social networks popularity by search intensity

Like the man says, lets not get too excited by Twitter - neat.

"..Putting social network popularity and the recent rise of twitter into perspective

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Uploaded by mkandlez on 11 Jul 09, 5.10PM BST. .."

Song lyric visualiser
This is really rather nice, distracting in a Friday kind of way. Links words across songs with a lovely flowing action. Like the typography. Does need a bigger data base, the current selections are very reflective of its ultra conservative sponsor 'Hard Rock Cafe' (its one Clash track is however - 'I'm so bored with the USA'!)

"..we're going down the pub.." -or rather your post is.

Not that I need anymore reasons to spend time in bars, but this is a really neat idea.
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Rather than spend Saturday morning's queuing up at the Post Office to collect parcels that have been delivered while you are at work. Get them sent to your local pub, pick up on way home, stop for a quick drink to thank the landlord, genius! Nobel prize's have been given for less.

The scheme is backed by Scottish & Newcastle (now part of the Heineken group) appears to have been thought as a way of giving country pubs another offer, to me the big pull is for urban pubs/bars, As I have ranted about before the parcel delivery service is just out of wack with modern work patterns. The Saturday queue at the Clapham Post Office is daunting if you don't arrive by 8 a.m. having the option of going to the pub instead, now that is an advancement for mankind.