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Room wanted

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Know an online publication or news site
where Noise to Signal would fit in perfectly?
Let me know!

Here at Noise to Signal, we’re looking for a home. We’re scouring Craigslist for something like this:

500 x 600 px. Nice up-and-coming neighbourhood. Convenient to web traffic. Bright, open standards.

For several years, Noise to Signal ran weekly at ReadWriteWeb (thanks to Marshall Kirkpatrick‘s kind introduction to Richard MacManus, for which I’ll be forever grateful). It was a terrific experience: I got to reach a wide, diverse audience who shared my interest in the social web, not to mention a great community of fellow contributors.

Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to contribute to some wonderful projects (Measuring the Networked Nonprofit and Open Community, to name just two). And I’ll keep looking for new collaborations, because damn, they make me happy.

But there’s still something I’ve missed since the RWW days. And that’s the chance to be part of an ongoing project aligned with my belief in the open web.

So I’m looking for a venue for a regular Noise to Signal cartoon. I’ll be knocking on a few doors in the coming weeks, but I’d also love your suggestions.

If you know the perfect socket for this particular chip, please let me know. It could be a tech news site, a web advocacy campaign, or something else entirely. (For example, if The Guardian, O’Reilly Media and the Mozilla Foundation are launching a new online magazine curated by danah boyd, Sir Tim Berners Lee and Baratunde Thurston, I would like very much to know about this.)

Let me know in the comments, tweet me (robcottingham) or drop me a line at Many thanks!

(Terminator robots hunt for two people in a post-apocalyptic future - one of them tells the other) Oh, that reminds me - Happy Cyber Monday.

Hasta la Visa, baby

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First published on ReadWriteWeb

There’s a lot to like about Cyber Monday – the day online retailers try to woo us out of the big box stores and into virtual ones – over Black Friday.

First, you can do Cyber Monday in your pyjamas. Hell, you can do it with no clothes at all. Black Friday (as the court order the mall sent me makes very clear) is not pants-optional.

Second, number of people pepper-sprayed by a competing shopper on Cyber Monday: zero. On Black Friday: at least 20.

Third… well, actually, I’m right back to number one. If I’m going to engage in naked consumerism, then dammit, let it be naked consumerism.

Just another Cyber Monday

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A killer deal

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I’ll easily spend more time hunting for a discount code than I will thinking about the thing I’m actually buying.