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Seesmic, my new addiction.

Happy New Year (Hogmanay!!) all you people.

Damn you Seesmic. My latest obsession. It is pre-Alpha release and thanks (I think) to Dotben for sending me the invite. There are two very good reasons why I should not be on there but I won’t share them with you here.

It is basically micro-video-blogging. It is instantaneous, easy, compelling, addictive, fun, performative, playful, personal, public, easy, welcoming. It is essentially video banter and if I worked from home I would never get anything done.

It makes me feel a lot more connected and closer to people than Twitter or anything else. The Seesmic team – based in SF – also do neat little edits, shows, of the best of the last 24 hours (see the NY one above) which I like. This is something I think is really needed. It adds an extra incentive to participate for some too, I imagine. Makes it somehow even more personal.

Oh, I have also been chucked out of Facebook. More on that later, which is why I have been in search of a replacement. I really should get some kind of hobby which does not include sitting in front of screen doing really quite daft things until the wee small hours.

Hmm…

Lol Trek

This made me chuckle muchly. (via Crys through Skype).

It takes the notion of LOL cats – a meme that has cat lovers and others spilling their milk rofl – to where no man has gone before. See also the Twitter fan wiki for more lolcat fun.*

Live Grenades poses the question we have all been dying to ask:

While this is nice and all, I quickly realized that there are no long-form lolcat works. The closest is Spatch’s wonderful Cat Town, and it’s only a relative to lolcats. That set my fevered brain to spinning: what would a lolcat story look like? What if lolcats had a TV channel? What kind of shows would be on it?

And this is it, a la Star Trek. Pure genius!

*Just seen Crys’ Twitter about lolgeeks!

Real-time comedy

I am liking the Twitter comedy emerging (Twitterdy?)*. Kind of like stand up for the digital mobs.

*Just found this one too – The Hoff – heheh

News on Twitter

I am all for news feeds on Twitter and find them useful. But I don’t especially find an alert with no actual content in it useful really.