The Drill Down 117 – ncomment’s War, Part II

On this week’s show, we welcome back Lee Garnett, the brilliant mind behind the social media-conscious online comic, ncomment. Lee guides us through the latest chapter of his magnum opus, War, as well as fields questions from our TDD audience and the Reddit community.

Later, we discuss Facebook’s diversity and the followup to their privacy changes, Australian government internet filters, the (negligible) effect of piracy on 2009’s movie ticket sales, and Twitter’s attack by Iranian hackers.

Show Links

ncomment, the blog
War, Part 1 of 3
War, Part 2 of 3
Collective Thoughts: War Rages On

Facebook becomes more diverse as Latinos, blacks join at rapid pace
Green light for Australlian internet filter plans
Twitter Blog: A feature test with businesses
Hollywood Sets $10 Billion Box Office Record Despite claims that Pirates are Killing the industry
Privacy groups file FTC complaint against Facebook
Facebook Backs Off as Founder’s Pictures Go Public
Twitter Hacked, Defaced By “Iranian Cyber Army”
iPhone overtakes Windows Mobile use for the first time in US

Bonus Update:

Mr. Garnett has gracefully provided The Drill Down with an exclusive look at the magic behind the curtain in the making of ‘War’. Here’s a step-by-step example of the detail that goes into one panel. Click through for a full-page spread:

"Shred him, Nomdeweb"