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My U2 Fandom Captured In A Painting

It’s hard to imagine that someone could capture my U2 fandom (and other fandoms) in one painting, but that’s exactly what my friend Kelly Eddington managed to do. What you see above is a gift given to me by the @U2 crew just moments before our 20th anniversary party began last month in New York […]

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The Birth of @U2 – 15 Years Ago Today

By definition, @U2 was born on October 23, 1995. That’s the day we use when celebrating the site’s birthday, and we’ve had a couple pretty good parties over the years (even on different dates). October 23, 1995 is the day I put my first website online — “Matt’s Mostly U2 Music Page.” It was a […]

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U2 Fans FTW

Sometimes I feel like I lead two different lives. There’s my SEO/marketing life … and there’s my U2 life. The first life is the one that puts food on the table, and it’s a life I like. But this weekend reminded me that the second life is the one I love, and probably couldn’t live […]

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Technology is amazing

It’s 11:03 pm PDT, and I’ve spent the last 90 minutes listening to a U2 concert that ended about eight hours ago: fan-taped, uploaded, and posted online. U2 is cool with this. The audio is on Kevin’s site. He has lots of bandwidth. I don’t normally listen to bootlegs but this is the opening concert […]

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Ban the AP? I did that 12 years ago

There’s a firestorm happening online over an AP decision that bloggers aren’t even allowed to quote AP stories. (What a joke!) Seems the AP has told the Drudge Report to stop excerpting brief passages of AP stories … even though there are Fair Use laws that specifically allow such excerpting. You can guess how bloggers […]

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