Monthly Archives: June 2008

Mind your (virtual) manners

Jeebus save us. Debrett’s, the voice of etiquette, has brought its weight to bear on Facebook and MySpace. The advice is usable, if a bit stuffy (the below is copied from Reuters):

1. You don’t have to make friends with people you don’t know. Think before you poke.

2. Wait 24 hours before accepting or removing someone as a friend. The delay will help you gather your thoughts.

3. Birthdays, engagements and weddings are not “virtual” events. Always send cards or phone friends when there is an important event.

4. Think before posting a friend’s photo what you would feel like if it was you.

5. Think carefully about your profile picture. Would you want it to be appearing in your local newspaper?

Limbo in limbo*

The game Limbo of the Lost has been pulled because of graphical similarities to Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Well, they’re not so much similarities as copy and paste jobs. Don’t believe me? Take a look at this Gamespot article. How dozy do you have to be to copy one of the most popular games of recent years and expect to get away with it.

* Sorry, the headline was so perfect I couldn’t help stealing it.

Breton music

Yes, this video does feature a Frenchman in a kilt:


He’s here too, except singing in Breton this time: