Saturday, October 24, 2009


Art of Billy Chasen


Friday, October 23, 2009


Andrew Breitbart's conservative Web site Big Government


Klout - Twitter Analytics - Measuring Influence Across The Social Web

Klout measures influence on topics across the social web to find the people the world listens to


News about News

News about News is a news website about journalism. A new edition of News about News is produced every hour by an authoritative social filter called The Hourly Press.


Find the Best Twitter Apps for the iPhone, Blackberry, Web & More - oneforty

oneforty is your Twitter outfitter, with tons of resources for all
things Twitter.
Currently tracking 1889 apps that make Twitter even better.


POLITICO CLICK: The premier destination for news and gossip on D.C.'s social scene.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Windows 7: The Complete Guide

Gizmodo covered Windows 7 from rumor to golden master.

Now, as the product launches today, it's enchilada time: Here's everything of value that we learned about Win 7, packed in a complete, easy-to-read guide.


Leonard Cohen - Isle of Wight 1970


Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah


Bing Twitter

Hottest Topics on Twitter



kaChing is the best place to find and follow top investing talent. Where you can see at a glance if they're skilled or lucky. And where you can see every trade they make in real time, so you can make the same trades yourself. 

Click on your ideal Genius to see their portfolio.

Once you find a Genius that fits your screen, just click on their name to see their portfolio page. Thanks to kaChing's "Radical Transparency," everything you could imagine wanting to know about your potential Genius is readily available. Check out their complete portfolio listing, past trading history, performance charts, breakdown of how they made their returns, portfolio composition, risk metrics and published research.


BBC NEWS | Windows 7: How to upgrade your computer

Microsoft has released its new operating system Windows 7. Here are a few tips on what to look out for should you decide to upgrade your computer, and a consideration of whether it is worth the effort.

For most computer users, upgrading to a new operating system is never routine, regardless of whether it is Microsoft, Apple or Linux.

But installing a new Microsoft operating system might fill you with particular trepidation. Two-and-a-half years ago, I made the experiment of upgrading an old computer from Windows XP to Windows Vista.

The fact that most people still prefer XP says it all. Back then I likened my upgrade experience to


So has Microsoft learned anything? To find out, I installed Windows 7 on three computers:

  • a two-year-old computer running Windows Vista
  • a ten-month-old netbook running Windows XP, and
  • a six-and-a-half-year-old computer running Vista (the machine that was the subject of my Vista trap story).

There are two options to put Windows 7 on your PC:

The upgrade, which works on Vista machines only; all your files and applications stay in place and, with a few exceptions (especially anti-virus software), you won't have to reinstall any programs.

The clean install , which wipes parts of your hard disk and forces you to reinstall all your applications, although Microsoft says its "Easy Transfer tool" will help you move across documents and profile settings. It's more laborious than the upgrade and may daunt those who see their PC as a black box - to be used but not tampered with.

For this experiment I decided to upgrade the first machine, and do clean installations on the netbook and the old computer.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Recent tweets with 100 favs or more


Times Wire - The New York Times

Latest updates from the New York Times page



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Live in Concert from All Songs Considered : NPR

All Songs Considered features live performances from some of today's best bands

Lily Allen 

Animal Collective

Video: The Antlers

Antony and the Johnsons

The Apples In Stereo 

The Arcade Fire 

Arctic Monkeys

Art Brut

Au Revoir Simone

The Avett Brothers

The Bad Plus

David Bazan

Belle and Sebastian

Andrew Bird (5/2007)

Andrew Bird (2/2009)

The Bird and the Bee

Bishop Allen


Black Angels

The Black Keys (11/2006)

The Black Keys (5/2008)

Black Mountain

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Blind Pilot

Blitzen Trapper


Bloc Party

Blonde Redhead

Bon Iver (2/2008)

Bon Iver (3/2008)

A.A. Bondy

Bright Eyes

Broken Social Scene

Built to Spill


Camper van Beethoven

Neko Case (04/2006)

Neko Case (04/2009)

Cat Power

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah


Leonard Cohen


Dark Was The Night w/ David Byrne, Sharon Jones, Bon Iver and more

Dead Confederate

The Dead Weather

Dan Deacon

Death Cab For Cutie

The Decemberists (5/2005)

The Decemberists (10/2006)

The Decemberists (3/2009)

The Decemberists: Video (06/2009)


Dirty Projectors

John Doe

Kevin Drew

Salvador Duran

Kathleen Edwards

The Elephant 6 Orchestra


Explosions in the Sky

Benjy Ferree

Fiery Furnaces

Fight the Big Bull

Fleet Foxes

The Frames

French Kicks

Fujiya and Miyagi

Rebecca Gates

Ben Gibbard

Gogol Bordello


The Good, The Bad & The Queen

Jose Gonzalez

David Gray

Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton

The Heartless Bastards

The Hold Steady

Jesca Hoop

Iggy and the Stooges


Iron and Wine (11/2005)

Iron and Wine (9/2007)

Jim James (of My Morning Jacket)

The Jealous Girlfriends

Kaki King

Kings of Leon


Konono No. 1

Femi Kuti

Ray LaMontagne

Lee Fields and the Expressions

Jens Lekman

Jenny Lewis

Loney Dear (4/2007)

Loney Dear (2/2009)

Lou Reed


Nick Lowe

Jason Lytle

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks

Man Man

Mates of State

Nellie McKay

Colin Meloy


Bruce Molsky

My Morning Jacket (10/2005)

My Morning Jacket (3/2008)

Nada Surf

The National

New Buffalo

The New Pornographers (3/2006)

The New Pornographers (10/2007)

Randy Newman

Nickel Creek

Sinead O'Connor

Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band

Of Montreal


Okkervil River

Orchestra Baobab

The Paper Chase


Passion Pit

Peter Bjorn & John

Liz Phair

The Phenomenal Handclap Band

Sam Phillips

Emma Pollock

The Polyphonic Spree

The Ponys

St Vincent

Ra Ra Riot

The Raconteurs


Johnathan Rice (5/2007)

Johnathan Rice (3/2008)

Rilo Kiley

Josh Ritter

Secret Machines


Will Sheff

Shout Out Louds

Sigur Ros


Son Volt

Sonic Youth (6/2006)

Sonic Youth (7/2009)

Spinto Band

Regina Spektor




Summerbirds in the Cellar

Sunny Day Real Estate

The Swell Season

Thao With The Get Down Stay Down

Richard Thompson

Tilly And The Wall

The Ting Tings

Toots and the Maytals


Vampire Weekend

John Vanderslice

Laura Veirs

Martha Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright

Tom Waits

The Walkmen

M. Ward (2/2009)

M. Ward (9/2009)


Doc Watson

The Whigs

The White Stripes


Lucinda Williams

Brian Wilson

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Yo La Tengo (3/2008)

Yo La Tengo (9/2009)

Monday, October 19, 2009


Should Be Free - Tech news


Channels - TweetMeme


TweetMeme - Search and Retweet the Hottest Stories on Twitter


Mixx - Latest news and top videos and photos from around the web

Mixx shows the most popular news—as chosen by our users.

Tailor Mixx to fit your interests—creating your own personalized newspaper that displays only the best of what's on the web.



This is a site that is dedicated to bringing you an aggregate news feed of the latest updates around the world.




Topsy - A search engine powered by tweets

Topsy is a new kind of search engine, with a new way of looking at the Internet. Topsy doesn't think the Internet is a collection of documents. Or even a web of documents. Topsy sees the Internet as a stream of conversations. Topsy treats people differently from the webpages they create and the things they say. And Topsy sees that people in every community are connected in a web of relationships, where each person influences other people to read, talk and think about things.

When you search for something on Topsy, such as "free music", it finds snippets of conversations that match what you're looking for. Topsy results are the things people link to, when they're talking about your search terms. Topsy ranks results based on how well they match your search terms, and the influence of the people talking about them.

Because of how Topsy works, Topsy can do things other search engines don't usually do. Topsy results are fresh, because they're based on what you're talking about right now. Or this week. Or the past month. Topsy has "trackback" pages for everything in its index, showing what everyone is saying about that thing. Conversations are about people, and Topsy has pages for every person it listens to – listing the things you've been talking about.


File Backup Software for Windows and Mac: Remote Backup and File Sync with SugarSync

After a one-time set up, SugarSync automatically backs up your files, photos and more, and syncs your PC, Mac and mobile phone. Your devices don't have to be online at the same time to sync.


Apple Financial News from 24/7 Wall St Media Network


Shadow Government Statistics

Analysis Behind and Beyond Government Economic Reporting


The Chaos Scenario

Bob Garfield says we are in the midst of a new world order. In his book, The Chaos Scenario, he digs into the digital revolution that he says will devastate mass media, and make you the next mogul.


You are here because you understand. The yin and yang of mass media and mass marketing -- so marvelously, mutually sustaining for 400 years -- have decoupled. The digital universe that pried them apart is itself a marvel, shifting power from the few to the many and altering human behavior, not to mention economies, on a grand scale. The question for business – as well as government, religion, science, politics, academia and every other institution hitherto operated from the top down – is what to do now.
Which is precisely what this site is meant to figure out.

Obviously, I'm flogging a book here. I spent more than four years, and explored five continents, seeking the answers. Beginning in a Denmark cow pasture, I roamed from Estonia to Australia, Israel to England, Montenegro to Brazil, California to Conshohocken, Pa. trying to locate the pathways out of chaos. Along the way, I contrived what I call the art and science of Listenomics, a set of principles for taking advantage of the very power shifts that so threaten The Powers That Be. I've even engaged in an epic battle with one of those titanic Powers (and won!)

Sample chapters:


NPR transcript:


Vegan Cookies

Kelly Peloza is a consistently motivated eighteen year old recent high school graduate who is always creating something, whether it's drawing a portrait, taking a photograph, or crafting a cookie recipe. She values the aesthetics of the world and the art of baking is no exception. Her impetus to create a cookie book was to show the world that vegan baking, cookies in particular, needn't be inaccessible or an underwhelming experience for the palate. After becoming vegan at age fourteen and becoming interested in baking, she soon formed the opinion that instructing bakers to use "egg replacer" or tofu in a recipe was no way to introduce vegan baking to the general population. Thereafter, she began formulating her own recipes with an emphasis on accessibility and deliciousness. She is author of the cookzine, Vegan Candyland, and runs the Etsy shop, Seitan Beats Your Meat MINDSTORMS NXT


Sunday, October 18, 2009


Pixable, print your Facebook content!

It is the first website that allows users to create and print photo books using their Facebook content. Users can pick and choose from the huge variety of content already generated and available on Facebook, including individual photos or complete albums, commentary and tagging information, to create a photo book which is printed, packaged and home delivered, all at an affordable price.

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