Entries in the 'zeitgeek' Category

Stuff White People Like

I can’t be the last to know about this seeming follow up to Black People Love Us
Fight the urge to qualify, parse, fight, defend…at least until the comments piss you off. (2500+ comments on the “Asian Girls” topic alone at this point.)

Then join the Facebook group

Top Posts from “Full List of Stuff White People Like”
#96 New Balance Shoes
White People in the News: Education Special
#11 Asian Girls
#1 Coffee
#9 Making you feel bad about not going outside
#4 Assists
#88 Having Gay Friends
#2 Religions that their parents don’t belong to
#81 Graduate School

Of course there is already a Stuff Queer People Like in nascent stages, an offshoot of a blog to watch.

RSS feeds. Grazr: Hope you have a few hours.

Check out the RSS reader at the bottom of the sidebar. Feeds chosen by Duncan Rawlinson of The Last Minute Blog Incredible. A zeitgeek bonanza…and giving me more ideas for compiling my own. Beware.

BarCampLA: What it is…

BarCamp is live performance blogging.

…with full audience participation.

…and it’s not as bad as that sounds.

  • An overview of BarCampLA in David Markland’s video log from blogging.la

Like the blogosphere, simple tools that work, ostensibly polite people with an obsession or three to share, conversations with faster comments, real asides and trackbacks, blog stalkers, climbers and celebs.
Posts, or presentations, ranged from 1st grade art class (pic: Cody Simms, kid’s allright) Barcamp first grade art class. pic by Cody Simmsto seriously alpha-geek visions for things i hadn’t considered. Also a young guy’s fleshed out plan for a tv network, the launch of a new non-profit, Bloggingforgood, (not too late to join), and Jason Calacanis‘ critique of 10 overblown digital entities in 15 minutes, with the audience as his geek chorus yelling “Bullshit”.

And to round up: the content was better than you’d expect, if not as varied as the blogosphere. A lawyer and a Microsoft evangelist business blogged, a Scottish dude in kilt podcasted through, a Franklin Covey-hating dominatrix (and certified hypnotist/life coach ) prostelytized for the cult of Getting Things Done, Belkin came thorugh with a pile of free powerstrips…and somehow, though it seems impossible, I didn’t hear a single reference to the Oscar’s all day.