Links for 2008-10-02

  • Media Monkey: Hardeep Singh Kohli terminates BBC radio interview – “Is this the worst radio interview ever?” Seems that way. Very Alan Partridge.
  • BBC Common Platform – Steve Bowbrick blogs about the common platform. For the next few weeks, he’ll be writing about his stint at the BBC. Yay.
  • SFGate: Nasty as they wanna be? Policing Flickr.com – “Director of Community Heather Champ doesn’t just guard the pool and blow the occasional whistle; it’s a far more delicate, and revealing, dance that keeps the user population here happy, healthy and growing”
  • Technorati: State of the Blogosphere 2008 – “Welcome to Technorati‚Äôs State of the Blogosphere 2008 report, which will be released in five consecutive daily segments.” We’re still saying ‘blogosphere’ these days then? Maybe Technorati missed that memo.
  • Storyboard – Wired Blogs – “What if we showed how we produced this story?” “What would happen if we broke the rules, we put the whole thing online as we produced it?” “What if we posted the edit–hell, the rough draft.” “What if we posted the pitch letter?” “What if we posted the emails about the pitch letter?” “What if Charlie sees it?” “What if he hates the draft and refuses to cooperate for the rest of the reporting?” “What then?” “What if there was more story about the story than in the story itself?”. This makes me happy. A fascinating, and very meta, insight into how a Wired article comes to be.
  • Mozilla Labs: Ubiquity – “Ubiquity, a Mozilla Labs experiment into connecting the Web with language in an attempt to find new user interfaces that could make it possible for everyone to do common Web tasks more quickly and easily.”
  • Ray Reynolds: How To Make Felt Slippers – “Here is the video and a list of equipment you will need if you want to make a pair of slippers” This is my wife, an artist who makes things out of felt. Here she shows how to make felt slippers. Fun.