Best of the Web, January 2, 2010
Simon ParkinEvery day, the White House staff in Washington DC take photos of the daily life and work of running the world's most powerful nation.Simon Parkin
Every day, the White House staff in Washington DC take photos of the daily life and work of running the world's most powerful nation. And they stick those photos on the web for everyone to see. Gordon Brown does it too; you can see photos of everything happening at Downing Street. Both sites are a nice way of seeing the human side of top-level politics.
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- 2 Large estate to have its first food store this autumn
- 3 Audi driver more than four times over alcohol limit in Norwich
- 4 Affordable, high quality retro furniture store coming to city
- 5 'They're blaming me' - Social housing tenant angry over state of flat
- 6 Pupils will start September term in different school over safety fears
- 7 Body found at Mousehold Heath there for 'considerable amount of time'
- 8 Police called to troublespot Norwich hotel 324 times in two years
- 9 Major £800,000 revamp proposed for busy city road
- 10 'Is this a wind up?' - Artist's shock as Delia buys 101 of his paintings
You might not think Microsoft needs to compete with the likes of Hello! and OK! magazine, but it's doing just that with Wonderwall. It's a celebrity gossip site, but it looks completely different to all its rivals - it's a solid wall of pictures that you flick through, just like a mag. It makes blogs look a bit tired.
You need a web page, just for a few days. Nothing fancy. Disposable web page is your friend: grab yourself a page, edit and play with it as much as you like. It will self-destruct after 90 days.
The town that only exists on Google
Where Russian statues go to die
Evolution of the Olympic torch
Kung Fu monkeys
How those 3D movies actually work
Build yourself a bamboo bike
Predictable aviation disasters
World's scariest bridges
Unsuccessful doomsday prophecies
How to make a baby
Trafalgar Square sings Hey Jude