Mad Melvin - the angriest BBC local radio caller... →
This hilarious clip comes from BBC Three Counties Radio this morning. I’m not sure we’ll be seeing Melvin at the Royal Wedding tomorrow, do you? Or, in his words: “Yet some…. URGGGH!….Some….. OORHHH!” Edit: Well this has gone a little bit, er, viral. Trying to get in touch with the 3CR team to see if they can do a follow up. Watch this space. Follow the...
Plagiarism hunters plague German politicians →
A group of anonymous internet activists have surged to prominence in Germany by examining the doctoral dissertations of politicians for plagiarism on a public Internet site.
Sarah Jane, we hope you are ok in heaven– Beautiful tributes from children of all ages on the Newsround site. I hate to talk shop when it’s something as sad as this, but what a great piece of UGC. Simple, effective… and comforting? CBBC - Newsround - What are your memories of Sarah Jane star?
How Genius Works →
Wonderful idea. The first drafts of genius - discussed by those who made them.
And should she choose to be a Mother one day, be my eyes, Lord, that I may see...– Tina Fey’s Prayer for a Daughter! A MUST Read for Any Parent or Those Who Have Had One | Famecrawler
Cruel, but funny.
Japanese newspaper keeps publishing - by pen and... →
“For six consecutive days after the twin disasters, reporters used flashlights and marker pens to write their stories on poster-size paper and posted the “newspapers” at the entrances of relief centers around the city. Six staff members collected stories, while three spent an hour and a half each day writing the newspapers by hand.”
Contary to popular believe, Apple did not invent the table– A bit juvenile, perhaps, but this comment made me laugh. Always proof-read folks. BBC - dot.Rory: Two tablets to take on iPad
Tagging marine animals: valuable or violation? →
“Tagging marine animals has greatly contributed to our understanding of their needs and environment. But at what cost to the animal?”
Here today, we publicly and unreservedly apologise to all such individuals.– - the News of the World apologises to victims of phone hacking by the newspaper. BBC News - News of the World prints phone-hacking apology
Google loses autocomplete lawsuit | News |... →
Google has lost a lawsuit in which an Italian businessman sued for libel due to the search engine’s auto complete options, known as Google Suggest
China goes wild for 3D porn film | Guardian →
“It is being billed as the world’s first 3D porn film, a movie so salacious that Chinese audiences are reportedly flocking from the mainland to more permissive Hong Kong for the chance to see an uncut version.”
AOL Fires Freelance Journalists →
“The Huffington Post Transition team has just eliminated all AOL freelancers and contractors. But we have been invited to continue contributing for free.”