Links of the day

I, Cringely . The Pulpit . Go Home, Bill | PBS

Baskets / Fruit bowls / Centrepieces – Girotondo, Fruit Holder Alessi – wishlist item

How to protect your online reputation | Article | Homepage articles

How We Carry Our Mobile Phones | PSFK – Trends, Ideas & Inspiration

IT Facts

YaleGlobal Online Magazine

Yiying Lu – the creator of Twitter’s failwhale illustration to show when the service infrastructure is overloaded

Traffic map by the guys at Capital Radio – Many of the people who created this are former Yahoos

Survey Says 8 in 10 Businesses Now Use Macs – Switched

Edelman Digital – Orkut doesn’t seem so funny anymore

Digital Evangelist: Some quick thoughts

Microsoft to buy semantic search engine Powerset for $100M plus

Google quickly, quietly becomes PC to TV bridge builder » VentureBeat

Jargon Watch: Metabo

Metabo is shorthand for metabolic syndrome, a polite way of describing middle age spread. Under newly passed government rules, everyone from 40 to 74 must have a medical check up that measures their waist and if they exceed 85cm for men or 90cm for women they will be assigned a nutritionist who will give recommendations on diet and exercise. There is also potential financial penalties for companies who don’t reduce employee obesity. Thanks to Peter Payne and the crew at J-Box.

Links of the day

My M&M’s® – Get Your Favorite Faces on Your Favorite Candy – Upload a Picture and Message – I love this thanks to Mecca at Moo for the heads up

Sorry, Ask.com — I Still Don’t Think You’re Focused On Core Search

Oprah Time: Convergence: Where new and old media collide by Henry Jenkins

In his book Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide MIT boffin Henry Jenkins takes us on a journey through modern culture, past the must-see television series and social networks to fan fiction, comics and internet forums. Great media properties like 24, Star Wars and the Matrix properties told told stories in a complex manner through various media. Consumers of the media got out of the property what they put in.

Jenkins then  takes his book beyond the most byzantine storytelling to point out that it is as much about discovery rather than telling the story. It moves from media to experience and relies on the media property staying ahead of large groups of people who use online tools to collaborate on this discovery process with each other.

From a marketing perspective, planning rather than story creation is going to be the dominant element as brands look to architect their own experience for consumers to discover.

Links of the day

How to Reduce Camera Shake – 6 Techniques

Intel won’t touch Vista – The INQUIRER

Tools to Evaluate Your SEO Competition

It’s easy to be critical

Scanr – copy and fax with your camera phone or digital camera – handy for pulling in business cards or the contents of a whiteboard

Bored With Web 2.0? Demand Change – ReadWriteWeb

ffmpegX a video transcoder for Mac OSX – very handy for posting on video sites

middledigit.net | jonathan hopkins » Blog Archive » Faceparty to users: F*ck the Haterz

Yahoo: We’re Not Shutting Down Yet! (YHOO)

Modeling The Real Market Value Of Social Networks

The Petabyte Age: Because More Isn’t Just More — More Is Different

17 Mistakes Start-Ups Make

LinkedIn and The Strange Case of The Disappearing Market – ReadWriteWeb