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Digital text as art: 'Ascii Street View' and 'Painting with a digital brush'

Nifty: Smart Car Uses Hundreds Of Tweets To Make A Stop-Action Movie On Twitter

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Now this is a pretty nifty use of a corporate Twitter account. Smart Car’s Argentinian division has filled practically its entire Twitter stream — which is currently 456 Tweets long — with ASCII art images. Check it out for yourself: While on the @SmartArg Twitter page, hit the letter “J”,...
Nifty: Smart Car Uses Hundreds Of Tweets To Make A Stop-Action Movie On Twitter
Preserving your video game legacy in the days before credit rolls
Discovering the hidden ASCII art in the pages of the web

When Google Street View and ASCII art collide

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Wish you could see the world in code like Neo from "The Matrix?" A nostalgic programmer creates an ASCII filter for Google Street View that makes for some unique views of the world. [Read more]...
When Google Street View and ASCII art collide

Anti-Jihadist Trolls Wage War on Terrorist Message Boards

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(Photo: Wikipedia) Terrorists: they’re just like us! They use message boards to communicate and organize. Before, these message board were largely free of “first!!!1″ and painstakingly detailed ASCII art, but perhaps no more. Now, participants in the “Viral Peace” U.S. government program are prepared to fight for freedom the American...
Anti-Jihadist Trolls Wage War on Terrorist Message Boards
How Facebook's Entity Graph evolved from plain text to the structured data that powers Graph Search

Now here’s one really Smart use of Twitter

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Do us a favour. Go to Smart Car’s official Twitter account for Argentina. Looking at their first few tweets, you’d think that a kid got in there and had at it with the keyboard. In reality, their social media team has come up with a genius little bit of marketing...
Now here’s one really Smart use of Twitter
Google BBS lets you search today's web from yesterday's interface
455 tweets form Smart ASCII animation
Twitter adds line breaks, brace yourself for insane ASCII art

PCs aren't dead, they're microwaves

www.pcworld.com
Last week's news wasn't generous to PCs. In fact, half the Internet was ready to eulogize our beloved black boxes after market research showed that computer shipments fell by double-digit percentages in the first quarter. Stick a fork in 'em, the common wisdom declared. PCs are done. But nothing...
PCs aren't dead, they're microwaves

Google Street View goes retro with unofficial ASCII treatment

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Nostalgia is a powerful force. It's driven some to search Google through a Bulletin Board System-like interface or, in the case of programmer Peter Nitsch, it's compelled him to graft ASCII art onto the physical world. Simply plug an address into his project's website and you'll be able to...
Google Street View goes retro with unofficial ASCII treatment
Little Printer hackday shows what the tiny printer can do

Facebook Says Today’s Comment Limitations Are Due To Spam Filter, Not Censorship

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An automated Facebook spam filter gone slightly awry, not purposeful censorship, is to blame for startup enthusiast Robert Scoble and some other commenters getting blocked, according to a company spokesperson. Users attempting to comment on blog posts have recently been prevented from doing so, with warning text from the company...
Facebook Says Today’s Comment Limitations Are Due To Spam Filter, Not Censorship

Mail-order drugs, hitmen & child porn: A journey into the dark corners of the deep web

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I’ll never forget the time that I came across a huge archive of old BBS text files, back when cell phones were still bricks and dialup was the norm. There were hundreds of them, and these text files captured my attention for months. As a kid, the Internet fascinated me...
Mail-order drugs, hitmen & child porn: A journey into the dark corners of the deep web

Last Night's Real Winner Was Now This News, Which Narrated the Election on Twitter Using ASCII Art

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Now This News, the recently launched video news site created by ex-HuffPo founders Eric Hippeau and Ken Lerer, carved out a unique space for itself amid the overwhelming din of last night’s election. As the tweets poured by at an impossible rate, Now This News–formerly Planet Daily–stuck out with a...
Last Night's Real Winner Was Now This News, Which Narrated the Election on Twitter Using ASCII Art
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