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A site of original and unoriginal content meant to entertain and inform. Out of Sight is edited by JJ O'Donoghue and William Hilderbrandt.

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If this site had to be summed up in one word and a preceding parenthetical phrase, then it would be (hopefully) entertaining. Think of it as an archive of some of the most interesting articles, videos, photography, and miscellany that JJ and William find online.

Presently the two have hopes of expanding the site to include some of their own work, and when they do just watch the hilarity ensue.

In the meantime please leave comments on posts - whether you like or dislike - and make suggestions as to what you want to see more of. For some of you it's more tits and ass, for others you prefer men with beards, and for one of you (you know who I am talking about) it's all about jam.

one more thing on out of sight

Out of sight is Will and JJ's attempt to get noticed and invited on daytime TV or any Fox TV show. Before out of sight, there was rich and creamy, a hugely popular blog for spammers who wanted to sell us penis enhancing products. They were wasting their time.

But to stick to the augmentation analogy, out of sight at its best is a brain enhancing website. That's a radical statement guys.

What you'll find on the site is a ménage à trois of humour, skepticism, intelligence and titilation. We really enjoy comments and recommendations and we hope to build up a community of followers so that we then add a subscription wall and take on the Financial Times or Playboy. Or just get jobs with them.

who is this stud william?

William lives in Paris. At the start of 2009 he left London and all his friends and his bad job to come to France, where he hardly speaks the language, to be with his girlfriend. Officially he is very happy to finally be living with her but occasionally he does get nostalgic for London.

He grew up in the US - Oklahoma (please do not hum the musical!) - and studied philosophy before going to London for a Master's in journalism. His work has not been published by the best in the industry, such as The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, The Economist, Mother Jones, McSweeney's, and many, many more.

Currently he is freelancing at radio and TV gigs, slowly acquiring technical skills he hopes he can eventually use to make documentary and feature films that one day will not be produced by some of the world's best film studios.

who is this wise guy jj?

Quite early on in life JJ discovered that he was a fabricator. In 2006 his mum and dad invited him to leave their home in Cork, Ireland and head for London, where he now resides, to shake up the city. He cycles hard, drinks hard and blogs harder. You get the picture.

Currently he's alive, and, like most people his age he's 29. He longs for the day Japan get's moved right next to Ireland, and that Cork wins the world series in hurling. More than anything else he want's a book deal. Failing that a decent sandwich with French mustard, mayonnaise and Ballymaloe relish in it.

30 June 09
Many are calling the Iranian unrest the Twitter Revolution, and I agree. The above image, from Pew Research of course, displays that during the week of June 15-21, precisely 98% of the most popular links on Twitter were on Iran.
I have my own concerns on the willingness of online media to turn to Twitter and YouTube. In Iran’s case, these two media proved to be an effective means for the people to tell their story, but how can a 140 character post or an amateur video be fact checked? Essentially, isn’t it foreseeable that some people could feel desperate enough to dramatise or even fake a post or a video to draw more attention. I am not accusing Iranian people but pointing out online’s media blind acceptance to post and repost. Then again, not to post runs the risk of missing the story.
This link shows the results of the study and other information too. Online media, for instance, covered the topic of Iran more than 30% than the printed press. Two reasons for this - unlimited space online versus precious and limited paper, and keeping online information fresh through updates versus avoiding overkill of a topic dominating a single publication.
Iran’s government tried to crackdown on all internet use and Twitter, a social media I am easily bored with although I don’t have a revolution to fight for either, proved to be an effective means of disseminating information from within the oppressive state to the outside world. But, it even helped Iranians communicate with each other as the state-run media was not going to cover the protests honestly.

Many are calling the Iranian unrest the Twitter Revolution, and I agree. The above image, from Pew Research of course, displays that during the week of June 15-21, precisely 98% of the most popular links on Twitter were on Iran.

I have my own concerns on the willingness of online media to turn to Twitter and YouTube. In Iran’s case, these two media proved to be an effective means for the people to tell their story, but how can a 140 character post or an amateur video be fact checked? Essentially, isn’t it foreseeable that some people could feel desperate enough to dramatise or even fake a post or a video to draw more attention. I am not accusing Iranian people but pointing out online’s media blind acceptance to post and repost. Then again, not to post runs the risk of missing the story.

This link shows the results of the study and other information too. Online media, for instance, covered the topic of Iran more than 30% than the printed press. Two reasons for this - unlimited space online versus precious and limited paper, and keeping online information fresh through updates versus avoiding overkill of a topic dominating a single publication.

Iran’s government tried to crackdown on all internet use and Twitter, a social media I am easily bored with although I don’t have a revolution to fight for either, proved to be an effective means of disseminating information from within the oppressive state to the outside world. But, it even helped Iranians communicate with each other as the state-run media was not going to cover the protests honestly.

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