al Qa’ida in print for women: beauty before jihad

“Not content with launching an English-language magazine that debuted with a feature called ‘How to make a bomb in the kitchen of your Mom’, al Qa’ida’s media wing has followed up with a magazine for women, mixing beauty tips with lessons in jihad.” — The Independent

Online sites top newspapers for Americans: report

“More Americans are getting their news from the Internet than from print newspapers for the first time as audience figures for cable news programs fall, according to a report released on Monday.” — The Sydney Morning Herald

80% of children under age five use the internet

“Nearly 80% of children between the ages of 0 and 5 use the Internet on at least a weekly basis in the United States, according to a report released Monday from education non-profit organizations Joan Ganz Cooney Center and Sesame Workshop.” — Mashable

Google denies plans to for Facebook-style networking site

“After a report emerged this morning of a new social network focused on nuanced sharing called Google Circles, the company said it was not launching anything this week at the high-profile South by Southwest Interactive event in Austin, Texas. Moreover, such a product is not even under development, according to the people supposedly developing it.”All Things Digital

Happier people tweet together

“As the old adage goes, “birds of a feather flock together” — and it seems to be true even when tweeting. Scientists who have studied millions of tweets on the micro-blogging service Twitter say they have found that happier people tend to tweet together, as do people who are less happy, with few tweets linking the happy and the unhappy.” — New Scientist

About TIME snappers started blogging

TIME.com Monday launched the first-ever blog edited and curated by its photography department, LightBox, aimed at showcasing imagery from TIME and enabling user commentary and sharing via social media.” — WebNewser

And the nominees are: pay-TV names its best

“The Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA) has announced the finalists in its Industry Excellence Awards. The awards recognise individuals, channels and agencies creating campaigns for the Pay TV industry, in Platform Marketing, Program and Channel Promotion and Technology.” — TV Tonight

Peter Fray

A lot can happen in 3 months.

3 months is a long time in 2020. Join us to make sense of it all.

Get you first 12 weeks of Crikey for just $12. Cancel anytime.

Peter Fray
Editor-in-chief of Crikey

12 weeks for $12