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Friday, September 08, 2006

Pop Experiments

Before Thomas and I begin really popping... I still have a couple experiments to complete to see what works for you guys. Thomas has conducted his survey over at pophub... if you'd like to see what his readers think.

Email me your thoughts or leave me a comment to let me know what works best for you... our main goal is to try and figure out what exact # of links, or urls, I should remix.

What pops for me today:

Killer Frisbees?
New weapons for old problems.

Freeware Aggregated
Not exactly a pretty website to look at, but it gets the job done.

Why Smart People Do Dumb Things
The "Unconscious Need to Fail" point is particularly interesting.

YouTube on Your iPod
I still have a nano, not a video ipod... so let me know how this works. Oh, gosh, I admit it. I'm a YouTube addict. I don't want to be. I just AM.

And hence.... our next url...

Encourage the Haters

I have to hand it to "tapedcookie", it's an interesting experiment.

Priest Calls in Bomb Threat to Madonna Concert?

At least use a payphone or throw away cell phone, smarty.

Why Teenagers Don't Give a Sh-t

"We think that a teenager's judgment of what they would do in a given situation is driven by the simple question: 'What would I do?'" Blakemore said. "Adults, on the other hand, ask: 'What would I do, given how I would feel and given how the people around me would feel as a result of my actions?'"

Umm... most adults....

A Downright Gorgeous Periodic Table

Although ... Iodine kinda looks like a red blood cell.

Anti-Semitism is Unacceptable

This article focuses on hate crimes in the UK, but rest assured, yes, I'm directing this at you, Mel. And to everyone else, yes, Mel reads my blogspot blog. ;)

Viva All The Pretty Horses!
I had no idea this was even going on.

"It is one of the most inhumane, brutal, shady practices going on in the U.S. today," said Rep. John Sweeney, R-N.Y., a sponsor of the ban.

Thanks in advance for sharing your ideas with me!!


  • At 2:12 PM, Blogger leron said…

    I'd say two screenfuls of links is about right, displayed with the kind of one-off annotations you provided on your blog today. Y'know, enough to scroll through and find a couple you like, maybe spend 10 minutes surfing, maybe come back later for another 10 minutes or more, depending on how hot the content is.

    My two cents.

  • At 2:40 PM, Blogger Sean said…

    No offense Amanda, because I am a fan… but… why do I care what you find interesting on popurls? I mean, the page is the aggregated opinion of millions of people… and then there will be your list….so…… what?

    If you wanted to make this a little more useful, you could take a look at it daily/weekly/monthly and do a video blog on it. it’s rocketboom-ish, but far more democratic… otherwise it’s just another list…. no?

    you're good at that... so, why not take it where your skills lie?


  • At 3:01 PM, Blogger thomas marban said…

    hi sean,
    i guess >added-value< on popurls is rather a techie thing. let's regards amandas best-of remix some sort of infotainment. 99.5% of blogs are made of reblogged stuff. if it's not about authority, etc. - why do people find kottke's collection interesting then?

  • At 3:04 PM, Blogger Amanda said…


    I hear you. Hopefully some people enjoy my taste in urls, but, I hear you. :)

    Actually, Tom and I may do a video. This is a fun warm up. Also, with two videoblogs, some writing assignments, and a tv show planned, I am worried about over extending myself a bit. :)

    I already bought a domain name for the videoblog, though, thomas, just in case. ;)

  • At 5:29 PM, Blogger Andy said…

    I agree that ten as you did today seems about right.

    Amanda thank you for including Guy Kawasaki's link, I'm highly impressed by each of his posts so far.
    Must be because he's riding a Mac.

    Have you started backing up your MBP yet?
    Get Carbon Copy Cloner and clone your drive too so you won't have to re-install the stuff backing up doesn't help you with. At least until the next OS comes out.

  • At 10:15 PM, Blogger WO7 said…

    People don't watch you for content, they watch because you are Amanda!

  • At 8:21 AM, Blogger Marius said…

    Hey Amanda,
    I find your understanding of the ways-o-the-web most helpful, and your url listings are very useful to me. I know my way around my computer, but there is sooo much information out there in cyberspace I like having someone who's opinions I have learned to trust pointing out the 'good' stuff. Thanks. :-)

  • At 9:36 AM, Blogger Teresa said…

    It is alarming how anti-semitism is growing in Europe.
    You should probably also direct your remarks to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad- I'm sure he reads your blog to.

  • At 12:08 PM, Blogger libratem said…

    Regarding weaponized frisbees...the first thing I thought of was the CIA creating a boobytrapped hacky sack. Sorry, that's just the way my mind works.

    The "Unconscious Need To Fail" angle kind of fits in with this:

    Some feminists actually believe that high heels are a form of learned helplessness.

    Would your popurls contribution be just text links, or in the format of the Flckr/youtube boxes?

  • At 3:43 PM, Blogger Bart said…

    My favorite freeware page to check daily is:

  • At 1:10 PM, Blogger Free Macbook Pro said…

    When are we going to be able to see your new vlog?

  • At 1:03 AM, Blogger zipperbrain said…

    Well......weaponized frisbees is kinda X-file item, and that is really interesting to third national person. Anyway, I really happy to meet you at here agian. I am your Korean fan, and I hope to ask something for my personal research project......Can I e-mail to you?

  • At 10:32 AM, Blogger Dook of HDP said…

    Amanda -- I'm very much looking forward to your new videoblogs. Try not to overextend yourself, but if you do, we want photographs!

    Sorry sorry -- Bad! Bad Dook!

    Dook of HDP

    ps The free software link is awesome -- I'm thrifty! The 'smart people doing dumb things' mini-analysis is interesting -- I consider myself smart, but I just love to do dumb things -- keeps me close to the peeps. I love the periodic table link!!!!!!

  • At 6:13 PM, Blogger Steven said…

    All racism is totally unacceptable. I remember still seeing a poster in my school about 10 years ago. It showed the brain of an African, Asian, European and racist. They where all the same but the racists brain, it was one 10th the size of the rest.

  • At 8:33 PM, Blogger Sean said…

    thomas and amanda... thanks for the response. i hear ya.

    looking forward to what's next.

    and i can't help but say it... rocketboom is a little 'blah' recently ehh?

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