA

Google Goes Open Source & CC for Radiohead’s ‘House of Cards’

Google is hosting open source and Creative Commons-licensed code for everyone to remix Radiohead’s latest video from In Rainbows, “House of Cards.”

“In Radiohead’s new video for ‘House of Cards,’ no cameras or lights were used. Instead, 3D plotting technologies collected information about the shapes and relative distances of objects,” according to the band’s YouTube channel.

After hearing about Radiohead’s first-of-its kind video, Google:

[A]greed with the band that it would be great to give you a deeper look into how all of this was done, and even a chance to play with the data yourself, under a license that allows remixing… You can view the video, watch a short documentary about how it was made, interact with the video in 3D, download some of the data, and download an iGoogle theme and gadget – all at http://code.google.com/radiohead.

Radiohead – ‘House of Cards’

Watch The Making of ‘House of Cards” below:
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WTF is Social Media? The Visual Primer

Like everything else, it depends. Who wants to know and why? In what context? I spend too much free time pondering this topic and have yet to see as in depth of a slideshow as this fresh preso from Marta Z. Kagan. True to form, she not only took the time to produce the slideshow, but published it at slideshare. Check it out below. And then maybe you can tell me what the f**k this social media business is all about according to you.

via ParisLemon.

What’s [Not] Up With Twitter Today?

twitter fail for monday july 7, 2008

My Twitter usage has ramped up consistently since I first registered in late 2006. But now, one of the most exciting adventures about it is this: in what ways will Twitter fail today? For the past three months, Twitter users have grown accustomed to daily instances of “stress,” “overload,” faulty API limits exceeded, and random appearances of the now infamous fail whale. Many have forecast the demise of Twitter as if it is reminiscent of the second Web bubble itself and even while the weekend bitchmeme virtually handed the king-of-all-internets crown from Twitter to Friendfeed over the weekend, it’s just not so. Twitter isn’t going away and neither are it’s users. And that’s after many weeks of people like me wondering why and how we still manage to put up with a service that reminds us on a regular basis that we really don’t (or rather, can’t) depend on addictive web 2.0 tools wholly and exclusively. Perhaps it’s that reminder that we appreciate the most.

This morning’s Twitter fail is: I saw nothing at http://twitter.com/home until a few refreshes delivered Andrew Mager‘s latest tweet as distributed via ping.fm. Twhirl is experiencing API limit exceeded after only a few minutes operation which is indubitably bogus. The sharp, new Tweetdeck even quit delivering new tweets 20 minutes ago.

Could this be the long-awaited rebirth of Twitter as stable application day? We can only hope so.

GoDaddy.com Crashes My Firefox 3 Every Time I Try to Register a Domain

I tried GoDaddy once years ago and absolutely hated it. But today I decided I wanted to register a .tv domain today and it seemed that GoDaddy had the most reasonable rate (advertised at $15.99). But every time I click “proceed to check out” Firefox bugs out. Anyone else have this problem? The conspiracy theorist approach would be to blame GoDaddy’s CEO, whose VP of domain auctions, auspiciously named Adam Dicker, was recently found to be gaming the domain name bidding system.