Drill Bits 003 – More Tamar

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Andy, Mu & special guest Tamar discuss gaming Digg for marketing, dressing for Web 2.0, eVoting, the hostility of anonymity, cybersquatting and building community in social networks.


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The Drill Down 003 – The Cult of the Amateur

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On tonight’s show we discuss Andrew Keen’s book “The Cult of the Amateur” and how (or if) the democratization of the internet is killing our culture. We lose Reg entirely this episode, but gain special guest Tamar Weinberg, from Techipedia.com


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Show Links:
Andrew Keen’s “The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet is Killing Our Culture”
http://www.amazon.com/Cult-Amateur-Internet-killing-culture/dp/0385520808

Authors@Google: Andrew Keen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN_n7I0PM3w

Media Literacy in a Media Saturated World
(an aggregation of the blogosphere’s reaction to Keen’s book)
http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=5118

Why We Must Close the Net by Sir Elton John
http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007350453,00.html

HandHeld To Acquire eBaum’s World For $15 Million Cash; Other Payouts Possible
http://www.paidcontent.org/entry/419-handheld-to-acquire-ebaums-world-for-17-million

Office Snapshots.org
http://www.officesnapshots.com/

Most Vote Machines Lose Test to Hackers
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/07/28/VOTING.TMP
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Andrew Sorcini on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/MrBabyMan/news/submitted

Reg ‘Zaibatsu’ on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/zaibatsu/news/submitted

Muhammad Saleem:
http://digg.com/users/msaleem/news/submitted
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Muhammad+Saleem%22

Tamar Weinberg:
http://www.techipedia.com/
http://www.seroundtable.com/

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Music (Courtesy Podsafe Music Network):

Intro: Pl@stic Soul – “005-1 Electric Guitar”
http://www.mf247.jp/index.php?gr2_id=00000000000000000000000000315600

Outro: Freightrain Jones – “Pervs and Pornos”
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=467690

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Drill Bits 002 – Our Favorite Podcasts

We talk about Digg (naturally). Online Security, Citizen Journalism and The Orbit Gum Girl. Later, we namedrop our favorite podcasts.


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Here are links to the stuff we talked about in this episode (So you can follow along at home):

– Efinke’s Top Digg User Page http://www.efinke.com/digg/topusers.html
– Vanessa Branch (the Orbit Gum Girl…”Fabulous”) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0104376/
– The GigaOm show http://revision3.com/gigaom/
– “A Day in the Life of a Digger” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhLoghrZ9vE
http://www.newstrust.net/
http://www.twit.tv/TWiT
– Top Ramen http://www.nissinfoods.com/topramen/
http://www.diggnation.com/
http://dl.tv/
http://revision3.com/infected
– The Totally Rad Show http://revision3.com/trs
– HDTV & Home Theatre podcast http://www.htguys.com/
– KCRW’s The Business http://www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/tb
– KCRW’s Martini Shot http://www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/ma
– KCRW’s The Treatment http://www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/tt
– Our pal Charbarred’s blog http://www.theplugg.com/
– Fat Guys at the Movieshttp://www.filmschoolrejects.com/podcast/
– Andrew’s 2006 Comic-con Flickr album http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_babyman/sets/72157594208549019/
– MacBreak video http://www.twit.tv/MB
– net@nite with Amber & Leo http://www.twit.tv/ITN
http://digg.com/tech_news/Harry_Potter_and_the_Deathly_Hallows_leaked_to_BitTorrent
– ABC’s Official LOST Podcast http://abc.go.com/primetime/lost/podcast
– What’s New Now audio podcast (XML Feed) http://rssnewsapps.ziffdavis.com/audioblogs/whatsnewnow.xml
http://askaninja.com/
http://ninjustice.blogspot.com/
http://happytreefriends.atomfilms.com/
http://hopeisemo.com/
http://www.theonion.com/content/video
– Onion Internet Crash Video http://www.theonion.com/content/video/breaking_news_all_online_data
– Onion Monkey Beating Video http://www.theonion.com/content/video/study_multiple_stab_wounds_may_be
– TED Talks http://www.ted.com/talks
http://www.calacanis.com/category/podcast/
http://www.pronetadvertising.com/articles/what-content-reddit-users-are-clicking-on34430.html
http://www.digg.com/world_news/GIRLS_with_ASSULT_RIFLES_buying_ice_cream_in_ISREAL_PIC
http://www.digg.com/offbeat_news/Google_has_priorities_straight_when_searching_for_Argentina

The Drill Down 002 – Online Privacy

On this week’s show, Andy, Mu, and Reg discuss online privacy in social networks and on the job. And we lose Reg…again. Later in the show we discuss “Does what happens in the Facebook stay on Facebook?” and Apple’s new patent for anti-theft: DRM for your iPod.


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Ask Eraser:
http://www.irconnect.com/askj/pages/news_releases.html?d=123324
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/20/AR2007072001138.html

How to Compete with Google Search
http://www.pronetadvertising.com/articles/how-to-compete-with-google-search34422.html

You Don’t Have to Go Offline
http://www.themulife.com/?p=261

Reputation Defender
http://www.reputationdefender.com/

Teen Privacy in Social Networks
http://www.socialmediaclub.org/2007/04/19/social-media-now-stumbling-upon-social-shopping-teen-identity-management/

“Does what happens in the Facebook stay on Facebook?”
http://www.albumoftheday.com/facebook/

2504 Steps to closing your Facebook account
http://stevenmansour.com/writings/2007/jul/23/2342/2504_steps_to_closing_your_facebook_account

Apple anti-theft system would leave thieves powerless—literally
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070725-apple-anti-theft-system-would-leave-thieves-powerless–literally.html

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Andrew Sorcini on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/MrBabyMan/news/submitted

Reg ‘Zaibatsu’ on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/zaibatsu/news/submitted

Muhammad Saleem:
http://digg.com/users/msaleem/news/submitted
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Muhammad+Saleem%22

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Music (Courtesy Podsafe Music Network):
Intro: Pl@stic Soul – “005-1 Electric Guitar”
http://www.mf247.jp/index.php?gr2_id=00000000000000000000000000315600

Outro: Freightrain Jones – “Pervs and Pornos”
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=467690

Drill Bits 001 – First Show Ever

Andy, Mu and Reg prepare for their first show ever, talking about hardware, Pownce, Digg, the Great Firewall of China, and online privacy.


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