The Weekend Links Post: No. 16

Welcome, again, to another entirely subjective selection of 15 links, humanely culled from my week’s online reading and roughly collated under the seven broad categories seen below:

Selected Highlights from Guardian Technology (Because otherwise I just don’t get around to reading it now it’s no longer in the print edition).

What happens when a story breaks behind a paywall?

How much did social media influence the UK election?

Blogging is dead, long live blogging.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange talks to Stephen Moss: “Journalism should be more like science.”

First there was the slow food movement, now there’s slow reading.

Social Media

Posterous wants your WordPress blog; easy blog-import option launched.

Friends for sale: how (some) marketers and self-promoters are manipulating social media.

Books, Writing & Storytelling

Writers’ Houses: an online database of houses where writers used to live.

Which author do you write like?

Writer and filmmaker Ryu Murakami will release his next novel on iPad, before the print version.

Useful Apps, Utilities & Downloads

AppInventor: create apps for Android with drag-and-drop options, no coding required.

Music

Free downloads from San Francisco/Berkeley’s world-famous record store Amoeba Records.

Games & Other Distractions

Cut It: more physics puzzling from the creator of Crayon Physics Deluxe.

Miscellaneous

GodBlock: a web filter for God-free browsing – but does it exist? (Try downloading and you’ll see why I ask.)

Tessa Jowell is a London landmark, according to Google.


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