[teh glorious interweb what got stuck in my :flash: camino tabs this past week]
:flash: Google’s ‘Units of Knowledge’ May Raise Conflict of Interest – “This is Google’s way to grab the ‘third page’ of search,” says Josh Bernoff, an analyst at Forrester Research. “The first page is the main page of a portal; the second page is where the search results are; the third page is what you click on when you decide where to go. Google already owns the first and second page, but since they don’t own content, they have no control over the third page.”
:flash: Google’s ‘Knols’ aren’t a Threat to Wikipedia – “Yesterday afternoon Google unceremoniously revealed that it was working on a new project called “knols,” short for “units of knowledge.” … a knol is something like a mashup between a Wikipedia page and a blog post with a focus on the individual author.”
:flash: Phlow Musik Adventskalender – mp3 adventskalender, donwload one per day.
:flash: it is to laff – a collection of humerous mashups, just a laff.
schmooze and abuse
:flash: a belated happy monkey day – twas yesterday …
:flash: Top 11 Warmest Years On Record Have All Been In Last 13 Years – “The decade of 1998-2007 is the warmest on record, according to data sources obtained by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).” so why the f%#k am i freezing?
:flash: Manila North Cemetery Houses More Warm Bodies Than Cold Corpses – “10,000 Filipino families live in this massive graveyard in Manila.” looks cozy.
:flash: Wii emits a frequency that attracts cockroaches? – “a powered-on Wii emits a sound frequency which falls right into the range to which cockroaches are attracted.” would be cute if it wasn’t that disgusting.
:flash: Traveler IQ Challenge – how well do you know your world? [via swissmiss]
:flash: World’s ‘wurst’ lovers? – “German men are the world’s worst lovers, according to a poll of 10,000 women travellers.” swiss men didn’t make the list, why? obviously because who would mind too well-hung?
:flash: Gabe & Max’s Internet Thing – this video explains, how to get the dreamlife of your dreams using the internet.
:flash: Santa’s Ghetto – 2007 – some great works appearing thanks to banksy’s bethlehem action.
:flash: LeWeb3: Social Media: Is it killing our society? – “Emily Bell is going head to head with professional troll Andrew Keen about whether the social web and social media are going to be the death of society”
:flash: ‘You,’ by Urs Fischer – “Urs Fischer has reduced Gavin Brown’s Enterprise to a hole in the ground, and it is one of the most splendid things to have happened in a New York gallery in a while.”
:flash: I will survive – ” THE ARCHITECT SONG (to the tune of I Will Survive)
At first I was afraid, I was petrified
thinking I could not design what you had specified
But then I spent too many years redrawing what you just built wrong
and I grew strong
and I learned how to get along” i’ll make the web developers version … someday.
:flash: Merriam-Webster’s Word of ’07: ‘W00t’ – “Expect cheers among hardcore online game enthusiasts when they learn Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year. Or, more accurately, expect them to “w00t.” can’t decide if i should say meh or w00t.
:flash: How comes Amazon gets it wrong on digital? – “But for all that, it has to be said: Whenever Amazon tries to sell a digital download, it turns into one of the dumbest companies on the web.”
:flash: The 7th annual year of ideas – “For better or worse, these are 70 of the ideas that helped make 2007 what it was.”
:flash: 214 – The Blonde Map of Europe « strange maps – “According to this map – and if you really believe that blondes have less brains –a nasty fall like that is more likely to happen in the central parts of Norway, Sweden and Finland, where at least 80% of the population is fair-haired”
:flash: familywaschsalon1.jpg – whoa … information overload
:flash: if taglines were honest – “iPod: It’ll break in a year, but by then you’ll want the new one. Apple: You think you need it, we know you just want it.”
:flash: YouTube – Reporter – Gebrüder Blocher
ich gebe es zu, ich konnte mir dieses video erst anschauen als klar war, dass blocher abgewählt worden ist – nicht ohne häme aber auch mit grosser erleichterung. es ist erschreckend, dass einer mit solch höhnischer verachtung so lange bundesrat bleiben konnte.
:flash: «Medienpopulismus schadet der Aufklärung» – “Kurt Imhof, Zürcher Professor für Soziologie und Kommunikationswissenschaft, kritisiert die Medien scharf. Auch mit Blick auf die Berichterstattung im Fall Seebach spricht er von einer Systemkrise.” der begriff empörungsbewirtschaftung ist scharf.