Links for 2008-09-22

  • Charlie Brooker reviews ‘Hole in the Wall’ – “But really, so what? We’ve been here before. It’s basically a Nintendo version of It’s A Knockout. And, what’s more, once you factor in the knowledge that the contestants are competing for charity, it looks less like the death of civilisation and more like a daft game at a village fete, writ large. This is TV blowing off and giggling for 30 unrelenting minutes.” [I wrote my own review last night at watchification.com/2008/09/21/hole-in-the-wall/]
  • Soup: Roo Reynolds – a lifelog – I love Soup. It’s very easy to create a nice clean aggregated life feed. Here’s a bunch of my online stuff in one handy journal. It’s no Friendfeed, but (especially for non-conversational stuff) it is excellent
  • Smashing Telly – A hand picked TV channel – “Smashing Telly is a hand edited collection of the best free, instantly available TV on the web. Not 30 second clips (now with added clips, good ones) of a dog on a skateboard, or the millionth person to mime the Numa song, but classic clips and full length programs, with a focus on documentaries and non fiction. Smashing Television, not Gimmick Television. Each entry is like a postcard, a short piece of text which describes a moving picture.”
  • Right Now: What Are You Doing? – I tend to compulsively load and check the same 4 or 5 tabs dozens (hundreds?) of times per day. I’m going to do what Merlin does, and make this the first one in the list.
  • azeem.azhar: Product and marketing in the start-up – “A company which gave its customers what it wanted (Yahoo) started to give its customers what its CEO wanted (entertainment) and went from being yesterday’s Google to today’s Yahoo.”
  • Hangovercast – podcast [feed] – The hangovercast now has a podcast feed. Any more things I tag with ‘hangovercast’ will appear here (and although I won’t be at Airwaves this year, I’m increasingly tempted to do more of these). For now, it’s a handy archive of the fun my brother and I had at Iceland Airwaves last year.
  • IpMessage.net – Send message to IP address – “Send a message to an IP number. If the user logs in on this website, he can read his message. Wanne try? Send something to yourself.” [via:robertbrook]
  • YouTube Comment Snob – “YouTube Comment Snob is a Firefox extension that filters out undesirable comments from YouTube comment threads.” [I’ve been using this for a few weeks now, and am loving it.]
  • mycrocosm – “A web service that allows you to share snippets of information from the minutiae of daily life in the form of simple statistical graphs”
  • DAYTUM – “Daytum is a home for collecting and communicating your daily data. Begin tracking anything you can count and display the results immediately… or just look around and see what other members are recording”
  • Infovore – Playing Together: What Games Can Learn from Social Software – “In this talk, I’d like to look at some of the understandings that have emerged out of social software, and what they might mean for games.
  • Stowe Boyd: Paint The Whole Sky, We’ll Still Ignore You – “They could paint the sky with their slogans and no one would notice. We’ve stopped looking at the stage. We’re looking at each other.”