Concern over human cost overshadows iPad launch -... →
At the 1.2-square mile Foxconn facility, which also makes products for Dell, Hewlett Packard and Acer, nine workers have died and two have been gravely injured in roof jumps in the first five months of 2010. All the incidents involved workers aged under 25, who apparently have been disturbed by the long shifts and strict discipline. Talking and music are banned during shifts, which last at least...
I Ride The Harlem Line… » BPGlobalPR Billboards →
Some of BPGlobalPR’s tweets, in billboard format. Yeah, I’m a sick puppy. I like my humour dark, what can I say?!
BBC News - Police 'cool' Belfast trouble with... →
Police were called to Glasvey Drive in Twinbrook on 22 May where they passed a group of about 15 youths who began throwing bottles at their vehicle. A spokesperson for the Police Service of Northern Ireland said: “An officer used the vehicle’s tannoy system to play music to the youths in an effort to use humour to defuse the situation. “The youths stopped throwing the bottles....
Our company psychiatrists say now is the time to move onto the last phase of...– BPGlobalPR
Facebook changes privacy controls, no increase in... →
Users - OneSocialWeb - Creating a free, open, and... →
Social networks are becoming an increasingly important part of our daily communication. Yet they are closed environments that do not allow you to friend, message or share across networks. We dream of a world where all social networks are connected and work together in One Social Web. The OneSocialWeb projects aims to define the language to bridge these networks and make it easy for social networks...
BBC News - Facebook privacy settings to be made... →
Believe it when I see it.
Towel Day - Celebrating the life and work of... →
Towel Day is an annual celebration on the 25th of May, as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams (1952-2001). On that day, fans around the universe proudly carry a towel in his honour. I love Douglas Adams! How can I get involved? On the 25th of May, carry a towel. Where? Everywhere! Proudly show the world you’ve observed Towel Day and upload a picture to Flickr, tagging it with...
Diaspora | A Little More About The Project →
Diaspora aims to be a distributed network, where totally separate computers connect to each other directly, will let us connect without surrendering our privacy. We call these computers ‘seeds’. A seed is owned by you, hosted by you, or on a rented server. Once it has been set up, the seed will aggregate all of your information: your facebook profile, tweets, anything. We are designing an easily...
Thank Tank (ThankTank) on Twitter →
Random. Deeply random.
Why are we quitting? For us it comes down to two things: fair choices and best intentions. In our view, Facebook doesn’t do a good job in either department. Facebook gives you choices about how to manage your data, but they aren’t fair choices, and while the onus is on the individual to manage these choices, Facebook makes it damn difficult for the average user to understand or manage...
Official Google Blog: Announcing Google TV: TV... →
World domination, mwahahahaha.
About Facebook Protest @ Facebook Protest →
On June 6th we are asking those who disagree with the changes Facebook has made to its “privacy” policies to commit to not logging in or interacting with Facebook in any way. Be sure to log out of Facebook in all of your browsers no later than the evening of June 5th. On the 6th, be sure to not use Facebook connect or click any “Like” buttons: basically refrain from ALL Facebook related activity....
Introducing Spotify Open and Unlimited - Spotify →
A few weeks back we released the next generation of Spotify and today we’re excited to offer you even more ways to get the most out of Spotify with the introduction of Spotify Open and Spotify Unlimited. First up is Spotify Unlimited, which offers you round-the-clock, ad-free access to Spotify on your computer. Create playlists, build your own library, share music with friends - and all for only...
Has 48 HR Mag Been Shut Down? →
Nice riposte. Right, I’m off to make a magazine of large landscape photos called Panorama. Oh, wait….. (yeah that joke won’t work for non-UK folk, but then neither does CBS’s argument for all the international buyers!!) ;P
48 HR Magazine Experiment Big Hit, Except for That... →
On May 11, Lauren Marcello, the assistant general counsel at CBS sent a cease and desist letter, noting that “CBS is the owner of the rights in the award-winning news magazine televison series, ‘48 Hours,’ and its companion series, including ‘48 Hours Mystery,’” adding later in the letter, “your use is unlawful and constitutes trademark infringement, dilution and unfair competition …” along with a...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-5-16) →
P!nk (16) Shinedown (3) Micah P. Hinson (3) Santana featuring Chad Kroeger (1) The Killers (1) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
How to Edit a Tumblr Post, Painlessly
plasticdreams: Rosano: Sifting through the dashboard to find a post you want to edit is bothersome. A much easier way is to find the permalink of a post you’d like to edit and change the word post to edit in the URL. For example: Permalink: http://aatw.tumblr.com/post/9075050 Edit url: http://aatw.tumblr.com/edit/9075050 I can’t believe I hadn’t figured that out until now. Thanks,...
chillout song :: zefrank.com →
I received an email from a woman named Laura, who had recently moved to a new city for a new job. She was overwhelmed with anxiety and asked me to write her a song to help her calm down. Check out the link to get the full story and hear the song. I think the principle of this was lovely. I could see it probably working for me, though not *quite* how it was meant to. Afraid the Brit in me meant...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-5-9) →
Robin Trower (38) Melody Gardot (20) Keane (16) Three Days Grace (15) Paloma Faith (9) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
American Apologies: #138: Port Chicago Disaster →
The Port Chicago disaster was a deadly munitions explosion that occurred on July 17, 1944, in Port Chicago, California. Most of the dead and injured from the explosion were enlisted African-American sailors. A month after the accident, continuing unsafe conditions inspired hundreds of…
American Apologies: #135: Trail of Tears →
One of the most devastating policies enacted by the American government was Indian removal and relocation, which was cemented with the Indian Removal Act of 1830 that was signed by President Andrew Jackson. With the increasing need for expansion in the United States, the question became…
The Joy of Tech comic... Steve Jobs Email Reply... →
I’m a child, but this is hilarious!
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-5-2) →
Madonna (2) Earl Klugh (1) The Whites (1) a-ha (1) Emmylou Harris (1) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
About this site | Sunday Magazine →
Short version: Every Friday I post the most interesting articles from the New York Times Sunday Magazine that was published exactly 100 years ago that weekend. You can get each week’s articles by subscribing to the RSS feed, or following @sundaymagazine on Twitter, or by becoming a fan on Facebook. Long version: The New York Times Sunday Magazine is full of interesting articles about politics,...
Topsy Search Engine & Twitter →
Topsy is a new kind of search engine, with a new way of looking at the Internet. Topsy doesn’t think the Internet is a collection of documents. Or even a web of documents. Topsy sees the Internet as a stream of conversations. Topsy treats people differently from the webpages they create and the things they say. And Topsy sees that people in every community are connected in a web of relationships,...