Remember how, back when Google co-founder Sergey Brin turned 40, we noted that the occasion offered an opportunity for "those of us over 40 [to] feel confirmed in our own senses of failure in life," and gave "those of us who have not yet turned 40… however many years until we do to have our failures in life confirmed"? Well, that is true again today—although to a lesser extent because Twitter—as Christopher Isaac "Biz" Stone, who had a hand in the microblogging service, reaches the same landmark. What are you doing?
Two weeks ago, MTV's Video Music Awards embraced the liveblogging concept, hiring Internet personality-construct iJustine to preside over mentions of the show on the microblogging service Twitter-and they reaped Internet rewards when Kanye West ran up on stage and sparked a million angry blog posts. Martha Stewart's eponymous TV show took a similar tack yesterday, when it taped a show to air this Friday devoted to what the domestic empress described as "all you need to know about tech and social netwworking" [sic]. Attendees were encouraged to Tweet and blog throughout the taping; there was even an official hashtag that the warm-up comedian confusedly announced to [...]