Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

February 4, 2011

Every Friday I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere:

1. As we look ahead to what’s next for Egypt, I really liked this slideshow at Salon featuring different protesters in Cairo telling us why they are there.

2. Here’s a superb analysis by Paul Carr at TechCrunch of the difference between old and new journalism.

3. And speaking of journalism, here’s my latest at Politics Daily on Wikileaks and the future of journalism.

4. This fascinating (and funny!) video at the Brainiac blog on Boston.com explains the difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and the Commonwealth. It should be required reading for anyone – including yours truly – who thinks they get this, but actually don’t.

5. Equally compelling is the BBC’s new project – Dimensions – which shows you the human scale of events and places in history by mapping them onto your home address. (Hat tip: Very Short List)

6. I loved this piece by my colleague Carla Baranaukas over at Politics Daily on hiring a personal assistant.

7. Finally, I’m not sure what it says about me that I really wish someone would give me these as a Christmas present next year…

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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

November 5, 2010

Every Friday I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere:

1. I was really sorry to miss Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Rally To Restore Sanity and/or Fear in Washington, DC last week.¬† But I really enjoyed reading this recap of the rally by my colleague Melinda Henneberger over at Politics Daily, as well as watching this video montage of the rally, also at Politics Daily.

2. I was fascinated by this analysis of what your blog/Face book/Twitter profile picture says about you by Nichole Bernier at Beyond The Margins. According to the experts, I am “warm and approachable,” but I also desperately need you to like me.

3. Here’s a great meditation on why 80 is *not* the new 60 by poet¬† Judith Viorst at wowOwow.

4. And here’s a great post on 16 Things I’ve Learned About Being A Mother by Chris Jordan at Alphamom. Totally with her on the pen thing. (Hat Tip: Motherlode)

5. As a former academic, I laughed out loud at this animated video, “So you want to get a PhD in the Humanities?” Ouch.

6. Finally, in the Department of “Just Because,” check out this video of an octopus that can mimic other animals from the Boston Globe’s Brainiac blog. SO COOL!

Have a great weekend!

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