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Here's to you, Shamus!

Supposedly verified real names battled it out in a fight to win the title of Name of the Year. Link.
posted by bolognius maximus on Apr 24, 2014 - 84 comments

A decade of digital music

A decade of digital music Vaguely styled as a timeline, this end-of-the-decade blog post (from UK digital music news source Music Ally) could prove valuable to anyone studying the music business or the intersection between entertainment and technology. The piece links to ten years of stories on digital music - from Napster through to Spotify - allowing us to look back on the issues without the 20/20 vision of hindsight. Gems include the Bluematter scheme from Universal Records in 2000, which comprised 60 non-transferrable, non-burnable tracks for $1.99 each.
posted by skylar on Jan 2, 2010 - 4 comments

Crash: Worst Movie of the Decade?

Sara Libby started it. A blogger for True/Slant, she wrote a column detailing why she thought Crash was the worst film of the decade. GD at PostBourgie agreed and added his own two cents. That got Ta-Nehisi Coates intrigued, who in turn wrote a post about Crash being a horrible movie and threatening to ban posters who liked it. His colleague at the Atlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg, piles on as well. The Chicago Sun-Times notices this blossoming meme and writes a recap.
posted by billysumday on Dec 31, 2009 - 191 comments

The Digital Decade

One way to look at the decade from 2000-2009 is as the digital decade. In this decade the world has gone from having about 300 million to 1.6 billion users . The number of mobile phone subscriptions has gone from about 750 million to 4.5 billion. The decade even started out being called the digital decade by none other than Bill Gates. [more inside]
posted by sien on Dec 28, 2009 - 47 comments

Your List of Movie Lists

The Aught-O-Matic. Slate's interactive guide to the critically recognized best movies of the decade, aggregating the results from several "best of the decade" lists. It's still in the process of being updated.
posted by Sticherbeast on Dec 17, 2009 - 26 comments

Before 2000, it was "chewing gum for the eyes"...

2000-2009: When TV Became Art. [more inside]
posted by crossoverman on Dec 7, 2009 - 190 comments

The Guardian's Review of the Decade.

The Guardian's Review of the Decade. "It all started 96 hours after 9/11". [more inside]
posted by ClanvidHorse on Oct 17, 2009 - 38 comments

Ten years of the big Z!

Jeffrey Zeldman's site is now a decade old!
posted by riffola on May 31, 2005 - 22 comments

Have you helped name the next decade yet? I personally prefer 'the empties'.
posted by grant on Nov 20, 1999 - 1 comment

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