Sunday, 19 September 2010

The Weekend Links Post: No. 24

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).

A lesson in how not to handle social media - this time, courtesy of the Royal Opera House .

FTSE Techmark index at highest point since 2001.

Internet Explorer 9 (beta) launches - but how does it measure up?

Google to add more 'social layers' to its services, but not creating a Facebook killer.

The importance of net neutrality, according to Tim Berners-Lee.

Social Media

Twitter is now much easier to use, with a new two-pane layout.

Facebook's location publishing app 'Places' now available in the UK.

The increasing importance of 'social' to 'search'.

Books, Writing & Storytelling

FLOW: The Free Word Festival is currently in progress at the Free Word Centre, London - running 14th September to 5th October 2010.

26 Treasues at the V&A Museum showcases a collection of 62-word reflections on 26 objects within the museum - running 18-26 September 2010.

Watch as 36 authors create a novel, live and online, in six days - from 11-16 October 2010.

Useful Apps, Utilities & Downloads

Q10: an excellent distraction-free and customisable full-screen text editor.

Music a faster, simpler way to play full albums on Grooveshark.

Games & Other Distractions

Haiku Hero: write haikus against the clock, with bonus points for meeting various rules and constraints.


Carrier pigeon better than broadband for data transfer in some parts of UK.

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