tweets and links roundup

Just since my web presence is a bit dispersed, and Twitter vanishes, here are some things I tweeted in the past week, plus some links of note:

Massive Censorship Of Digg Uncovered http://bit.ly/dcFuF8

(This is actually pretty interesting – a cabal of conservatives acting to vote down anything they don’t like the look of. Reveals the vulnerability of our meta-filter information systems.)

Coca-Cola: “No Consumer Could Reasonably Be Misled into Thinking Vitaminwater Was a Healthy Beverage” http://bit.ly/bBs4HS

(exactly what it sounds like, the head exploding contradictions of modern life)

Google and Verizon moving to strike first blow against #netneutrality http://nyti.ms/dfXt9k

(this has been everywhere since, with good analysis; this was an earlier report if you don’t know of this, you should. the future of your internets at stake.)

5 social media lies that must die.

http://www.audiblehype.com/blogs/business/2010/aug/03/top-5-social-media-lies/

(Excellent piece, by 37 of brainsturbator fame)

Many of the oldest Japanese are dead or missing.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/15/world/asia/15japan.html?_r=1&src=tp

(just kinda wtf.)

A few US/economic doom notes:

US infrastructure needs 2.2 trillion to fix, say US architects group. http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=3164

US student loan debt now greater than credit card debt http://cryptogon.com/?p=16946

(One of them indicators of total inner gastro-economic rotting.)

US about to cross rubicon of economic collapse http://cryptogon.com/?p=16997

crossing the 90% debt/GDP threshold is the equivalent of crossing the proverbial Rubicon of economic growth. It’s a point from which it’s almost impossible to return.”

(whee. only so much cryptogon one can handle if one wishes to remain in the oblivious bubble.)

So yeah. A wee round-up of random Things of the World.

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