Now that the OM is back in business, I’ve spent quite a lot of time rummaging around in the code, checking various stats reports and fixing all the things are in disrepair or just outright broken. The internet has changed a lot since the first post in July 2007. Even since the last regular updates in 2012. Hello, responsive design! Goodbye, Flash.
The big news is that 6 out of the top 10 posts of 2014 and 2013 and 2012 are about #operaplot. So. Point taken, internet. There’s a mammoth organization task in it, but I will endeavour in 2014 to get to grips with the data involved and get it into a more useful format. Also. The return of opera plot, which has always been on the backburner, is now moved to a front burner.
Excluding #operaplot, the top ten posts of 2014 are:
- Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 Op 58
- Jackie Evancho
- The Pizzicato Polka
- Widor Toccata
- Beethoven Piano Sonata Op 10 No.1
- The Baritone Michael – What He Wore
- Jackie Evancho and the Ghosts of Angels Past
- Three Songs for Three Kings
- Rotating Warrior
- 21st-century Wagner Tuben
The big change during the fallow years is how the interwebs use social media. There are so many more possibilities and it has been a delight to see how people have stretched the use of these tools to their maximum possibility. I’m still not sure how exactly the OM will fit into all of this, but here’s where we are, should you feel like you might like to join.
Youtube – subscribe for original content as wells as playlists organized by mood. The former is an exciting new development as the OM branches out a little more into travelogues and other reporting media. The latter is part of a longer term data gathering project that may turn into something quite cool in future.
Facebook – the OM page is still in its infancy as I decided to go all in on Twitter way back in 2008 when these things were new. I’m hoping to develop this into something more than just a straight reposting of OM material, but again, time etc. In the meantime, subscribe and have a look
Twitter – we’re still here and again, investigating and experimenting with ways that @MissMussel can be more than a ticker tape. There’s still a lively community about and we’re looking forward to joining the party once again.
Instagram – who can resist filters and tilt shift right at your fingertips? I certainly can’t and neither can a whole shedload of other people. Give the missmussel a follow on their and find all sorts.
So. With that all out of the way – see you in 2015 for the Recitare Project and a whole load of other delights.