Baseball fan tragically falls at Rangers baseball game

Here is a very good piece about this terrible accident last night. I learned of it reading my twitter feed last night, the details now proven to be accurate.  I saw a video clip of it as well. In the second inning, Oakland A’s outfielder Conor Jackson hit a screaming foul ball down the left-field line. It caromed toward Josh Hamilton, the Rangers’ left fielder. … Continue reading Baseball fan tragically falls at Rangers baseball game

Ricochet Podcast

Since I have been contributing little here, maybe I can suggest something of interest. I have been listening to the Ricochet pod-casts for sometime. Its put out weekly, usually on Fridays, hosted by James Lileks with Rob Long and Peter Robinson as regular contributors, an hour long podcast of self- described "center right" opinion that’s frequently light but informative, and easy to listen to when … Continue reading Ricochet Podcast

Blogging on the decline (gotta put this on my FaceBook)

Oof! Less readers, uninspired writers. What is to become of all those blogs? As my son replied to one of my text messages to him, TL/DNR  (“too long, did not read”), but I will comment on it anyway. From the NY Times article … Blogs went largely unchallenged until Facebook reshaped consumer behavior with its all-purpose hub for posting everything social. Twitter, which allows messages … Continue reading Blogging on the decline (gotta put this on my FaceBook)

The New Tone, or Jerks on Twitter (Updated)

http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/259833/appalling-reaction-outrageous-crime Twitter, if anything, seems to bring out the creeps, and shines a light on their obnoxious natures. This guy needs to be sent packing, sacked, fired, and publicly embarrassed. But will NYU do anything? Thanks to National Review for noticing. UPDATE:   Eyeblast.tv has story that the twit has resigned and that NYU has accepted his resignation. Continue reading The New Tone, or Jerks on Twitter (Updated)

Super Bowl on Twitter: 4,064 tweets per second!

Its like watching the game with 162.9 million of your friends. Twitter graphs its usage over the course of the 2011 Super Bowl. The big event had its own Twitter record, too. If you tweeted at 10:07:16pm EST, you helped set a new Twitter record: during the final moments of the game, fans sent 4,064 Tweets per second (TPS) – the highest TPS for any … Continue reading Super Bowl on Twitter: 4,064 tweets per second!