h0lym0nk

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    • Social Media = Video Game

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      h0lym0nk

      I recently watched Charlie Brooker: Video-games changed the world (link here www.channel4.com/programmes/charlie-brooker-vi... ) and it concluded by saying that increasingly social media is very much like a game, repeating the same action again and again to gain more kudos, citing twitter as an example. With the RT community site format being like a game as many RT crew have stated, with awards and levels etc, do you find this to be the case?

      Cheers

      P.S. The link is from the UK's channel 4. Sorry if it doesn't work anywhere else around the world.

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    • Trocadero

      5 years ago

      h0lym0nk

      I don't usually make a journal post, but I thought i'd just like to share that I've been listening to Trocadero recently whilst I've been doing essays and stuff for uni. I find them pretty chill.

      That is all

      Now, back to cyber-security....

    • Twitter Vs. Facebook

      6 years ago

      h0lym0nk

      After listening to the latest RT podcast, my thoughts on the comparison between Facebook and Twitter is that you follow people on Twitter for updates from people and organisations you are interested in, whereas Facebook is far more based on social interaction with your friends.

      just weighing in on the discussion

    • My Third Journal Entry/ Shrove Tuesday Explanation

      6 years ago

      h0lym0nk

      So seeing as Gavin cannot take it on himself to fully explain Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as "Pancake Day" by the typical masses of the UK population, I devote a genuine journal entry to this topic.

      Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, the date on the Christian calendar that marks the start of Lent. Like other religions (such as Ramadan for Muslims), Lent is a period of fasting to demonstration of faith. In this case Christians emulate Jesus Christ and his resistance to temptation by The Devil. Therefore, 'back in the day' when peoples luxuries were few, the day before Lent began (Shrove Tuesday); they would use up all of their rarest ingredients on making pancakes out of milk, sugar and eggs (not bought mix Burnie), or whatever they had before sugar was a common commodity. With it people would have other items they could afford as a treat. When citrus fruits were uncommon, these were used to flavor the pancakes, creating the current 'traditional' use of lemon juice and sugar. Therefore 'Pancake Day' was born by essentially removing temptation from themselves by having it the day before the fasting period began.

      Now that most types of food are widely available in the Western World, fasting is not seen as a challenge for lent as we indulge ourselves regularly in the sweet and exotic. Also, the Christian Faith in the UK has dwindled. People now give up things for Lent such as chocolate or take it upon themselves to improve their life in some way much like a New Years Resolution. But the tradition of 'Pancake Day' has lived on, because people just love to eat for any occasion (Halloween, Christmas, etc.).

      Put simply it is like Mardi Gras with pancakes. In a typical Anglican way we probably want to be different from the continent (Europe).

      The whole confessing thing was probably just a way of going into Lent absolved of all your sins, to make yourself 'pure'.

      Now you know

      P.S. I do not consider myself to be an expert in the topic, nor am I affiliated to any religion. My understanding comes from Primary School teachings (school in the UK for children aged 5-11). Therefore discrepancies are likely.

    • The alternate gus guevara

      7 years ago

      h0lym0nk


      so i was looking at the old blog entries and i found this:

      geoff Cast & Crew

      jay z is so good
      seriously. he is like che guevara with bling on. COMPLICATED.
      7 years ago | Comments (20) | + 121 Cool

      gus turned out to be plan B




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  • Comments (5)

    • AMingDynasty

      5 years ago

      I like your avatar, number one

      • AMingDynasty

        5 years ago

        Next Generation is good enough for me haha it's the most sophisticated of them all

      • h0lym0nk

        5 years ago

        yeah i am, though slightly limited in what i've watched. all of TNG, almost 1 season of TOS and 1 and a half of DS9

      • AMingDynasty

        5 years ago

        No worries mate ^_^ Are you a Star Trek fan? I ask because a lot of people have avatars here that are just supporting something they like. Either way is fine by me but if you are, we do have something to talk about haha

      • h0lym0nk

        5 years ago

        sorry for the late reply, but thanks smiley0.gif

        Post edited 2/25/14 4:29PM

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