These are some of the YouTube videos I’ve collected as favorites:
Trampled Under Foot:
14 Insanely Great Bruce Springsteen Songs You’ve Never Heard:
Bill Carter, reporting for the NYT:
Inspired by a pillar of antiquity, the Library of Alexandria,
Brewster Kahle has a grand vision for the Internet Archive, the
giant aggregator and digitizer of data, which he founded and
leads. “We want to collect all the books, music and video that has
ever been produced by humans,” Mr. Kahle said.
As of Tuesday, the archive’s online collection will include every
morsel of news produced in the last three years by 20 different
channels, encompassing more than 1,000 news series that have
generated more than 350,000 separate programs devoted to news.
The Internet Archive is an amazing resource.
from Daring Fireball http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/18/business/media/internet-archive-amasses-all-tv-news-since-2009.html?_r=1&hp
A new start-up called TwoSides calls itself a “social debate platform” and attempts to turn complex issues into structured conversations and infographics.
The site could be well-timed in the lead-up to the 2012 U.S. presidential election, and it has created a special section to help users compare their own viewpoints with those of the leading candidates.
TwoSides is also an open platform for any sort of conversation in which members can express distinct viewpoints and vote for them. Users get credit for convincing other people to adopt their views.
The site has a lot going on visually, and it’s hard to know where to get a foothold. Still, its three-panel display and infographics have a nice visual heft as compared to blogs, Q&A sites and other unstructured discussions.
TwoSides has a young three-man team and has raised $25,000 from early Google employee David Jeske.
from AllThingsD http://allthingsd.com/20111012/compare-candidates-debate-issues-at-twosides/
This web site might be just what you’re looking for: GetHuman.com The site has tips and tricks that will help you get out of the voice menus and in touch with a real human being.