1. University/Library Digital Collections

    Yale - Doing it wrong.

    Duke - Doing it right

    Until.. [low res/ultra compressed image] (though, to their credit, they do have a number of high-res images on their site.)

    London Public Library - Doing it right.

    Until the UWO came along.. [massive watermark]

    Washington University - doing it right. [LUNA!]

     
  2. STOP

    I said nothing when they made a Garfield movie. I said nothing when they made, not one, but two Alvin movies. I said nothing when they made a Yogi Bear movie. (Actually, I think I said something, but I can’t remember.)

    But a Smurfs 3D movie?

    REALLY?

    I didn’t think movie studios were that out of ideas, but apparently the executives at Sony Pictures turned to each other and said “you know what we need? Another cruddy CGI 3D movie that will get kids to drag their parents to the theatre so they can spend tons of money on overpriced tickets.”

    It’s gotten to the point where every week, there is another movie coming out, with a big 3D tacked onto the end of it.

    And it’s gotten to the point where, someone, somewhere, for whatever reason, thought turning another old cartoon series into a modernized, urbanized, CGI movie was a decent idea. (But c’mon — we all know this is just for profit.)

    And no matter how many negative reviews you throw at these piles of cinema vomit, they keep coming out with them. And for whatever reason, the writers/producers/director/studio find it funny, and “hip” to urbanize the characters of these old cartoons, just to appeal to the next stupid tween generation. Be it with celebrity cameos from the latest hack, making the characters talk in ‘gangsta’ slang, or having them do a full out cover of a recent pop/urban song. (See Alvin)

    Or to make the humour really really really stupid (Yogi).

    And for whatever reason, people still pay money to see them.

    ENOUGH

    /rant

    [also this is my 1700th post!]

     
  3. 13:03 25th Feb 2011

    notes: 65

    reblogged from: joshsternberg

    tags: AUGHTWITTER


    breakingblog:

Why people unfollow @breakingnews: We’re lucky enough to have access to a beta analytics tool from Twitter that lets us see which tweets on @breakingnews trigger more “unfollows” than usual. Any guesses?  Surprisingly, it’s not the occasional tweet about Lindsay Lohan’s legal troubles (which we try to keep to a minimum). But it tends to happen when we tweet in rapid succession, or when we post a local news story about a crime or tragic accident.For example, we sent 4 tweets over the course of 5 minutes earlier this week while Ghadafi’s son was speaking to the nation in Libya. Each of those tweets triggered more unfollow events than usual.  A school bus accident in Arizona and an Amtrak-pedestrian accident in New Jersey both sparked more unfollows, as well.  This lines up with a recent survey of our @breakingnews users. “One person shot in Seattle? I don’t care,” wrote one user urging us to cut back on local stories. “Why is 95% of the stuff you share so negative?” added another. “I know that’s the news in general, but geez, can you move past kids shooting each other to bigger pictures?”These are all great points. Sure, it’s impossible to make everyone happy — as evidenced by the often contradictory replies we see moments after we send out a tweet — but certainly there are common themes where we can improve our coverage.  Stay tuned, and keep the feedback coming!

I have this unfollower problem too when I tweet too much. 
Here’s a solution: FOLLOW MORE FUCKING PEOPLE. Don’t just sign up to Twitter, follow 10 celebrities, a couple friends (who don’t tweet) and then me. It will look like I am spamming the crap out of your twitter with my few tweets a day.
And if you don’t like my opnionated nature (thats all I really use Twitter for) look at my previous tweets before you ‘follow’ me. That way you know what you’re getting into.
[Twitter followers are a fickle, picky, flaky, never-happy bunch..]

    breakingblog:

    Why people unfollow @breakingnews: We’re lucky enough to have access to a beta analytics tool from Twitter that lets us see which tweets on @breakingnews trigger more “unfollows” than usual. Any guesses?  Surprisingly, it’s not the occasional tweet about Lindsay Lohan’s legal troubles (which we try to keep to a minimum). But it tends to happen when we tweet in rapid succession, or when we post a local news story about a crime or tragic accident.

    For example, we sent 4 tweets over the course of 5 minutes earlier this week while Ghadafi’s son was speaking to the nation in Libya. Each of those tweets triggered more unfollow events than usual.  A school bus accident in Arizona and an Amtrak-pedestrian accident in New Jersey both sparked more unfollows, as well. 

    This lines up with a recent survey of our @breakingnews users. “One person shot in Seattle? I don’t care,” wrote one user urging us to cut back on local stories. “Why is 95% of the stuff you share so negative?” added another. “I know that’s the news in general, but geez, can you move past kids shooting each other to bigger pictures?”

    These are all great points. Sure, it’s impossible to make everyone happy — as evidenced by the often contradictory replies we see moments after we send out a tweet — but certainly there are common themes where we can improve our coverage.  Stay tuned, and keep the feedback coming!

    I have this unfollower problem too when I tweet too much. 

    Here’s a solution: FOLLOW MORE FUCKING PEOPLE. Don’t just sign up to Twitter, follow 10 celebrities, a couple friends (who don’t tweet) and then me. It will look like I am spamming the crap out of your twitter with my few tweets a day.

    And if you don’t like my opnionated nature (thats all I really use Twitter for) look at my previous tweets before you ‘follow’ me. That way you know what you’re getting into.

    [Twitter followers are a fickle, picky, flaky, never-happy bunch..]

     
  4. NOT…USING…SCROLL…WHEEL…. AAHHHHHHH!

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  5. AUUGH
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    AUUGH

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