It seems one of the political parties in Ireland is going to be using the expertise of an American consultant who has worked on some very successful election campaigns in the US. He worked on the Internet strategy for a few of the larger campaigns in the US. There’ll be more about this in the Sunday papers. Maybe the rest will start getting a clue too?
How to run up a wall and flip. Wear lots of padding.
The ultimate shredder. BMWs can’t even stop it.
Read these to the tune of O Fortuna.
a book which makes The Wasp Factory resemble a Ladybird Classic
The Google spreadsheet tour. I bet this will fully integrate into Google base and probably Google Wallet whenever it appears. Google Blogoscoped and Inside Google discuss more of the details. Limited sign-up too which is good as a few of the previous sign-ups turned into disasters. Spreadsheets being edited by multiple people at the same time seems like an advantage over Excel. You can invite people to edit and use Google Talk to chat with them as you both/all work on it. Nice collaboration tool.
Great vid from Barcamp on web 2.0. Requires quicktime. Required watching for Thursday. Listen to the very serious question from a programmer at the end. Reminded me of someone I know from around these shores.
So it seems the NUJ of UK and Ireland have called for a boycott of Yahoo! for their complicity in having a Chinese journalist jailed. Simon reminded us yesterday that it was the anniversary of the guy who stopped Chinese tanks with only the belief that freedom was worth facing down the killer machines of the Chinese Government. Now if only Yahoo! felt the same instead of being the co-driver in those thanks. Tom Raftery asked Bradley Horowitz before about Yahoo!’s bootlicking in China and he has also asked Vint Cerf about Google in China. Both gave bullshit answers in my view but these really are questions the top guys in Google and Yahoo! need to be answering.
Terry Semel tried to defend Yahoo! recently and then someone asked the Nazi question. Would Yahoo! have done business with the Nazi’s if Yahoo! was around in that era and the guy said he didn’t know. I only just looked up Terry’s profile. He’s the damned CEO and he doesn’t know? You can forgive Bradley Horowitz but the guy where the buck stops doesn’t know. Dumbass. I guess their corporate philosophy is just some ornament to hang in the boardroom. Jeff Jarvis makes the usual sense but also tears big strips too.
But lets not let Google away with this either. Check out the big difference in Google searches for Tiananmen Square on Google China and Google.com. It’s not rewriting history. It’s using invisble ink for some paragraphs, right?
Update: Linked to Simon’s site, not the site on making landing pages. Sorry.
Keith Bohanna’s domain auction made €366.95 quid for IT@Cork. Nice nice nice.
the web is a platform for idealism. It’s not a conversation, it’s not a business model, it’s so big it’s basically everything having to do with human knowledge and communication, at least for the forseeable future. Let them have Web 2.0â„¢, it’s not important. What is important is that the users are running the show, and if you want to get behind that, be a user, and leave it at that.