Useful links that caught my eye:
- Times paywall: more analysis of the data | Beehive City – A look through the Times numbers now that the pay wall is up. The conclusion again seems to be too early to tell
- Activism or slacktivism: Is the web making it too easy? | memeburn – Does Desktop activism make us lazy asks this Meme Burn article? "How many Facebook groups dedicated to good causes sit on your profile, looking good, but doing nothing? How many email petitions have been deleted from your inbox because they’d come around for the fifth time? Ethan Zuckerman, an early HTML guru now lecturing on digital democracy, cautions against “slacktivism” which Wikipedia defines as “a pejorative term that describes “feel-good” measures, in support of an issue or social cause, that have little or no practical effect other than to make the person doing it feel satisfaction.”"
- Consumer Psychologist: The Seduction of Cool – An interesting article by Adam Ferrier of Naked (Australia) who takes Absolut to task for making an artsy short film that is unlikely to have mass market appeal and in his words, tells you nothing about Absolut except that it gives shed loads of cash to artists.
- Block your exes on the Internet – Don't want to get sight of your ex while browsing the net – this plug in will make them invisible for you
- BBC News – CNN sacks editor over Muslim cleric Twitter remark – Be careful what you tweet – CNN sacks an editor for saying something nice about a Hezbollah cleric when he died