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Like over 1 million other people, I was at the National Mall yesterday watching Obama get Inaugurated.

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exposed2009
So I guess one of my photos was chosen for DCist Exposed 2009 Show at Flashpoint. Cool. Join me February 20th to March 7th- the other winners look great too. I’m honored.

Here’s my winning shot.
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This is all I have to say.


The one waiting to be made, a classic:


cool animation. watch in HQ.

Best new “supergroup” from 2008.

The Mighty Underdogs is a hip hop “supergroup” formed by rappers Gift of Gab from Blackalicious and Lateef the Truth Speaker of Latyrx, and producer Headnodic of the Crown City Rockers.

- wikiP

Reading Trails LogoI found a new book recommendation site, Reading Trails, via Mashable based on… Social Web concepts (obviously, it was on Mashable).

I don’t think that my WordPress hosted blog is going to let me paste my widget code, so here’s the link to my first trail.

Also Sia’s music vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6PGrub3jUc

Ok, this isn’t really anything new necessarily, but it was really interesting thing to see. A picture, good or bad, put a sexy girl in it and people will probably like it, or at least look at it a lot. This can be seen subtly in photo contests, where you have two magnificent photos going head to head, but the winner is probably the one with the attractive girl in it (I see this the most in DPChallenge). This is kind of a massively broad and general statement- but I’m just speaking on what I see often.

Like right now, I’m refilling my Flickr account (after having it deleted for unknown reasons) and posted this picture.
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Within a minute of posting, it had 6 views and now, within 3 minutes from post has another ten for a total of 16. I don’t really have a popular stream, all my other photos are still at 0 views, even the ones right before and after it in the stream. It’s not in any groups/pools and doesn’t have any leading tags. I’m not complaining really, just thought it was an interesting observation.

Maybe it’s not that our culture hasn’t evolved, maybe its just the contrast of content. When you’re looking through the public stream of sunset after sunset, rivers, fields, some cool lighting, peoples cousins and kids, then BAM! a white girls ass on a stark black background. The feeling of risk, like something shouldn’t be there. Oooo, this is kind of risque, lets click on it… I don’t know exactly- I just think the occurrence overall is worth noting.

This happened before too, and this photo is nothing spectacular, but on my old stream this exact photo had the most views and most frequent views on my stats (I had a Pro account) and was one of the photos with the most comments. But the comments weren’t “sexy girl”, “oh, I’ll fap to this”… They were “great photo!”, “beautiful shot”… people trying to disguise the fact that, hey, this photo is of a hot ass, I like it!

What are your thoughts?


Agreed.

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