Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Around The Blogosphere 14 October 08

NY Rangers prospect Alex Cherepanov dies during KHL game
tsn.ca — RIP Alex, 19 is way too young. You were a solid prospect, and the hockey world will miss you.

USA: Homeland Guantanamo: A new interactive online game by human rights organization Breakthrough uses video to illustrate the injustices many documented and undocumented immigrants face in detention centers across the United States. In "Homeland Guantanamo", players assume the role of a journalist trying to get more information on real life detainee who has died in custody.

YouTube, the world's largest destination for user-generated content, is testing full-length TV shows from major studios as a new way to make money. (What's there to "test"??? Wasn't it about a year ago when YouTubers were forbidden to post full-length TV shows, etc.? - I recall watching the premiere of "Stargate Atlantis" in its entirety on YT!)

via gizmodo — Here's one in the plus column for the looming robot uprising: a prototype developed by University of Maryland professor Jaydev Desai could one day diagnose, hunt, and destroy breast cancer cells all in one sitting, and in a much more efficient manner than we ham-handed human beings. [LiNk] See also: Nanotechnology boosts war on superbugs.

Jamaican musician Alton Ellis, the "godfather of rocksteady", died on Friday 10 October, 2008. Jamaican bloggers look back at his career and pay tribute to a musical legend.

readwriteweb investigates What's Next After Web 2.0

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