It’s a big ask, but if you can action these ten tips from Anil, your startup will crush it.
The fascinating story of how a dream team of geeks helped Obama to victory. Personally, I think it’s all about the facial hair. I mean, how could they lose with Trammell’s beard to guide them?
Google’s datadump makes for a fascinating—and worrying—bit of data dumpster diving.
There’s two years(!) of doctored headlines here. Yes, it’s puerile but it’s also very funny (to my puerile sensibilities).
Anger is an energy, especially when it’s coming from Tom …and for once, it’s not about the Semantic Web.
Seriously though, this is a great piece of writing. This is what blogs are for.
This is one of the best pieces of journalism I’ve read …and it just happens to be posted on a blog. Please read it, particularly if you are a voter in the UK.
A stroke of genius: turning money itself into the carrier for infographics on wealth distribution in America.
A superb piece of writing from Jeffrey, scorching the screen with righteous anger. THIS. IS. IMPORTANT!
SOPA approaches the piracy problem with a broad brush, lights that brush on fire, and soaks the whole internet in gasoline.
A great speech by Ben Hammersley that ties together multiple strands of life in the 21st century.
A look at our inbuilt confirmation biases.
The BBC’s decision to actively delete old content (rather than simply allowing it to take up some space on a server) really gets my blood boiling.
The BBC asked the public to contribute their memories of World War Two to a website between June 2003 and January 2006…” and five years later some suit decided to bin them.
Bruce Sterling on Wikileaks, Julian Assange, and the unintended consequences of cypherpunk.
Much like the Umberto Eco piece I linked to recently, Zeynep Tufecki describes how Wikileaks exposed what so many in the media already knew.
A well-argued piece by Malcolm Gladwell on the relative pros and cons of weak-tie networks and strong-tie hierarchies ...although, as always, Gladwell relies on anecdotes more than data to make his point.
A site that aims to ask and explore the Big Questions of human purpose and ultimate reality, with a focus on science, religion, markets and morals.
A collection of the worst petitions sent to the prime minister.
Don't be too proud of this technological terror you have created.
James Surowiecki explains how loss aversion is affecting the health care "debate" in the USA.
Yet another journalist writing about Twitter. But Bobbie knows whereof he speaks. This is a good one.
Caroline Lucas MEP » Blog Archive » Green MEP Joins Forces With Music Legend To Protest ‘Corporate Bully’ Copyright Proposals In Euro-Parliament
My representative in the European Parliament is full of WIN!
The official website of the Obama-Biden presidential transition team is switching over to using a Creative Commons attribution licence. This bodes very well indeed.
This bodes well: "President-elect Obama appointed Kevin Werbach, assistant professor of legal studies and business ethics at Wharton, and Susan Crawford, who teaches communications and Internet law at the University of Michigan, to co-chair his FCâ€¦
A completely addictive platform game tie-in with current affairs.
Satire through mystery meat navigation in Flash: "Can you imagine? We can."
William Shatner and David Hasselhoff (circa 1984) are righting wrongs and taking Obama and McCain to the mat for the biggest brass ring in the country. From yesterday's tomorrow, for a better today!
At first I thought that Andy Rutledge was trying to make some nuanced satirical point here but it turns out he's just a twunt.
This article by George Saunders had me giggling from start to finish.
Thoughts for an eleventh September: Alvin Toffler, Hirohito, Sarah Palin « Adam Greenfield’s Speedbird
I should be depressed and dispirited after reading this, but the sheer quality of the writing gives me hope.
A detailed look at the troubled history of George Lakoff, the father of conceptual metaphor.
Scott Kveton rips Chris Saad a new one, and rightly so. We all sent Chris the same message at Social Graph Foo Camp, he's had enough time to shape up but instead things have become increasingly hype-laden and bullshitty with him.
The collected wisdom of Silvio Berlusconi. I can't believe this prick is going to be the running Italy ...again.
A great 1994 newsgroup posting by Iain M Banks that gives us a peek behind the scenes of the Culture: fascinating and fun.
PPK points out a potentially dangerous aspect to Opera's actions, one that that the rest of us have missed: "Without consulting anybody, Opera is trying to give a political body the right to decide what does and what does not constitute a web standard."
Send your battered old copy of 1984 to the Oakland Tribune. When they get 537 copies, they will be sent to every member of the House of Representatives and Senate.
A fun debate featuring Tim O'Reilly, Esther Dyson, Malcom Gladwell, Clay Shirky and Moby.
The Daily Mail headline generator.
This is for real. The text of a bill being proposed in Idaho to commend Napoleon Dynamite "for showcasing the positive aspects of Idaho's youth, rural culture, education system, athletics, economic prosperity and diversity."
Amazing news! George Bush says, "Let's get rid of all subsidies together. Let's join hands as wealthy industrialised nations and say to the world, we're going to get rid of all our subsidies together."
Kick All Agricultural Subsidies. Here's a blog I can really get behind.