As you might have heard Radiohead dropped its major label and put its new album online for download. This is not a new strategy but what is interesting is that they don’t sell their music through iTunes for $0.99 per song or $10-12 per album but through their site only. They are moving the legal… Read more Radiohead and the Ethics and Future of Downloading Music
I’m at the Lowlands festival and the whole 3VOOR12 crew is Twittering night and day. There’s a great Lowlands mashup with the latest Lowlands Twitters, photos, broadcasts and weather forecasts. After not giving into the Twitter mania for months I have finally joined. Maybe I’ll just use it for festivals only, maybe I’ll grow to… Read more Finally Twittering
I have been tagged by the Fuelmyblog crew with the ‘Eight things about me’ meme. Kevin wrote the following “Anne Helmond: We see your face and yet never have any contact until now!” So it is time to show my face and share some random info/facts with you. The rules: We have to post these… Read more Tagged: Eight things about me
I recently received an e-mail from a classmate who found me on Google Scholar when searching for “design for new media.” I often Google myself but I had not Googled myself on Scholar before. A search for “Anne Helmond” returned four results. All the results are papers I have written during my bachelor at the… Read more How to get listed in Google Scholar?
Why do I feel a need to blog daily? There seems to be some kind of consensus or norm in the blogosphere that blogs should be updated daily. Several blogs about blogging recommend posting daily and blog search engine Technorati’s rankings are correlated to a blog its freshness. There is both an internal and an… Read more Essay: The Perceived Freshness Fetish
I recently worked at a friend’s house and I was trying to connect to their wireless networked called “GORGONZOLA.” I thought that was a pretty funny name until I noticed the names some neighbors had given their networks. One was called PAKISTAN and another was called Jesus Christus is Heer (Jesus Christus is Lord) which… Read more What is your network called? Or: a religious wireless network war?