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VoteTube Archive: Alfred Hitchcock presents… storyboards

Alfred Hitchcock found the actual business of filming tiresome. He thought of it as mere assembly work. That was because he’d done all the interesting pieces of film-making beforehand. Shots, angles, lighting and so on were all worked out in advance on a storyboard. Filming was just the plodding recreation of the already imagined scenes. You may not be making a Hollywood thriller, but even a simple video, particularly one with a narrative, will benefit from some preparation. Its faster …

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VoteTube Archive: The Centre Cannot Hold

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, -The Second Coming, WB Yeats Yeats could have been channelling the spirit of the modern political campaign manager. For nearly twenty years political parties and candidates have been successful in imposing previously undreamed controls on campaigns. There are controls on what candidates wear, where they go, who they talk to and what they …

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My Liveblogged Year, Part One

As a medium, liveblogging is still only a shadow of what it could be. But even still, the faint sketched in lines are becoming clear. And, as usually happens with an internet technology, I think the real impact of liveblogging will be felt in places the inventors didn’t expect.

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Labour Party offering €1000 for Lisbon Treaty video

Cash Money! I received an email today from  Joe Costello  telling me about a  competition they’re running to  promote the  Lisbon Treaty. In exchange for a well crafted one minute video, they’re offering a prize of €1000, spendable in shops, into your hot little hands. Here are some details on this VoteTube-tastic competition. I would like to remind members that we are  offering a €1,000 prize for the best one minute video promoting a Yes vote in the forthcoming referendum …

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The Other Eegit on the Radio

I’ll be on this morning’s Tubridy Show on RTE Radio one with Richard Delevan, late of the Sunday Tribune. The topic we’ve been set, like the leaving cert essay, to discuss is ‘Political Hactivism’. UPDATE: The discussion can be heard here (Realplayer link) from 49 minutes in.

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Tom Kitt, Info society minister, rejects ‘obsessive’ bloggers

Tom Kitt TD said that government cannot be swayed by obsessive bloggers but must give equal voice to people who don’t have time to have narrowly focussed opinions.

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Snippets

All is quiet here in Tuppenceworth, but I thought I might send out a couple of flares to let readers know we haven’t sunk completely. I have now received my Nokia N800. It is better than I thought it would be. It fact, it is almost magical. Nokia’s marketing and distribution departments ought to have their heads examined for hiding this gem away from the prying eyes of the buying public. It could certainly give Apple’s iPhone a run for …

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Politics and Blogging- my answers

Lucinda McNally sent me this email interview as part of her postgraduate thesis research. It’s long so you can use the More link to read it all, if you like how it starts to shape up. The best stuff is near the end, so I know you’ll all be clicking like goodo. INTERVIEW Impact of Blogging in 2007 General Election Interview with: Simon McGarr Organisation: VoteTube and Tuppenceworth Date: Tuesday 5th June 2007 1. A bloggers perspective (i) When did …

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Thesis Q & A on Blogging and Politics

Lucinda McNally is writing a thesis on the impact of blogging on the Irish Election. She sent me a set of questions, which I’ll reproduce later today with her blessing, together with my answers. She also sent me a second set of brass tacks questions, suggested after a meeting with a supervisor cynical about blogs. I’m going to throw those out to everyone to answer, either in the comment or on their own blogs. It’s all in the name of …

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The Centre Cannot Hold

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, -The Second Coming, WB Yeats Yeats could have been channelling the spirit of the modern political campaign manager. For nearly twenty years political parties and candidates have been successful in imposing previously undreamed controls on campaigns. There are controls on what candidates wear, where they go, who they talk to and what they …

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