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November 27, 2006

Unless you have an inner blogger – don’t bother

Filed under: News and Comment — shippingpal @ 4:14 pm

A couple of interesting articles in the Guardian over the last few days, including one excoriating politicians for their half-hearted attempts to embrace social media. The target of media editor Emily Bell’s wrath is the faux-viral Tory online campaign, which has proved to be fairly painful for all those with even half an interest in British politics. Their attempts to be cool seem laughably staid, as one might expect, and as Ms. Bell correctly observes, are redeemed only by “the opportunity for parody and for people to tag their own videos ‘Tory tosser'” – amusing.

Another very interesting item profiles the new Silicon Valley, where the legendary garage has been replaced by the wireless-enabled coffee shop. It’s a guided tour through the area, featuring a colourful cast of characters and some interesting observations about venture capital, entrepreneurship, and the new nature of the Internet. Check it out here.

Currently reading: Media Guardian

Currently listening: Very Best of Al Green

Currently watching: Under Blackpool Lights (White Stripes)

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