- “Television presenter and journalist Richard Whiteley has died just days after undergoing heart surgery” The way these things happen so quickly is really disturbing…
- London tube map traffic visualisation (guessed) by Rod McLaren I guess the data we’d need would be amount of people travelling between adjacent stations. I wonder how you’d get that…
- BBC’s Cult TV website is closing down. It’s a bit weird that they have to take down all the content that they’ve already produced. Seems a bit barking to me.
- London is the third most expensive city to live in in the world, only beaten by Tokyo and Osaka “The annual report released in London Monday ranked cities based on the comparative cost of more than 200 items including housing, public and private transport, food, clothing and entertainment.”
- Google To Launch Online Video Playback This Monday “I’ve confirmed that Monday Google will launch an in-browser video playback feature based on the open source VLC media player. “
- London Underground accelerated time disruption map Get past the post and click on the link to the Quicktime movie at the bottom of the page
- Inside Knowledge interviews the BBC’s Euan Semple “A letter in our internal newspaper said that the people with time to waste writing blogs should be the first to go,” he says…
- A freaky
JapaneseTaiwanese blog map of the world as spotted on Flickr, features an older and more flattering photo of me than normal And – as Mr Hammersley put it – Dan Gillmore’s on top of RuPaul, which is not something that happens every day. Anyone know what all the verbiage means?
- Why adsense for feeds is a bad idea (at least for now) Matt Haughey penned this a while ago and I really wanted to write a more detailed agreement, but that was a month ago, so hey…
- His Mission: Simplify Podcasting This is an old article that I’ve been meaning to post up for ages – but again, I decided in the end to just linklog it. Odeo = Good shit. Watch the skies.
- Who Will Google Buy Next? “Google is the new Internet behemoth, snatching up small companies left and right. So, in this article, I ask: what tech gems are in the running for Google’s growing subsidiary menagerie?”
5 replies on “Links for 2005-06-28”
ohh, I made the weird japanese blogger map too.
likewise, any clues to the meaning of the words would be most appreciated.
Actually the ‘Japanese blogger map’ is Taiwanese (i.e. in Chinese).
On reading the Semple interview, it’s a shame that 150 BBC employees are blogging but the BBC doesn’t want to have a page linking to them…
Long time reader, first time poster. Saw your call for an approximation of the meaning, so, with the disclaimer that I am a student of Japanese and only do a little Chinese on the side, I offer you the blurb:
flickr Title: The Digital Age Fortnightly: No. 108
THE 2005 WORLDWIDE BLOG MAP
According to a report by a company called Perseus published in April, the total number of blogs worldwide at the start of the year was 3.16 million; by year-end they reckon it will be 5.34 million. This is the year of the “Big Blog Explosion.” However, in the face of this ‘heatwave’, Taiwan at present still lacks [a presence] on this map of the world’s blogs.
It goes on, but it’s getting a little beyond me in places…
The bit by your picture is rather illegible, even at maximum resolution. I can make out that it says you work at the BBC and that you are an essayist. It also says that your blog is not quite the same as other blogs, but the bit after that is a bit too hard to make out (given that I am having to look words up). Anyway, finally it adds that you won a Bloggie for “Best British Blog.”
In the note on your name:
Plasticbag.org is Tom Coates’ personal blog.
In this blog, Mr Coates’ honestly (for want of a better word) documents his life experiences and thoughts. A writer on technology (in/for?) media, human-machine and inter-person interactivity (?), his predictions are very much those of a specialist in the know. This blog has already won many awards, including the Bloggies 2005 award for “Best British Blog”.
Hope this helps.
Thanks for the AdSense article link. Gave me some things to consider.