Bigipedia: The Complete Series 2

  • by BBC Radio 4
  • Narrated by uncredited
  • 1 hrs and 49 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Welcome to Bigipedia - the omniscient friend you know from your computer and laser watch takes over your PC or listening device for 30 minutes in a unique experiment in broadwebcasting.... Launched on an unsuspecting public, Bigipedia is a massive mash-up of Google, Microsoft, Apple, Wikipedia, My Space, Yahoo, and Amazon, all vying for your attention, love, money, and, occasionally, vital organs. Sponsored by Chianti, the worlds worst-ever beverage, with its series of ever more off-putting straplines ("Chianti - legally, wine").
In the first of the complete four episodes, we enjoy the long-awaited release of Bigipedia 2.0 - the infallible, ever-present cyberfriend is back! Now with all errors and mistakes.
In episode 2, we discover how Bigipedia 2.0 is now bigger, better, and closer - so it looks bigger twice! Also, the wisdom of crowds, the joy of deregulated advertising and Bigipedia throughout history.
In episode 3, Bigipedia 2.0 launches its own social network, BigiBuzz! Find out what's popular so you can be one of them! Also, Britain’s least-haunted house is visited by terrified ghost-hunter Felix Richard, and we find out the true meaning of pilk and pleather. And in the final episode, we launch BigiHype - the sure-fire way to raise the profile of a new event or an unpopular charity!


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Customer Reviews

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Irreversible installation complete

Bigipedia 2.0 is another installment of the unutterable madness that only the British can provide. It sends up online research, social networking, oversharing, screen names, blatant manipulation, false emotion, discussion forums, and advertising, all performed in a style that complements our daily information overload.

If you need a break from serious reading, study, or a boring work week, you might want to listen to this. I laughed so much my face hurt. Word of advice: do not drink any beverage while listening to this unless you require nasal lavage.

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- Die Falknerin

Disturbing view of our future. GREAT FUN!!!!!

so fun! it's like future retro. Or, the horrifying future to come. Plinky. Horrible goodness. Enjoy and
stay away from the Chiatno.
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- david lebo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-06-2011
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited