Sunday, 4 July 2010

The Weekend Links Post: No. 15

Welcome, again, to another entirely subjective selection of 15 links, humanely culled from my week's online reading and roughly collated under the seven broad categories seen below:

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

How seven British iPhone app developers found success.

Surely you've already heard of TED? Anyway, now TED's coming to Oxford.

Why Clay Shirky should give TV a break. (Interesting comments thread too).

Finns now have a legal right to broadband internet access. We have the Digital Economy Act. Sigh.

Daily Mail fails to notice parody Steve Jobs Twitter account is a parody. (Fool me once... etc.)

Social Media

Is Google working on a rival to Facebook?

700,000 Facebook declare themselves fans of an Israeli speechwriter's memoir - most of them inadvertently.

Books, Writing & Storytelling

Marcus du Sautoy looks at the interactive future of books - iPhone apps offering additional material, for instance.

Your book as a relational database: a new perspective on e-publishing.

Useful Apps, Utilities & Downloads

How to increase your virtual RAM with a spare USB flash drive.

Onbile: an online utility for making your website mobile-friendly.


A free mixtape of the songs that influenced the soundtrack for Alan Moore's new audiobook project Unearthing.

The Hood Internet's mash-up mixtapes are probably old news by now... but The Hood Internet vs. Lykke Li, in particular, is well worth a download.

Games & Other Distractions

ImmorTall: the tiny alien only wanted to help...

Miscellaneous's annual question 2010: "How is the internet changing the way you think?"

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