Another seven days have raced by, so time for another interweb round-up.
So this week, rather than worry about the instability in the markets or the political situations in Libya and Syria, or even the four jail term for Facebook riot organisers, I have instead been concerned with Norwich City, Blade Runner and Local TV.
However, i’ve blogged about most of that, so now for something relatively different (that might be a half decent catchphrase for someone you know…)
First up, the question much of the web was asking this week:
Brilliant robot image, go see
Behind the Social Marketing of Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Partisan quote of the week
Ipswich fans doing the conga. Plenty of room in that terrace for such hilarity of course. To be fair, Peterborough is a long way to travel. – Rob Butler after Ipswich Town shipped 7 (seven) goals against Peterborough.
Nice rundown of how the LA Times is fighting declining circulation with social media
If you like high quality science programming, then you might want to sign the following petition against cuts on BBC4. It worked for 6Music
Challenge.gov launches in the USA – interesting crowd sourcing experiment
The Institute of Higher Awesome Studies gives $1k to awesome people & ideas.
interesting development from the Radio Times as NMA reports it eyes iTunes, MSN and broadcaster tie-ups as part of VOD integration strategy
Less stumbling more controlled sprawlage as StumbleUpon’s New Explore Feature launches
Funny cos it’s true – How Journalists See Each Other
No complaints about this class size
LAPD – Aesthetic squad
News that police in California can now detain you if your photo has “no apparent aesthetic value”
Have you got change for a Chewie?
Star War coins to be legal tender on the South Pacific island nation of Niue. Cue @these aren’t the coins you’re looking for” jokes
Trailer of the week
Trailer for The Woman in Black looks spookily good – our Daniel Radcliffe’s all growed up
At last a cure for Big Brother, the X-Factor et al
Nice video from the guys at Make – arduino board which mutes your TV when stuff you don’t like comes
The story behind the MGM Lion
And a whole lot of others – The Stories Behind Hollywood Studio Logos
Dr Who countdown commences
Was sent this teaser preview of Doctor Who from the Guardian