ABC beats its own Drum. Annabel Crabb, Alan Kohler, Chris Uhlmann, Jonathan Holmes, Marieke Hardy, Viriginia Trioli, Madonna King, Fran Kelly… the list goes on. Superb minds, great writers — an exciting new online space.. — The Drum

Australians tune in to TV online. Online video viewing and social networking are set to dominate internet use over the coming year, according to two studies into new media and technology. But whether — and how much — Australians will pay for the privilege remains a vexed question. — The Australian

Facebook blows up. In a nine-day challenge run by the US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency, members of the public are being offered $US40,000 ($44,000) if they use the internet and social networks to track down 10 red balloons hidden across America. The Age

Taking the piss? How simple ad placement can go so, so wrong — The Brisbane Times.


The Queen asks paparazzi to go away. Queen Elizabeth has warned newspapers not to run unauthorised paparazzi photos of the Royal family, Buckingham Palace said on Sunday. The palace said a lawyer for the British monarch wrote to newspaper editors about six weeks ago telling them not to publish intrusive photos of the family at home. The Guardian

Busted: Reviewing Your Own iPhone Ap. If you develop an iPhone Ap, make sure you learn from Basil Shkara’s mistake. Always change your name before you give yourself  a 5-star review in the iTunes application store.


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