Photoshopped or not?

Came across this great pic of Australia over on Strange Maps - nature or art?  The accidental cartography post is quite accurate when it points out the irony of the drought stricken land.

So what do you think?  Real or not?  There are some interesting comments on the urban legend site, Snopes.

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A seven minute video that walks you through the history of the Internet.


History of the Internet from PICOL on Vimeo.

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These are events planned for the Silicon Valley area for the week beginning November 10; please let me know if you’d like to include an event.

Monday November 10

VoiceCon San Francisco 2008
Host: TechWeb
Dates: November 10 - 13
Place: San Francisco, Moscone North
Cost: Exhibits only $100 - $2495

Tuesday November 11

ISPCon
Host: Jupiter Events
Dates: November 11 – 13
Place: San Jose
Cost: $50 - $695

Webcast:
Open Source at Microsoft: Opportunity or Threat?
Host: Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University
Time: 12.30 p.m.
Place: Web
Cost: Free

Wednesday November 12

Under the Radar
Host: Dealmaker Media
Dates: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Place: Mountain View, Microsoft Campus
Cost: $485 Members/$595 Non Members

Beyond the Web We Know — What Comes After 2.0?
Host: Commonwealth Club
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Place: San Francisco
Cost: $8 Members/$15 Non Members

Thursday November 13

Television Reinvented
Host: NewTeeVee
Time 8 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Place: San Francisco, Mission Center
Cost: $595

OpenSocial: 1st Birthday Celebration
Host: MySpace
Time: 10 a.m. – late
Place: San Francisco, MySpace Offices
Cost: Free

Friday November 14

AdRevenue 08
Host: Pubmatic
Time: 8.30 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Place: San Francisco, Presidio
Cost: $599 - $799

Public Media Barcamp
Host: Barcamp
Date: November 14 - 16
Place: Santa Cruz
Cost: Free

Saturday November 15

Convergence 08
Host: Computer History Museum
Dates: November 15 – 16
Place: Mountain View
Cost: $195

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Did you know that if someone sends you an ‘@’ message via Twitter, that unless the symbol is at the beginning of the sentence, it doesn’t turn up in your Twitter replies?

For instance, this message appeared in my replies tab:


This one, however, did not:

I don’t really know why this is the case, but if you want to make sure you see all tweets that mention your name there is an easy workaround.

Go to Twitter search, type in your username (don’t forget the ‘@’ symbol first) and then subscribe to the RSS feed.  Voila.  Every time someone mentions you in their tweets, you’ll be notified.

Subscribing to @ comments is also useful if you want to see what people say about, or to,  a particular person who is on Twitter; an easy way to keep track of friends and/or foes.

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Did you know:

The number of years it took to reach a market audience of 50 Million?

Radio: 38

Television: 13

Internet: 4

If you want to know more, watch this video

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