weblog > 14/07/07

Considering the unreliability of the timestamp discussed elsewhere which could make you question the truthfulness of my documentation of the social web I’ve made a map at Google Earth for you. Geomapping cannot be wrong and I have pinned down my whereabouts in the real world. In reality. So now, you can rest assured that everything your hear comes straight from the horse’s mouth!

But first, you have to go to http://earth.google.com/ and download Google Earth. It is quite a heavy download and might take some time. After you have installed it on your hard drive, download the file Here_I_live.kmz.zip (Windows users right click the file), click the downloaded file and Google Earth will take you to where I live, work and breathe. Of course, if you already have Google Earth installed, just download the file.

weblog > 14/07/07


Although I’ve never really understood the need for a 3D space that stages the 1D world of Second Life, I took a tour to SL today. Created an avatar, downloaded the software and teleported myself to the House of Sweden - an afterthought: it might be a good idea to read up on Second Life in the Second Life Wiki before entering SL, or else you’ll probably end up fiddling with all the menus and buttons, which I did.

I met three avatars there to network with. They talked about what a boring place it was and how they were stuck in a place they couldn’t get out of as teleporting inside SL didn’t work on this very day. Couldn’t join the conversation though, as I fumbled around among the menus. Clicked too much too fast and SL crashed. When I returned to the House of Sweden a little bit later, the place was empty, no not empty, desolate. See the snapshot of my avatar before House of Sweden.

weblog > 03/07/07

By the way, have you noticed how important the time aspect has become since we went digital? Nothing exists without a timestamp, not really. The timestamp grounds us in reality, in the reality of our everday lives, as a point of referentiality in a non-referential cyberspace. It might even be said that the timestamp is our very first tag.

But I’m happy the timestamp exists. How could I otherwise document my internet activites, that is, the reality of my internet activites that are my social activities without ending up with a fictional documentary? Which, in itself is an oxymoron. Nevertheless, time may be irrevocable, timestamps are manipulatable. Can I trust the data I find? Will my documentation be real? Or will it need correction?