Eclectic link dump #18

Posted by Tim Ireland at December 7, 2005

Category: Inneresting

This entry was posted on
Wednesday, December 7th, 2005
at
10:14 am and is filed
under Inneresting.

Guido and company note here that Conservatives.com went live with a full revamp ‘less than half an hour after the results were announced’.

Nick Robinson is blogging! Properly! Items of note include Nick’s belated coming-out post and this guest-post from Alan Connor. There’s no trackback, but TB can be a bugger to regulate, so this omission is understandable… especially because the blog is hosted (properly!) on the BBC website.

1. Welcome to my blogroll, Nick.
2. The techs and strategists behind this deserve a big pat on the back. Out-fucking-standing.

Ricky Gervais is podcasting!

Bloody hell. That confirms it. The apocalypse is nigh.

PS – ‘Podcast’ is the word of the year. Apparently.

Moving right along…

Try to ignore the real world for a bit and check out the X-Men III trailer.

All done? Right… back to reality (kind of):

BlairWatch – Condi Gets Back to Jack: On Extraordinary Rendition

Heh. More un-reality here:

John Seigenthaler – A false Wikipedia ‘biography’: This is a highly personal story about Internet character assassination. It could be your story. I have no idea whose sick mind conceived the false, malicious “biography” that appeared under my name for 132 days on Wikipedia, the popular, online, free encyclopedia whose authors are unknown and virtually untraceable… At my request, executives of the three websites now have removed the false content about me. But they don’t know, and can’t find out, who wrote the toxic sentences.

A little Christmas tingle here:

George W. Bush hates Christmas! One can only wonder what his friend Rupert have to say about that.

And finally, I have this new toy to play with and Americans have this new toy to play with:

Congress votes database; browse every vote in the U.S. Congress since 1991. Note ‘browse’, not ‘search’. It goes further back than TheyWorkForYou, but it’s not quite as useful… yet.

UPDATE – A few more for you:
Every blogger reaches this point at some time or another. He’ll be missed, but he’ll be back.
BlairWatch -Andrew Tyrie Tory MP and the al-Jazeera Memo: And where the campaign to publish is up to
TalkPOlitics – Polly, the Mouse and the Fundies
Rachel from North London – More on the story of Khaled
Craig Murray – The real definition of torture








1 Comment

  1. upyourego says

    I was just thinking about old new media getting involved in new new media in a big way with Nick Robinson & Ricky Gervais coming on board.What's interesting about the Nick Robinson blog though is that they haven't called it a blog – it's his 'Newslog'.I'm currently working on a blogging project for the BBC (can't say anything) and in the course of getting the idea approved I was told it can't be refered to as a blog.The reason for this is that the way the BBC would have to do blogging wouldn't really be blogging in the traditional sense but more of a diary system (!?!)So alernative words need to be found (ie Newslog).The last time I brought the subject up news online had banned the use of the word blog when refering to a BBC sponsored Blog but I guess with this new system (hosted by Six Apart – moveable type) thats changing.

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