jwz mixtape 098

Please enjoy jwz mixtape 098.

This mixtape hits a record, I think: this time I had to omit five videos that I wanted to include because there is no embeddable version of them anywhere on the Youtubes. And even after checking all the others for embeddability, there are still three videos in here that just silently disappear, even though there is an embed code provided on their page. WTF?

Dealing with this bullshit is frustrating enough that it makes me want to stop doing these entirely. What a complete pain in the ass. I make a list of videos to include, organize them sanely, and then I have to go back and figure out which ones can't be made to work at all, which takes almost as long as constructing the list did in the first place.

I'm not even going to tell you what videos I had to leave out, because fuck those guys. Dear bands in question: you signed on to a major label, so welcome to enforced obscurity.

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The 2011 SXSW torrent is out.

792 tracks, 4.49GB.

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Sockpuppet Army

Your daily reminder that it is The Future: Turing Tests are a part of our daily lives now.

HB Gary Just Keeps Giving

Persona management entails not just the deconfliction of persona artifacts such as names, email addresses, landing pages, and associated content. It also requires providing the human actors technology that takes the decision process out of the loop when using a specific persona. For this purpose we custom developed either virtual machines or thumb drives for each persona. This allowed the human actor to open a virtual machine or thumb drive with an associated persona and have all the appropriate email accounts, associations, web pages, social media accounts, etc. pre-established and configured with visual cues to remind the actor which persona he/she is using so as not to accidentally cross-contaminate personas during use.

To build this capability we will create a set of personas on twitter, blogs, forums, buzz, and myspace under created names that fit the profile (satellitejockey, hack3rman, etc). These accounts are maintained and updated automatically through RSS feeds, retweets, and linking together social media commenting between platforms. With a pool of these accounts to choose from, once you have a real name persona you create a Facebook and LinkedIn account using the given name, lock those accounts down and link these accounts to a selected # of previously created social media accounts, automatically pre-aging the real accounts.

Using the assigned social media accounts we can automate the posting of content that is relevant to the persona. In this case there are specific social media strategy website RSS feeds we can subscribe to and then repost content on twitter with the appropriate hashtags. In fact using hashtags and gaming some location based check-in services we can make it appear as if a persona was actually at a conference and introduce himself/herself to key individuals as part of the exercise, as one example. There are a variety of social media tricks we can use to add a level of realness to all fictitious personas


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