Bookmarks for December 5th

Some additional reading December 5th from 16:14 to 18:40:

  • ESPN – Ex-NBA player Corie Blount channels a 2,700 year old Chinese shaman – HAMILTON, Ohio — Former NBA basketball player Corie Blount has been charged with picking up 11 pounds of marijuana in southwest Ohio.
  • Crediting photos leads to good things – Tammy Green – My Aggregated Life – "But this post isn't about bad cop, it's about the good that comes by being good to me. See, for a while now, I've had a policy of reposting Creative Commons images that have been correctly licensed by other sites. These I find in a myriad of ways — Google alerts, Flickr traffic, reverse image look-ups like Tin Eye, etc.

    Why is this tracking good for people who use CC the way it was intended?

    More links to your blog/website/etc = increase traffic!
    More external links also helps your SEO ranking for keyword search!
    I post at Tumblr blog which then gets reposted to this blog, Twitter, FriendFeed, etc. Your work gets exposure to my network!
    I also post links to the original photo reference in Flickr — more traffic, more link juice for you!
    There's a basis for a future partnership and/or collaboration."

    Amen to that. Creative Commons is so easy to follow, why don't more websites respect photographers?

  • Netflix Enters the Modern World: Watch Instantly for Mac! : The Core Junction – photo credit: swanksalot
  • Roger Ebert – Win Ben Stein's mind – awesome!
    "Ben Stein, you hosted a TV show on which you gave away money. Imagine that I have created a special edition of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" just for you. Ben, you've answered all the earlier questions correctly, and now you're up for the $1 million prize. It involves an explanation for the evolution of life on this planet. You have already exercised your option to throw away two of the wrong answers. Now you are faced with two choices: (A) Darwin's Theory of Evolution, or (B) Intelligent Design.

    Because this is a special edition of the program, you can use a Hotline to telephone every scientist on Earth who has an opinion on this question. You discover that 99.975 of them agree on the answer (A). A million bucks hangs in the balance. The clock is ticking. You could use the money. Which do you choose? You, a firm believer in the Constitution, are not intimidated and exercise your freedom of speech. You choose (B)."
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