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Linkblog – March 6th to March 7th

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Links between March 6th and March 7th:

Just so you know, this is an automated recent overview of the Linkblog, a collection of interesting links I find on my travels. The archives are here: http://www.wibbler.com/category/linkblog/

New Look, New Focus, New Post!

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Jump on the social media bandwagon

This website is suffering from world development. No, honestly. A great example came the other night when a few of us trotted up to London to see the comedian Michael McIntyre. I was blown away by how good he was, wanting to tell everyone about it.

Back in the day, the only choice I had was to whack it all up on here. But 2009 has brought me a choice. I could either go home, write a long eulogy on here late into the night, embellish the whole story more than it perhaps deserved, and go to bed exhausted. Or, I could quickly use my mobile phone to let close friends know through Facebook (and everyone else through Twitter), before quickly uploading a picture or two to Flickr. The first choice would have taken a day, and the moment might have passed. The second option was immediate, quick and easy. It’s become so simple to do, it’s a no-brainer.

So these other sites – Twitter and Facebook for little anecdotes and links, Flickr for pictures and Youtube or Vimeo for videos – are taking the spotlight away from wibbler.com, to such an extent that only the really major events are given any time on here. Nowadays I also post a lot on other sites, and you might want to know about these too. It’s all still me, I’m just spreading myself around a bit.

And that, ladies and gentlefolk, is why I’ve updated the site to focus a little more on the pictures, titbits and videos I post. It all comes neatly together into this big Wibbler hub of wonderfulness. Hope you like it…

The Right Man

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Now, I’m not usually one to dabble in American politics on here. Bloggerheads is the place to go for that stuff. However, that’s not to say I don’t follow the yanks with their political planks. I don’t know how many of you have stumbled on The Daily Show, broadcast in America and syndicated over here – it’s meant to be a humourous view of American politics, but manages to be almost the only truthful show out there. The video archive site YouTube has loads of show clips – have a look at all of these. The show came to reach epic proportions when its presenter Jon Stewart went on a “serious” political discussion show Crossfire, and instead of being funny managed to rip them to shreds – so much so that Crossfire was taken off the air a couple of months later. Jon Stewart gave his reaction to the appearance, too.
The reason I’m telling you this? Well, tonight I found this gem of a clip from The Daily Show that manages to ridicule President Bush so brilliantly simply. I’m in awe of the show and its presenter, can you tell?