31 janeiro 2009

Rigor intelectual?

2009 Will Be a Year of Panic by Bruce Sterling: If science is discredited, why should mere politics have any intellectual rigor? [...] Believe whatever is whispered. Hide and conceal whatever you can. Spy on the phone calls, emails, and web browsing of those who might actually know something.

O futuro da BD online

Infinite Canvas, a new way of looking at comics on the web developed by Live Labs' own Ian Gilman has started getting some attention lately. [Obrigado, A., imagem de Brad's Somber Mood by Scott McCloud]

Coisas que é bom saber

E o quinto Beatle?

Me Jackson, You Pollock

Jackson Pollock by Miltos Manetas [!]

Hoje não há atendimento para a privacidade

Infeliz mente


Notícias discretas: «President Obama ‘orders Pakistan drone attacks»: Military Robots and the Laws of War: “The more society adheres to ethical norms, democratic values, and individual rights, the more successful a warfighter that society will be.”

30 janeiro 2009

Por um segundo, era bom se eles se entendessem

Physicists raise serious LHC safety doubts: CERN, which operates the LHC, commissioned an extensive study which concluded that, if black holes were formed by the LHC, they would last for only milliseconds before extinguishing themselves.

However, a new study by Roberto Casadio of the University of Bologna, and Sergio Fabi and Benjamin Harms of the University of Alabama, has concluded that the black holes could survive for more than a second.

"While the growth of black holes to catastrophic size does not seem possible, it remains true that the expected decay times are much longer than is typically predicted by other models," the physicists state in a brief paper posted at the scientific discussion website ArXiv.org.

The danger would occur if the black holes stayed in existence long enough to absorb material and become self-sustaining, but the physicists say it is more likely that they would either collapse or stabilise at a very small level and drift out into space.
[imagem daqui]

Googladas

Google gives world net test lab [..] in tandem with the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute and the PlanetLab Consortium, the search giant unveiled Measurement Lab - a distributed server platform where online researchers can set up their very own net tests.

tools running on M-Lab to test your Internet connection.
* Network Diagnostic Tool: Test your connection speed and receive sophisticated diagnosis of problems limiting speed.
* Glasnost: Test whether BitTorrent is being blocked or throttled.
* Network Path and Application Diagnosis: Diagnose common problems that impact last-mile broadband networks.
* DiffProbe (coming soon): Determine whether an ISP is giving some traffic a lower priority than other traffic.
* NANO (coming soon): Determine whether an ISP is degrading the performance of a certain subset of users, applications, or destinations.

Google Toolbar in Firefox: a personalized new tab page: Now, when you open up a new tab, instead of the blank white page you see by default in Firefox, you will instead see small thumbnails of your favorite sites (up to 9), as well as recently-closed and bookmarked pages based on your browser history.


Google Maps Find of the Day: The Google Maps van runs over a baby deer. (Due to several user requests using the “Report a concern” tool, these images are no longer available in Street View.) [Oh deer]

Já está online


Telecinco Portugal, "a derradeira oportunidade para o país dispor de uma televisão de qualidade"

De onde é este homem?

diz aqui...

Para trabalhadores independentes

Freelance Switch: We have developed this hourly rate calculator to give you a guide based on your costs, number of billable hours and desired profit. It is a simple tool for you to play with.

Programação genética

Evolution of Mona Lisa: Could you paint a replica of the Mona Lisa using only 50 semi transparent polygons?
EvoLisa: Optimizations and Improved quality
Clustering evolution - The failures in EvoLisa

29 janeiro 2009

Barragem de contas

Pergunta: Como é que "Quatro barragens vão criar 13 500 empregos" (3 500 empregos directos e 10 000 indirectos)

Resposta: penso que é fácil fazer as contas:
- 12 técnicos sendo 4 para cada um dos 3 turnos
- 3 recepcionistas (1/turno)
- 3 para o bar (idem)
- 3 senhoras da limpeza (idem)
- 12 chefes de secção (1 para os técnicos, 1 para o recepcionista, 1 bar e 1 limpeza x 3 turnos)
- 12 secretárias (1 para cada chefe de secção)
- 5 directores (1 para os 3 chefes de secção dos técnicos, idem para os rec., bar e limp.) sendo um director só para o secretariado
- 5 secretárias para os directores
- 1 director geral (para todos os directores)
- 2 secretárias para o director geral
- 842 consultores (nas mais diversas áreas - ambiental, energia, relações luso-espanholas, camarárias) e tb pa dar emprego aos familiares de todas as pessoas que tiveram intervenção no projecto, nas decisões e na construção

PS.: faltou dizer k era por cada barragem para dar os cerca de 3500 postos... [e ainda] faltam os motoristas e os técnicos de manutenção, etc. etc.

PS1.: as contas bem feitas aqui.

[Obrigado, Z., pelas contas]

Psst, gestor de media, já leu?

Las redacciones de papel y online de 20 Minutos se separan: No puedes tener una empresa para el papel y otra para la Red y al mismo tiempo una Redacción unificada, no tiene sentido. La división tiene que llegar hasta sus últimas consecuencias. Y lo que es una necesidad juridica o legal también es una necesidad operativa en estos momentos. El periódico es líder en audiencia, y eso también hay que mantenerlo, pero creemos que la web tiene mucho camino por recorrer. Son dos campeonatos diferentes y la estructura anterior suponía una dificultad en ese sentido.

Até tu, gratuito? Cierra Metro: Metrorack Metro abandona España. La compañía sueca ha decidido cerrar su filial local, lo que implica dejar de publicar a partir de mañana mismo el periódico gratuito en las ciudades en las que lo hacía, clausurar todas sus delegaciones y despedir a la totalidad de su plantilla, conformada por 83 personas tras la reducción efectuada en diciembre pasado.

Testemunhos

EyeWitness to History from the Ancient World to the present. History through the eyes of those who lived it

História de media


From Cave Paintings to the Internet: An Annotated Interactive Timeline on the History of Information and Media

The History of Visual Communication attempts to walk you through the long and diverse history of a particular aspect of human endeavour: The translation of ideas, stories and concepts that are largely textual and/or word based into a visual format, i.e. visual communication.

Dedos e unhas

Ring finger length linked to City stockbrokers' success, claim scientists: Stockbrokers with long ring fingers make far greater profits than their counterparts, claims new research. [imagem daqui]

Sobreviventes

28 janeiro 2009

O mundo em que também vivemos

Attenborough reveals creationist hate mail for not crediting God: Sir David Attenborough has revealed that he receives hate mail from viewers for failing to credit God in his documentaries. In an interview with this week's Radio Times about his latest documentary, on Charles Darwin and natural selection, the broadcaster said: "They tell me to burn in hell and good riddance."

Telling the magazine that he was asked why he did not give "credit" to God, Attenborough added: "They always mean beautiful things like hummingbirds. I always reply by saying that I think of a little child in east Africa with a worm burrowing through his eyeball. The worm cannot live in any other way, except by burrowing through eyeballs. I find that hard to reconcile with the notion of a divine and benevolent creator."

Twitter Quote of the Day: @gandhi_bot: "There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread."



The Places We Live [Jonas Bendiksen]: In 2008 more people live in cities than in rural areas. More than a billion people live in slums.

Free The Facts: Critical Issue, Killer Presentation for anyone who cares about either science or open access.

27 janeiro 2009

O PSD Madeira tem toda a razãe

Sobre este "Presidente eterno - Cómo el líder de la autonomía de Madeira mantiene el control de la isla desde hace 30 años", o PSD Madeira tem toda a razão: "O contraditório não foi exercido".

Fosse num jornal nacional, fosse com outro personagem, e as críticas ao método seriam valorizadas. Neste caso, cita-se o jornalista espanhol e mandam-se as regras deontológicas às urtigas.

Ele nem sequer assume se tentou (ou não) falar com Jardim... Se fosse opinião, não precisava - mas é uma "reportaje"!!

Novas escritas

The Mechanics of New Media for Breaking News: My News Flow on Flight 1549

A propósito: The Death of Handwriting: As long as people can read and write printed writing on some basic level what does it mater if their cursive skills are up to par?

Toalhas e gabinetes

Led Zeppelin, Ramones, Sex Pistols, Neil Young, Talking Heads e Cars na Casa Branca

Obama's Secret Record Collection: Inside the White House Record Library
When Barack Obama moved into the White House on January 20th, he gained access to five chefs, a private bowling alley — and a killer collection of classic LPs. Stored in the basement of the executive mansion is the official White House Record Library: several hundred LPs that include landmark albums in rock (Led Zeppelin IV, the Rolling Stones' Let It Bleed), punk (the Ramones' Rocket to Russia, the Sex Pistols' Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols), cult classics (Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica, the Flying Burrito Brothers' The Gilded Palace of Sin) and disco. Not to mention records by Santana, Neil Young, Talking Heads, Isaac Hayes, Elton John, the Cars and Barry Manilow. [...]

A spokesman for Obama said it was too early to comment on whether the president would revive the library. But Obama may be pleased to learn that at least a few of his favorite albums — Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks, Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run — are there if he wants them on pristine slabs of vinyl.

26 janeiro 2009

Rádio interactiva

Filhos de... Hitler


Cops Take Away 3-Year-Old Adolf Hitler: Police and child protection officials removed a 3-year-old boy named for Adolf Hitler and his two younger sisters, whose names also have Nazi connotations, from their New Jersey home.
Hitler’s Mom Speaks Out, Defies Court Order

The secret to shock-rock glory? Name your band after Hitler: How would a musical act called Hitler fare? We may never know because no one would be stupid enough to… oh wait, they have

The odd case of Hitler's 'son': For almost three months, Judge Kelly heard the story of Michael O'Hara - a man who claimed to be Hitler's son and the owner of the Fuehrer's suicide gun.

Loop

Funny Pics / Bad Image

Israel e Palestina

INHUMAN CALCULATIONS: Did Israel Commit War Crimes in Gaza?
Did Israel violate international law in Gaza? The immense number of Palestinian civilian casualties suggests that it did. But can the laws of war really be applied to asymmetrical conflicts such as Israel's war with Hamas?
Israeli/Palestinian Coffin Counter (Last updated on January 20, 2009 02:55 EST.)
Isreali Flag Israel: 13
Palestinian Flag Palestine: 1300

Informação agrícola


India debuts 'agricultural Wikipedia': Indian scientists have launched an 'agricultural Wikipedia' to act as an online repository of agricultural information in the country.

Informação mapeada


UUorld: Explain the world with maps.

Para entender...

...o quarto parágrafo antes do final deste "A POLÍTICA DO 'HISTORIADOR'", sobre o situacionismo de JPP, uma excelente ajuda da Memória Virtual: "Foi lançada ontem [7 de Maio de 2004] uma nova revista de actualidade, a “Sábado“, editada pelo Grupo Cofina-Investec, com Direcção Editorial de João Marcelino, dirigida por João Gobern, com a colaboração de Filomena Martins e Martim Avillez Figueiredo.
O Chefe de redacção é André Macedo e o Redactor principal Ferreira Fernandes. Conta ainda com os cronistas Alberto Gonçalves, José Sócrates, Miguel Monjardino, Pacheco Pereira e Pedro Santana Lopes".

25 janeiro 2009

Anna Kraisingerova

She walks 12 hours a day to save job: She walks because she has no choice.

Os primeiros 100 dias de Obama



E para que serviu o telefone aos pés do maestro?
A descobrir muito mais neste GigaPanorama.

A história imperdível de um ícone (ou vários...)

Shepard Fairey, o responsável pela agora famosa ilustração de Barack Obama com a palavra Hope, entretanto adquirida e exposta na National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institute), está também a ser exposto por usar como base imagens de fotógrafos, sem autorização e sem atribuição da autoria.

A revelação dos fotógrafos responsáveis pelas imagens foi efectuada pelo também fotógrafo Tom Gralish: "After almost a year now, credit for the photo source of the very first Shepard Fairey Obama poster (above, left) can be given properly to photographer Mannie Garcia. He joins previously credited photographers David C. Turnley (center) and Brooks Kraft (right), who provided the basis for two of Fairey's works later in the election year".

Fairey considera a mais conhecida como "my Obama image" mas a campanha de Obama não a adoptou oficialmente "because of legal issues related to the original photograph he used", "snagged by the artist from the Web".

Não é a primeira vez que ele é acusado de práticas menos próprias ou mesmo de uma longa lista de plágios. Em Dezembro de 2007, Mark Vallen descreveu e apresentou comparações embaraçosas em "Obey Plagiarist Shepard Fairey".

Eis o início do texto: "Most well known for his "Obey Giant" street posters, Shepard Fairey has carefully nurtured a reputation as a heroic guerilla street artist waging a one man campaign against the corporate powers-that-be. Infantile posturing aside, Fairey’s art is problematic for another, more troubling reason - that of plagiarism".

Mas há quem defenda o seu método (em resposta ao texto de Vallen): "I say, if the borrower makes new cloth from whole cloth, then the work should be judged on the merits. I feel Fairey has carved a niche. You can like it or not. Be inspired by it or loose interest in it. There will always be those who legitimately try to shoot holes in the accomplishment.
I don't disagree with the author, but I am not as concerned by Fairey's act as I am by others who pilfer because they have NO IDEAS of their own.
I concede this is a situational (and prejudicial) response, but for now that's where I stand. I don't think Fairey is a FRAUD - but I don't think he's Picasso, either
".

Fairey assume-se, como sucedeu nesta entrevista na rádio em 2007, "I’m a populist”, [...] “I’m trying to reach as many people as possible.”
“I love the concept in fine art of making a masterpiece, something that will endure,” he said, adding that he understood, too, how unlikely that is for anyone. “But I also understand how short the attention span of most consumers is and that you really need to work with the metabolism of consumer culture a lot of the time to make something relevant within the zeitgeist.”


[act.: Shepard the Giant: He's gone from street artist to creating an iconic image of Barack Obama and having a solo ICA show: "I did the Obama thing on my own, grass-roots style."

Obama’s Obedient Artist: Is Shepard Fairey a Farce?

Copyright Infringement And Obama's Iconic Campaign Poster: Wouldn't this be considered a derivative work?]

24 janeiro 2009

Whole Earth


In 1968 Stewart Brand launched an innovative publication called The Whole Earth Catalog.It was groundbreaking, enlightening, and spawned a group of later publications.

The collection of that work provided on this site is not complete — and probably never will be — but it is a gift to readers who loved the CATALOG and those who are discovering it for the first time.

23 janeiro 2009

Cães (d)e presidentes

When presidential dogs attack: Former French President Jacques Chirac was recently mauled by his white Maltese, Sumo, who happens to suffer from clinical depression. [...]

This incident wasn't the first time a presidential dog has behaved aggressively:

* Last November, Barney, the Scottish terrier of former U.S. President George W. Bush, bit a reporter.


* Former Russian President Vladimir Putin, is reported to have used his black Lab, Koni, to intimidate German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is afraid of dogs.

There are two presidential dogs, though, who couldn't have created well-publicized biting incidents even if they want to. Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's Pekingese, Dot and Buddy, appear to have been placed in hiding.

Gratuito?

Can Free Content Boost Your Sales? Yes, It Can: Have you checked out Monty Python’s YouTube channel? It’s got a selection of their brilliant (as always) clips, and it’s got links to buy their DVDs on Amazon. [...]

And you know what? Despite the entertainment industry’s constant cries about how bad they’re doing, it works. As we wrote yesterday, Monty Python’s DVDs climbed to No. 2 on Amazon’s Movies & TV bestsellers list, with increased sales of 23,000 percent.

Obama: isto começa bem...

Economy, Jobs Trump All Other Policy Priorities In 2009: Environment, Immigration, Health Care Slip Down the List

On First Day, Obama Quickly Sets a New Tone: A major Bush rule gets scrapped by Obama: It's the same Oval Office. The same desk. Even the same curtains. But President Obama has already made one major change: Go through eight years of White House photos, and you won't find one of former President Bush in the Oval Office without his jacket on.

AP, Reuters and Agence France-Presse Refuse to Distribute Obama Photo: Three news agencies refused to distribute White House-provided photos of President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Wednesday, arguing that access should have been provided to news photographers.

The Associated Press, Reuters and Agence France-Presse said the White House was breaking with long-standing tradition in not allowing news photographers to capture the president at work in the Oval Office on his first day.

The Moment: Quartet pre-recorded Obama music: Millions watching the US presidential inauguration heard a recording made in advance by four famous musicians - amid fears the cold could ruin the concert.

Who Runs Gov offers a unique look at the world of Washington through its key players and personalities. Our site will feature profiles of a select group of government officials, including members of the new presidential administration, legislators, senior Congressional aides and committee staff, and experts at think tanks and interest groups who influence how policy is made.

[act.: Wiki Your Town Council: American Solutions, a national grassroots group based in Washington, DC, that was founded by former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich but describes its Internet effort as nonpartisan, is preparing to launch a site that will, at first, allow people to enter basic contact information on all local officials. Then future users can enter their full nine-digit zip code to find the local officials who represent them.]

Bush em 2004 e em 2008

One sunny day in 2009, an old man approached the White House from across Pennsylvania Ave, where he’d been sitting on a park bench. He spoke to the US Marine standing guard and said, “I would like to go in and meet with President Bush.”

The Marine looked at the man and said, “Sir, Mr. Bush is no longer president and no longer resides here.”

The old man said, “Okay” and walked away.

The following day, the same man approached the White House and said to the same Marine, “I would like to go in and meet with President Bush.”

The Marine again told the man, “Sir, as I said yesterday, Mr. Bush is no longer president and no longer resides here.”

The man thanked him and, again just walked away

The third day, the same man approached the White House and spoke to the very same US Marine, saying “I would like to go in and meet with President Bush.”

The Marine, understandably agitated at this point, looked at the man and said, “Sir, this is the third day in a row you have been here asking to speak to Mr. Bush. I’ve told you already that Mr. Bush is no longer the president and no longer resides here. Don’t you understand?

The old man looked at the Marine and said, “Oh, I understand. I just love hearing it.”

The Marine snapped to attention, saluted, and said, “See you tomorrow, Sir.”

Nota: foi reciclada de outra datada de, pelo menos, 2004.

Rotinas célebres

Daily Routines: How writers, artists, and other interesting people organize their days.

22 janeiro 2009

Inovadores mas moderados

European Innovation Scoreboard 2008: Summary of the situation in the 27 Member States: Based on performance over a five year period, four main groupings of countries emerge:

* Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Denmark and the UK are the Innovation leaders, with scores well above that of the EU27 and all other countries.
* Austria, Luxembourg, Ireland, France, Belgium and the Netherlands are the Innovation followers, with scores below those of the innovation leaders but equal to or above that of the EU27. Austria is close to moving from the innovation followers to the innovation leaders.
* Cyprus, Estonia, Slovenia, Iceland, Czech Republic, Norway, Spain, Portugal and Italy are the Moderate innovators with scores below that of the EU27, except for Cyprus. Recent improvements in innovation performance for Cyprus, Estonia, Slovenia and Iceland suggest that these countries could move to the innovation followers in the near future.
* Malta, Greece, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Lithuania, Romania, Latvia, Bulgaria and Turkey are the Catching-up countries. Although their scores are significantly below the EU average, these scores are increasing towards the EU average over time with the exception of Greece and Lithuania.

Portugal: For Portugal, one of the Moderate innovators, innovation performance is below the EU27 average but the rate of improvement is more than twice that of the EU27 making it a growth leader within its group of countries. Relative strengths, compared to the country’s average performance, are in Finance and support and Innovators while relative weaknesses are in Human resources, Firm investments, Linkages & entrepreneurship and Throughputs.

Over the past 5 years, Human resources, Finance and support, Firm investments and Throughputs have been the main drivers of the improvement in innovation performance, in particular as a result from strong growth in S&E and SSH graduates (9.8%), S&E and SSH doctorate graduates (19.2%), Broadband access by firms (25.1%), Business R&D expenditures (26.3%), EPO patents (8.4%) and Community trademarks (12.1%). Performance in the other dimensions has increased at a slower pace, except in Innovators where there has been almost no improvement.

A propósito: Report: EU citizens keen to boost R&D investment: Scientists in Europe can count on citizens' support for sustained investment in research and development amid fears that the ongoing economic crisis may lead to cuts, a new survey revealed last week.

Europeans are generally very positive towards science, whether as a means of improving the environment or as a way of improving their own health and everyday lives, according to a special EU-wide Eurobarometer conducted last summer among 17-60 year olds.

Tealium: chá com Valium?

New Web Analytics Service Spies on Web Browsing Activity Without Permission: Tealium Social Media, a service of Tealium in San Diego, California, is a commercial analytics service that uses JavaScript tricks to inspect -- without the knowledge or permission of Web users -- specific URLs in their current browser histories.

The service attempts to provide a finer grain of usage information than is typically available through analytical techniques, by querying users' browsers for the presence of particular URLs. While this does not permit the reading out of complete browser URL histories, it does permit the service to ask the potentially highly privacy-invasive question: "Has this user been to a particular URL recently?"

Obviously, by sending a variety of such queries (all of which are essentially invisible to the user), a fascinating portrait of users' activities could be generated. Visited this CNN story? This government Web page? This porn image? This medical information page? Well, you get the idea.

Social Media Measurement is Here: We’re proud to announce the general availability of Tealium Social Media, a new measurement service for social media and online PR that’s tightly integrated into web analytics. The service is designed for marketing professionals who use social media and online PR as marketing vehicles to generate awareness and demand, and require side-by-side comparison with other marketing channels.

Tealium Social Media Overview
As more online marketers turn their attention to social media, there’s a growing demand to see the value associated with these efforts.

Do videos in YouTube result in traffic to the web site?

How much of the web site traffic was generated as a result of the online press coverage?

How many leads can be attributed to the Wall Street Journal article?

Are any online sales being generated as a result of the coverage by bloggers?

Mission impossible? Not anymore.

O Alexandre Gamela

Imagem daqui

Alexandre Gamela, no blogue O Lago, desabafa como está "lixado pela forma como fui descrito num jornal depois da minha cobertura informal do Acidente no Hudson: “Alexandre Gamela, um jornalista desempregado”. O descaramento!"

O autor do "descaramento" fui eu, que não costumo trazer coisas da vida profissional para este blogue. Pelo que respondi no blogue do Gamela, há dois dias, sobre as suas afirmações e comentários.
48 horas depois, o "freelancer/empreendedor" já postou vários textos, eu já reenviei o comentário mas ele não viu a luz n'O Lago. Por isso aqui transcrevo o texto que lhe reenviei ontem, sabendo-o leitor do ContraFactos & Argumentos (pelo menos no ano passado, quando até o recomendou no Online Journalism Blog):

Caro Alexandre,
reenvio um comentário aqui colocado ontem mas até agora não publicado por acreditar ter havido qualquer problema técnico para o não mostrar aos seus leitores ou a ele responder.
Agradeço a publicação.
Pedro

Caro Alexandre,
sou o autor do texto no DN a que se refere neste post.
Não tenho por norma responder a críticas aos meus artigos. No seu caso, tenho de abrir uma excepção porque me parece haver alguma má fé, que prosseguiu nos comentários.
Não diferencio qual a contextualização a que se refere que atenua o que Paulo Querido fez no Certamente/Expresso online mas não a minha frase no DN. Ambos falámos de um jornalista desempregado - algo que o Alexandre confirma ao dizer que procura emprego. Não vejo onde está a ofensa.
Mas o que me levou principalmente a escrever é a sua afirmação de que o meu texto "é uma cópia pobre do artigo do Paulo Querido no Expresso".
Não sei qual é a sua posição sobre o plágio ou cópia no jornalismo mas eu não gosto dele e fico ofendido quando alguém ma faz, sem apresentar provas. Sendo jornalista, presumo que o Alexandre compreende a minha indignação.
O seu "desabafo" denota que ou não leu o artigo todo no DN e se fixou no parágrafo em que é referido o seu nome ou faz afirmações gratuitas sobre outras pessoas e que não abonam muito a seu favor.
Apenas mais umas notas:
- ainda sobre a contextualização: o Paulo escreveu sobre o Twitter e a rapidez do Alexandre, eu não procurei esse ângulo - basta ler os títulos... - mas não podia deixar de referir o seu nome porque, na noite (cá) do acidente, ele foi inevitável no Twitter. Mas, diferente do Paulo, o texto no DN não era sobre si e se está "lixado" com isso, é um problema seu.
- sobre o seu desemprego (ou o que lhe quiser chamar): há muitos meses que acompanho o seu blogue e não é de hoje que escreve sobre a sua situação laboral. Não precisei de ver no blogue do Paulo essa indicação. Porquê escrevê-la? Por dar ao leitor uma indicação de que é alguém, português, habituado a usar ferramentas jornalísticas e as transpõe para o Twitter. Podia ter usado outros exemplos, americanos? Podia.
- sobre a "espada" do DN: eu ainda não a senti mas presumo que saiba do que fala. Se também me quiser esclarecer neste assunto, agradeço.
Repito, não vejo o tamanho da ofensa - tanto mais escrita por um jornalista que também não está empregado mas a trabalhar para o DN.
Desejos de boa sorte para a sua vida profissional e também que não encerre O Lago.



BTW: para conhecer um caso bem mais grave, em que um blogue estraga a reputação e a saúde de uma pessoa, oiçam um inesperado testemunho nesta Prova Oral em que participei.

Tomada de posse de Obama




BTW: The Obameter: PolitiFact has compiled about 500 promises that Barack Obama made during the campaign and is tracking their progress on our Obameter.

Personas de um Gaijin

20 janeiro 2009

U2

Get On Your Boots’ - U2’s single goes live: Band releases song on Irish radio, Web site in advance of new album

Emoticons e presidentes

Is That an Emoticon in 1862? A historical newspaper specialist at the digital archival company Proquest believes he has found an example of a sideways winking smiley face embedded in The New York Times transcript of an 1862 speech given by President Lincoln. Other historians are not so sure, saying the semicolon alongside a closed parenthesis is either a mistake or a misinterpretation of something that is perfectly grammatical for that era.

Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States: George Washington to George W. Bush

Presidential Inauguration Videos: McKinley(March 4, 1901) to George W. Bush (January 20, 2005)

Read the President's entire agenda & Change has come to WhiteHouse.gov: Just like your new government, WhiteHouse.gov and the rest of the Administration's online programs will put citizens first. Our initial new media efforts will center around three priorities:

Communication -- Americans are eager for information about the state of the economy, national security and a host of other issues. This site will feature timely and in-depth content meant to keep everyone up-to-date and educated. Check out the briefing room, keep tabs on the blog (RSS feed) and take a moment to sign up for e-mail updates from the President and his administration so you can be sure to know about major announcements and decisions.

Transparency -- President Obama has committed to making his administration the most open and transparent in history, and WhiteHouse.gov will play a major role in delivering on that promise. The President's executive orders and proclamations will be published for everyone to review, and that’s just the beginning of our efforts to provide a window for all Americans into the business of the government. You can also learn about some of the senior leadership in the new administration and about the President’s policy priorities.

Participation -- President Obama started his career as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago, where he saw firsthand what people can do when they come together for a common cause. Citizen participation will be a priority for the Administration, and the internet will play an important role in that. One significant addition to WhiteHouse.gov reflects a campaign promise from the President: we will publish all non-emergency legislation to the website for five days, and allow the public to review and comment before the President signs it.

Word Cloud Analysis of Obama's Inaugural Speech Compared to Bush, Clinton and Reagan's
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Obama Day

Advice to Obama on battling presidential aging: The president ages twice as fast while in office

Dear Sir Obama: Presidential Advice - What Obama Should Eat

Inauguration Speech Generator: to help him craft the best inauguration speech ever...