Twitter got there first

“There’s a plane in the Hudson. I’m on the ferry going to pick up  the people. Crazy.”
Janis Krums was the first person to offer an image and a commentary of the incident, through TwitPic.

Update: Some great compilations of various reports from kottke.org ‘Hudson River plane crash’, including a terrifying video of a similar incident, and in Flickr. On other media:

On the press:
EL PAIS: A salvo los 153 ocupantes de un avión que cayó en el rio Hudson de Nueva York 
LA TIMES: All safe after US Airways jet goes down in New York’s Hudson River
The Guardian: Plane crashes in Hudson river in New York
There is more in Google if you care to search.
And guess what, Once again, Twitter proves its worth as it happened with the Mumbai terror attacks

That is the real NEW in this event: Twitter is worth. It is an incredible tool for communicating as it happens.
You just can not be a photographer, a journalist, an academic, or just a citizen, and not know about Twitter

Blog Action Day: Poverty.

I unearthed some old videos I made a while ago as a mock-up of an add about poverty for an NGO. It is no good news they are still current. I hope these help a bit to reflect on our ways.

Bread: Food For Life.
This is a series of 3 ads done for a project at college, not at all associated with thehungersite.com (unfortunately!), and were never intended to be published.
The theme was ‘Bread: the food of life’. I created these mock-up TV advertisements based on the idea of the inexpensiveness of bread being a luxury for too many.

Bread: Food For Life I

Bread: Food For Life II

Bread: Food For Life II

By Bohoe.

Find out more about Blog Action Day at http://www.blogactionday.org.
And find out 88 ways we can all help with to do something about poverty:
http://site.blogactionday.org/poverty/fight-poverty/.
And you can find a list of Irish bloggers posting for the Blog Action Day in Chris Mehigan’s blog.


An impostor makes me laugh


Just got an email from an honest human being warning me about a funny coincidence. Apparently someone has designed exactly the same site- this one – that I designed, and also has taken the same pictures I have been taken for the last years…

Hello,
I thought you may like to know that a 'designer' is claiming to have designed a number of website that he hasn't - one of your sites in his portfolio.
http://www.cubedes.com/
Nice site btw :)
Best,
Jason

Thanks a lot, Jason. I think, if anything, its funny. Perhaps he was just using my site as a ‘temporary’ item for his Flash site. Am I very gullible? Although I think Buffalo, Jason’s company, have taken the direct approach and now the impostor’s site may be… cleaned.
I take the chance to invite you to check Buffalo’s portfolio – this time, is certainly their own work!

Fight Back Against Spammers

From Spam Poison:
WWW Robots (also called wanderers, spiders, crawlers, or bots) are programs that crawl the Web continually retrieving linked pages. When a spammer’s bot visits your website, blog, forum, etc, all pages and sites linked to it will be searched looking for email addresses.
Now you can fight back against their robots!

The links added to your site will redirect email harvesting bots to trap sites that will feed it with an almost infinite loop of dynamically generated fake email addresses, mostly on known spammer owned domains! This will render their harvested lists pratically useless and of no commercial value.

If you are a blogger, add the code from their site to your footer. The code will look like this:

Get it at Spam Poison