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
Teenagers irritable because early school hours mess with their biological clocks
The Fappening: After the third wave of leaked celebrity photos, why can't we stop it?
Londoners agree to give up first-born child in exchange for free internet
The truth about student sex workers: it's far from Belle Du Jour
Average Briton spends £50,000 on alcohol over course of lifetime
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
'Women, walk wherever you want' posters taken down in Stamford Hill following 'unacceptable' signs separating men and women
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
- 1 Reyhaneh Jabbari: Iran due to execute woman for murder of her alleged attempted rapist
- 2 Expert urges cat lovers to own just one animal each
- 3 Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper
- 4 The Simpsons death: Creator Al Jean would 'kill himself' before character like Homer or Lisa
- 5 British man raped while urinating in bushes at Oktoberfest beer festival in Germany
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