BBC News - Are people ready to pay for online... →
When I was in the RAF my commanding officer used to shout, ‘Stan Still,...– The unfortunately named Stan Still. I went to school with a girl whose brother was called Wayne Kerr. Now that’s unlucky. BBC NEWS | UK | ‘Most unfortunate names’ revealed
The cheesy ’80s pop video with tens of millions of views—the center...– Original ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ clip is pulled from YouTube. Boooo! YouTube gives up on original ‘Rickroll’ | The Social - CNET News
Top 8 Natural Wonders of the World | Wild Junket -... →
I do see it as my job to experiment with new tools, and it’s clear to me...– BBC - dot.Rory: New tools for new journalists
Reporting the BNP →
The NUJ launches a website offering a practical guide for journalists reporting on the BNP.
He’s just a horrible bloke. He makes great television, but he has no people...– No kind words for Alan Sugar from Pants Man Phillip Taylor. Pants Man gives students a lesson in business | The Linc
Wikimedia Foundation announces $2 million grant... →
BBC News - Voices from Haiti →
Last week Read/Write Web created a minor flurry online after hundreds of people...– Facebook login, Cancel Google and the perfect storm of idiots – Telegraph Blogs
If PM Gordon Brown had been present he would undoubtedly now be penning a speech...– Cambridge United Blog - U’s Blog: U’s:2 AFC Wimbledon:2 - Green shoots of recovery?
If you’re a taxi driver you probably don’t need to know how to build a car, or...– Rob Wells | A bit about code
The Hackney Podcast Edition 17: Buses →
Hackney depends on buses. With no tubes, they’re how we get around. But what do you do while you’re on the bus? Read, eye up the guy opposite? Is it a space for reflection? Or just irritation? Hackney’s bus riders tell us. We hear from Alfie Dennen about his Bus-Tops project, from Anthony Morris the bus mechanic who keeps the wheels turning behind the scenes and from driver...
FA hold off on anti-homophobia ad campaign →
From tonight’s Newsnight.
Too many news startup ideas fail because they take an upside down approach....– Three ideas for news businesses which will never work (and why) « Adam Westbrook
Embiggen: To make bigger or grow in size; a perfectly cromulent word– 10 fake Simpsons words that belong in the dictionary | Guyism
They’re tall, they’re blonde, they’re elegant, and at the...– BBC News - How do you judge a camel beauty contest?
I’m sure you’ve noticed – Facebook has had another redesign. I’m beginning to...– Facebook undergoes yet another redesign… | Dork Adore Hilariously put!
Can look obscene in a trouser pocket.– BBC News - Snack stand-off: Banana v KitKat
Video: Jamaican bobsleigh team crash out in 1988 →
Winter Olympics start in a few days, but here’s one of the most famous moments ever in the competition - inspiring the brilliant/rubbish [delete as applicable depending on how snooty you are :-)] film, Cool Runnings. (UK only, sorry folks)
Iraq's first (and only) photography agency:... →
Is the media putty in the hands of companies like Apple? Where do you draw the...– BBC - Over To You
Student sells her virginity online to pay for... →
BBC News - Dementia: A family's story →
Lovely interactive from BBC News. It’s not flashy (although it is Flash…) which may prompt some teched up web users to scoff. But where BBC News gets some big win is by making online journalism for ALL. My mum could use this page - and that’s not something you can say about some of the other interactives found around the world’s news sites. Most impressive, I think, is...
BBC - BBC Radio 4 Programmes - Overexposed →
“Miles Warde presents the story of a group of photojournalists who set out to witness world events. They went to Yugoslavia, Angola, Chechnya, Gaza and Iraq. Two of them were shot dead. A compelling portrait of youthful ambition and the power of photography to change the world.” This documentary has blown me away. Great work from Miles Warde. It’s only up there for another 9...