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Help me keep from feeling like I'm on Big Brother.

I value my privacy, and knowing that people I don't really know can easily discover my current physical location makes me feel queasy inside. How can I use the internet/social without basically shouting to the rest of the internet "this is where my body is right NOW!"? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on Mar 4, 2014 - 12 answers

meta stories are meta

I really love works of fiction that use the style, setup, or form of another media product as a means of storytelling and sometimes subversion. For example: TEDxSummerisle (complete with tweets and botched livestream) and The Theory of Narrative Causality, written primarily in the form of Livejournal posts by the Sherlock Homes fandom (inc comments and bits of fanfic) as well as GChats, TVTropes, and related media. What other similar works are out there? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jan 4, 2014 - 22 answers

Facebook and its discontents

You used to use Facebook regularly, and then you quit. Or tried to quit. Please tell me about it. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Aug 7, 2013 - 32 answers

Is the internet or reality more real?

Help me bridge the gap between the world as it seems through the internet and media vs. the world I go about in every day. [more inside]
posted by grokfest on Apr 21, 2012 - 17 answers

Web 101 Course Pack

Internet as visual medium - Intro texts for college level? [more inside]
posted by TheGoodBlood on Sep 18, 2011 - 4 answers

New uses for new media

Okay, so I'm slow with the internet meme things, but only a few weeks ago did I come across the Piano Improv Guy from Chat Roulette. Despite my inability to play piano or sing or rock the hoodie, my immediate thought was, "Wow, I wish I thought of that!" What other clever, creative ways of exploiting various media (that it probably wasn't intended for) provoked the same reaction for you? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Mar 4, 2011 - 6 answers

Safety tips without pop-ups/unders

Please recommend good websites and blogs about computer/internet/social media security issues, someplace where I can find out about the latest scams, phishing attempts, malware, etc. I don't really like Snopes, due to the pop-under ads (what is up with that, anyway?). Thank you.
posted by SillyShepherd on Feb 1, 2011 - 4 answers

I'm One Minute Late. Where's the State of the Union?

Where are the best places to get instant, Tivo-like replay of just-concluded political speeches and similar events in the US and elsewhere? [more inside]
posted by FLAG (BASTARD WATER.) (Acorus Adulterinus.) on Jan 25, 2011 - 3 answers

What is News?

What is News? I'm looking for any books, blogs, essays, articles, etc. that relate to any intelligent definitions of news or how people believe the news in 50 years will work. I'm not interested in evaluations of bias, the demise of mainstream media, or inane ramblings about Web 2.0. [more inside]
posted by sshelato on Nov 1, 2010 - 1 answer

Buy A Day Websites

Which websites use a "buy a day in our calendar to advertise" model? I can think of Unicorn Booty and I Wear Your Shirt, and I vageuly remember one from a few years ago but can't recall now.
posted by divabat on Oct 25, 2010 - 1 answer

I want to learn about marketing on the web — the right way.

I am interested in learning more about legitimate old-school marketing applied to the web, including how it relates to SEO, web analytics, usability testing, email campaigns, social media, etc. I'm looking for books and other resources to help me learn the basics of both technology and philosophy. [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on May 29, 2010 - 2 answers

Is media causing my computer to die?

Media playback seems to be killing my computer. And my wireless router. And my modem. How is this possible? [more inside]
posted by isnotchicago on Mar 16, 2010 - 10 answers

He left behind this document...

Fist incidence of 'crazed killer, internet rantings?' I'm looking for the earliest incident where someone killed another person or persons (using a plane, car, gun, bomb, toothpick, poison, etc) and the media coverage quickly or immediately went to the web for the background, and found it. [more inside]
posted by fixedgear on Mar 5, 2010 - 18 answers

Internet art?

Internet art? [more inside]
posted by yegga on Nov 3, 2009 - 9 answers

Radical critiques of cyberspace?

If Karl Marx & Emma Goldman were arguing about the internet on Metafilter, what might they be saying? [more inside]
posted by jammy on Oct 18, 2009 - 10 answers

Studying the rise of social websites?

I am keenly interested in the social aspects and pervasive expansion of sites like Facebook. [more inside]
posted by toastchee on Sep 16, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me become my organization's 'new media' guru!

Help me bring my employing organization into the new millenium. I want to become our organization's 'new media' guru. Seeking examples, tools, approaches (more) [more inside]
posted by iiniisfree on Jun 2, 2009 - 5 answers

I don't want to work for free either.

I think I figured out how to effectively monetize the Internet for old media (newspapers, magazines, television). I also have a few ideas how this would work for new media as well. Who do I tell? Who don't I tell? What format should my proposal take? How do I make a little scratch out of it for myself? [more inside]
posted by SinisterPurpose on Mar 4, 2009 - 4 answers

New theories of Mimesis (in digital/hypertextual/hypermedial cultures)

I am looking for writings on mimesis in regards new, digital, hypertext and hypermedial technologies and cultures. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Feb 16, 2009 - 7 answers

looking for smart ways to refute the following illogical statement:

I'm looking for smart ways to refute the following illogical statement: "Newspapers will never die, you can't make a scrap book out of interactive products..." [more inside]
posted by Paleoindian on Jan 25, 2009 - 37 answers

Who designed cnn.com?

Which agency/individual designed cnn.com?
posted by Woodboro on Sep 19, 2008 - 4 answers

Let's give them someone to talk to

I'm looking for suggestions for video guest speakers for a class I'm teaching this fall. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Aug 26, 2008 - 10 answers

Copyright law for online images

What are my legal rights, and what compensation can I get from a UK television channel who used a photograph I had taken without my permission, but which I had uploaded onto facebook?? [more inside]
posted by leibniz on Jun 10, 2008 - 13 answers

Stand alone streaming music player.

Looking for stand alone inexpensive media player for streaming Internet music. [more inside]
posted by olegchet on Jun 4, 2008 - 9 answers

Need program to track progress in multiple TV series

Is there a good program to monitor progress in various TV shows? I.e. what episode I'm on in shows if watching multiple shows in different seasons irregularly. [more inside]
posted by lrodman on May 6, 2008 - 11 answers

Best/Worst Viral Ad Campaigns

I'm researching viral marketing campaigns, and I'm looking for some of the best and worst examples out there. [more inside]
posted by Prevailing Southwest on Apr 3, 2008 - 23 answers

How long can I listen to The Archers (using mobile 'phone streaming media)?

I've just changed mobile 'phone provider to T-Mobile's Web'n'walk Max, which allows me 'unlimited' web access (up to 3Gb/month which is their 'fair use' limit). So, this means I can now listen to Radio 4 online (at 20.7Kbps live, I'm informed by my PDA) - but how much radio can I listen to before I exceed my limit (bearing in mind I'll be wanting to do a bit of surfing etc. too)?
posted by timpollard on Jan 16, 2008 - 5 answers

How can I place a load of media materials online so that approved people can easily download the material?

How can I place a load of media materials (JPGs, TIFFs, PDFs, Video etc) online so that approved people can easily download the material? [more inside]
posted by Hartster on Nov 20, 2007 - 11 answers

What year did Amazon.com add community reviews?

What year did Amazon.com unveil community reviews? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Sep 8, 2007 - 5 answers

How can I host a digital archive?

Online digital archive: Is it realistic to consider using the Internet Archive for distributing archived digital media or do we need to build it from the ground up? [more inside]
posted by imposster on Aug 28, 2007 - 9 answers

Windows Media Encoder

I'm trying to broadcast video using Windows Media Encoder, which works fine over the LAN, but not over the internet. It'll generate a LAN address, but when it tries to generate an internet address it simply says: (could not be detected). [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge on Oct 11, 2006 - 5 answers

How can I use the Internet to promote an interactive film and arts site?

There are a lot of buzzwords being bandied about regarding the 'viral' 'grassroots' ways that 'Internet 2.0' can be used to 'create a groundswell' through 'guerilla marketing'. What? What do these buzzwords actually mean? After getting vague advice like 'use MySpace' by people with marketing degrees who don't use the internet to market anything, I am interested in cutting through the crap by hearing from real people with actual experience in these matters. How can the Internet be used to promote a site with interactive stuff, games and short film... and little-to-no budget for marketing?
posted by Elle Vator on Jul 7, 2006 - 14 answers

Interesting Ads?

Know of any interesting advertisements? [more inside]
posted by awesomebrad on Mar 15, 2006 - 22 answers

Independent internet media

Examples of news websites that are are independently owned? I'm interested in sites that generate news (as opposed to just commentary), and that are not owned by traditional media outlets (as opposed to sites like Slate, which is owned by Washington Post).
posted by Polonius on Mar 16, 2005 - 10 answers

Which laptop is the best for multi-track audio editing?

Laptops (again). I want to buy one. Specifically, I want to know which laptop is the best for multi-track audio editing (and why). Aditionally, which software should I use if I want to create stories "pro" enough for radio journalism? Do I have to get pricey studio stuff? Finally, when people out there submit already-produced audio stories to say BBC, NPR, PRI, Pacifica . . . is there a simple way to send the files via email? What kind of file would it have to be?
posted by punkbitch on Feb 13, 2005 - 9 answers

The Internet's repercussions on society

I'm curious fellow Mefi's. What do you think are three most significant detriments of the Internet to society? Your perspective(s) could be from cultural values, business, education, media, technology, developing countries, privacy, etc. On the flip side, what would you consider the most significant benefits of the Internet to society? No right or wrong answer, just picking your brain...
posted by Macboy on May 8, 2004 - 25 answers

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