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In a sad end Steve Irwin internationally famous for his TV shows and personality has been killed by a stingray while filming a documentary in native Australia. In fact it was the stingray’s barb that managed to kill him as the venom rarely causes anything more than severe pains. Mr Irwin’s manager John Stainton told the BBC the stingray’s barb had pierced the personality’s heart. “He came over the top of a stingray and a barb, the stingray’s barb went up and put a hole into his heart,” he said. Mr Irwin left behind is two young children and wife.

I really enjoyed watching Steve’s programmes and his personality. He seemed like a genuinely nice guy – he will be truly missed globally.

See BBC News or CNN for more details. Links: “In Pictures: Steve Irwin” – BBC

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As the great post on Solution Watch will explain the latest craze (and I’m into it too) is getting the latest Internet “Buzz” – the latest news or what people are visiting elsewhere on the web on so called “single page aggregators”. These are sites where information and links from RSS feeds are rounded up onto one page. The feeds tend to come from sites such as Digg, Del.icio.us, Reddit, Flickr and Google News. Dubbed “singlegators” by Steve Rubel at Micro Persuasion these new sites are springing up fast after the original idea by Popurls‘ Thomas Marban.

So you’ve heard about them, lets have a look:

Popurls.com
Diggview.com
THEWEBLIST.net
Original Signal

These are my favourites but for a more comprihensive and detailed list visit:
http://www.solutionwatch.com/

Over and out!

Now you may have noticed you can post YouTube and Google Video videos on your WordPress.com blog! Just go to the section where you upload files and photos on the “Write” page for more details… See WordPress.com and spread the news!

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Two weeks ago, two producers working for Fox News in Amman Jordan resigned in protest of the network’s coverage. In their resignation letter, Serene Sabbagh and Jomana Karadsheh wrote “We can no longer work with a news organization that claims to be fair and balanced when you are so far from that.” They went on to write “Not only are you an instrument of the Bush White House, and Israeli propaganda, you are war mongers with no sense of decency, nor professionalism.”
- democracynow.org

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Myspace been around for a long time now and has caused a lot of media and user attention. It now has its new owner Rupert Murdoch who bought it for $580 million, it is also the fifth-most-visited site in the US, so the big question is just why is it so crap?

Now I am not talking about its concept – 20 million users plus just prove how popular an idea it is, I am talking about the website design and development itself. The design of the site looks like it was dug up from 1998, surely something can be done to improve this terrible mess?

Just take a look at what the W3C online validator has to say about myspace.com, you would think that such a big site would create something a little prettier. In the international French version of the site the logo background colour doesn’t even match the background of the header!

Even the functionality of the site is terrible, as regular users will probably tell you the site has suffered many major break downs forcing it to be offline for extended periods.

Maybe I’m just too used to all those lovely web 2.0 sites out there but anyway….

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Ever wanted to create your own cool web2.0 text for your website logo? Well now you can with the help of Web 2.0 V2 BETA. Just go to http://msig.info/web2.php to make yours.

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“It’s meant to be a parody of Web 2.0 Logos. While they are pretty cool, they are all kinda the same. It was created as a joke, not a serious logo maker. But feel free to use it to make a logo.”
- alexp (creator)

Got a widescreen computer? Like quality desktop wallpaper – take a look at these beauties…

http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/index.php?sort=
ratings&w=1920&h=1200

It’s one of those sites thats pointless but kinda fun, generate your fake concert ticket today at http://www.says-it.com/concertticket/index.php

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picasa logoYes Google, Google, Google its all we hear these days. Anyway Google has launchedwhat looks like its version of Flickr, Picasa Web Albums (http://picasaweb.google.com/) and its currently in the TEST (not beta!?!) stage. To use the service you have to apply for an invite like any other trail Google service, however we were given one stright away. Next you need to download the new version of Picasa “with web sharing”. From the program there is then a button to upload your pics onto the net. Using the web-based service you can then manage your photos and put them into albums and pick your favourites. Currently you are given 250MB of space to play with.

Branded as “Picasa‚Äôs newest feature”, Google states that Picasa Web Albums is “designed to help users post and share their photos quickly and easily on the web”. But is this the beginning of Google’s march onto Flickr soil?

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“ZuluPad is a notepad on crack. It’s a place to jot down class notes, appointments, to-do lists, favorite websites, pretty much anything you can think of. The great thing about ZuluPad is that it combines the best parts of a notepad with the best parts of a wiki, a concept made popular by Wikipedia.”

Sounds cool, so get it yourself cos its free http://www.gersic.com/zulupad/

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