31 agosto 2008

30 agosto 2008


The Last Guy

Comentários online?

Moderar ou não moderar? Alguém tem opiniões sobre qual o melhor caminho a seguir?
Moderators say reader comments on news stories are higher risk than forums: Media sites which ask readers to comment on news stories are at greater risk of bearing responsibility for those comments than for comments in online forums or discussion groups, leading web moderators have warned.

29 agosto 2008


Estádio Olímpico de Pequim em toda a sua grandeza [via]

Pessoas a evitar num hotel (os mortos não contam)...

The world's worst hotel guests:
1. Amy Winehouse
2. Salvador Dalí
3. Britney Spears
4. Axl Rose
5. Mariah Carey
6. Russell Crowe
7. Naomi Campbell
8. George Schultz
9. Mikhail Prokhorov
10. Brandon Davis
11. Nicole Kidman
12. Michael Jackson
13. Johnny Depp
14. 1998 U.S. Men's Hockey Team
15. Keith Moon

28 agosto 2008

Jornalismo com referência

Contágio: Socorro! Todos os órgãos de comunicação social em portugal estão a ficar iguaizinhos ao Jornal O Crime. [via]

Em construção

Bibliografia de cibercultura [via]

I have never seen so many senior newspaper executives so depressed and frightened for their future

Turn and Face the Change -- With Newspaper Industry in Crisis, 'Everything's on the Table': Faced with an unprecedented crisis that combines cyclical turbulence with metastasizing digital technology that steals away revenue and readers at an alarming and seemingly accelerating rate (while offering newspapers only stingy payoffs), publishers and editors everywhere have thrown away their rule books — and, to find their way in this new and alien environment, are ready to implement previously unthinkable changes.

Or are they?

Do what you do best, link to the rest

View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: cuny journalism)

Fundamentals of interactive journalism

Ainda o Peer Review

Incompetence Tops List of Complaints About Peer Reviewers: Incompetence by their reviewers was the most common problem reported by scientists who submitted manuscripts to scholarly journals. Almost two-thirds voiced that beef in a survey administered to scientists employed by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Perceptions of Ethical Problems with Scientific Journal Peer Review: An Exploratory Study

Peer reviewing: privilege and responsibility: Peer review is a central tenet in research across all disciplines. It is a key feature in monitoring the advance of knowledge, especially in academic publishing. This article investigates the development of peer review from the seventeenth century to the present, and analyses significant aspects of the process. It also attempts to clarify some criticisms and make suggestions about the role of peer review in the current climate.

Who Profits When You Publish? Take a closer look at how your work is distributed, and for how much.


How to draw anything (in 1 step): You may be asking, "How could you possibly learn how to draw anything and everything in just one step? Are you a moron?" And if you are, there is no need for childish name-calling. Let's be civilized adults here.

Follow along as I teach you how to draw everything, in this tutorial.

27 agosto 2008


Ubiquity for Firefox from Aza Raskin on Vimeo
Ubiquity, a Mozilla Labs experiment into connecting the Web with language in an attempt to find new user interfaces that could make it possible for everyone to do common Web tasks more quickly and easily.


The largest photo mosaic was achieved by The Big Picture at Thinktank, Millennium Point, in Birmingham on 23 August 2008.
Artist Helen Marshall will be responsible for overseeing the creative direction and physical construction of the final mosaic

David Byrne & Brian Eno 30 anos depois

Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

26 agosto 2008

Ainda os Jogos (galeria)

Modelo de negócio interessante

O António Granado descobriu a primeira edição da WE Magazine. Curioso é o modelo de negócio desta publicação: WE shares its profits with its authors. Meaning: WE does not pay a fixed amount of money to the authors but lets them participate on an equal basis - If WE makes money, the authors make money.

Fuga planeada

Getmooh is an automated call back service. It is designed to help you escape a variety of situations by calling you automatically on your phone at a pre-specified time and playing you a recording which will either instruct you on what to say to elude your tormentor(s), or which will simply give a convincing sense of you being on an important call.

Google e Amazon

Outage Dashboard: This dashboard displays the last week of health status for selected remote computing services.

25 agosto 2008

24 agosto 2008

Back to politics...

The Tiananmen Massacre Victims Map: On the night of June 3-4, 1989, troops of China’s People’s Liberation Army moved into Beijing to crush the pro-democracy demonstrations that began in April of that year. The number killed remains unknown although estimates range from several hundred to several thousand. The government of the People’s Republic of China insists that the demonstrators were counter-revolutionary criminals. Tens of thousands were imprisoned in the political crackdown that followed.

A few years afterward, Ding Zilin, the mother of a murdered student, began to investigate the massacre. Eventually, she and other victims’ relatives formed the Tiananmen Mothers. They have gathered information about 188 victims of China’s Communist regime. This map, which is based on their work, shows the places where 176 victims were killed or the hospitals to which their bodies were taken. Thirteen known victims remain unaccounted for.


A Map of Olympic Medals

Pequim 2008

22 agosto 2008

Sobre os embargos nos blogues

Embargo Breakers: Who Exactly Do You Write For? It seems that recently the problem with embargoes and breaking them has grown acute again. I for one have seen at least 3 embargoes broken this week only and I can imagine there are others where I am simply unaware of the embargo time. [...]

As a summary, this is what happens when an embargo is broken: everyone is damaged to a certain extent while the blogger enjoys the attention, the links and Techmeme position (or whatever) as well. I know that bloggers are not supposed to worry about their competition or even the companies/services/applications they cover. But are they also not supposed to care about their readers? Is the status of the first one in the know more valuable than what you actually deliver to those for whom you are supposed to write? I think every blogger who intentionally breaks embargoes from time to time should ask himself (or herself) this particular question and if you actually care about traffic and ad revenue only, go ahead and keep breaking it.

No alvo

ring sight: Increase your HandGuns aim with a ring sight.
New Designers 08: graduate Stuart Bannocks of As Well As Design has created a range of accessories designed to test the UK’s stringent anti-gun laws.

21 agosto 2008

História da Internet

Idade olímpica

I believe that any reasonable observer already understands that age records have been forged. This story now is really about Internet censorship, the act of removing evidence while at the same time claiming that the evidence is wrong. For the first time I watched search records shift under my feet like sand, facts draining down a hole in the Internet. Will this stand?

Medias sociais em download

Social media: mais de 20 livros para baixar: A maioria dos arquivos estão em PDF:

The New Rules of Viral Marketing
Marketing Apple
Masters of Marketing
Podcast Marketing eBook
Google Adwords Secrets
Get Viral Get Visitors
Marketing With Case Studies
How to Write a Marketing Plan
SEO for WordPress blogs
Social Web Analytics
Geeks Guide to Promoting Yourself With Twitter
The Zen of Blogging
What is Social Media
A Primer in Social Media
Effective Internet Presence
Introduction to Good Usability
Increasing the Response to Your Email Marketing Program
We Have a Website. Now What?
Blogs & Social Media
The Podcast Customer Revealed
The Essential Guide to Social Media
The Art and Science of Social Media and Community Relations
The Art of Listening and Engagement Through Social Media

Para programadores

Error Key: Search engine for error codes and messages.

Ela não é real

Lifelike animation heralds new era for computer games: 'Emily' will set a new precedent for photo-realistic characters in video games and films, says her creator, Image Metrics

20 agosto 2008

Para quem usa o GMail

Gmail Account Hacking Tool: If you are logging in to your Gmail account from different locations and you would like to benefit from this option only when you are using unsecured networks, you can force it by manually typing https://mail.google.com before you log in. This will access the SSL version of Gmail and it will be persistent over your entire session and not only during authentication.
[esta falha já foi abordada antes aqui ou atenuada também ali]

Eu também (e o negrito é meu)

What Makes for a Good Blog?
A sério, What makes for a good blog? Like Merlin, I'm discovering fewer and fewer good blogs these days. Part of it is that blogging as I would define it is passe. These days people are writing for online magazines like Gawker or Tumblring or Twittering or Facebooking or doing a million other things on the web. But people are also listening to a bunch of bad advice -- CALL NOW TO FIND OUT HOW TO MAKE MONEY WITH BLOGS AND WE'LL THROW IN THIS JUICER ABSOLUTELY FREE -- instead of Merlin's level-headedness.

Uma história de jornalismo

The Rarely Told Story of Chicago Tribune's Most Famous Issue

Manipulação do antigamente

Yearbook Yourself

19 agosto 2008

Questões para emprego

The best job interview questions from Microsoft, Google... and IKEA: Tricky, funny and interesting, these are some questions people claim to have been asked at job interviews with Microsoft and Google. And IKEA, sort of...

18 agosto 2008

Só 77?...

China Received 77 Olympic Protest Requests, But Approved None: Chinese authorities have not approved any of the 77 applications they received from people who wanted to hold protests during the Beijing Olympics, state media reported Monday.

The state-run Xinhua News Agency said the applications received since Aug. 1, a week before the games opened, were submitted by 149 people, including three from overseas. The complaints ranged from labor and medical disputes to inadequate welfare, it said.

But 74 of the applications were withdrawn because the problems "were properly addressed by relevant authorities or departments through consultations," Xinhua said, citing an unidentified spokesman for the Public Security Bureau.

E hoje?

Tech ou gadgets?


10 Futuristic User Interfaces

15 agosto 2008

Jeremy Mayer

mais aqui

14 agosto 2008

Duas histórias reais

A novela Barclays acabou? Era bom...
Sugestões? O que fariam vocês? Como prosseguir?

RPs e blogues

What do the freaking tech bloggers want? Bloggers are being commoditized. If we just go to press conferences, or only deal with embargoed news, and report on the same news everyone else is reporting on, well, then, just what reason is there for our business to exist? How will we build an audience that’s any different, than, say, TechCrunch or Fortune’s or ZDNet’s efforts? How will we justify to our sponsors that they should sponsor us as we are doing the same thing as everyone else? Especially if we have a smaller audience? Yeah, advertisers really love getting THOSE kinds of sales pitches. Imagine walking into a big company and putting up a Powerpoint that says “we’re the same as Techcrunch, but smaller.” What’s the chances you’ll walk out with a sponsorship?

Walter Iooss

por Michael Jordan

13 agosto 2008

Uma questão de doutoramento

Iranian interior minister's fake Oxford diploma & Iranian minister flaunts bogus Oxford degree: When sceptical MPs questioned the eligibility of Ali Kordan to be Iran's interior minister, he believed he had the perfect riposte; a law degree obtained from one of the world's most elite institutions, the University of Oxford.

He even flaunted a graduation certificate on university-headed paper purporting to award him an "honorary doctorate of law" for "opening a new chapter" in comparative legal studies.

Now Kordan's extravagant claims have landed him in hot water and severely embarrassed the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad after the university denied ever having awarded him a degree.

Isto está mau para os bloggers...

Blogging Is Not A Crime: I found this arresting chart on Swivel. It plots the number of bloggers who have been incarcerated over the past few years, based on data collected by the World Information Access project. The number of incidents it tracks went from five arrests in 2003 to 35 last year.

Chris Harrison

12 agosto 2008

11 agosto 2008

Hoje e amanhã

Perseid Meteor Shower To Peak August 11 and 12

Lista de criminosos de guerra

The World’s Six Most Wanted War Criminals:
Omar Hassan al-Bashir - President of Sudan
Bounty: none

Joseph Kony - Leader of Uganda’s rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA)
Bounty: $1.7 million (put up by the ICC)

Ratko Mladic - Chief of staff for the Bosnian Serb Army during the Bosnian war
Bounty: 6 million euros (5 million from the United States; 1 million from Serbia)

Aribert Heim - Nazi doctor at Mauthausen concentration camp
Bounty: $495,000 (offered by the Simon Wiesenthal Centre and the German and Austrian governments)

Félicien Kabuga - Multimillionaire Rwandan businessman
Bounty: $5 million (put up by the U.S. government)

Bosco Ntaganda - Military chief of staff of the National Congress for the Defense of the People (CNDP), a militia group based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Bounty: None (yet)

O nome diz tudo...

The Idiot Test

10 agosto 2008

Trabalhos manuais

The Hand Drawn Map Association (HDMA) is an ongoing archive of user submitted maps and other interesting diagrams created by hand.

08 agosto 2008



"Warcarting: when wardriving, warwalking, warflying, warrocketing, warballooning, warbiking, and warboating are just not good enough."

"You've been wardriving, but have you ever gone warcarting?"

"Warcarting: because wardriving is so 2000, and warflying is so 2002."

"Warcarting: the hobo's approach to wireless communications interception."

"Warcarting: wardriving on a budget"


Global Internet Freedom Consortium partners have developed many anti-jamming (anti-censorship) products. Among them, the following five anti-censorship client software packages are most popular:

* UltraSurf
* FreeGate
* GTunnel
* FirePhoenix
* GPass

Download the up-to-date GIFC Anti-Censorship Tools Bundle which includes above popular client software packages.

O que se passa n'O Primeiro de Janeiro em Agosto

06 agosto 2008

Violência dos blogs

(1): A violência que se generalizou na esfera bloguista obedece a três regras fundamentais:
1 - elege o insulto e a difamação como leis "informativas";
2 - cultiva o anonimato;
3 - repele qualquer possível réstea de solidariedade humana.
É provável que, daqui a alguns anos, a indignação dos cidadãos honestos ou alguns comunicados de outras entidades "reguladoras" comecem, pelo menos, a defender a simples inteligência de pensar. Para já, a indiferença da maioria está a contribuir, lenta mas irreversivelmente, para entregar o poder da Internet (e, em particular, dos blogs) ao terrorismo virtual.

(2): Acontece que é possível discordar radicalmente de uma intervenção crítica sem a demonizar e, acima de tudo, sem pôr em causa a existência — necessariamente plural e contraditória — de terrenos de e para enunciação de ideias. O que está a acontecer é que esses terrenos estão a ser diariamente devastados pela peste virtual.

[act.: 3. Seja como for, a fulanização das questões faz-nos fugir ao essencial. As difamações pessoais são apenas um detalhe. O que é grave é que este "caldeirão-de-ideias-de-coisa-nenhuma" tende a fazer lei e a impor-se (ou, pelo menos, a tentar impor-se) como uma teia de verdades irrefutáveis. Não é fácil combater tal conjuntura porque, além do mais, a sua violência provém sempre de discursos que encenam o mundo como um painel de objectos que se "defendem" ou "atacam" (contra aqueles que, supostamente ou não, os "atacam" ou "defendem"...). A democracia de pensamento dos blogs confunde-se, por isso, muitas vezes, com a apoteose de uma ditadura virtual.]

Geologia digital

OneGeology's aim is to create dynamic digital geological map data for the world. It is an international initiative of the geological surveys of the world who are working together to achieve this ambitious and exciting venture.

The main event for us will be the formal and official launch of OneGeology on 6th August.

Um aviso

When Google Owns You: When attempting to log in, Nick got a single line message:

Sorry, your account has been disabled. [?]

That’s it.

Nick sent a message or three to Google for support. He got back this:

Thank you for your report. We’ve completed our investigation. Because our
investigation was inconclusive, we are unable to return your account at
this time. At Google we take the privacy and security of our users very
seriously. For this reason, we’re unable to reveal any further information
about this account.

And that’s it.




05 agosto 2008


Anomalous Trajectories: Scientists are puzzled by unexpected acceleration in several unmanned spacecraft as they flew toward the Sun.

04 agosto 2008

Sebastião Salgado, Africa

Are Sebastião Salgado's photographs, as many people say, presenting a myopic, even neo-colonial picture of the African continent? Discussing the photographer's latest book, Hans Durrer here takes another view.

Homens e mulheres

Older Men Happier Than Older Women: Less able to achieve their life goals, women end up unhappier than men later in life, even though they start out happier, a new survey of Americans suggests. [...]
Here are some age milestones found in the study, detailed in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Happiness Studies:
* 41: Age at which men's financial satisfaction exceeds women's financial satisfaction.
* 48: Age at which men's overall happiness exceeds women's overall happiness.
* 64: Age at which men's satisfaction with family life exceeds women's satisfaction.

01 agosto 2008

Deve-se confiar na polícia?

Eight reasons even the innocent shouldn't talk to the police: Prof. James Duane of the Regent University School of Law explains why even angels devoid of the slightest moral blemish should never speak to police officers, tax collectors or other law-enforcement agents investigating crimes. [...]
Responding in the same classroom to Prof. Duane, Office George Bruch of the Virginia Beach Police Department says ... the professor is absolutely right.