Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Around The Blogosphere 12 August 08

Tiny gymnasts back on TeeVee tonight!

Now here's a real interesting / different VIDEO: Gen-Si Fluturistic from French rapper Gen-Si.

In case you thought racism was dying out, it's alive and thriving in Spain: check out Michelle Malkin's post, Stupid athletes of the day

TechCrunch: The much anticipated DataCase application for the iPhone launched this morning. The app, which costs $6.99, turn your iPhone into an easy-to-use wireless storage device that can be access by any other device on your wireless network. [Details]

TWITTER was in heavy use last night: via the NY Times -
Type “mail.google.com” into http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ and you’ll get confirmation that if you have Gmail problems, you are not alone.

One of the best places to track the outage is Twitter. Users are venting their frustrations about Gmail being down — at a rate of 100 or so messages per minute. As a user who calls himself dashmybuttons said, “it’s like a neighborhood blackout, now everyone’s out in the street trying to assess what went wrong.”

Fluent Simplicity posts a Twitter Brand Index

Visit the new & improved home of the Twitter Brand Index: http://www.socialbrandindex.com!

The Index

Want to be included here? Here’s how:

  1. Be active! No one is interested if your last tweet was from several months ago.
  2. Let JK know you’d like to be added: drop an email to jk@fluentsimplicity.com. Be sure to include your twitter account and a category. For example: “Dell: http://twitter.com/direct2dell; retailer.” You email must be from an official domain registered to your organization. This is to counter spam!

Disclaimer: If your organization, trademark or legal holding is somehow misrepresented by an unofficial twitter account listed on this Index, notify FS immediately...

*** New videos! XIAXUE'S GUIDE TO LIFE ***

Gath Adams has direx to create a comparison widget for your blog using Google trends...

Wilbau dugg a story: Global warming. Giant grasshoppers invading the alps? Just got a visit of this giant grasshopper on my desk. Must have come in through the window. It drank out of my coffeecup, I gave it a free photoshooting, made 20+ pics and here is one that I share here.

Miss Info blogs Spike Lee shoots Nas and more for the Source 20th Anniversary-behind the scenes at Spike Lee’s photo session with Nas, for the 20th Anniversary multi-covers of The Source Magazine.

Obama time: LaShawn Barber asking Obama a question, while Dallas Penn questions whether Oprah is floundering after supporting Obama... Jill Stanek uncovers a paper trail purportedly demonstrating Barack Obama’s abortion militancy.

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