Saturday, November 21, 2009

Tweet Trove 1 (15-21 November, 2009)

This is the first Tweet Trove — a selective digest of the links I posted on Twitter in the last week. To read all my tweets (including the inane ones) or to follow me on Twitter, head on over to my Twitter page—InkScrawl.

Books, Reading, Writing, Popular Culture . . . (Basically, Literature and Arts)
"One of the essential joys of reading is the serendipitous encounter with a new word."

The best way to think of "The best way to think of . . ."

Single-word advice on how to be a "real" writer:

Robert Crumb explores the Bible's dark side in comic book Genesis:, Sample artwork:

Enid Blyton banned from BBC for nearly 30 years because the corporation thought she was a "second-rater" :

Enid Blyton was banned from BBC for 30 years. How could they resist?

The "complex perfume of aging books" may soon be used to help preserve valuable ageing titles:

Oxford Dictionary's Word of the Year 2009: Unfriend

Ten Common Phrases That Could Soon Be History:

Internet, Social Media, Web 2.0 (In other words, Science and Technology)
Are you good enough to join Google? 15 Google Interview Questions (That Will Make You Feel Stupid)

Lines in the Sand:, a good analysis of Google's “Don’t be evil” & 6 principles for companies building services online.

The History of the Internet in a Nutshell:

Which Social Media tool for which worker? McKinsey answers.

The nine tribes of the Internet - A Pew Internet Study

The Man Who Made You Put Away Your Pen:

How to survive the end of the world, Emmerich style :)

Some joker once said, “I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it.”

What to do when a curious pigeon is trapped inside ur multi-million dollar, govt-issued nuclear briefcase:

Religion, Spirituality, Philosophy
Would Jesus save aliens?

Etcetera (The usual "Miscellany")
Why are Post-it notes sticky? For adding information to things in unanticipated ways:


Manish Mohan said...

Suggestion: Expand links instead of using links in your weekly digests. Given that one URL shortening company has already been lost in oblivion, you run the risk of losing your links in case goes under.

mandar talvekar said...

that's a good suggestion. thank you.