Digital Digest: 03/01/2011

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The Winklevoss twins were immortalised on the big screen in last year’s hit film, ‘The Social Network’, but it looks like we’ll continue to see more of them in 2011. The sporty pair have launched another federal lawsuit against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Read all about it in this explosive ‘New York Times’ interview.



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Scandal

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So it’s a fresh new year, time for new beginnings, etc etc…But perhaps there’s just enough time to take one last backwards look at 2010? Gawker has put together a wonderfully irreverent look at some the the most scandalous feuds of the year, from Facebook vs Google to Gaga vs Xtina.

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Film

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Natalie Portman’s role in ‘Black Swan’ has earned her a spot as the bookies’ favourite for an Oscar, but it’s not the only thing she has been up to recently. To wit: the trailer for ‘Another Woman’, in which she plays the mistress, and then wife, of an older man. From the looks of things, its another dead cert for critical acclaim.

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Women

www.greatdames.co.uk

Great Dames describes itself as a website dedicated to the fact that “ladies are excellent” but cupcakes are not. From the beginning of January, it will attempt to cater to “real women”, or “great dames”, with a sassy series of interviews. Already attracting a buzz online, it could be one to watch in 2011.

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Photography

www.gothamist.com

With the depth of snow in New York State, one resident felt like he’d been transported to another planet – the Hoth system from ‘Star Wars’, to be exact. Henry Hargreaves photographed the snowy tundra currently passing for NYC and doctored them to look like R2 and Luke are walking down the high street.

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Video

www.buzzfeed.com

There are some things on the internet that may not inspire or instruct but which captivate nonetheless. By sticking a GoPro sports camera to the end of a sword, a group of American students have made a mesmerising YouTube video. The gyroscopic video makes you feel like you’re being spun in a washing machine.

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Language

www.google.com

Google can usually be relied on to flirt out an innovative new product every now and then – and their latest Google Books NGrams Viewer is no exception. The new gadget allows you to track the development of language in books and articles over a specified period of time. Try it, the results are surprising.

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