Saturday, 10 April 2010

The Weekly Links Post: No. 6

And here we go again...

Another entirely subjective weekly selection of 15 links, roughly collated under the seven broad categories seen below:

Highlights from Guardian Technology (Because otherwise I just don't get around to reading it now it's no longer in the print edition).

TalkTalk vows to defy "draconian" anti-file-sharing measures introduced by the Digital Economy Bill. See also: the TalkTalk company blog.

More reaction and fall-out from Wednesday's washing-up of the Digital Economy Bill; plus, who voted which way.

Murdoch defends paywalls, again; commenter raises possibility of samizdat versions of The Sun.

WikiLeaks' influence is growing, but who will watch WikiLeaks?

Social Media

"The biggest [election] gaffes will likely be made... on Twitter - what are the odds it'll be me?" predicted Labour candidate Stuart MacLennan. Then proved himself right.

Chat Roulette's social media, right? It even has spam now.

Books, Writing & Storytelling

Authors who blog need your votes for the Author Blog Awards. You might even win a book for your trouble.

Mojo, Q and Kerrang! publisher tries to impose new "copyright-grabbing" freelance contracts, upsets its freelance writers (via @laurasnapes, @alex_hoban).

Useful Apps & Downloads

A Twitter client for those of us with Nokias. Pretty useable even in the free version.

Firefox blog editor ScribeFire is now available for Chrome; but just in an alpha version at present (via DownloadSquad).


The latest much talked about mash-up album: Notorious BIG vs the xx... Oh. It's already gone. Sigh.

Games & Other Distractions

The Guardian's regularly updated list of the greatest internet sports games of all time.


"The iPad is retrograde. It tries to turn us back into an audience again," says Jeff Jarvis.

Search, find and watch the politics that affects you at the BBC's Democracy Live site.

Then find out how powerful your vote might be at the Voter Power Index.

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