The world as we know it is just a pawn in a large episodiac scape of mystery and intrigue. The average person such as ourselves venture through life unbeknownst to the fact that beneath the skin of governmental societies lies a web of deciet and a true indication of what really is going on in the universe. Its a known fact that governments are hiding an array of information from the public with the thought that we are not ready to know or that we can't understand. We have a right to know what lies beneath the surface.
SLATE -- Jack Shafer mulls over recent pontifications emanating from A-List bloggers and offers a balanced perspective about old media, emergent personalcasting and the real numbers. It takes time and money to make a real impression. Most bloggers bemoan their lack of resources. They want ways to make money while blogging. They frequently chirp on about whether to carry advertising, which points back to a real issue--few besides run-of-site advertisers will actually pay to read a pontificating pundit without credentials. It might be fun to ride a wave of popular links pointing into your URL but that niche readership does not even get you into events and onto the radar scope of real world opinion leaders. This troubling conclusion must unnerve the most popular bloggers, giving rise to the occasional salvo against mainstream media. Shafer's piece is part of an extended conversation. Fair play to him because he links to those who yammer about his writing, effectively continuing a meme that would have died after a few days on Daypop.
THE ONION -- One year after the tragic wardrobe malfunction at the 2004 Super Bowl, thousands of young American children remain traumatised after being exposed to the sight of Janet Jackson's breast.
The Onion -- "U.S. Children Still Traumatized"
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ANGRY KID -- Comments from Niall O'Brien about Angry Kid: Darren Walsh has managed to create a highly unique form of animation known as pixelation with his creation Angry Kid. His Angry Kid character has managed to cross national boudaries with a multi-lingual message, all while still remaining funny as hell! Check it out! Angry Kid
This is more of a question than a comment but if God created us then who created god. Who is the Overseer in lifes creation or are we just a creation of gases and chemicals colliding in the cosmos. If this is so then who created these gases and chemicals and created that person so on so forth?
LOOPDILOOP -- The iPod--and specifically the ability to shuffle singles inside the iPod--will force significant changes to the music business, writes Feargal McKay. "The way people listen to music is changing. Everyone’s shuffling their music collection on their iPod and are more and more getting in touch with the little-visited corners of their music collection. Having gone to all the bother of dusting off all those old CDs and transferring them to their computer, who can blame them? And now, rather than trading up each year from one new best thing to the next, consumers are spending more time with the old friends with whom they have slipped out of touch and spending less time listening to new music." McKay thinks "the back catalogue bounce is on, but this time, the music industry is unlikely to profit from it".
NYT -- The Educational Testing Service has announced a new battery of tests designed to test ICT literacy. This foray into the specialist area could conceivably avail an international mechanism for schools from around the world to measure the ability of graduates to perform in the connected work place.
GOOGLE -- There are 30.1 m references to "write it down" found by the Google search engine. That search result drops to 600,000 pages containing the exact reference to "write it down" on web pages. A9 finds 157,000 incidences of the phrase along with 714 images, some which are very applicable to the phrase.
INDEPENDENT -- One of the effects of a well-oiled spin campaign is the effect it has on the accuracy of the message. This is happening to the British government's chief scientific adviser who claims American lobbyists are trying to discredit his view that man-made pollution is being global warming.
YAHOO -- Yahoo Launch is carrying the "All because of you" video shot by U2 in the street of New York. Videos deserve to be run in the wild not run in broadcast channels. Launch deserves to run on Firefox.
U2 on Yahoo -- "All Because of You"