Metafilter in the Globe and Mail July 28, 2008 3:23 PM   Subscribe

Metafilter mentioned in Globe and Mail

The Ingram Report in Canada's Globe and Mail discusses the effects of Randy Paush's Last Lecture and the implications of digital delivery. Ingram notes he found the video "just days after he delivered it, while reading the always wonderful Metafilter.com".

Next up: the implications of getting your news via Metafilter.
posted by acoutu to MetaFilter-Related at 3:23 PM (52 comments total)

Is Globe and Mail the evil Canadian paper?
posted by smackfu at 3:51 PM on July 28, 2008


No, that would be the National Post.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 3:55 PM on July 28, 2008


I think it's the equivalent of the paper that you read in your white bucks while sitting out on your patio in the Hamptons before getting ready for your polo match, or perhaps a bit of yachting.
posted by Justinian at 3:56 PM on July 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


Next up: the implications of being always wonderful.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:56 PM on July 28, 2008 [3 favorites]


the implications of being always wonderful

First in line when our new overlords start the forced mating campaign.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 4:10 PM on July 28, 2008


^ I'm already practicing at home on my own.
posted by loiseau at 4:16 PM on July 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


jessamyn: "Next up: the implications of being always wonderful."

Immune from being unpublished from BoingBoing.
posted by team lowkey at 4:17 PM on July 28, 2008 [2 favorites]


Is Globe and Mail the evil Canadian paper?

No, that would be the National Post.


O R L Y ?
posted by Sys Rq at 4:19 PM on July 28, 2008


The Sun isn't evil, it's just written for 8 year olds.
posted by sunshinesky at 4:36 PM on July 28, 2008


"No, that would be the National Post."

National Post often has better coverage of out-of-town baseball games (Go Tigers! You can beat those Sox, recent evidence aside!) than either my local papers or the hometown papers of the teams. Strangely enough, the Kansas City Star is probably the second best on getting quick, accurate play-by-plays up.
posted by klangklangston at 4:36 PM on July 28, 2008


No, that would be the National Post.

Metafilter: Putting it where The Sun don't shine.
posted by lukemeister at 4:39 PM on July 28, 2008


sunshinesky: "The Sun isn't evil, it's just written for by 8 year olds."

An alternative view for you.
posted by Dipsomaniac at 5:08 PM on July 28, 2008


Sys Rq: Regional evilness just doesn't cut it. Having only two national newspapers makes it easy: Post bad, Mop & Pail good (or more accurately, not as bad).
posted by ssg at 5:13 PM on July 28, 2008


while reading the always wonderful Metafilter.com

You know, that's a charmingly nice compliment for the site.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:21 PM on July 28, 2008


Metafilter: Implicated as being always wonderful.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 5:44 PM on July 28, 2008


We're always wonderful because we can't control our wondersnacking.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:56 PM on July 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


No, that would be the National Post.

AKA the National Pest. The Post does understand pop culture in a way the Globe probably never will, but their political agenda leaves me grinding my teeth. I once wrote off a date because he said he read the Post because the Globe was "too left-wing for him".

?!?!?!?!?!
posted by orange swan at 6:56 PM on July 28, 2008


And all the threads it leads you to are winding.
And all the links that light the way are blinding.
There are many things that I would like to post to blue,
But I don't know how

I said maybe
You're gonna be the one who faves me?
But overall -
Always wonderful.
posted by UbuRoivas at 6:59 PM on July 28, 2008 [10 favorites]


You made me think of Oasis and smile.

You die tonight.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:38 PM on July 28, 2008


But I like Oasis. And Ubu. And his parody. Be nice.

Even if I didn't get the reference until cortex bitterly pointed it out.
posted by Phire at 7:48 PM on July 28, 2008


Tonight is gonna be the night
That I'm gonna be murdered by you
By now you must've somehow
Realised what you gotta do
I don't believe that anybody
Feels the fear I do about you know
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:53 PM on July 28, 2008 [2 favorites]


Sys Rq writes "O R L Y ?"

The sun in it's many incarnations doesn't really qualify as a newspaper, it's much more a tabloid.
posted by Mitheral at 7:58 PM on July 28, 2008


okaynowyou'rejustwhoringforfavourites.
posted by Phire at 8:00 PM on July 28, 2008


and it's working dammit.
posted by Phire at 8:00 PM on July 28, 2008


Black day - the word was on the grey
That the secret of my whoring's out

posted by UbuRoivas at 8:16 PM on July 28, 2008 [3 favorites]


I'd hate you if I had the energy to.
posted by Phire at 8:41 PM on July 28, 2008


Holy shit, there's a more major mention of Ask Mefi in this USA Today story about a book that sprang from an anon ask mefi question:
Traffic got into gear after that merging epiphany in New Jersey. Vanderbilt posted an anonymous inquiry on Ask MetaFilter, a website designed to tap into an audience of what he calls "overeducated and over-opinionated geeks."
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:22 PM on July 28, 2008


Because everybody who uses the internet is a geek, amirite?
posted by Justinian at 9:31 PM on July 28, 2008


The Traffic guy was on Fresh Air today. Just caught the last part, don't know if he mentioned mefi.
posted by vronsky at 9:38 PM on July 28, 2008


How the smeg can one be "overeducated"?
posted by Mitheral at 9:44 PM on July 28, 2008 [2 favorites]


"overeducated and over-opinionated geeks"

This guy obviously knows nothing about the etymology or shifting intercultural and historical semiotic signification of the term "geek", especially when mapped against an adaptive model of meme diffusion within a non-prescriptivist virtual metacommunity.
posted by UbuRoivas at 9:50 PM on July 28, 2008 [14 favorites]


"Vanderbilt was startled by a torrent of passionate responses equally divided over whether he had rationally used the highway's maximum capacity or selfishly added to the traffic problems."

Startled? n00b.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:58 PM on July 28, 2008 [6 favorites]


Does anyone else think that Matthew Ingram has lost weight in recent years?
posted by KokuRyu at 10:18 PM on July 28, 2008


Is this the traffic thread? It's not anonymous but I can't find an anonymous thread dealing with this topic. It got pretty heated and there sure weren't many people on the fence about the issue.
posted by Mitheral at 10:40 PM on July 28, 2008


Mind you the poster jgballard might as well be anonymous, 41 questions and 5 comments is the extent of their contribution with zero information in their profile.
posted by Mitheral at 10:45 PM on July 28, 2008


Sock puppet account, perhaps?
posted by acoutu at 10:54 PM on July 28, 2008


That traffic thread got my blood pressure up. Damn them mergers-at-the-very-last-second!
posted by liquorice at 6:20 AM on July 29, 2008


* wonders who will win the race to post to mufi with UbuRovias's lyrics
posted by frecklefaerie at 6:56 AM on July 29, 2008


Go Tigers!

Man, and I thought I had it bad being a Mets fan.
posted by languagehat at 9:13 AM on July 29, 2008


a website designed to tap into an audience of what he calls "overeducated and over-opinionated geeks."

Can someone tell me the FDA RDA of education and opinionation?
posted by GuyZero at 9:36 AM on July 29, 2008


"Man, and I thought I had it bad being a Mets fan."

They almost won it all in '06!
posted by klangklangston at 10:04 AM on July 29, 2008


Heh. I was going to snark that they hadn't actually won it all since 1968, but then I checked and realized they beat the Padres in '84, the Series Nobody Remembers.
posted by languagehat at 11:04 AM on July 29, 2008


Hey, at least those teams have managed to settle on a uniform.

Oh, Toronto....
posted by Sys Rq at 11:10 AM on July 29, 2008


MetaFilter: refusing to merge right
posted by Cranberry at 12:20 PM on July 29, 2008


Nobody remembers?

C'mon! Lou Whitaker, Allan Trammell, Lance Parrish, HoJo, Kirk Gibson? (OK, so HoJo's better known for his goofy name and his time with the Mets.) Sparky's win, which made him the first manager to take the World Series in both leagues? That Tigers team posted a pretty impressive 104 win season, fully 15 up on their nearest rival.

People only remember '86 because of Buckner.
posted by klangklangston at 1:26 PM on July 29, 2008


I am from the Sun.
posted by flabdablet at 5:15 PM on July 29, 2008


Sorry, I should have said nobody outside Detroit. (In San Diego they'd forgotten it by 1987.)
posted by languagehat at 6:08 PM on July 29, 2008


The sun in it's many incarnations doesn't really qualify as a newspaper, it's much more a tabloid.

The Sun is a tabloid with pretentions.
posted by orange swan at 6:45 PM on July 29, 2008


Mind you the poster jgballard might as well be anonymous, 41 questions and 5 comments is the extent of their contribution with zero information in their profile.

Yeah, with a user name based on a famous author I figure he thinks of that profile as anonymous. Not any more, buddy!

This also clears up the mystery of some random comment of mine about traffic being favorited three years after the fact.
posted by nanojath at 7:28 PM on July 29, 2008


Ingram wrote something original, rather than recycling Techcrunch blog posts as quickly as four minutes after they’re posted (and in one case, according to RSS, earlier than a source blog post)?
posted by joeclark at 9:28 PM on July 29, 2008


MetaFilter: refusing to merge AMIRITE?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:46 AM on July 30, 2008


nanojath writes "This also clears up the mystery of some random comment of mine about traffic being favorited three years after the fact."

That always weirds me out a bit. Why this comment? And why now, three years after I posted it.
posted by Mitheral at 8:16 AM on July 30, 2008


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