BP media clampdown: no photos of dead animals, please

“… When I ran into some [clean-up workers] packing up on the Grand Isle beach … I asked them only if they were done working for the day, and they refused to tell me. One woman said, ‘I can’t talk to you’, and then another worker ran up to her and grabbed her arm and said, ‘Just ignore her, ignore her’.” — The Huffington Post

The plan to licence journalists

“The economically blighted state of Michigan is currently contemplating a bill to licence journalists. The hope is to regulate the quality of published information and accredit legitimate news sources, says the bill’s sponsor, Michigan state senator Bruce Patterson.”Fish Bowl NY

Newsweek saviours emerge

“Washington Post Co received at least two letters of interest for its Newsweek magazine before Wednesday evening’s deadline for nonbinding bids.” — Wall Street Journal

The e-Pad and iPed launched in Apple’s wake

“Can’t afford hundreds of dollars for the ‘magical and revolutionary’ Apple iPad? Turn to the knock-offs that are starting to hit the Chinese market.” — The Australian

Why I DIDN’T quit Facebook

“Although I read many compelling pieces about why we should all quit Facebook, most notably from Mark Pesce and Renai LeMay, I am still on Facebook today. Indeed, instead of quitting Facebook altogether, I instead opened up my Facebook profile to everyone.” — Freedom to Differ

Annotations — the next wave of Twitter

“Twitter Annotations are the next big feature a lot of people are excited about. With them, both users and clients will be able to add more context to tweets, which should make for a richer experience (and more useful data).” — Tech Crunch

#meow: it’s Twitter — for your cat

“The lifelogging device, which was prototyped in collaboration with the University of Tokyo, is equipped with a camera, an acceleration sensor, a GPS, etc, to record the activities of a cat.” — TechOn

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