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Strange tweet from Radiohead – What does it mean?

Radiohead's twitter

Let the craziness continue. A strange message written in Japanese was posted to Radiohead’s twitter earlier this morning. The screenshot above translates to ‘Hachiko Square Shibuya, Friday 18:59.’  Your guess is as good as ours about what this means.

What we do know is that Hachiko Square is in Tokyo and is named after a loyal dog said to have met his master faithfully every night at a certain hour even after his master died. It is also considered one of the busiest and most hectic pedestrian crossings in the world. If you saw Lost in Translation, you may remember the scene where Bill Murray and Scarlet Johanssen walked through it.

So, what does Radiohead plan to do? Is it a concert? Webcast? Are they planning on doing something with all the video screens in the square? Speculate away in the comments…


Radiohead 2nd Most Popular Music Artist in Social Media

Thom Yorke
Thom checking his Twitter

The website We Are Hunted has just released their online music research reports for July to December 10, 2010 and has Radiohead ranked pretty high. It comes as no surprise that the band would do so well in social media since they’ve traditionally had a strong following online.

Radiohead is ranked #2 in the Mainstream Chart (Muse is #1), #14 in Twitter mentions for similar music artists, and 36th in online news coverage.

If you’re interested in the breakdowns, we recommend this cool PDF.

(via ReadWriteWeb)

Phil Selway Radiohead The King of Limbs

Oh, Jimmy Carr!

From Jimmy Carr’s twitter.

(thanks to Rafael)

UPDATE: In case you didn’t know, Jimmy Carr is a comedian and this was, of course, a joke.

Ed O'Brien Radiohead

Ed O’Brien: The Dignity Revolution

Ed O'Brien
Ed O'Brien

Ed posted a rare entry on Dead Air Space today talking about how important Twitter and Facebook have been in public dialogue and protest in the recent events in Tunisia and Egypt:

The Dignity Revolution

What have twitter and facebook ever done for us?

Obviously, keeping in touch with everyone but I have to say I have become increasingly excited over the last 3 months about the possibilities of this form of communication.Yes I am very slow out of the blocks. It’s in the arena of public protest that it seems twitter and facebook are increasingly the means by which popular movements throughout the world are able to come together and mobilise.

I have been so moved by the peaceful Jasmine revolution in Tunisia; The anti-Government demonstrations centred on Tahrir Square in Cairo.. Social networking has helped facilitate the freedom to assemble peacefully and express oneself. Equally in Britain it seems to be having a similar effect in helping essential protests being organised by students and groups such as UK Uncut against the Government’s ill thought out cuts … Well done those people!