Yesterday’s Twits

  • if facebook is advertising w/ our names. just thinking: what happens if we all klick our names in the ads like hell? 😉 #
  • @michaelbielitza ich wär jetzt da 😉 -> skype? #
  • if we watch scifi we learn about the future, no joke. www.pcmag.com/slideshow/0,1206,l=226395&pg=0&s=25301&a=226388,00.asp #
  • @shava was war in Pforzheim? Comicings irgendwas? #mistverpasst #
  • spam phone from nachbarschaftspost.com idiots #
  • @pickihh blogkommentar wo? #
  • @shava gibt es keine tauglichen comicläden in stuttgart? Heinzeldings? Bazar von Tauf? #

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Yesterday’s Twits

  • Very slowly I feel like i should start bookmarking the twitter pages of twitterspammers at delicous, like using: ‘twitterspammer’ as a tag #
  • @saschalobo me too. und ich kenn noch ne bloggerin, bei der das so war. auch nicht die twitter-addi. #
  • @tristessedeluxe nö jemand anders, der mir followte. fiel mir halt auf. #
  • suuuuuper, the search function of my browser does not work when editing a mixxt-wiki @mixxt_de #
  • @cervus is this your own project? I also started one with @mooose that should include all sorts o’ tools #
  • my daily twitter aggregation posting moved to my ‘english’ blog: oliverg.wordpress.com/ #
  • @oliver_wwb you have mail 😉 #
  • removed 2 more spammers, ignored 1 more follower #gettingeven #
  • @cervus sounds intersting, I am curretly tzinking abzut distributed systems/aggregation, let evreyone have a share (of $) etc. #
  • need to kick techcrunch or readwriteweb from my daily reading. which should i kick? #
  • @kuddelig too much to read on ‘daily’, no time for friend’s blogs #

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Yesterday’s Twits

  • learning of the day: germans do not anmswer you on #friendfeed comments friendfeed.com/oliverg/comments #
  • where on friendfeed do I see who is subscribing to me? #
  • »Für Meinungsfreiheit« – Autorenverbände wollen sich von Verlagsgruppe nicht einschüchtern lassen tinyurl.com/6s845d #
  • gibt es von david allen kein deutschsprachiges hörbuch? ich dachte … #
  • what is this? a new translation or tref=he collection of essays? tinyurl.com/5wybye #
  • @ginader thanks 😉 #
  • @danielahinrichs I told R. to talk to you but he said he needed an OK by L. first. Maybe better you contact him and check 😉 #
  • @tobitobsen in relation to what? 😉 xing? #
  • if would be great if friendfeed.com/settings/subscribers wopuld show whether is subbed to that erson ;( #friendfeed #
  • in tinyurl.com/4g2nul sind rechtlöiche Konsequenzen des artikels erwähnt. ??? #
  • Hey, twitter is really cool for business communication 😉 #
  • why does o2 show me premiums that I do not have the credits for? silly. #
  • @kmto ruf mich dann an :=) #
  • @tobitobsen ahh, das hatte doch eh robert gebloggt #
  • während dei amis pennen kann ich auch "doitsh" twittern #
  • typ an der sprechanlage: ‘ich bin con der tele*om, wir besuchen unsere bestandskunden’ WTF. #
  • @kmto manchmal arbeite ich und gucke nicht auf twitter, surprise 😉 #
  • @kmtp retwittere es doch um 1620 selbst 😉 #
  • yahoop goes analytics tinyurl.com/3jktwp #
  • what is the xmp/rpc endpoint url to post to a blog I have at wordpress.com? #
  • qtonzylstra @bloggingtomm : thanks #
  • @ all: ok, my daily twitter updates will now appear in oliverg.wordpress.com and not in my home blog 😉 #
  • Wow, a new ooVoo contact, how strange 😉 #
  • as both alerthingy and twhirl use up 60 MB I now iuse twhirl for checking friendfeeds #
  • @phogenkamp wenn du dich beeilst gibt es noch was bei notschlachtung 😉 #keulprämie #
  • @mr94 @furukama with the new version 😉 #techcrunchlesenbildet #
  • @meyouar well it starts when the computer starts but I have very few contacts there #ooVoo never did video yet. 1 chat… #
  • finished reading ‘spook country’ #williamgibson cool plot wheer you only learn on the last 100 pages what everything is about. #
  • @paulinepauline ach, jetzt erst? ich habe längt einen _bacon ordner dafür (bacon = erwünschter spam 😉 ) #
  • this is not the way, guys … twitter.com/PREISBOCK/statuses/791010381 #
  • heeeey, … @twitterposter counts ca. 450 less followers than I have. #
  • @allesroger über das wortspiel gabs mal ne folge von ‘der spatz vom wallraffplatz’ #antike #tv #
  • bridging the generation gap tinyurl.com/56dn5c (cf.comments) #
  • my weblin is haning out on blog.oliver-gassner.de/ chat with me, YOU! #
  • some ideas on web3.d in the enterprise (german) tinyurl.com/557z5o #
  • hey mixxt, PLEASE start to remember my cookie for 14 days THANK YOU @mixxt_de #
  • if you cannot come: please remove your name from the participant list at barcampbodensee.mixxt.eu THANKS 😉 #
  • Artikel über das #barcampbodensee tinyurl.com/58vfmf @barcampbodensee #
  • what is your best tip for business-networking on Xing (or LinkedIn or …) URLs welcome 😉 #
  • Ah, die Antviller kommen auf twitter an 😉 #

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Mister Wong is not the end

reading this: <a href=”http://blog.mister-wong.com/a-message-from-the-founder/2007/07/27/”>Mister Wong-Blog – A Message from the Founder</a> it occured to me:

‘Ratings’ on Web 2.0-Pagesd are often done with five-pnt yellow stars.

Star with five points: Satanism, Magic, Wizardry, unchristian acts
Yellow Star: symbol that was forced on Jews 1933-1945 in Gemany

How long will this continue?

I suggest the replacement with green circles, immediately.

blogtv-Show June 21st.

With this test I wanted to see if I could get the image of the co-host to whow in the stream. You can’t. Sad.
It would also be great to see the chat as subtitles.

But otherwise: great show. Thanks to co-host kosmar. And to Katti our fan 😉

oliverg-s Liveshow – blogTV

If you’d like to do a show with me: contact me via og aatt carpe.com. You actually need only a semi-decent microphone attached to your computer 😉

Topics are:
Flickr, Frazr, fon.gs, fontenna, Mühlacker, Vaihingen, Berlin and stuff.

How to avoid being censored by Flickr

“The Net treats censorship as damage and routes around it.” John Gilmore

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Flickr users from certain countries have been automatically blocked from seing images of naked flesh – or miraculously from seing images of flowers…

But it is very easy to escape this cenbsorship.

* Create a new Yahoo!-ID

* Claim you are from another, free and unscensored country. Like Irak or Iran 😉

* In your flickr account switch the yahoo-ID from the old to the new one on http://flickr.com/account/transfer/

Your Privacy-Panel now shows that you are no longer in filter mode 😉

Flickr, again

http://www.flickr.com/help/forum/42597/page16/#reply230304

As The discussion over at flickr is rather crowded and as it is hard to refer to certain postet I’ll do it here.

heather says:

The decision to change the Flickr experience in Germany was never about censorship – it was made to try to ensure that Yahoo! Germany was in compliance with local legal restrictions. In fact, we’re all getting really uncomfortable that the words “flickr” and “censorship” are being jammed together with increasing frequency because that is _so far_ from the direction we’re trying to move in.

The central problem is that Germany has much more stringent age verification laws than its neighboring countries and specifies much harsher penalties, including jail time, for those with direct responsibility (in our case, it would be our colleagues in the German offices and we’re not willing to make a call that has that kind of consequence for them).

Up to the point of launch we had been exploring every possible approach which would allow us to do what makes sense while still operating inside the law. Unfortunately, the solutions did not come together in the way we thought they would.

I know people would like to know exactly what is going on, have a chance to evaluate the internal back and forth, and know all of the reasoning. Unfortunately, that’s just not possible. In the end, some of you will trust that we are doing our best and are confident that we’ll have a workable system in the future and some of you will not. We’d love to be able to change that reality, but we can’t. We’ve made and admitted to a couple of big mistakes lately, and as many of you have commented, we should have handled this issue differently.

Believe me when I say that we’d rather not make mistakes in the first place, but when we do, take hope in the fact that we always listen, always respond, and often change the system as a direct result of your input. That’s the way Flickr rolls, and we never want that to change.

So again, we’re not perfect (as much as we’d like to be), but everyone on the team is resourceful, fair-minded and determined to find the solution to this. You’ll be the first to know the outcome.

That is culture for you.
Internationalization is about more than about weak translations by college sophomores.

If a German company believes that they do the right thing, they fight it out in court. For their customers. (It’s cheaper in Germany, too 😉 )

Several companies have done this in the case od responsibility for comments. (So we can’t see the pix cause flickr is responsible for what we say in the comments?)

Hostees need to react when they are told that illegal content, may it be hate speech, or porn, or libel is on their pages. That is the law. I am not really sure in what way your current actions prevents that problem in any way. Just close flickr to all German users if you are too afraid to do whatu you think is right.

My pro account is running out tomorrow and I have backed up all images that are currently on flickr. It’s kinda sad that flickr does not tell it’s users how to do that (I was told by support to download them one by one, wow).

Think, flickr, think.

Germans like to complain. About lost wars, silly US WWII TV series and stuff like that.

And they used to have censorship while they fought to be one country in the 19th century. And between 33 and 45. 1933ff that is.

So they don’t like to be censored. Calls up bad memorioes.

Flickr now is playing them a double trick:

– doing bad translations into German (hey, there are a lot of fresh Germans over there, so ask them, not some German minor… I taught some of those, they don’t know ther der die das… believe me.)

– telling Germans noit to look ar dirty pics. (How ironic 😉 )

Well.

My Flickr account runs out in 2 days. I backupped all my pics today and am in the process to upload them to a European hoster, a German hoster.

I asked Flickr how to backup. They suggested to do it one by one. Their FAQ does not tell you how to download all your pics.

I blogged about this in my German blog.

The Babelfish translates it like this. (This is how interantionalized ‘low budget’ US-services sound to us 😉 )

http://oliverg.net/