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Objects in Mirror: November 29, 2007 Archive

Internet attention

Posted at 7:37 AM on November 29, 2007 by Julia Schrenkler

Do we really want attention to what we share on the Internet? Of course. I just wonder if we care that the attention is "good attention" or not.

MPR's Curtis Gilbert reports Video blogger learns YouTube stardom has a price:

Minnesota native John Holden recently found himself a YouTube star. It sounds like a dream come true for a video blogger, but it wasn't.

The view count (at time of writing, 749,726) might have been a dream, but he might have found the comment (count at 2,538) content a nightmare.

Meanwhile, Tom Crann spoke with Douglas Arnold from the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications at the University of Minnesota, because one U of M math video is a Web hit.

Have you done something successful or controversial on the Web? Maybe both at the same time? Share your Internet attention experiences in our online discussion as we calculate the price of Internet attention.

Gathering around music

Posted at 1:13 PM on November 29, 2007 by Julia Schrenkler

Today has been a series of meetings with Gather.com staff, and one of the more interesting ones is happening right about now...

MPR has a group on Gather to focus onMinnesota Music, I don't think we use it enough. What would you like to see on the group? More discussion, more photos, more video? Join the group and publish your suggestions, we'll be reading.

Pipeline explosion coverage, resources

Posted at 6:59 PM on November 29, 2007 by Julia Schrenkler

Coverage from Minnesota Public Radio:
* Authorities search for cause of pipeline explosion
* Pipeline explosion a lesson in worldwide energy policy
* Several agencies will lead investigation

We’re looking for your perspective, commentary or Web resources about the explosion. (Share here.)

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