Facebook can calm angry investors by focusing on ads -
A piece that can be found over at The Conversation where I ponder the potential future of Facebook’s business model.
At Facebook’s first annual general meeting since going public last year, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg faced a ‘barrage of complaints’ from shareholders, worried that the value of their investment shows no sign of recovering.
Being asked to be brief as I could have gone on for quite a bit more…
For only five pounds
I can write haikus for you
A complete bargain — My haiku homage to the offer on Fiverr.com to write haikus. Admittedly that would cost you five dollars but that wouldn’t really work in haiku terms.
Barbie Liberation Organization -
Today I learned about reverse shoplifting and shopgiving… That’s an idea that has some real possibilities in my local pound shop.
Rotten Row in London probably pre-1910. Wikipedia shows a very similar scene to this one as a black and white image from 1894.
Proof that left-hand driving in the UK pre-dates motorcars.
“LMAP-0001 : Map of Lancashire, The County Palatine”, Produces on behalf of The Friends of Real Lancashire. The clandestine map-making organisations is committed to the return of Lancashire to its former pre-1974 boundaries.
It may be a design eccentricity but Lancashire looks quite wide but it does emphasise why Preston is considered the capital of Lancashire (the Friends might disagree with this though).
Promotional flyer/card from Brisvegas band of the 1980s “Custard”.
We have the Technology…has some very ‘Nice Bird’s’ and ‘Anotomically Correct’ songs.
We have the the Technology is about being in a band., being on the road, love and loneliness. It’s also about technology (and how it relates to being in a band, being on the road, love and loneliness).
We have the Technology sounds better than any Custard record before it. It buzzes, crackles and pops in all the right places. Some of the noises are kinda weird, but there’s a warmth and crispness to all of the songs that you won’t find on just any old record. We Have the Technology rocks, it rolls, it surfs and it wallows in it’s own quiet misery. Sometimes, it’s just plain beautiful. We Have the Technology is - as they say in the business - the business.
And Custard are still the shit.
My guess is that at least 50% of the band are now public servants, I’m guessing Main Roads, 25% are teachers possibly physics or modern history and the remaining 25% are now somewhere in Europe.
An image of Haddon Hall in the Peak District from the early 1900s.
More stunning is the message on the back which goes a long way to prove how regularly the postal service was a hundred years ago.
I am working till 8-15 tonight. I’d be glad if you would meet me. Its late isn’t it?; but If you don’t think it worth while it’ll be quite all right. Best love from Winnie.
Sounds like Winnie really needs email.
The postmark - importantly - is 9.45am Au 25 1909. Quite an insight into communication, sense of time and perspective and the efficiency and certainty of public services.
I was channelling Tenacious D today. My PaperCamera app started up randomly and the viewfinder showed what may well have been the best photograph in the world. But I didn’t take that photograph - I shut the app down. When I restarted the app I could only capture this very much poorer tribute.
Something tells me that I shouldn’t be using this map from Megalithic to sensibly navigate anywhere soon.
‘Lazy Man Poem’
— Another poem from Peter de Vries. You can insert your own commentary from there…
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