links for 2008-11-13

by Justin Souter on November 14, 2008

  • Remember the alarm with which we met the launch of in March 2007, as Justin Kan broadcast his not-particularly-interesting life to the world, 24/7. Well, finally someone has discovered a use for life-casting technology, filming their six baby Shiba Inu puppies all day, every day for the past month.

    Much like Big Brother (but without the annoying people), the pups don't really do anything much apart from sleep, but there's always enough chewing, fighting, tickling, scratching and frolicking to keep viewers entertained.

    Puppy cam has notched up 2,464,939 views as I write this. But enjoy it while it lasts because Autumn, Ayumi, Amaya, Aki, Akoni and Ando reached their five-week birthday on Tuesday – and that means there's only three weeks before the puppies leave the nest.

  • That’s my story. Who’da thunk a silly idea and a few hours of hacking would turn into… this? But this ain’t over yet. As I write this, Twitterank is less than a day old, and there’s more work to do. We don’t even know if it’s any good. This episode also started some conversations about phishing, about authentication, and social behaviors. There are many ways this story can play out, but it’s far from over. If you want to talk, I’ll be on Twitter.

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