Proponents of the latest Web trends were warned on Tuesday that the > rest of the world may not have a clue what they are talking about. > A survey of British taxi drivers, pub landlords and hairdressers -- > often seen as barometers of popular trends -- found that nearly 90 > percent had no idea what a podcast is and more than 70 percent had > never heard of blogging. > "When I asked the panel whether people were talking about blogging, > they thought I meant dogging," said Sarah Carter, the planning > director at ad firm DDB London. > Dogging is the phenomenon of watching couples have sex in > semi-secluded places such as out-of-town car parks. News of such > events are often spread on Web sites or by using mobile phone text > messages.
Speaking as a Brit, I would have had no idea what "dogging" meant. Now I do know, I wish I didn't.
-Paul.[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: I can tell you and other Brits something of interest also. There is some bird over across the pond in your country running a web site called
formatting linkwho uses a tiny little camera (the kind built into a cellular phone) who is taking the most scurrilous pictures of the most intimate moments in men's lives, i.e using toilets or public locker rooms in sports events, etc to take pictures and transmit them all over the net through his 'Sneaky Peek' system. According to _him_, he has 'only been caught doing it' once, and warned not to use his camera/ phone in those places in the future, yet he continues on with it. He mocks the whole system on his home page by displaying a tiny camera with the notation 'watch for me in your locker room, toilet or gymnasium.' I gather he is in Great Britain because the locations he gives for his various picture 'galleries' give UK locations usually. Talk about Big Brother Watching You. PAT]