Three Little Birds Meaning Media and Music

Many a reggae lover knows ‘Three Little Birds’ many a Dj has loved it. To the calming happy memory of man kind, this simple track has a odd way of lightening up a day.  From the original Bob Marley roots to the high tech club mixes, this one is always a nice song to hear and the pic was just to cool not to share. Enjoy the mood and the tunes…

three little birds

By: Douglas Ferreira

Bob Marley Three Little Birds Original Video in HD

Bob Marley – Three Little Birds Lyrics

Don’t worry about a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin: don’t worry about a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right!
Rise up this mornin,
Smiled with the risin sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin, (this is my message to you-ou-ou:)
Singin: don’t worry bout a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin: don’t worry (don’t worry) bout a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right!
Rise up this mornin,
Smiled with the risin sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin, this is my message to you-ou-ou:
Singin: don’t worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh!
Every little thing gonna be all right. don’t worry!
Singin: don’t worry about a thing – I wont worry!
cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin: don’t worry about a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right – I wont worry!
Singin: don’t worry about a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin: don’t worry about a thing, oh no!
cause every little thing gonna be all right!

 

 

New Media Tool Blog Signature Comment ID Grease Monkey Userscript

New Media Tools: Blog Signature Comment ID for Grease Monkey at Userscripts.org

Blog_Signature_ID_PanelAs a researcher and new media social user I comment on blogs news sites and various other places on a daily basis. Being I am use the same gravatar linked email and ‘signature’ almost every time, I wanted to save myself a bit of typing. Yes this is a common reason for most things I code. I wanted to save a few keystrokes and horde as many seconds as possible for myself. The bright side being, I am more than glad to share.

 

This script will enter your name, email, signature and website. It will ‘autofocus’ to the pages comment form on activation. You may also set your own hotkey up for use. Setting can be reached from the greasemonkey settings tab. The official version is hosted at UserScripts.org [install link]

 

Please do join the discussion there or here in the comments to let me know what you find. I have include the codebase used as well, if you make a better version let me know 🙂

Blog Signature ID for Greasemonkey

Blog Signature Commenter ID Code:

 
// ==UserScript==
// @name		Blog Signature ID
// @author Mich De L'Orme http://blog.michde.com
// @description Searchs for and prefills comment fields (url, name, email) for many mainstream comment systems.
// @include		*
// ==/UserScript==

function shortcut(shortcut,callback,opt) {
	var default_options = {'type':'keydown','propagate':false,'target':document}
	if(!opt) opt = default_options;
	else {for(var dfo in default_options) {if(typeof opt[dfo] == 'undefined') opt[dfo] = default_options[dfo];}}
	var ele = opt.target;
	if(typeof opt.target == 'string') ele = document.getElementById(opt.target);
	var ths = this;
	var func = function(e) {
		e = e || window.event;
		if (e.keyCode) code = e.keyCode;
		else if (e.which) code = e.which;
		var character = String.fromCharCode(code).toLowerCase();
		var keys = shortcut.toLowerCase().split("+");
		var kp = 0;
		var shift_nums = {"`":"~","1":"!","2":"@","3":"#","4":"$","5":"%","6":"^","7":"&","8":"*","9":"(","0":")","-":"_","=":"+",";":":","'":""",",":"<",".":">","/":"?","\":"|"}
		var special_keys = {'esc':27,'escape':27,'tab':9,'space':32,'return':13,'enter':13,'backspace':8,'scrolllock':145,'scroll_lock':145,'scroll':145,'capslock':20,'caps_lock':20,'caps':20,'numlock':144,'num_lock':144,'num':144,'pause':19,'break':19,'insert':45,'home':36,'delete':46,'end':35,'pageup':33,'page_up':33,'pu':33,'pagedown':34,'page_down':34,'pd':34,'left':37,'up':38,'right':39,'down':40,'f1':112,'f2':113,'f3':114,'f4':115,'f5':116,'f6':117,'f7':118,'f8':119,'f9':120,'f10':121,'f11':122,'f12':123}
		for(var i=0; k=keys[i],i<keys.length; i++) {
			if(k == 'ctrl' || k == 'control') {if(e.ctrlKey) kp++;
			} else if(k ==  'shift') {if(e.shiftKey) kp++;
			} else if(k == 'alt') {if(e.altKey) kp++;
			} else if(k.length > 1) { if(special_keys[k] == code) kp++;
			} else { if(character == k) kp++;
				else {if(shift_nums[character] && e.shiftKey) { 
						character = shift_nums[character]; 
						if(character == k) kp++;
					}
				}
			}
		}
		if(kp == keys.length) {
			callback(e);
			if(!opt['propagate']) {
				e.cancelBubble = true;
				e.returnValue = false;
				if (e.stopPropagation) {
					e.stopPropagation();
					e.preventDefault();
				}
				return false;
			}
		}
	}
	if(ele.addEventListener) ele.addEventListener(opt['type'], func, false);
	else if(ele.attachEvent) ele.attachEvent('on'+opt['type'], func);
	else ele['on'+opt['type']] = func;
}

(function(){
	function preFillComment() {
		var author = GM_getValue('author');
		var comment    = GM_getValue('comment');
		var email  = GM_getValue('email');
		var url    = GM_getValue('url');
		if(author == undefined) {
			author = prompt("What name should be used for comments?");
			author = author || '';
			GM_setValue("author", author);
		}
		if(comment == undefined) {
			comment = prompt("What signature should be used for comments?");
			ecomment = comment || '';
			GM_setValue("comment", comment);
		}
		if(email == undefined) {
			email = prompt("What email should be used for comments?");
			email = email || '';
			GM_setValue("email", email);
		}
		if(url == undefined) {
			url = prompt("What url should be used for comments?");
			url = url || '';
			GM_setValue("url", url);
		}
		if(document.getElementById('author') && author != undefined) document.getElementById('author').value = author;
		if(document.getElementById('comment') && comment != undefined) document.getElementById('comment').value = comment;
		if(document.getElementById('email') && email != undefined) document.getElementById('email').value = email;
		if(document.getElementById('url') && url != undefined) document.getElementById('url').value = url;
		var textareas = document.getElementsByTagName("textarea");
		for(var i=0; i < textareas.length; i++) {
			if(textareas[i].id == 'comment') {
				textareas[i].focus();
				break;
			}
		}
	}
	function resetPreFillComment() {
		var author = prompt("What name should be used for comments?");
		author = author || '';
		GM_setValue("author", author);
		var comment = prompt("What signature should be used for comments?");
		comment = comment || '';
		GM_setValue("comment", comment);
		var email = prompt("What email should be used for comments?");
		email = email || '';
		GM_setValue("email", email);
		var url = prompt("What url should be used for comments?");
		url = url || '';
		GM_setValue("url", url);
		alert("Thank you all values set :)");
	}
	function setKeyboardShortcuts() {
		var mainShortcut  = prompt("Please enter signature shortcut. Examples:nALT+CnALT+SHIFT+C");
		var resetShortcut = prompt("Please enter signature-reset shortcut. Examples:nALT+CnALT+SHIFT+C");
		if(mainShortcut) GM_setValue("mainShortcut", mainShortcut);
		if(resetShortcut) GM_setValue("resetShortcut", resetShortcut);
	}

	GM_registerMenuCommand("Sign Comment", preFillComment);
	GM_registerMenuCommand("Reset Comment Signature", resetPreFillComment);
	GM_registerMenuCommand("Set Comment Signature Shortcuts (Adv)", setKeyboardShortcuts);

	var mainShortcut = (GM_getValue('mainShortcut') != undefined && GM_getValue('mainShortcut') != '') ? GM_getValue('mainShortcut') : "ALT+C";
	var resetShortcut = (GM_getValue('resetShortcut') != undefined && GM_getValue('resetShortcut') != '') ? GM_getValue('resetShortcut') : "ALT+SHIFT+C";
	shortcut(mainShortcut,preFillComment);
	shortcut(resetShortcut,resetPreFillComment);

})();

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Greasemonkey Stumbleupon Extended Friend Groups

LargeAfter the first version of my latest greasemonkey tinkerings I was inspired to do more. The official version is now hosted for all open licensed of course by UserScripts.org. I have included larger sceenshots here and extra codebase listings as well. Enjoy your new more social stumbleupon and send me something interesting soon 🙂 [install link]

An excerpt from the official userscripts.org page: [link]

Script Summary:
Groups for stumbleupon extended. An adaptation of SU V4 Friend Groups.
Version: 0.9.9
License: Whatever is clever
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Groups for stumbleupon extended. An adaptation of SU V4 Friend Groups [http://userscripts.org/scripts/review/65242] by ForestHippy [http://userscripts.org/users/83947]
This script will add the ability to make groups of friends on stumbleupon. You will be able to send to or share with selected groups of friends much easier this way. Up to 48 groups can be made with 99 friends in each. All pages with the new share feature of stumble will now have groups selectable with friends in the share box with those selected after a groups is chosen marked with a check.
You can use this from all of your subscription pages to adjust add and edit your groups.
I have set the greasemonkey auto update feature [http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/38017] with this script as I hope to brige it to function with su.pr pages as well. Please inform of any bugs in comments so I can attempt to fix them.

The script is planned to gain function with the stumbleupon su.pr short links. I know from experience it’s wretchedly hard to sort them and folders or groups would seem a great enhancement. Plans are in the works to build upon the grouping to included official SU groups to.

Larger screenshots [even larger via Flickr]:

StumbleUpon Website Review Pages:

StumbleUpon Subscriptions ‘Friends’ Page:

StumbleUpon Stumbler ‘Friends’ Profiles:

StumbleUpon Favorites / Reviews Pages:

StumbleUpon Discoverys ‘What’s New” Pages:

The example code used:

 scr_meta=<><![CDATA[ //  
// ==UserScript==
// @name Stumbleupon Extended Friend Groups
// @version 0.9.9
// @namespace http://blog.michde.com
// @description Groups for stumbleupon extended. An adaptation of SU V4 Friend Groups
// @include http://*.stumbleupon.com/stumblers/*
// @include http://*.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/*
// @include http://*.stumbleupon.com/share/*
// @license Whatever is clever
// ==/UserScript==
]]></>.toString(); //
var groupList = GM_listValues ();
var MAXGROUPS = 48; MAXFRIENDS = 99;
var imgBin = 'data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAABAAAAAQCAQAAAC1+jfqAAAABGdBTUEAAK/INwWK6QAAABl0RVh0U29mdHdhcmUAQWRvYmUgSW1hZ2VSZWFkeXHJZTwAAAD9SURBVBgZBcFLLkNRAADQc1/fU6qkhFRMMNIQn8TUQCJWYBE2YBkWYQWMJIZmNuAXCSoGFUGIInJf33VOSAAAAIAcgLOFt3079flaEdTS50M6nT7YeggJwPFle6nhAoVhc370rnaXcwBSp62GTdxoGdPrkAPQD5OSbRFr6oLvjByA53CqY9YUvjy68YQcgELTuTd/khENbQk5ANGqFUSFnq6WW2QA5Op4VuhreJVEZACUAKiJkogMgIEKANFARAZAKQKolColMgA+f7vVkBkRSeYjvf6QAfB1cnnXNWTUhHHrXuLoESEBYO/aYjNUSqX3snk/2DjshwQAAAD4B9GUWR0G4scKAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC';
var imgPM = 'data:image/png;base64,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';
var imgTick = 'data:image/png;base64,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';
var currURL = window.location.toString();
if (currURL.search ('/stumbler/') != -1) {
addStumblerControl ();
} else if (currURL.search ('/stumblers/') != -1) {
addGroupLists ();
} else if (currURL.search ('/share/') != -1){
addShareControl ();
}
function addShareControl () {
var contactlist = document.getElementById ('contactList');
var i;
for (i=0; i<groupList.length; i++) {
var cmd = document.createElement ('a');
var cmdli = document.createElement ('li');
cmd.title = groupList[i];
cmd.href = 'javascript:void(0);';
cmd.textContent = groupList[i];
cmd.addEventListener ('click', function () {
var gr = this.title;
var members = new Array ();
var groupgm = GM_getValue (gr).split(',');
var contactli = contactlist.getElementsByTagName ('li');
var j, k;
var count = 0;
while (groupgm.length > 1) { // first item is empty due to trailing comma in gm var
members.push(groupgm.shift()); // pairs of usernames and userids
groupgm.shift();
}
for (j=0; j<contactli.length; j++) {
if (contactli[j].className != 'jdmcmd') {
var un = contactli[j].textContent.replace (/s/g, '');
for (k=0; k<members.length; k++) {
if (un == maxStr (members[k], 10)) {
contactli[j].className = 'checked';
contactli[j].childNodes[3].childNodes[1].checked = true;
count++;
}
}
}
}
alert (count+' friends added to selection.');
}, false);
cmdli.className = 'jdmcmd';
cmdli.appendChild (cmd);
if (i==0) {
contactlist.insertBefore (cmdli, contactlist.firstChild);
} else {
contactlist.insertBefore (cmdli, contactlist.firstChild.nextSibling);
}
}
}
function addStumblerControl () {
var sidebar = document.getElementsByClassName ('colRight')[0];
var uname = document.getElementsByClassName ('headerControls')[0].childNodes[3].childNodes[1].textContent.replace (/s/g, '');
var id = unsafeWindow.profile_user;
var groupdiv = document.createElement ('div');
sidebar.insertBefore (groupdiv, sidebar.firstChild);
var menuul = document.createElement ('ul');
var listul = document.createElement ('ul');
var menuli = document.createElement ('li');
var menucmd = document.createElement ('a');
menuli.className = 'hasChild';
menucmd.href = 'javascript:void(0);';
menucmd.textContent = 'Friend groups';
menuli.addEventListener ('mouseover', function () {
this.className = 'hasChild hover';
}, false);
menuli.addEventListener ('mouseout', function () {
this.className = 'hasChild';
}, false);
menuli.appendChild (menucmd);
menuli.appendChild (listul);
menuul.appendChild (menuli);
groupdiv.className = 'filter'; // nasty multiple id botch - guilty as charged
groupdiv.style.marginBottom = '10px';
groupdiv.appendChild (menuul);
for (i=0; i<groupList.length; i++) {
var itemli = document.createElement ('li');
var cmd = document.createElement ('a');
var rspan = document.createElement ('span');
var rimg = document.createElement ('img');
cmd.href = 'javascript:void(0);';
cmd.textContent = groupList[i];
rspan.className = 'right';
rimg.src = imgTick;
rspan.appendChild (rimg);
cmd.appendChild (rspan);
if (!isStumblerInGroup (uname, groupList[i])) {
rimg.style.display = 'none';
}
cmd.addEventListener ('click', function () {
ri = this.childNodes[1].childNodes[0];
gr = this.textContent;
if (ri.style.display == 'none') {
if (numInGroup (gr) < MAXFRIENDS) {
addStumblerToGroup (uname, id, gr);
ri.style.display = '';
} else {
alert ('Maximum friends per group limit ('+MAXFRIENDS+') reached.');
}
} else {
delStumblerFromGroup (uname, gr);
ri.style.display = 'none';
}
}, false);
itemli.appendChild (cmd);
listul.appendChild (itemli);
}
}
function maxStr (str, max) {
if (str.length > max) {
return str.substr (0,max-3) + '...';
} else return str;
}
function addGroupLists () {
var i;
var sidebar = document.getElementsByClassName ('colRight')[0];
var groupsdiv = document.createElement ('div');
var groupsh3 = document.createElement ('h3');
groupsdiv.className = 'box borderBottom';
groupsh3.textContent = 'Friend groups';
groupsdiv.appendChild (groupsh3);
sidebar.insertBefore (groupsdiv, sidebar.firstChild);
for (i=0; i<groupList.length; i++) {
var groupgm = GM_getValue (groupList[i]).split(',');
var groupdiv = document.createElement ('div');
var menuul = document.createElement ('ul');
var listul = document.createElement ('ul');
var menuli = document.createElement ('li');
var menucmd = document.createElement ('a');
var delul = document.createElement ('ul');
var delli = document.createElement ('li');
var delcmd = document.createElement ('a');
var delcmdimg = document.createElement ('img');
menuli.className = 'hasChild';
menucmd.href = 'javascript:void(0);';
menucmd.textContent = groupList[i];
delcmd.href = 'javascript:void(0);';
delcmd.title = 'Delete';
delcmd.addEventListener ('click', function () {
var gl = 0;
var pardiv = this.parentNode.parentNode.parentNode;
if (confirm ('Are you sure you want to delete the '+pardiv.title+' group?')) {
GM_deleteValue(pardiv.title);
groupList = GM_listValues (); // refresh list
pardiv.parentNode.removeChild (pardiv);
if (groupList.length == MAXGROUPS-1) {
document.getElementById ('jdmaddgroupdiv').style.display = '';
}
}
}, false);
delcmdimg.src = imgBin;
delcmd.appendChild (delcmdimg);
delli.appendChild (delcmd);
delul.className = 'right';
delul.appendChild (delli);
menuli.addEventListener ('mouseover', function () {
this.className = 'hasChild hover';
}, false);
menuli.addEventListener ('mouseout', function () {
this.className = 'hasChild';
}, false);
menuli.appendChild (menucmd);
menuli.appendChild (listul);
menuul.className = 'left';
menuul.appendChild (menuli);
groupdiv.className = 'filter'; // nasty multiple id botch - guilty as charged
groupdiv.style.marginBottom = '10px';
groupdiv.appendChild (menuul);
groupdiv.appendChild (delul);
groupdiv.title = groupList[i];
groupsdiv.appendChild (groupdiv);
while (groupgm.length > 1) { // first item is empty due to trailing comma in gm var
var uname = groupgm.shift(); // pairs of usernames and userids
var id = groupgm.shift();
var itemli = document.createElement ('li');
var cmdleft = document.createElement ('a');
var text = document.createTextNode (' '+maxStr (uname,10));
var cmdright = document.createElement ('a');
var cmdpm = document.createElement ('a');
var imgcmdpm = document.createElement ('img');
var imgcmddel = document.createElement ('img');
var avatar = document.createElement ('img');
var br = document.createElement ('br');
cmdleft.href = '/stumbler/'+uname+'/';
cmdleft.className = 'left';
cmdleft.style.width = '96px';
cmdleft.style.padding = '3px 2px 4px';
cmdleft.title = uname;
cmdright.href = 'javascript:void(0);';
cmdright.className = 'right';
cmdright.style.clear = 'right';
cmdright.style.padding = '1px 2px';
imgcmddel.src = imgBin;
imgcmddel.title = 'Delete';
cmdright.appendChild (imgcmddel);
cmdright.name = uname;
cmdright.addEventListener ('click', function () {
var gn = this.parentNode.parentNode.parentNode.parentNode.parentNode.title;
if (confirm ('Delete '+this.name+' from the '+gn+' group?')) {
delStumblerFromGroup (this.name, gn);
this.parentNode.parentNode.removeChild (this.parentNode);
}
}, false);
cmdpm.href = '/stumbler/'+uname+'/contact/';
cmdpm.className = 'right';
cmdpm.style.clear = 'right';
cmdpm.style.padding = '1px 2px';
imgcmdpm.src = imgPM;
imgcmdpm.title = 'Contact';
cmdpm.appendChild (imgcmdpm);
avatar.src = 'http://cdn.stumble-upon.com/superminipics/'+id+'.jpg';
avatar.width = '32';
br.className = 'clear';
cmdleft.appendChild (avatar);
cmdleft.appendChild (text);
itemli.appendChild (cmdleft);
itemli.appendChild (cmdpm);
itemli.appendChild (cmdright);
itemli.appendChild (br);
listul.appendChild (itemli);
}
}
var addgroupdiv = document.createElement ('div');
var addgroupname = document.createElement ('input');
var addgrouph3 = document.createElement ('h3');
var addgroupcmd = document.createElement ('a');
addgroupdiv.id = 'jdmaddgroupdiv';
addgrouph3.textContent = 'Add group';
addgroupname.id = 'jdmaddgroup';
addgroupcmd.className = 'btnGreen';
addgroupcmd.style.padding = '3px 12px;';
addgroupcmd.style.marginLeft = '5px';
addgroupcmd.style.display = 'inline-block';
addgroupcmd.textContent = 'Add';
addgroupcmd.addEventListener ('click', function () {
var agn = document.getElementById ('jdmaddgroup');
if (agn.value !== '') {
GM_setValue (agn.value, '');
window.location.reload (false);
}
}, false);
addgroupdiv.appendChild (addgrouph3);
addgroupdiv.appendChild (addgroupname);
addgroupdiv.appendChild (addgroupcmd);
if (groupList.length < MAXGROUPS) {
addgroupdiv.style.display = '';
} else {
addgroupdiv.style.display = 'none';
}
groupsdiv.appendChild (addgroupdiv);
}
function addStumblerToGroup (uname, id, group) {
var gmtemp = GM_getValue (group);
GM_setValue (group, gmtemp+uname+','+id+',');
}
function numInGroup (group) {
return (GM_getValue (group).split (',').length / 2);
}
function delStumblerFromGroup (uname, group) {
var gmtemp = GM_getValue (group);
var delexp = new RegExp (uname+',[0-9]*,');
GM_setValue (group, gmtemp.replace (delexp, ''));
}
function isStumblerInGroup (uname, group) {
return (GM_getValue (group).search (uname) != -1);
}
CheckScriptForUpdate = {
id: '67176', // Script id on Userscripts.org
days: 1, // Days to wait between update checks
name: ///s*@names+(.*)s*n/i.exec(scr_meta)[1],
version: ///s*@versions+(.*)s*n/i.exec(scr_meta)[1].replace(/./g, ''),
time: new Date().getTime(),
call: function(response) {
GM_xmlhttpRequest({
method: 'GET',
url: 'https://userscripts.org/scripts/source/'+this.id+'.meta.js',
onload: function(xpr) {AnotherAutoUpdater.compare(xpr,response);}
});
},
compare: function(xpr,response) {
this.xversion=///s*@versions+(.*)s*n/i.exec(xpr.responseText);
this.xname=///s*@names+(.*)s*n/i.exec(xpr.responseText);
if ( (this.xversion) && (this.xname[1] == this.name) ) {
this.xversion = this.xversion[1].replace(/./g, '');
this.xname = this.xname[1];
} else {
if ( (xpr.responseText.match("the page you requested doesn't exist")) || (this.xname[1] != this.name) )
GM_setValue('updated_'+this.id, 'off');
return false;
}
if ( (+this.xversion > +this.version) && (confirm('A new version of the '+this.xname+' user script is available. Do you want to update?')) ) {
GM_setValue('updated_'+this.id, this.time+'');
top.location.href = 'https://userscripts.org/scripts/source/'+this.id+'.user.js';
} else if ( (this.xversion) && (+this.xversion > +this.version) ) {
if(confirm('Do you want to turn off auto updating for this script?')) {
GM_setValue('updated_'+this.id, 'off');
GM_registerMenuCommand("Auto Update "+this.name, function(){GM_setValue('updated_'+this.id, new Date().getTime()+''); AnotherAutoUpdater.call(true);});
alert('Automatic updates can be re-enabled for this script from the User Script Commands submenu.');
} else {
GM_setValue('updated_'+this.id, this.time+'');
}
} else {
if(response) alert('No updates available for '+this.name);
GM_setValue('updated_'+this.id, this.time+'');
}
},
check: function() {
if (GM_getValue('updated_'+this.id, 0) == 0) GM_setValue('updated_'+this.id, this.time+'');
if ( (GM_getValue('updated_'+this.id, 0) != 'off') && (+this.time > (+GM_getValue('updated_'+this.id, 0) + (1000*60*60*24*this.days))) ) {
this.call();
} else if (GM_getValue('updated_'+this.id, 0) == 'off') {
GM_registerMenuCommand("Enable "+this.name+" updates", function(){GM_setValue('updated_'+this.id, new Date().getTime()+'');AnotherAutoUpdater.call(true);});
} else {
GM_registerMenuCommand("Check "+this.name+" for updates", function(){GM_setValue('updated_'+this.id, new Date().getTime()+'');AnotherAutoUpdater.call(true);});
}
}
};
if (self.location == top.location && typeof GM_xmlhttpRequest != 'undefined') AnotherAutoUpdater.check();

Hope to update this soon and please join the discussion or let me know what you have to say in the comments below.

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Google CEO Schmidt on Media’s Future the Economy and Internet Privacy

New Media Interview Video News: Google CEO Schmidt on media’s future, the economy and internet privacy.

Google CEO Schmidt on media’s future

Eric Schmidt, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Google, Inc., talks about the future of traditional media and new products that Google is developing to help increase profits.

Google CEO Schmidt on the economy

Eric Schmidt, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Google, Inc., talks about the "worst of the recession being behind us" and what the United States has to do going forward to help create jobs.

Google CEO Schmidt on internet privacy

Eric Schmidt, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Google, Inc., talks about internet privacy and what personal information Google retains and uses.

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.

FRIEND PLUG: “Got a Story Idea for The Drill Down? If you’ve got an idea for a story you think they should be talking about, go to Delicious, tag it for:thedrilldown and they’ll see what can be done.”

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.

5 SpaceLOLZ Smart yet Stupid LOL Pics, U HAZ SPAYZE?

Haz Spayze? Dey du: Discovery Science and Nerd About Presents Space-LOLz

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A wonderful fun side of the famous discovery science nerd about team.

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Who says science cant be fun? Check out more great stuff from the discovery channel today.

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Why semantic targeting trumps keywords a video on semantic ad relevance

Why semantic targeting trumps seo keyword approaches via: iMediaConnectionmini rdf Why semantic targeting trumps the seo keyword approach keynote video on semantic ad relevance. Video keynote Presentation by Ad Peppers David Crystal on semantic admini rdf Why semantic targeting trumps the seo keyword approach keynote video on semantic ad relevance relevance and intelligent contextual semantic targeting. Seo info beyond web 2.0 seo infomini rdf Why semantic targeting trumps the seo keyword approach keynote video on semantic ad relevance.

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No airline wants its ad next to a story of a plane crash, yet due to the simplicity of keywords, this can happen. David Crystal explains how analyzing meaning behind language can help brands reach their target audiences.

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New Media Concepts the Digg Bury Brigade & How to Fight it

New Media Concepts the Digg Bury Brigade and How to Fight it. 9 references and 1 idea.

Digg.com has the bury function for a real and good reason SPAM! Really, we all know it is a problem with any website in one form or another. Yet with Digg the bury feature has fast become a weapon instead of a defense. The Digg bury brigade does exist, the Digg bury brigade is real. Now that we have the simple fact out of the way that the bury brigades are real, let’s make some sense of it shall we?

Digg works based on an algorithm and this system rates more than just a user and a story at a time. Each action cause a chain of reactions and tweaks to virtually every other user and story at once. So how do you fight against a bury mob or bury brigade as a user? Oddly this is rather simple just because of the algo itself, you Digg. Digg unlike Reddit does not have a visible karma system, but Digg does have one in effect. Your over Digg stats plus your comment stats weigh against your bury stats. This give you an algorithmic number equal to a quality score and makes you rank-able vs.. user & stories. Every bury you cast against a user has a diminishing return after a certain point and begins to negatively affect your own acct. The simple solution for a user to beat a bury attack is therefore rather simple. Digg and submit as much as you can handle.

Flooding is effective for many reasons. As the other users repeatedly bury you each bury begins to have less effect on your submissions. Each bury beyond a certain point will also decrease the attacking users ability to be successful on Digg. Wonderfully each submission you make will also dilute the entire balance on Digg and again force your problems diggers and pet troll to need even grater numbers to be successful in their own submission. So Digg hard, Digg heavy and sub like your a giant black & white bears with a big yellow sign. Because the more your a great digger the more your enemies will hurt themselves.

  • This has been an ongoing issue for some time and in all likelihood will continue. Here are nine fine examples.

Was I just censored by Digg? | The Social Web | ZDNet.com

Was I just censored by Digg?

Posted by Steve O’Hear @ 11:57 am
After the recent discussion about companies offering bribes to Diggers, I thought it would be interesting to run a poll asking if it’s time for the top users to be paid by the social news site itself. I was interested to hear the views of the wider Digg community so I ‘dugg’ the post too. Predictably the story quickly gathered momentum (Digg’s users enjoy stories about Digg), and after approximately 90 Diggs and 40 comments it had hit the front page.
Then seconds later it vanished!
Digg
(The odd thing is it still shows up in my profile as the only story I’ve submitted that has ever made it to the homepage.)
Now I know I’ve previously described Digg as a broken democracy, but I’ve never thought of it as a dictatorship. So what had just happened?

Hunting Down Digg’s Bury Brigade Wired.com

Hunting Down Digg’s Bury Brigade

David Cohn Email 03.01.07
(Editor’s note: This piece originally appeared in a different form on NewAssignment.Net, where David Cohn is the blog editor. He is also a Netscape Navigator.)
All is not well in Digg town.

Finding the Bury Brigade — The Hunt is the Most Intriguing Part | NewAssignment.Net

Finding the Bury Brigade — The Hunt is the Most Intriguing Part

by David Cohn on February 28, 2007 – 10:40am.
Not all is well in Digg-town this morning. Yesterday a bug gave one smart Digger the ability to peer into the system and extrapolate the inner workings of the community. Namely, David LeMieux found a way to highlight what users were burying and why.
In about two hours LeMieux got the data on 1,708 buries, fueling growing concern about the benefit of the bury tool in the first place. The “Bury Brigade,” where anonymous groups of users bury Digg stories they find ideologically unappealing, has become common nomenclature.
With all the secrecy around buries, LeMieux’s hacking could provide insight on what is happening inside the community. But it seems even discussions about the bury effect have been closed off.

The Real Reason Behind Digg’s Bury Brigade | bLaugh.com

The Real Reason Behind Digg’s Bury Brigade

    The Real Reason Behind Digg's Bury Brigade
    Source: Digg Caught Red-Handed
    Author: Cartoon Clipart

    Watching Digg’s ‘bury brigade’ | Technology | guardian.co.uk

    Watching Digg’s ‘bury brigade’

    Conclusive proof that certain people are gaming Digg’s front page?
    Now, I’m a fan of Digg, the social news site, and last week met up with co-founder Kevin Rose.
    Digg’s done very interesting things, and it’s style is being copied by plenty of other groups at the moment.
    But the site isn’t without its problems. One of the major ones is the ability of a small number of users to "bury" stories without accountability. Burying news is meant to help separate spam and inaccurate stories from the general morass of ordinary, viable stuff. But there’s long been the suspicion that plenty of users use it to get rid of stories about things they don’t like

    Digg’s Kevin Rose Fails To Stop The Bury Brigade SearchEngineLand.com

    Digg’s Kevin Rose Fails To Stop The Bury Brigade

    Mar 2, 2007 at 8:36am ET by Danny Sullivan
    Include Buried Stories Option At DiggAfter a week of questions about Digg’s "Bury Brigade," Digg founder Kevin Rose has come in with some public comments about the system and the "alleged" brigade. Unfortunately, they’re just comments — not solutions to protect Digg from the actual brigade I myself can see. More about that in the article below, plus how buries work and can be misused.

    Digg Bury Brigade: 28 negative McCain stories buried in 30 days | Web Scout | LATimes.com

    Digg Bury Brigade: 28 negative McCain stories buried in 30 days

    09:23 AM PT, Aug 11 2008

    Mccaindigg_3

    A close look at campaign-oriented stories on Digg shows that, in the last 30 days, at least 28 stories critical of GOP Sen. John McCain have been mysteriously "buried" — meaning enough Digg users have voted against a story that the submission may no longer appear on the site’s high-traffic front page. 
    [In our follow up to this post, Digg CEO Jay Adelson responds to the issue.]
    Only about five Barack Obama-related stories (positive and negative) were buried in the same period.
    According to Digg’s search results, 10 of the 28 McCain stories were zapped after they had already graduated to the front page, including several that had received more than 700 diggs. 
    The other 18 (all of which had a minimum of 180 diggs by the time I counted them) stalled out in the site’s "Upcoming" section, where stories gain momentum, with the most popular entries eventually graduating to the front. 

    The Bury Brigade Exists, and Here’s My Proof pronetadvertising.com

    The Bury Brigade Exists, and Here’s My Proof

    We’ve heard about a purported ‘Bury Brigade’ on Digg time and again, with sketchy pieces of evidence here and there but no concrete proof. Until now.
    The Digg.com FAQ describes the ‘Bury Story’ feature as,
    Stories can also be removed by users with the ‘Bury Story’ feature within digg. Once a story receives enough ‘buries’ it is automatically removed from the digg Upcoming or Popular sections. The number of reports required to bury is based on a sliding scale that takes several factors into consideration (such as number of diggs, reports, time of day, topic submitted to, etc.).
    While that system is supposed to be used to remove superfluous or irrelevant content from Digg, the mechanism is often abused to remove useful and insightful content by malicious users for self-serving and vindictive reasons. My observations are based on data collected by David using a mechanism that he tried to explain to me via email. You can get this data by using the Digg Spy JSON Array:
    The Digg Spy Array (set max items to any number)
    http://www.digg.com/spy_update?timestamp=11600000
    &showtop=2
    &showitems=1
    &showdiggs=1
    &showburies=1
    &showcomments=1
    &showtop=2
    &maxitems=25

    ZDNet Not Immune To The “Bury Brigade” | Deep Jive Interests deepjiveinterests.com

    ZDNet Not Immune To The “Bury Brigade”

    Steve O’Hear, whose blog you should read over at ZDnet on the Social Web, innocently picked up on my post yesterday, and innocently tried to run a poll about whether or not Top Diggers should be paid. Mr. O’Hear catalogued his adventures with interest, because after he set it up, he submitted it (he uses the word “dugg”, but “dugg” is more commonly used to describe “voting” … at least, that’s how I describe it). He goes on to describe what happened next:

    Digg Caught Red-Handed Censoring Ron Paul Stories PrisonPlanet.com


    Digg Caught Red-Handed Censoring Ron Paul Stories
    Self-proclaimed ‘digital democracy’ expunges articles after just a single bury
    Paul Joseph Watson
    Prison Planet
    Thursday, January 17, 2008

    UPDATE: After just one bury, this article too was deleted from Digg’s upcoming category.
    The self-proclaimed ‘digital democracy’ Digg.com has been caught red-handed artificially suppressing and censoring Ron Paul stories by expunging them from the website with just one bury, despite the fact that thousands of other Digg users are voting the stories up.

    Digg allows users to vote stories up (digg them) or vote them down (bury them). The content of Digg’s main page, which receives millions of readers a day, is decided upon this apparently democratic system.

    For months allegations have been flying around concerning how stories about Ron Paul, which routinely receive well over a thousand diggs, rarely make it to the main page on Digg as a "popular" item.

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    New Media Expert Video Tips New Media Douchebags Explained

    New Media Expert Video Tips New Media Douchebags Explained

    How to blog, Twitter, podcast, poke, write on Facebook walls and become a new media douche bag.

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    New Media Code Use Hash Tags in URLs for SEO Video

    New Media Code Use Hash Tags in URLs for SEO Video
    From SEOmoz Whiteboard Friday
    Using The Hash in URL’s from Scott Willoughby

    SEOmoz Whiteboard Friday – Using The Hash from Scott Willoughby on Vimeo.

    Corned beef hash, hash browns, there are many great types of hash out there (don’t start, I get it).  All too often overlooked by online marketers and webmasters, however, is the old school hash symbol (#), also known as the pound symbol.  This little beauty can do some pretty cool things for you.  It can control duplicate content problems, martial affiliate links, and even help you control the content shown to different visitors…not bad for the old shift+3. Watch the video to learn what a hash in the URL can do for you.

    New Media Code Use Hash Tags in URLs for SEO Video

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    New Media Description via Wikipedia.org

    New media – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
    “New media From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”

    New media is a term meant to encompass the emergence of digital, computerized, or networked information and communication technologies in the later part of the 20th century.
    Most technologies described as “new media” are digital, often having characteristics of being manipulatable, networkable, dense, compressible, and impartial

    Until the 1980s media relied primarily upon print and art analog broadcast models, such as those of television and radio. The last twenty-five years have seen the rapid transformation into media which are predicated upon the use of digital computers, such as the Internet and computer games. However, these examples are only a small representation of new media. The use of digital computers has transformed the remaining ‘old’ media, as suggested by the advent of digital television and online publications. Even traditional media forms such as the printing press have been transformed through the application of technologies such as image manipulation software like Adobe Photoshop and desktop publishing tools.
    Andrew L. Shapiro (1999) argues that the “emergence of new, digital technologies signals “a potentially radical shift of who is in control of information, experience and resources” (Shapiro cited in Croteau and Hoynes 2003: 322). W. Russell Neuman (1991) suggests that whilst the “new media” have technical capabilities to pull in one direction, economic and social forces pull back in the opposite direction. According to Neuman, “We are witnessing the evolution of a universal interconnected network of audio, video, and electronic text communications that will blur the distinction between interpersonal and mass communication and between public and private communication” (Neuman cited in Croteau and Hoynes 2003: 322). Neuman argues that New Media:

    • Will alter the meaning of geographic distance.
    • Allow for a huge increase in the volume of communication.
    • Provide the possibility of increasing the speed of communication.
    • Provide opportunities for interactive communication.
    • Allow forms of communication that were previously separate to overlap and interconnect.

    Consequently it has been the contention of scholars such as Douglas Kellner and James Bohman that new media, and particularly the Internet, provides the potential for a democratic postmodern public sphere, in which citizens can participate in well informed, non-hierarchical debate pertaining to their social structures. Contradicting these positive appraisals of the potential social impacts of new media are scholars such as Ed Herman and Robert McChesney who have suggested that the transition to new media has seen a handful of powerful transnational telecommunications corporations who achieve a level of global influence which was hitherto unimaginable.
    Recent contributions to the field such as Lister et al. (2003) and Friedman (2005) have highlighted both the positive and negative potential and actual implications of new media technologies, suggesting that some of the early work into new media studies was guilty of technological determinism – whereby the effects of media were determined by the technology themselves, rather than through tracing the complex social networks which governed the development, funding, implementation and future development of any technology.

    Globalization and new media

    Flew (2002) stated that as a result of the evolution of new media technologies, globalisation occurs. Globalisation is generally stated as “more than expansion of activities beyond the boundaries of particular nation states”. Globalisation shortens the distance between people all over the world by the electronic communication (Carely 1992 in Flew 2002) and Cairncross (1998) expresses this great development as the “death of distance”. New media “radically break the connection between physical place and social place, making physical location much less significant for our social relationships” (Croteau and Hoynes 2003: 311).
    However, the changes in the new media environment create a series of tensions in the concept of “public sphere”. According to Ingrid Volkmer, “public sphere” is defined as a process through which public communication becomes restructured and partly disembedded from national political and cultural institutions. This trend of the globalized public sphere is not only as a geographical expansion form a nation to worldwide, but also changes the relationship between the public, the media and state (Volkmer, 1999:123).
    Virtual communities” are being established online and transcend geographical boundaries, eliminating social restrictions. Howard Rheingold (2000) describes these globalised societies as self-defined networks, which resemble what we do in real life. “People in virtual communities use words on screens to exchange pleasantries and argue, engage in intellectual discourse, conduct commerce, make plans, brainstorm, gossip, feud, fall in love, create a little high art and a lot of idle talk” (Rheingold cited in Slevin 2000: 91). For Sherry Turkle “making the computer into a second self, finding a soul in the machine, can substitute for human relationships” (Holmes 2005: 184). New media has the ability to connect like-minded others worldwide.
    While this perspective suggests that the technology drives – and therefore is a determining factor – in the process of globalisation, arguments involving technological determinism are generally frowned upon by mainstream media studies. [4][5][6] Instead academics focus on the multiplicity of processes by which technology is funded, researched and produced, forming a feedback loop when the technologies are used and often transformed by their users, which then feeds into the process of guiding their future development.
    While commentators such as Castells espouse a ‘soft determinism’ whereby they contend that ‘Technology does not determine society. Nor does society script the course of technological change, since many factors, including individual inventiveness and entrpreneurialism, intervene in the process of scientific discovery, technical innovation and social applications, so the final outcome depends on a complex pattern of interaction. Indeed the dilemma of technological determinism is probably a false problem, since technology is society and society cannot be understood without its technological tools.’ (Castells 1996:5) This however is still distinct from stating that societal changes are instigated by technological develoment, which recalls the theses of Marshall McLuhan
    Manovich and Castells have argued that whereas mass media ‘corresponded to the logic of industrial mass society, which values conformity over individuality,’ (Manovich 2001:41) new media follows the logic of the postindustrial or globalised society whereby ‘every citizen can construct her own custom lifestyle and select her ideology from a large number of choices. Rather than pushing the same objects to a mass audience, marketing now tries to target each individual separately.’ (Manovich 2001:42).

    New media as a tool for social change

    Social Movement Media has a rich and storied history that has changed at a rapid rate since New Media became widely used. The Zapatista Army of National Liberation of Chiapas, Mexico were the first major movement to make widely recognized and effective use of New Media for communiques and organizing in 1994. Since then, New Media has been used extensively by social movements to educate, organize, share cultural products of movements, communicate, coalition build, and more. The WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999 protest activity was another landmark in the use of New Media as a tool for social change. The WTO protests used media to organize the original action, communicate with and educate participants, and was used an alternative media source.[15] The Indymedia movement also developed out of this action, and has been a great tool in the democratization of information, which is another widely discussed aspect of new media movement. Some scholars even view this democratization as an indication of the creation of a “radical, socio-technical paradigm to challenge the dominant, neoliberal and technologically determinist model of information and communication technologies.” A less radical view along these same lines is that people are taking advantage of the internet to produce a grassroots globalization, one that is anti-neoliberal and centered on people rather than the flow of capital. Of course, some are also skeptical of the role of New Media in Social Movements. Many scholars point out unequal access to new media as a hindrance to broad-based movements, sometimes even oppressing some within a movement. Others are skeptical about how democratic or useful it really is for social movements, even for those with access. There are also many New Media components that activists cite as tools for change that have not been widely discussed as such by academics.
    New Media has also found a use with less radical social movements such as the Free Hugs Campaign. Using websites, blogs, and online videos to demonstrate the effectiveness of the movement itself. Along with this example the use of high volume blogs has allowed numerous views and practices to be more widespread and gain more public attention. Another example is the on-going Free Tibet Campaign, which has been seen on numerous websites as well as having a slight tie-in with the band Gorillaz in their Gorillaz Bitez clip featuring the lead singer 2D sitting with protesters at a Free Tibet protest. Another social change seen coming from New Media is trends in fashion and the emergence of subcultures such as Text Speak, Cyberpunk, and various others.

    National security

    Security concerns over new media have increased due to the growing number of cybercrimes. Adam Lockyer, an analyst for The Terrorism Intelligence Centre, states that ‘insurgent terrorist organizations use the media as a conduit for their political message to be heard by the target audience’ (Lockyer, Adam 2003). By now, nearly every federal agency within the U.S. government has some department or division responsible for computer security. National security experts reach out to computer hackers and train internal operatives in the field of computer security with the need to intercept and interpret digital communications. Some of these methods go against the intent of new media and contribute to the debate about net neutrality.

    Interactivity and new media

    Interactivity has become a key term for number of new media use options evolving from the rapid dissemination of Internet access point, the digitalization of the media, and media convergence. In 1984, Rice defined the new media as communication technologies that enable or facilitate user-to-user interactivity and interactivity between user and information. Such as Internet replaces the “one-to-many” model of traditional mass communication with the possibility of a “many-to-many” web of communication. Any individual with the appropriate technology can now produce his or her online media and include images, text, and sound about whatever he or she chooses. So the new media with technology convergence shifts the model of mass communication, and radically shapes the ways we interact and communicate with one another. Vin Crosbie described three communications media in “What is new media?”. He saw Interpersonal media as “one to one”, Mass media as “one to many” and, finally New Media as Individuation Media or “many to many”.
    When we think of interactivity and its meaning, we assume that it is only prominent in the conversational dynamics of individuals who are face-to-face. This restriction of opinion does not allow us to see its existence in mediated communication forums. Interactivity is present in some programming work, such as video games. It’s also viable in the operation of traditional media. Other settings of interactivity include radio and television talk shows, letters to the editor, listener participation in such programs, and computer and technological programming.
    Interactivity can be considered as a central concept in understanding new media, but different media forms possess different degree of interactivity, even some forms of digitized and converged media are not in fact interactive at all. Tony Feldman considers digital satellite television as an example of a new media technology that uses digital compression to dramatically increase the number of television channels that can be delivered, and which changes the nature of what can be offered through the service, but does not transform the experience of television from the user’s point of view, as it lacks a more fully interactive dimension. It remains the case that interactivity is not an inherent characteristic of all new media technologies, unlike digitization and convergence.
    Terry Flew (2005) argues that “the global interactive games industry is large and growing, and is at the forefront of many of the most significant innovations in new media” (Flew 2005: 101). Interactivity is prominent in these online computer games such as World of Warcraft and The Sims Online. These games, developments of “new media”, allow for users to establish relationships and experience a sense of belonging, despite temporal and spatial boundaries. These games can be used as an escape or to act out a desired life. Will Wright, creator of The Sims, “is fascinated by the way gamers have become so attached to his invention-with some even living their lives through it” [26]. New media have created virtual realities that are becoming mere extensions of the world we live in.
    New Media changes continuously due to the fact that it is constantly modified and redefined by the interaction between the creative use of the masses, emerging technology, cultural changes, etc.

    The industry

    The new media industry shares a close association with many market segments in areas such as software/video game design, television, radio, and particularly movies, advertising and marketing, which seeks to gain from the advantages of two-way dialogue with consumers primarily through the internet. The advertising industry has capitalized on the proliferation of new media with large agencies running multi-million dollar interactive advertising subsidiaries. Interactive websites and kiosks have become popular. In a number of cases advertising agencies have also set up new divisions to study new media. Public relations firms are taking advantage of the opportunities in new media through interactive PR practices.

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