Link Drop for the Week Ending in Friday the 28th (November 2008)

 Express Train To Douchebaggery_1227888074766

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I’m posting this Link Drop as I watch some of the NDTV people from India have been working over 50 hrs straight which is unreal. While I’m not a journalist I’m extremely interested in how news is provided. How NDTV has been reporting is something I think all that in the news industry can learn from. Even before the tragedy of Mumbai this week’s Link Drop had to do w/ news and technology, excaberated via live events.

For those that celebrate Thanksgiving this week, have a good one and let’s keep our eyes and ears open.

– m
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 Express Train To Douchebaggery_1227888074766Express Train To Douchebaggery
Gawker wrote “With recent MTA budget cuts and fare increases across the board to come next year, soon riding the New York City subway will be a privilege reserved for the few that can afford it. Somewhere along the way, the city’s travelers will transfer from whatever line they’re riding on to an express train as vast as space and as timeless as infinity.”

Search Engine | CBC Radio | Is Canada becoming a digital ghettoIs Canada becoming a digital ghetto?
Search Engine wrote “Here are three things that suck about being Canadian right now: 1. Last week the CRTC sided with Bell against a group of small Internet Service Providers who want to offer their customers unthrottled connections where what they download is their own business and not subject to interference. 2. In last week’s throne speech the…”

 The A's To Our Q'ds_1227888031686Slinkachu: The A’s To Our Q’ds
Wooster Collective wrote “Age: 29 Hometown: Devon, UK Where do you now live?: London, UK Where would you most like to live?: I love London, but i wouldn’t mind spending time in other big cities such as New York. I love Barcelona too. Who was your first “hero” in life?: Fictional hero: Doctor Who. Real life hero: Probably my Dad. What is your favorite thing…”

I Can’t Believe Some People Are Still Saying Twitter Isn’t A News Source_1227888041263I Can’t Believe Some People Are Still Saying Twitter Isn’t A News Source
TechCrunch wrote “Update: CNN says “It was the day social media appeared to come of age and signaled itself as a news-gathering force to be reckoned with.” Twitter is emerging as a major force in breaking news. But some people disagree. Today we saw yet another illustration, when people in Mumbai got the word of terrorist attacks out to the world…”

kim from dallas_1227888046566Tranquility
kim from dallas wrote “My brother-in-law turned me onto an old photo archive site called Shorpy, which is amazing. I have a feeling I am just late to catch on, but if not, I recommend it. They have a huge archive of old photos in high definition…I could spend hours there just looking at them. This is one of my favorites – an amazing photo by Toni Frissell that was in Harper’s Bazzaar in 1947:”

 Ingram 2.0 - Has the NYT missed the boatHas the NYT missed the boat?
the globe and mail wrote “Seth Godin, marketing guru extraordinaire, has an interesting post about how the New York Times has missed the boat and is fighting the wrong war (to mix a couple of metaphors). In it, he puts his finger on one of the biggest factors that make it hard for newspapers in general — including this one — to make the transition…”

 shell house_1227888059432shell house
materialicious wrote “I love interesting, unique architecture! this is great! Is that shell made of concrete? because if it is, it raises the question: Why don’t we just pour a bunch of concrete shells and then make houses out of them. Concrete is cheap, and environmentally friendly. You wouldn’t have to worry about insulation, and you’d save a TON of time and money compared to constructing it out of wood. This is genius.”

ViaComIT » Blog Archive » Vogue Calendar 2009_1227888090629Vogue Calendar 2009
ViaComIT wrote “Dans le numéro 893 Décembre/Janvier du magazine Vogue, vous découvrirez en supplément un calendrier composé de 14 Pin-Up photographiées par Terry Richardson. Vous n’avez plus que quelques jours à attendre, sortie dans les kiosques le 28 novembre (et restera 2 mois en kiosque).”

 A Case Study | Gauravonomics Blog_1227888118824Social Media & Citizen Journalism in the 11/26 Mumbai Terror Attacks: A Case Study
gauravonomics wrote “Over the last day and a half, I have been following the story on the critical role played by citizen journalism in the 11/26 Mumbai terror attacks. Mainstream media and the tech blogosphere have also been following the story actively. The story has been framed in several ways — “new media vs. mainstream media”, “Twitter vs. blogs”, and…”

Women of Design by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit_1227888171267Women of Design by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit
About: “The immense body of work produced by graphic designers around the world is astoundingly varied, rich and widely celebrated. Yet in publications, conferences and other public realms, women designers tend to be outnumbered by their male counterparts whose appearances, work and achievements are constantly in the spotlight. Luckily, it’s a reversing trend. While this book does not attempt to relieve the imbalance, it does bring full attention…”

 Atlas Shrugged Updated for the Current Financial Crisis._1227888132497ATLAS SHRUGGED UPDATED FOR THE CURRENT FINANCIAL CRISIS.
mcsweeneys wrote “”Damn it, Dagny! I need the government to get out of the way and let me do my job!” She sat across the desk from him. She appeared casual but confident, a slim body with rounded shoulders like an exquisitely engineered truss. How he hated his debased need for her, he who loathed self-sacrifice but would give up everything he valued to get in her pants … Did she know? “I heard the thugs in Washington were trying to take your Rearden…”

weather pattern » Blog Archive » Trying to redefine browsing the web_1227888138829Trying to redefine browsing the web
weather pattern wrote “Am I the only person who missed this? This month Amazon launch Windowshop Beta, a CoverFlow-ish interface for shopping. This flash based interface allows you to search new selections, which are added each Tuesday. Browsing is controlled with the space bar to zoom in and the arrow keys to navigate, giving it the user experience…”

Senghor on the Rocks - Coupe Du Monde_1227888147263Senghor On The Rocks
Ein Roman von Christoph Benda wrote “Ein Zufall hat mir diese Geschichte geschenkt, ich schenke sie hiermit weiter. Auch wenn man ihre Wege auf der Karte nachvollziehen kann, sind alle Figuren dieses Romans frei erfunden, Ähnlichkeiten mit lebenden oder toten Personen sind, wenn schon nicht unerwünscht, dann doch zufällig. Mein Dank gilt Alou Kane und seiner Familie.”

i am the weather » » Screens in the New York Times Magazine_1227888152679“Screens in the New York Times Magazine”
i am the weather wrote “The NY Times Magazine this weekend is a special issue focusing on Screens. This fall issue is usually reserved for news from and about Hollywood and about movies and filmaking. This years issue involves all types of screen, mostly digital and the special concerns that come along with the proliferation of screens.Three good stories linked below and there are more NY Times Magazine Screens Issue”

 Pie Paper_1227888158105Pie Paper
paperwhite hearts wrote “Pie is a New Zealand based quarterly newspaper created by Markus Hofko & Simon Oosterdijk. Lovely design, and pie charts… what more can you ask for ?”

JAQK Apparel_1227888179185You can help us maintain…
JAQK Apparel wrote “Yo, so as you can see, we are the #1 JAQK on Google. We’d like to stay there, and we need your help. Here’s how you do it: 1) Navigate your web browser to gmail.com. 2) Sign up for an account. 3) Search the web for “jaqk” or “JAQK” or “J.A.Q.K.” or “j.a.q.k.” using Google. 4) Click on the first link for us. (Seemingly random web hits help.) 5) Click the back button on your browser…”

 STEFAN BOUBLIL - LUNCHTIME CHATS_1227888184687STEFAN BOUBLIL – LUNCHTIME CHATS
scott goodson wrote “There is a global design company in New York that is unlike anything I’ve seen in that they can play with any surface or setting. The company is called The Apartment. And in the years that I have known him, I can say that Stefan Boublil, the founder, has never been boring or expected. 1. Tell me about your career? born in france, i chose to become a new yorker at the age of 20. after studying philosophy…”

citymurmur.org27888191902HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF A URBAN SPACE SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF MEDIA?
citymurmur wrote “CityMurmur tries to understand and visualize how media attention reshapes the urban space and the city. On-line newspapers, information agency, blogs and personal websites, thematic media are monitored to…”

Minthink - A fresh link eeeverytime_1227888217643minthink
About: “You can’t search what you don’t know of. Minthink is the place to discover new websites or get inspired when you want fresh ideas or don’t know where to go. The freshest links, in all languages, from all the world, brought to you with just one click.”

 Bailout Pledges Hit $7.7 Trillion_1227888224831Bailout Pledges Hit $7.7 Trillion
MISH’S Global Economic Trend Analysis wrote “Bloomberg is reporting U.S. Pledges Top $7.7 Trillion to Ease Frozen Credit. The money that’s been pledged is equivalent to $24,000 for every man, woman and child in the country. It’s nine times what the U.S. has spent so far on wars in Iraq and Afghanistan…”

InfraNet Lab » Blog Archive » Little White Lies_1227888244434Little White Lies
InfraNet Lab wrote “f you are within earshot of New York sometime before the remainder of the year, do not miss Keller Easterling’s “Some True Stories: researches in the field of flexible truth.” It runs from Nov 18 – Dec 23 2008 at the always reliable Storefront for Art and Architecture. Easterling and her collaborators chart the convenience of deviance, highlighting the lure of swimming in the dirty waters of political persuasions…”

 This is How the Web Gets Regulated_1227888253549This is How the Web Gets Regulated
Joe Clark wrote “Basic web accessibility is a known commodity now. Web applications can almost be made accessible; eventually web application accessibility will also be a known commodity, too. Those are clear wins. But nearly ten years after specifications first required it, online captioning still pretty much does not exist. That’s probably going to change…”

 Coudal's Three Questions_1227888274036Agency Insights: Coudal’s Three Questions
paul isakson wrote “Somewhere along the way, I subscribed to Coudal’s Infrequent Mailings*. The email from September 29th listed out three questions they ask before pursuing any new project. Their questions are: 1. Will we be able to make money? We’re a business. We have mortgages and tuitions to pay. Plus, if we don’t make some…”

 Watching the Times struggle (and what you can learn)_1227888282431Watching the Times struggle (and what you can learn)
seth godin wrote “Page by page, section by section, the influence of the New York Times is fading away. Great people on an important mission, but their footprint is shrinking and the company is losing stock value and cash and power and the ability to have the impact…”

BuzzMachine » Blog Archive » A scenario for news_1227888289326A scenario for news
BuzzMachine wrote “In the snarkoff recently about my holding journalists to account for the state and fate of journalism, commenters asked with good reason where I say journalism will be done, how we’re doing to watch government, and where the money will come from. I don’t have answers to those questions; I have guesses, notions, wishes…”

 NPR_1227888335685The Big Pictures: Best Gift Books 2008
NPR wrote “Dozens of amazing and illuminating books have been released throughout 2008 that could (and should, in these tough economic times) be contenders on your holiday shopping list. But there’s something about the season of giving that makes us think big. And that means picture books, from coffee-table extravaganzas to the small stuff that’s big on ambition.”

BBC World Service - Documentaries - Street art_1227888341698Street art
BBC wrote “ome see it as a way of reclaiming public space, to others it’s reckless vandalism. In the year Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie spent £1m on works by British stencil artist Banksy, this two-part series explores the global boom in street art. The series looks at the phenomenon of street art in two very different cities, New York and Sao Paulo.”

Illegal Outdoor Advertising | The Municipal Art Society of New York_1227888348881Illegal Outdoor Advertising
MAS wrote “There are restrictive rules within the city’s zoning regulations for both advertising signs and accessory signs. The city zoning resolution defines an advertising sign as one that “directs attention to goods and services at a location other than where the sign is located.” An “accessory sign” identifies an establishment housed within the building.”

Micro Persuasion
About: “Steve Rubel is a digital marketer with over 15 years experience. He currently serves as SVP, Director of Insights for Edelman Digital, a division of Edelman – the world’s largest independent PR firm. Steve is charged with helping Edelman clients identify key insights, trends and…”

'expanded portraits' by justin ponmany_1227888362274‘expanded portraits’ by justin ponmany
designboom wrote “justin ponmany is an merging artist born in kerala, india and now based in mumbai. ponmany specializes in focusing on contemporizing the portrait. he makes what he calls ‘expanded portraits’, in which he photographs mumbai residents from all angles to create a map-like panorama views of their three dimensional heads. the pieces are reminiscent of scanners and cartography but their morphing nature…”

I'm Just Sayin' Show_1227888164972I’m Just Sayin’ Show
About: “Conversations amongst friends. Unscripted. On tape.”

JeffBridges.com - Ironman book_1227888327426JeffBridges.com – Ironman book
About: Photos taken on set of Ironman

▄CORNERSTONES of New York_1227888238189CORNERSTONES of New York

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  • gdsshsh

    These linkdrops are too hard to read.