Happenings Ten Months Time Ago Edition
Todays links of interest:
- Where Real Money Meets Virtual Reality, The Jury Is Still Out
A look at the emerging virtual economy and its real-life implications. Or, designing clothes for Second Life characters can be fun, profitable, and scary.
- Some rethink posting of private info
It’s sort of cute when people realize that they’re putting it all there for the world to see…especially when they realize what they’ve put out there!
- Sites for sore eyes
It turns out that critics’ lists aren’t the only gauge of a show’s popularity. Go figure.
- Digital move will give new-old look to top 40
The British are shaking up their singles charts. Again. This time, oldies will be hitting the Top 40 — reminding us once again that today’s music simply isn’t moving units the way it should. Will the record companies catch a clue? Have they ever???
- Friday Night Lights
How a good show is destroyed by network mindthink — also, another contribution to the Studio 60 schadenfreude collection.
- Fox to Allow Fans to Purchase Downloads of BCS Games
Presumably, this is exciting news for someone.
- Chevy Chase as the Klutz in Chief, and a President Who Was in on the Joke
Apparently, Gerald Ford was the guy who said it was okay to make fun of the President. Of course, these days, if you do it, you’re "against us".
- Has Google Built A Smarter Internet
While Asia continues to recover from serious Internet downtime, Google proceeds as if nothing happened. Do they have superpowers heretofore unrevealed?
- News site Digg raises .5M more, rejects evidence it has been gamed
Interesting look at the Digg phenomenon…raising, again, the question of how reliable Alexa numbers can be when the user base is so limited.
- Top Ten Orwellian Moments of 2006
It’s no secret, we love lists. Just not scary lists like this one.