Clearing the Cache: How One Removes Oil from a Pelican
BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, June 17 2010
- Via YouTube's new partnership with UC Berkeley's journalism grad school to cull relevant videos from the many uploaded to the site. It's a long, drawn-out, seemingly endless clip. But then again, perhaps that's rather appropriate.
- The Federal Communications Commission takes one more step towards implementing the so-called "third way" approach on regulating broadband Internet connections. While a fair amount of bipartisan noise on the Hill in opposition to reclassifying high-speed Internet as part of our communications infrastructure, a 3-2 majority of commissioners voted to forge ahead with vetting a plan to do just that.
- The New York State Senate is a rich source of tech news of late. First up is its new iPhone app. Amongst its other features, "using devices with built-in GPS, users can find the Senator for where they are physically standing in New York State at any moment."
- And then there's this battle over a tweeted celebrity sex tape joke.
- The forward-thinking Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America rolls out the Rucksack, a site matching vets with people who want to give free stuff to vets.
- Senator Dick Lugar is not pleased with the state of the country's international broadcasting efforts.
- Now this just has it all: Twitter, politics, loooove -- really, everything we're all about.
- From the man who let you know that Barack Obama was indeed Your New Bicycle, comes word that Joe Barton Would Like to Apologize.
- And that, good people, is it out of me for the week. It's a long weekend for me, and I hope yours is a good one, whenever it reaches you. See you Monday.
(With Nick Judd)