Video interlude: Lisa Nova, Twitter Whore

From my colleague Matt Hartley comes this hilarious video from Lisa Nova. It’s a day in the life of someone who is obsessed by all things Twitter (and no, we’re not naming any names).  

Avril is an anagram for “viral”

Some things achieve YouTube notoriety through some bizarre confluence of interest and desperation, like the six-second-long video clip of a startled prairie dog that took on epidemic proportions last year as a YouTube favourite known as the “Dramatic Chipmunk,” which quickly gained more than 9 million views. Other things need…

Sometimes the news can’t wait

A fascinating story in the New York Times about how NBC tried its best to keep the news of Tim Russert’s death from escaping into the wild so that they could make sure that his family knew about it. But Twitter and Wikipedia beat them to it. According to the…