The land of meta or my not so distant future

On October 28th and 29th, I’m attending Amsterdam’s Social Media Summit.

Then on the 31st, it looks like I am going to Germany for a 5 day vacation. It’s difficult to reconcile my schedule with my partner’s but it looks like a very real possibility as of now.

And finally, on November 12th and 13th, I’ll be at “Economies of the Commons” Conference (The Economies of the Commons II conference critically examines the economics of on-line public domain and open access cultural resources, also known as the digital commons. While proponents praise these resources for their low-cost barriers, accessibility and collaborative structures, critics claim they undermine established (proprietary) production without offering a viable business strategy of their own).

Now, totally unrelated to the above (contrary to popular belief, I am a pop culture beast, even if I am sometimes a couple of years behind): I gather, by order of dashboard popularity that many people watch:

  • Glee
  • Mad Men
  • Jersey Shore
  • Bones
  • Doctor Who
  • Torchwood
  • The different “Real Housewives” incarnations
  • Sherlock

So, going by my dashboard metrics (shut up! they are a valid tool of Market Research), I have to ask, who watches the other shows? CSI (in all its incarnations), Medium, The Defenders, Outlaw, Castle, etc. Do those shows even have a public? (aside from me, that is). I don’t watch them all but sure I check them out when I have an hour before bed. Am I the pop culture reject watching what nobody else does?

Also, again, totally unrelated to any of the above: I really need to stop blog stalking those blogs I only check out because of their inanity or for being representative of “total waste of bandwidth”. I do not even know what compels me to go check a blog that contributes nothing to my life and that I have nothing but contempt for. Why do I do that to myself?

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