Friday, December 28, 2007

Poligeek meetup

From my colleague's blog.
Do you wonder how you might be able to use Facebook and other social networks in a political context?

Are you interested in developing applications?

When your internet connection fails do you have a panic attack?

MessageSpace://Creative are the leaders in modern new media design with a specialism in politics. We want to meet more like-minded people who want to explore the relationship between technology and politics.

From mailing lists to application development we think a meetup will help us all to get to know who is interested in this growing area of modern politics.

In true political tradition we will hold the initial meetup at the local pub, but we will have a meeting room available for more serious discussions around projects.

So, if you want to come and have drinks and chat informally about how Facebook is shaping the political arena or if you want to sit down and seriously talk about a project come along to the MS://C PoliGeek Meetup.

In usual political fashion some bottles of wine will be provided by MS://C and we will have a meeting room available.
Please RSVP via Facebook—click here.

Come along: if you are deeply lucky and suitably grateful, your humble Devil will be happy to meet you...

6 comments:

Machiavelli's Understudy said...

Just a shame all these sorts of things are so London-centric. I'd LOVE to get involved with something like this otherwise...

Ian said...

For me, it's a shame it starts at 3 in the afternoon on a weekday. How many non-freelancers are going to be able to make that?

Ed said...

Free wine and the great DK? Who could turn it down? Shame I'm not on Mybook.

Dick Pennis said...

arhahahahahahaha!!! oh come on, seriously?! ok, political right wing blogging appears to have achieved something over the last while but if you seriously want to know how technology has influenced political thought simply search for any 'hot topic' on youtube and look at the barrage of bullshit that follows.

omfg teh war in irak is totally wrong!!111!!!!

fukk u,,, mooslims are like totall barstards!!!!111!!!


yeah, that's the level of intellectual insight you're getting.

if anything, facebook is even worse for attempting to group these fucktards into some kind of hive mind:

JOIN THIS GROUP IF YOU THINK THAT PEOPLE SHOULD TOTALLY BE, LIKE, FREE AND ABLE TO DO WHATEVER THEY WANT WHENEVER THEY WANT COS THAT'S WHAT BEING A PERSON IS ALL ABOUT.

that's the level of facebook debate you're dealing with.

if anything, technology exposes the anonymous idiot masses for what they are. let's leave it at that and move on.

Ian said...

Well don't come then you condescending wanker.

I just read your music post on your blog (20/12): Someone doesn't have the same taste in music as me therefore they should be ridiculed. No, YOU are a fucking cock who should stay in Halls where this kind of dick-waving is for some bizarre reason tolerated rather than marking you out as an utter prat.

More backing for my theory that most people who like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd are pretentious cunts who we'd all be better off without (apart from Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, of course).

Mike Rouse said...

Ian: We'll see how this first one goes and then arrange future ones at different times.

Machiavelli's Understudy: We're going to see if we can do something so people can participate online.