tweetbacksNoth­ing like lis­ten­ing to old-school dub­step mixes and surf­ing the net on a lazy Sun­day after­noon — even though I have to admit that turn­ing up the music is kind of my only option right now, since the new Sam­sung LCD screen I bought yes­ter­day expe­ri­ences some kind of iden­tity cri­sis, con­fus­ing itself with some kind of alien sound-device by pro­duc­ing a con­stant annoy­ing noise. But enough com­plain­ing, let’s turn our heads and look back on the 7 deadly sins of online-marketing com­piled by Shoemoney.

Include the twit­ter juice!

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to include tweets about your post­ings directly into the com­ment thread? tweet­backs by Smash­ing Mag­a­zine does just that:

This plug-in imports tweets about your posts as com­ments. You can dis­play them in between the other com­ments on your blog, or dis­play them separately.

The imple­men­ta­tion requires a bit of template-fiddling, but the expla­na­tions out­lines the nec­es­sary changes very well.

One for the Lohas

My paper shred­der cuts 100 sheets per minute!” “Mine only cuts 0,02 sheets per minute, but it’s ham­ster pow­ered!” This fic­tional dia­logue could soon become office real­ity, as Lon­don design con­sul­tant Tom Ball­hatchet invented the pro­to­type of a “Ham­ster Pow­ered Paper Shred­der”: it takes the lit­tle fel­low about three quar­ters of an hour to tear one DIN A4 sheet to pieces, which then become his bed­ding — the Laug­ing Squid knows more.

Mind the Tweet?

In the last week, Twitter’s secu­rity loop­holes have been dis­cussed every­where: tweet­ers are used to per­for­mance prob­lems (“fail-whale”), but the recent hacks of pop­u­lar accounts, among them Brit­ney Spears and Barack Obama, cre­ated aware­ness for the basic prob­lem: there is no Twit­ter API, most 3rd party mash-ups require you to gladly hand over your login to some total stranger. Nick O’Neill posted some inter­est­ing thoughts on

Video of the week: The 3 Rules of the Internet

A song is much eas­ier to remem­ber than a sim­ple text — even her­alds in medieval times were aware of that fact. And the same applies to this beau­ti­ful beau­ti­ful song by Jonathan Mann: “The inter­net is a less than phys­i­cal space, con­tain­ing a mul­ti­tude of opin­ions on a wide vari­ety of sub­jects… writ­ten by mostly ass­holes.” [via mono­chrom]
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So that’s about it for this week — the New Year’s Eve after­math has worn off (hope­fully) and the blo­gos­phere is buzzing again. Let’s see what 2k9 has in store — have a great Sun­day, see you next week.

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