Links – 15th August 2008

Like Sister Act 2, I’m back in the habit

Blog-related:

Jason Calacanis on how to demo your start-up (via Techcrunch) – some great advice for presenting in general

Chris Brogan has posted several great “best ofs” in the past week – here is his summary of personal branding

Noah Brier ponders globalised communications and its instantaneous availability

Rory Sutherland on the planner-creative relationship

Google’s recent track record of buying up start-ups isn’t that good (Slate)

Robert Scoble on how PR companies should interact with A-list bloggers

Jon Steel’s advice for the future of planning (via Paul Isakson)

Fantastic Dipity timeline of Internet memes

How broadcast TV can continue (Wired)

A look at brandstreaming (Read Write Web) – though of course we have to be sure that the brand is authentically being represented, and not a spoof/do-gooder in the Exxon Twitter mould

Bad guerrilla advertising of 2008 (Radar Online)

Faris Yakob gives his thoughts on “free” – he has the great thought that offering something for free increases your “social gravity”

O’Reilly’s Radar is linking their major themes of the future

The factors behind Joss Whedon’s successful launch of the Dr Horrible Sing Along Blog (Chief Marketer)

DJ Girl Talk claims fair usage in order to avoid paying royalties on samples (New York Times)

Websites:

Dabbleboard – collaborative whiteboard

Animasher – animate your photos

Blip.fm – a cross between Twitter and last.fm

Random:

Conceptual Revolutions in 20th Century Art – a working draft of this forthcoming book is available to read on NBER

10 practical uses for psychological research in everyday life (Spring)

Debunking common Windows performance tweaks (Lifehacker)

Origins of familiar phrases (Neatorama)

10 great Olympic moments (Sportingo) and 13 medal-worthy Olympic stories (Mental Floss)

100 celebrity scandals (Scandalist)

Profile of Frederic Bourdin, a man who convinced people (multiple times) that he was a damaged child (New Yorker)

Why Microsoft and Intel tried to kill the XO $100 laptop (The Times)

Classic computer game adverts (Boing Boing) – bookmarked for whenever I need a hideous image

I’d particularly recommend

Blog-related: Jason Calacanis on how to demo your start-up, Chris Brogan on personal branding and Faris Yakob gives his thoughts on “free”

Random:10 practical uses for psychological research in everyday life and Why Microsoft and Intel tried to kill the XO $100 laptop

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