Shahar Golan: “Reports of My Death are Greatly Exaggerated”

I first learned of my passing by Twitter: my TwitBird app routinely checks for my name in the Twittersphere and found this tweet. Apparently there is an Israeli website which aggregates obituaries and tweets new departures. A few hours later, a couple of people contacted me to find out if I am, in fact, dead. Well… I am happy to report that no, I am not dead. I am also not a retired Egged bus driver who died this week. We just have the same name:
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That’s Enough Internet For Today

Apparently, if you want memes done right, call in some Israelis. The GAG Quartet is proud to present le Internet Medley:
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mghhLqu31cQ

The GAG Quartet are:
Gilad Chehover – Drums
Guy Bernfeld – Bass
Or Paz – Guitar

Recording, mixing, pianoing and feminine singing by Eyal Amir
Drums recorded by Martial Bouhassira
Photography: Dafna Sasson
Second Unit: Tamari Goddard
Editing & After Effects: Or Paz
Animation: Tom Trage

RSS is Dead – Twitter Killed It

When I first read Steve Gillmor‘s piece on TechCrunchIT titled “Rest in Peace, RSS” I thought it was moronic. After thinking about it for two weeks, I am not so sure anymore:

“It’s time to get completely off RSS and switch to Twitter. RSS just doesn’t cut it anymore. The River of News has become the East River of news, which means it’s not worth swimming in if you get my drift.
 
I haven’t been in Google Reader for months. Google Reader is the dominant RSS reader. I’ve done the math: Twitter 365 Google Reader 0. All my RSS feeds are in Google Reader. I don’t go there any more. Since all my feeds are in Google Reader and I don’t go there, I don’t use RSS anymore.”

Read the entire article here.