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Technovia: A news story is not a single page: it's... →
“Rather than think of a story as a single finished article, think of it as part of a network of the story, it’s comments, and the comments and posts that it spawns across the web. As a writer, you…
Derek Powazek - 10 Ways Newspapers Can Improve... →
Good list, with no surprises. Sometimes it’s good to be able to point at a page of someone else saying this stuff, because it has more impact from a stranger. Sigh.
A yearn to kern: ‘Fonts are the clothes that words... →
“A lot of people say, âFonts are the clothes that words wear,’ and that’s true, but type is about more than just making things look pretty on a page. It’s about making it so the meaning of the word…
Kent Rogowski - Bears →
Inside-out bears. Some of these actually look better than the reverse.
Anna Tims on a decade of championing the rights of... →
Derek Powazek - This is Not a Comment →
“On the web, not all comments are created equal.” Bravo, Derek.
Read Giles Coren's letter to Times subs | Media |... →
“There is no length issue. This is someone thinking “I’ll just remove this indefinite article because Coren is an illiterate cunt and i know best”. Well, you fucking don’t.” Verbose strop from Giles…
Lists of things. Usually design-related. Curation of classifiable objects.
How City Kids Run Their Sidewalk Lemonade Stands... →
As if gas wasnât bad enough, lemon prices have risen 35 percent over the past year, necessitating new insights into consumer behavior for sidewalk-stand proprietors.
BBC NEWS | Politics | Campaigner 'glues himself to... →
“There was no stickiness of any significance.”
Big Contrarian → Tacky. →
“Whether their strategies work or not is slightly beside the point. Itâs cheap. Itâs marketing driven, instead of content driven. Itâs the type of thinking that leads to a sequel to the movie…
The Five Dollar Comparison →
To explore the relative value of five dollars we are collecting examples from around the world by asking people to submit photos of objects or services that cost the equivalent of $5.
Ooh. Muxtape + last.fm (or Pandora) = Favtape. Listen to 10 of my recently loved last.fm tracks, muxtape style, with links to buy etc. And please forgive the Avril Lavigne - blame the heat.
Beijing 2008 Preparations - Three Weeks to Go -... →
Incredible photographs of the preparations for the Olympics in Beijing. I think the most staggering thing is all the new architecture….though the costumes for the opening ceremony look pretty…
swissmiss: Renewable Clothing by Fernando Brizio →
By placing colored felt-tip pens in the pockets of the dress its appearance changes over time. Within an hour - to one and a half hours the colored ink bleeds into the fabric and creates a one-off…
BBC NEWS | England | London | Mob attacks officers... →
“Two police officers… attacked by a mob in south London after they asked a 15-year-old girl to pick up her litter. One officer was dragged to the ground and kicked while the other was bitten by a girl who jumped on his back.” One word: Feral.
Trap street - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia →
A trap street is a fictitious street included on a map, often outside the area the map covers, for the purpose of “trapping” potential copyright violators of the map, who will be unable to justify…
The Story of the Fail Whale - ReadWriteWeb →
How An Unknown Artist’s Work Became a Social Media Brand Thanks To the Power of Community
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Must check this place out next time in that neck of the woods.
SlideShare Toys / Karaoke →
Seeing London by airship →
Twitter Weather Map United Kingdom →
Twitmet: it lives!Well, sort of: seems to be only collecting botlike conversations about weather ATM.
Wanted: new partner for 3,000-mile Amazon trek -... →
Current Configuration: Essential Life Lesson #1:... →
There is a right way to hang the toilet paper, and a wrong way. Read on to determine the status of your own roll. Also, don’t forget the “rubbing against wall” oddness.
Gavin Bryars' 'Sinking of the Titanic' in Concert... →
GIFMAKE - generator of gif pictures →
Animated gif maker. The spirit of 1997 is strong in this one.
The Boys and the Subway - Niemann Opinion Art Blog... →
“People often ask me for directions in the subway. Even though I know my way around rather well, I still have to defer to Arthur very often. Yet it seems people donât trust the advice of a…
US teacher is suspended for letting pupils read... →
How to write a movie | News | guardian.co.uk Film →
Shouts & Murmurs: My Airline: newyorker.com →
I’d happily dish out fines for stupid behaviour on flights.
Records Fall at U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials - The... →
Fantastic set of photos of swimmers from the Boston Globe’s amazing photo blog, The Big Picture. The swimmers look like aliens in some of these.