Lots of tragedy this weekend. I think it’s sad that Amy Winehouse died. I don’t think she deserved it, I don’t think anyone deserves that. It also provided a good opportunity for us to talk about addiction, which it seems is being wasted (ala the Rep. Gabrielle Gibbons shooting; an excellent opportunity to tone down the political vitriol wasted). That being said, I do find it a little disturbing — but predicable — that Miss Winehouse’s death seems to be trumping the Norway tragedy here in the States. I don’t think I have much to say about it that hasn’t already been said (the Whitechapel thread on the shootings/bombing has some amazing comments and stories, particularly from Norwegians themselves). It’s frighteningly sad that many bloggers have used both tragedies for SEO (search engine optimization) opportunities. Thanks John for mentioning this.
Anyways, here’s a Tuesday link roundup:
- I’m hearing both good and bad things about Google+. SuperPunch has been posting link after link of abuses, where people accounts are deleted (sometimes for celebrities). Here’s one. Another article talks about why Google wants users’ Google+ accounts to use their real name, for advertising purposes. And I just realized I searched “google+ abuses” into Google with very little results. Makes sense.
- Great article on Breaking Bad, the “most dangerous show on television”. I’m really excited to see where this season goes. Clearly Walt will do anything it takes to protect Jesse (his cooking partner), his family, and himself.