Stilgherrian’s links for 29 September 2009 through 30 September 2009, published with very little care whatsoever:
- jQuery Carousel: This is the code that Jeff Waugh used for the rotating carousel of featured stories on the Crikey home page. He reckons he wouldn’t necessarily use it again. But this is my bookmark.
- Online Database of Social Media Policies | Social Media Governance: A collection of (currently) more than 100 corporate policies relating to social media.
- Is transparency the new objectivity? 2 visions of journos on social media | Nieman Journalism Lab: One of the more interesting discussions following the Washington Post‘s imposition of new, restrictive social media guidelines for its staff.
- Against Journalistic “Balance” | Grits for Breakfast: This piece from 2008 covers many of the reasons I consider journalistic “objectivity” to be a myth.
- The Eggcorn Database: An eggcorn is an accidental word, intended to be something else. The original “eggcorn” was meant to be “acorn”.
- The Body In Question | YouTube: Jonathan MIller’s remarkable 13-part BBC television series on medicine from 1978. The encoding isn’t the best, but his wit and style come through. I’ve watched two episodes so far. In the second, I was intrigued to see an appendectomy being done using traditional surgery, rather than keyhole.
- If Architects Had to Work Like Web Designers | Digital Survivors: Although written as satire, this does precisely describe the unrealistic expectations that many clients put onto their web designers and developers.