New Media Interviews with Mich De Lorme The Drill Down Podcast 107 – Mich De Nied

New Media Interviews with Mich De Lorme: The Drill Down Podcast 107 – Mich De Nied

The Drill Down 107 – Mich De Nied

This week, we speak with new media specialist Mich De L’Orme as he discusses his perspective on the new changes at Digg.com. Jason Urgo of the Social Blade podcast joins as well. Later we discuss Google Wave, NASA’s LCROSS mission, The Pirate Bay’s move to a nuclear bunker, the AP’s proposed new business model, and Twitter’s secret talks with Microsoft and Google.

Podcast Link: http://m.podshow.com/media/14145/episodes/189395/thedrilldown-189395-10-11-2009.mp3

Ustream Link: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/2324347

[via The Drill Down Podcast]

Many thanks to The Drill Down Podcast Crew: Andrew (@MrBabyMan) Sorcini, Muhammad (@Msaleem) Saleem, Reg @Zaibatsu) Saddler Lidija (@Madlid) Davis for having me on.

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Calling Earth from the Air World Release of Green Movie Home

Calling Earth from the Air: world release of green movie ‘Home’

World Environment Day on Friday sees the worldwide release of a movie billed by producers as "the greatest green event ever", a high-budget documentary to save the planet from Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

Hat Tip to @GreenEcos for the information

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New Media Interviews with Mich De Lorme Social Blade Show 12 Dead Diggers Tweeting

It was me recent pleasure to be asked on ‘The Social Blade Show’ and I wanted to share it for those who may be interested or have missed it. Beyond the fact I was there, all in all a very diverse and interesting episode.

Social Blade Show Episode 12: Dead Diggers Tweeting

This week we covered a number of topics, mostly related to Digg & Twitter then we brought in two notable banned diggers. Karim Yergaliyev better known as supernova17 formally the 4th most successful digger of all time (now 6th, but banned) and Mich De Lorme aka MichDe both spoke about their digg banning stories; why they were banned, what their thoughts were on banning in general, and then about the digg bury brigade. [via The Social Blade Show]

  • The NHL’s Latest Social Media Push: A Twitter Contest [via mashable & twitter]
  • NBA Social Media Policy: No In-Game Tweeting [via mashable & espn & espn & twitter]
  • Texas Tech football coach bans players from using Twitter [via sportingnews]
  • 80% Of Twitter Users Are All About Me [via mashable and scribd]
  • Twitter Continues Talent Scoop, Takes Digg’s UX Guy JD/Victor
  • Digg Front Page Activity Sees Drastic Drop [via TechCrunch]
  • Guests (Topic: Banned Diggers and the Bury Brigade) [via SocialBlade]
    MichDe & Supernova17

Many thanks to the SocialBlade Crew: Erin Ryan, Jason / Urgo / FirstDigg, JD Rucker, Patrick Parise, Victor Barrera for having me on.

Turn On Tune In Dropout Becomes Turn Off Tune Out Get In

Turn On Tune In Dropout Becomes Turn Off Tune Out Get In

So what has changed? Were they right in the wrong moment or wrong with good timing? Timothy Leary is the face behind the chemical catalyst to a movement that’s remains are now ‘the man’ themselves. So where did the passion for change go? The old idea was to roll inside and trip on drugs, that in the end was a global FAIL we still battle today. Yet the ethics and morals the hippy culture resented before the drug war games began still hold a truth we all crave.

A new ‘awareness revolution’ has come into play that already bridged the gap the 60’s movements never reached. Clear ideas and group actions. We have seen wars stopped before they could earnestly begin anew. Dictators and fierce militias brought to a grinding halt with voices of peace and global knowledge of the death that sparked a new revolution. It has been said information is the new cocaine, I would go one further. Social action is the new LSD, by ‘Turing Off’ to the idea of ‘the man’ controlling everything, we turned on the reality of people over power. When we ‘Tune Out’ what we are told to do and tune in once again to what we know to do. Then we return to the point once needing you to dropout, oddly now the point at which your option is to ‘get in’ now. As once the point was to leave the people now it is to join the ‘real people’ as one. The ‘real’ being the actual peoples and honest voices of all, so much better a format than a handful making the rules for all, is it not?

Timothy Leary – Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out

Timothy Leary – Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out

In the smallest things now do we hold our species as a whole down, the vast majority of all humans can agree on at least some basic concepts. Things as simple as ‘should you take things from others without there permission’ do not need a ‘rule’ everyone can agree stealing is normally not a proper action. On a grander scale, no person on earth would say raping eight year olds then using them for lead collection in the place of body armor as you raid torture and kill a village of women and children is a nice thing to do.

Even in the absolute knowing of the greater good and now conscious we can use. Why do we still let the little things stop it. Does it hurt your life so much your neighbor prays on a day you do not that it is ok to let the greater atrocity continue until they stop? Just because the you government says so does it mean they are always making the best choice for the people? Will the world stop because your neighbor is dark skinned and you are not? This is the reason we can not be a better planet, really?

Not being able to predict the future I wanted to look back to the past, they said it helps you do better after all. Lets see what those who did tune in turn on and drop out achieved, then perhaps we can find what to do next. Otherwise we continue to do nothing until that is all we will have left…

Leary on Evolution

Timothy Leary waxes on the future of the human species…

Infamous Timothy Leary Interview (2/2)

Timothy Francis Leary (October 22, 1920 May 31, 1996) was an American writer, psychologist, futurist, and advocate of psychedelic drug research and use, and one of the first people whose remains have been sent into space. An icon of 1960s counterculture, Leary is most famous as a proponent of the therapeutic and spiritual benefits of LSD. He coined and popularized the catch phrase "Turn on, tune in, drop out."

Infamous Timothy Leary Interview (2/2)

A psychedelic experience is a journey to new realms of consciousness. The scope and content of the experience is limitless, but its characteristic features are the transcendence of verbal concepts, of space-time dimensions, and of the ego or identity. Such experiences of enlarged consciousness can occur in a variety of ways: sensory deprivation, yoga exercises, disciplined meditation, religious or aesthetic ecstasies, or spontaneously. Most recently they have become available to anyone through the ingestion of psychedelic drugs such as LSD, psilocybin, mescaline, DMT, etc. Of course, the drug does not produce the transcendent experience. It merely acts as a chemical key—it opens the mind, frees the nervous system of its ordinary patterns and structures.

AMAZING TIMOTHY LEARY INTERVIEW

Tim gets sand bagged by a talk show host. The host then surprises Leary with a phone call from Art Linkletter.

Timothy Leary’s Last Trip

Timothy Leary’s Last Trip – Documentary & Interview

Timothy Leary may be a mad scientist of a chemical an psychological persuasion yet he at the care made great sense. Will we begin again in a technical aspect, can a digital mad scientist breach that next step?

What if for just 1one day, one single passing of the sun, all the people in the world just said no to the wrongs. When everyone on earth can reach an internet connected device… what will the possibly 10,000,000,000 people of the world say to the few thousand we let rule it? Could you imagine what anyone or group could say to argue with the human race as a whole?

Just an idea by a random human, 1 in many billions, yet I may be on to something, depending on you…

Many thanks to the Drill Down Podcast Crew Andrew (@MrBabyMan) Sorcini, Muhammad (@Msaleem) Saleem, Lidja (@MadLid) Davis & Reg (@Zaibatsu) Saddler for having me on their show & oddly sparking the idea inside the concepts.

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Banned on Digg for no Reason and Stonewalled for Asking Why

I was a digger, now I am banned. Why you may wonder… that is what I wonder as well. The support staff at Digg.com has provided no specific incident or infraction against the http://digg.com/tou they have quoted as a vague and generic reason for the ban. I have been a digg user openly as myself, not an assumed identity, not a false identity, just me, Mich De L’Orme, with the username MichDe. I was a member of the digg community for just over three months. I emailed the digg support staff through their contact form and after several hours sent a second email directly.

Sent via http://digg.com/contact :

Hello, I woke up today I can’t log in, it says my account is inactive. Can you please explain what has happened and what I need to do to fix it. Thank you very much. Mich D.

Send direct to support@digg.com :

Hello,

I can’t log in and my account is showing inactive. Can you please tell me what has happened? I went to sleep diggin’ and woke up diggless. I tried to use the contact form but have not heard back yet. Please let me know what’s going on and why this has happened.

Thanks for you time,
peace,
Mich D

On the next day I was sent this as a response:

Thank you for contacting us at Digg.com.

Your account was removed for violating the Digg Terms of Use (http://digg.com/tou) that you agreed to when registering for Digg.com.

From Digg Terms Of Use (http://digg.com/tou): 5. USER CONDUCT

As a condition of use, you promise not to use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use, or any other purpose not reasonably intended by Digg.

By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree not to use the Services:

9. with the intention of artificially inflating or altering the ‘digg count’, comments, or any other Digg service, including by way of creating separate user accounts for the purpose of artificially altering Digg’s services; giving or receiving money or other remuneration in exchange for votes; or participating in any other organized effort that in any way artificially alters the results of Digg’s services;

Due to the nature and severity of abuse, your account will not be re-instated.  This decision is final and irreversible.

Thank you,

-The Digg Support Team.

Being this tells me absolutely no information as to what I have been accused of, I responded with this:

Hello Digg Support Team,

Thank you for you response to my prior contact and account issues. I now know I am ‘banned’ but I am baffled by the reasoning as it is unclear as to what you mean.

Can you please explain this to me? I do not have multiple accounts and I am not paid to digg stories or submit them. The vast majority of my submissions were from top notch websites and the remainder interesting things from blogs and humor sites. I do not even submit my own content or websites. I have never compensated anyone for digging or submitting stories for me either. To the best of my knowledge I have never broken the law as part of the digg community. I do not have a system for artificially inflating or altering digg votes or comments.

Your reply has me at a total loss as to what I could have possibly done. All I ask is to be informed on what I am being specifically accused of, as I take great pride in my ability to find worthy submissions for your site and have no knowledge of any actions the types you have implied.

Thank you for your time, I look forward to your reply.

Peace,
Mich De L’Orme

After more than twenty four hours I have yet to receive any reply from the digg staff, digg support or digg community administrators. During the past forty eight hours there have been many users from the active digg community attempting to contact the @digg_community and @digg twitter accounts, they have also tried to use both the digg contact form support email and digg comments from stories related to the overall incident leading to what is assumed to have been the reason behind it… I wrote a blog post.

Digg Twitter Accounts and Examples of the Digg community asking for help.
Digg.com’s Community Manager Jen: Jen Burton (justjen) on Twitter
Official Digg.com Community Twitter account: Digg Community (digg_community) on Twitter
Digg comment on: 3 Ways Digg Can Stop the Bury Brigade Dead in it’s Tracks
Digg comment on: 3 Ways Digg Can Stop the Bury Brigade Dead in it’s Tracks
Digg comment on: 3 Ways Digg Can Stop the Bury Brigade Dead in it’s Tracks
Twitter / QuentinsOnTheWay
Twitter / Amy Vernon
Twitter / Joyce Carpenter
Twitter / Donna Chaffins
Twitter / Andrew Burnett
Twitter / Gerri L Elder
Twitter / Angel Wardriver
Twitter / Lyle Hawkins
Twitter / Matt
Twitter / Social Gun
Twitter / Lauren Elder
Twitter / The Zoner
Twitter / EMFK
Twitter / gorgeous sand
Twitter / pingpants
Twitter / BaddBrainz
Twitter / Erin Ryan
Twitter / JD Rucker
Twitter / Shawn
This is a small sample of no less than 30 ignored community questions and pleas to the digg community and digg community manager by active upstanding self motivated diggers in the last 24hrs.

As you can see by looking at either the digg_community or community managers twitter profiles, they have both been active and responded to other persons. Why for two days straight the actual digg users who make up the digg community have not been answered is for digg to define. Perhaps it is not worth their time or an individual user does not deserve and answer. Who am I to ask for fair treatment from a ‘democratic’ social site. I only ask to know what I am being accused of doing. Not a undecipherable undefined list of possible reasons from an automated system. A simple example of what exactly I have done wrong. At this point no proof has been presented, no situations or accounts mentioned. Nor have I been told any point of misconduct I may have actually done.

For now I will leave off and hope I hear something from them soon. There has to be some mistake or evidence after all. Because digg is a democratic fair social community that respects its users and cares about the community.

All I want is to know why. I love Digging and being a Digger. Please help if you can, Peace.