Digital Digest: 25/10/2010
The Best Of The Web
Monday 25 October 2010
Bringing high fashion to the cyber-space stalking masses is Christopher Bailey, creative director of Burberry fashion label. Visit the company’s Facebook page for the chance to pose your questions, which will then be answered by video by Bailey himself. Plus, there are more galleries of Burberry pictures than you can shake a stick at.
Two of the 1990s biggest bands, Daft Punk and Phoenix, joined forces in Madison Square Gardens last week for a surprise performance Daft Punk’s Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger during the encore of the Phoenix-headlined gig. Make sure you check out this minor moment in music history.
Last month the Huffington Post asked its readers to submit nominations for their 2010 Game Changers - 100 people who change the world. Over three million votes were cast and the top 100 were counted down last week on the website. Now, it’s time for the “ultimate 12” to be revealed. Check them out here:
What are you doing in your Facebook profile picture? Pouting? Posing in the distance? On holiday? Drunk in a bar? Getting married? And does it change every other day? Here, Gawker decodes the hidden meaning behind your profile picture. A word of warning: it won’t be complimentary.
After 23,000 submissions and countless double-clicks, the results are in for the “creative video biennale” organised by YouTube and the Guggenheim Museum. The exhibition, on show at the New York museum, is an attempt to do the impossible: curate the 200 million videos on YouTube. Check out the best:
George Orwell’s diaries are now available as a daily blog. A collaboration between The Orwell Trust and Political Quarterly, the site charts the author's domestic and political life. Whether writing about the Spanish Civil War, geraniums or gin, Orwell’s discerning eye shines out from every entry.
Ever gazed up at the night sky and wondered what it would be like to explore the moon? Well, you can do just that with new website Moon Zoo. NASA has released photos of the moon taken by the Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera in the hope that the public will help map its surface.
Life & Style blogs
New £3 pill that will help stop you drinking too much available on the NHS
Dame Vivienne Westwood: The former Queen of Punk may now be an establishment pillar, but her work is still controversial – and much copied
Revealed: Lidl’s £4 perfume smells identical to Chanel’s £70 scent - but the difference is in the bottle
Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'
Coke milk? Coca-Cola to launch premium milk brand called Fairlife
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
- 1 I'm A Celebrity 2014: Jungle security stepped up after murder and 'suspicious death' near to camp
- 2 Black Friday 2014: Opening times for Asda, John Lewis, PC World, GAME and Argos
- 4 Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'
- 5 Jeremy Hunt: 'I took my children to A&E because I didn't want to wait for GP appointment'
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