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Links – 25th September 2008

Blog-related

Fantastic presentation on the music industry embracing the Web (Fistfulayen)

A White Paper outlining a pre-testing model based on prediction markets (Misentropy) – I’ve not yet read this, but it looks fascinating

Can modern brands be built with traditional people, asks Adrian at Zeus Jones? A very nice, thought-provoking presentation

Why the product outweighs the promotion (Make Marketing History) – short and snappy, but straight to the point

Latest Technorati report on the state of the blogosphere – and Read Write Web’s thoughts


Random

Harpers have made all the articles written by David Foster Wallace available online – this will become a well-worn bookmark of mine

10 overused words in writing (Precise Edit) – guilty as charged

The Guardian have a new series entitled How to Write – some good tips in there

10 facts about the Earth (Discovery Magazine) – unlike most trivia lists this is actually very informative

Photographs of London from above at night

Another amazing New York Times graphic – showing the losses caused by to the crash/crunch

http://www.zigabid.com/ – bid for tickets. I hope this doesn’t catch on. Set prices may be inefficient in terms of pricing, but I don’t want to spend ages haggling and scouring the best deals

If the topic is of interest to you, each link is definitely worth reading. But I were to recommend a couple, it would be the first two links in both categories (aside from that, the links are in no order)

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