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Apple released a new product this past Easter Weekend – which by the way the newspaper and magazine truly believe will resurrect them from their growing oblivion.
Ya, it was something called the iPad and for some reason everyone has been going nuts over it. IT’s even to the point that some are doing stupid and moronic things with it which of course gave Sean and I ample stuff to point to in tonight’s show.
So with out further ado here’s some of the posts referred to in the show
Why Robert Scoble is Robert Scoble – Mark Evans
Truphone for iPad Turns Your Tablet Into a TabletPhone – TechCrunch
Dude installs an iPad in his car dashboard – The Raw Feed
iPad goes on sale, crowd goes wild – VentureBeat
Apple store lines muted, yet pregnant with anticipation – CrunchGear
3D Chess for iPad hits. No Glasses! - The Raw Feed
Scrabble for the iPad: stir in some iPhones and it’s the best $1,000 you ever spent on a board game – engadget
The Moderate’s Position on iPad Openness – Alex Payne
Is the iPad the beginning of a second class Web? – The Inquisitr
Now that the iPad is out of the way how about Microsoft? [Video] – WinExtra
Enjoy the show.
Web 2.0 has reached a new and disgusting low. As well we see that venture capitalists are more than willing to help fund trips through manure piles since it seems that Unvarnished just received a fresh round of funding of half a million bucks.
Well just imagine waking up one day to find your name splattered all over the web because of reviews of you as a person have been left on an account in your name that you never opened and that you can’t remove. We’re not talking about how nice of a person you might be either. No, this site is meant for people to unload all the reasons why you suck and are nothing but a dirtbag.
Oh and to add insult onto injury – you can’t open an account for yourself to try and head off any possible manure being flung on you by people hiding behind the mask of anonymous. In other words you suddenly have a target pasted to your forehead and ass which anyone can take shots at – real or imaginary.
All this cowardly wonderfulness is of course couched in the normal Web 2.0 and Social Media warm and fuzzy ideology as told to Jennifer Valentino-DeVries by one of the site’s founders
Peter Kazanjy, one of the site’s co-founders, said the aim of the site is to improve on the way professional reputation works in the real world.
“In the offline world, you can make reputation claims about me and I would never know that,” he said. On Unvarnished, people are able to see what is being said about them and can respond or recruit other coworkers to provide reviews on their behalf.
Some-one please explain to me just how the fuck this kind of gutter sniping will in any way improve how professional reputation works?
You get to write whatever you feel like and publish it to the web where everyone can come rushing to read all your greatest and latest thoughts. You relish in the fact that your words spread far beyond your own little corner because people think what you have to say is so mind-boggling great that they just have to share them with everyone. You pinch yourself constantly thinking that your popularity must be a dream.
Well pinch a little harder because chances are it is a dream. A nice comfortable delusional dream that keeps you hoping that one day you will break through the closed circle that the blogging world has become.
Now you will find all kinds of suggestions out there about how you can connive, trick or otherwise SEO your way into that inner circle but for the most part they are a bunch of crap that gets constantly regurgitated by blogs more popular than you in order to keep their pageviews pulling in the bucks.
This post isn’t one of those. In fact it is a post about the things that you can do that will forever keep you in the minor leagues of blogging. Hopefully these points will help you achieve your dreams of blogging mediocrity – you can thank me later.
Yes folks the rumors have already started and if Mr. Delicious is right this is what Cupertino has in store for all the Apple faithful.
So it looks like our world has survived yet another year of rib busting rolling on the floor laughing one’s ass off – otherwise known as April Fool’s. Mind you it was made a lot easier given that much of what happened on the web was really pretty lame.
There were a few that were better than the rest and maybe if we insist on doing this again next year sites might actually rise up to the occasion and really give us some great rib-tickling pranks – but I’m not counting on it.
Additionally Sean and I take a sharp left near the end of the show and talk about this new mindless abomination called Unvarnished that is starting to get some press on the web.
Actually when you think about when compared to this Unvarnished site this year’s April Fools was actually a lot funnier.
Posts referred to in the show
Microsoft’s $100 billion Nokia acquisition: Absolutely unbelievable! [April Fool!] – Mobile Industry News
Google Aquisition of ProBlogger – April Fools Day Recap – Problogger
Exclusive: Google To Go Nuclear – TechCrunch
Twitter Announces ‘Pay As You Tweet’ Subscription Plan For All Users (And Will Backdate Your Invoice – Twittercism
United States Imposes Sanctions Against Australia Over Internet Censorship – The Inquisitr
Topeka? Come On Google, You Can Do Better – TechCrunch
Exclusive: Duncan Riley To Run For Australian Minister – The Inquisitr
Introducing The Next Web Vatican City! – The Next Web
PostRank™ Announces the Launch of DoucheRank™ Social Judgement Service – PostRank
Enjoy the Show
While we open tonight’s show talking about something that I found which Windows users should bookmark right away we do get back on track taking a look at a couple of subjects that we felt was important.
Well at least one that we felt that was important even though no-one else has yet, and the other .. well it’s not like we had much choice since the iPad is gaining speed thanks to reviews from the likes of Walt Mossberg .. and no we don’t mean the puppet.
Yes folks the iPad cometh and everyone and their brother is getting all hot and bothered. Not to mention the fact that all the usual subjects have gotten their early release of this world changing tablet and proceeding to lord it over the rest of us tech rabble.
Posts referred to in this show
If Windows users want to give themselves some lovin’ then you need Ninite – WinExtra
Freelance reporter fronts for PI firm in investigation of FDA members – The Inquisitr
Apple iPad Review: Laptop Killer? Pretty Close – Walter Mossberg
Enjoy the show
Yes people April Fool’s happens on April 1st. The only problem is that April 1st happens at different times around the world because we all live in different timezones. This means that what someone might think as being a cute funny idea to pull on everyone turns out to be a complete flop and doesn’t do much to so that we have the slightest understanding of timezones.
Now I will admit that it was kind of cute and obviously a practical joke but as an April Fool’s joke .. well #FAIL. The reason why is that Darren lives in Australia which means that April 1st comes to his slice of the world almost a full day ahead of the people who would even think this was cutesy funny. Except it wasn’t.
So here’s an idea. Let’s call it quits regarding the idea of trying to pull April Fool’s jokes on each other here on the Web because not only are they mostly inane and stupid but also because this whole timezone thing takes all the humor out of it.