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April 19, 2008

London Mayor Elections

As you may be aware, the Amnesia Party is not fielding a candidate. This is because somebody spilt Onken on our forms, and by the time we had finished grieving we’d forgotten to get the application in in time. So, we’re left to look at one of the other candidates.

Firstly, we have the incumbent, who is I think is the Conservative candidate. He is the one who is currently the Mayor, and we can’t remember what he’s done for the city. But we aren’t dead, so we can’t be doing that badly.

Then we have the other guy, who I think is a Conservative. He is the one with the really bad haircut, and therefore we support him as our second choice.

Of course, you can’t forget the current mayor, who hasn’t done anything that we can remember as particularly bad. We made him one of our choices.

There’s some other guy, but we can’t remember who he is, which party he’s in or what he stands for. I’m not sure if he knows either to be honest.

However, we have decided to back the Green Party, whose candidate is a person. We believe any party that names itself after the colour it represents must be doing good, because they named themselves after the colour they represent.

So, if you want to vote for us, you can instead vote for.


September 07, 2007

Facebook: Open All Hours

Now I would have expected somebody to have beaten me to this by a long way, but it seems to have sneaked by WB unnoticed that Facebook is opening its doors to Google, and with it taking the last bastion of “privacy” from the site.

Facebook, of course, started out as a North American collegiate networking site, which then expanded to international students. It then opened it doors to the general public, but during all this kept the spiders out, so that what was in Facebook could only be tracked down by logged-in Facebook users.

But now Facebook is directly pitching itself against major rivals like MySpace and Bebo. The two target audiences are arguably significantly different – potentially there could be a continuous migration from Bebo to MySpace to Facebook with age, but as those who despair at the state of SPG of schoolchildren will know the “infiltration” of the MySpace userbase onto Facebook is changing the face of the site.

Of course, being able to be tracked down by Google raises several issues, although I can leave talking about “infringement of privacy” and “protection of personal data” and stuff like that to others.

I reckon Facebook has left a niche in the market behind, which it used to fill. By targeting collegiate students and not allowing anyone else in, it very powerfully segmented a userbase who had intent to procrastinate. But by going open in this way, could Facebook be leaving their niche behind for somebody else to fill? Another potential scenario is that “even more ‘grown up’” sites like Linked-In could benefit with a Facebook userbase dissatisfied with the opening out of the site.

But if it make Facebook Inc more money, then why should they worry about this?


December 23, 2005

A Christmas Message From The Amnesia Party

Hello there. This is… us. We are here to tell you something at this time, a very special time, being quarter to eleven.

Our failed general election campaign may be long forgotten, but so is the point of this entry. So may I just wish you a very happy day and plenty of Onken. Especially the Onken.


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