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).
Can the technologies killing long-form journalism, instead, help to promote it?
Web ads have only a quarter of the worth of print ads, according to Enders Analysis (N.B. a proper company, not the research wing of Inside Soap).
Google lays out its new display advertising strategies.
Digg’s redesign prompts user protests.
MySpace announces Facebook sync, prior to an Autumn redesign.
YouTube is finally beginning to make money, thanks to ads and profitable partnerships with content creators.
Books, Writing & Storytelling
Useful Apps, Utilities & Downloads
MIT OpenCourseWare: “a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content,” free and available to all.
The Wilderness Downtown by Arcade Fire: not your average music video. An impressive mash-up of HTML5 trickery, interactive drawing and personalised footage from Google Maps and Street View. (If Chrome starts doing odd things, don’t worry, that’s supposed to happen.)
Games & Other Distractions
Enjoyed the Arcade Fire video? More Chrome experiments, games and toys to play with here.
Snoop Dogg and Norton join together to fight cybercrime. (Zock! Pow! Take that, incongruity!)