so the web & gaming is killing TV & newspapers. Collateral damage will be in...

...professional sports.

The whole money infrastructure is built around mass media celebrity and marketing to fans in bulk mode. It's collapsing. Fractured markets abound.

Case in point: World Series Ratings Hit Record Low

Google News Filter... Doesn't necessarily sort for profanity...

Some one may have reported on this before, but it appears that Google News does not necessarily sort our headlines that contain profanities...

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/4021/googlenewsdy8.gif

EU : Video Bloggers fall under broadcast rules

This is Bollocks to the N'th level. The EU want's video bloggers to fall under broadcast rules (IE: Licenses, etc etc).

Friday bollocks - I am TOTALLY doing this!

Weird how unexpected search results can take you down some interesting paths. While doing some research on insurance, I went Googling for Balducci (an Italian actuary). Turns out that those levitations you see the TV magicians do is called 'Balducci's levitation'. And there's instructions online on how to do it!

SearchMash - Google's Biggest Failure

DaveN has a big rant on his blog about how much he hates Google's new "UI test", by going through each and every feature and lementing on its shitness:

Fuck Friday: PHP For Anglo Saxons, Java For Fuckin' Wusses

Now that's what Google Code Search is for: Fucks per source package and license.

So, what language is the most sweared one? I used Python, Perl, PHP, C++, C and C#, to get a wide range of programmers. I recorded the number of found and also the number of entries found without anything, to have a rough view of how many packages in a specific language there are, as Google might not have indexed all, and there may be more packages of C than of C# and others. Of course, there will be more fucks in 4?520,000 results I got for C than the 62,800 that the search returned when searching for C#.

Will Online Porn Signups Decrease During Ramadan?

It is a day early for Friday Fluff but I just couldn't wait to share this story.

Iranian Supreme Leader has ruled that deliberate masturbation during the month of Ramadan is not allowed. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3311189,00.html

Google goes supplemental

Seems even Google's own site is not worthy of the main index. What has the world come to?

TIME: Bloggers are random lunatics riffing in their underwear

TIME MAGAZINE : People are getting their understanding of the world from random lunatics riffing in their underwear, rather than professional journalists with standards and passports.

Yahoo imposes unpaid winter break

Yahoo has told its 10,000-plus employees that it's closing down its U.S. offices for the week between Christmas and New Year's and that workers are required to burn unused vacation time for the duration, or if no vacation time left, it goes unpaid..

Google Images Broken

One of these is not a watch...

TOTALLY NOT SAFE FOR WORK!!

http://images.google.com/images?q=rolex+watches&hl=en&btnG=Search+Images

Friday - Scummy Bollocks

It's been a while. Let's redress that. Some hysterical tantrumitis from those beacons at IHY. I don't know Jim personally, though I'm sure I've bumped into him in some smoke filled barn, however, I never had him mentally coralled into the blackheartedscum pen. Whichever way he dresses, however, I failed to spot anything other than a sane and comprehensive 'wanted' ad. Apparently I was wrong:

Google Spamming own results

What a bloody mess... Google is spamming their own pages... for searches that are unrelated... See Evidence inside...

Man May Have Sent 2 Billion Spam E-Mails

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - An Australian man under investigation for illegal spamming sent more than 2 billion e-mails promoting Viagra in a year, an official said Wednesday.

Matt takes out Brits

It seems that Mr Cutts has been busy defeating a very British style of Spam according to SEOIdiot.

The SEO Idiot Blog shows the super hero defeating some well known Brits at their day jobs. I wonder who they could be.......

Give a man six inches and he'll want a …

LIKE many people, I get about a dozen emails a day bearing news good and bad. The bad is that my penis is too small, too soft and lacking the endurance to satisfy a fruit fly. The good is I can build a longer, stronger and everlasting erection for a few hundred dollars — by taking miracle pills.

DMOZ editor charged $350 dollars to get 'reviewed'

DMOZ Editor charged 350 bucks to get listed, even had a broken down timeframe based on what you paid him directly. Published is his 'rates'. He did get 'fired' from the job after this story.

AOL Digs for Gold

Perhaps another publicity stunt to push attention away from their recent release of search data, billing dead people, and hour long conversations to simply cancel your account, but AOL is literally digging for gold.

google [lower case]

To google or not to google? It's a legal question Search engine's sense of humour crashes as it fires off warning letters over use of name as a verb

http://news.independent.co.uk/business/news/article1218805.ece

Google to Keep Storing Search Requests despite the AOL fiasco

It appears that Google will continue to store our search results regardless of the AOL fiasco. Full Story