FINALLY.

FINALLY.

BBC Reboots Homepage, What do you think?

[BBC] created an interactive guide to the new BBC Homepage, accessible here, for those who need specifics. The BBC Homepage beta will reportedly be released in stages. Here are some new key features:

  • Visual-first design with carousel featuring colour coding to denote categories and icons to depict content type.
  • Simple filters enabling users to simply tailor the page based on interests.
  • Sliding ‘drawers’ to reveal more or less detail across showcases of most popular content across BBC Online at any time and real-time listings for BBC TV and Radio.
  • At-a-glance aspects – news and sport headlines, weather forecasts with lottery and travel news updates to follow, plus traditional index-based navigation for quick look-up. 
  • In time, separate nations’ homepages united into a single product to provide relevant local and national information based on a user’s choice of location. 

Full release

    Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple. In a letter to the board, he writes, “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.” Above, we’ve pulled three Newsweek covers of the visionary Apple co-founder from over the years.

    Spread of Earthquake-Related Tweets

    Below is a visual of the Tweets from VA and Washington, DC one minute after the August 23 #earthquake.

    This is an official Twitter visualization we created to see how far and fast a tweet can travel. This is part of what we do on Twitter’s analytics team. Join us: http://twitter.com/jobs .

    TIME’s list of Best Websites of 2011: Google+, Klout, Pinterest, Quora, Storify, The Escapist, Big Think, Summer Tomato, and *FreeRice* (my personal fav). There are several more sites worth exploring from the list.

    TIME’s list of Best Websites of 2011: Google+, Klout, Pinterest, Quora, Storify, The Escapist, Big Think, Summer Tomato, and *FreeRice* (my personal fav). There are several more sites worth exploring from the list.

    Part of the story linked above:

    In the wake of a Bucks County teacher blogging controversy, the North Penn School District is considering a policy that would ban teachers from almost any kind of conversation about their jobs to the public and any kind of conversation about their personal lives to their students.

    In short: Don’t blog, tweet, e-mail, text, talk on the phone or in person about your personal life to students or your teaching life to the public.

    “Isn’t this very draconian?” school board President Vincent Sherpinsky said, according to The Reporter.

    Sherpinsky said that the proposed policy places “limitations on First Amendment rights.”

    The policy set before North Penn School Board’s education/community/policy committee forbids employees from making “inappropriate” personal comment, phone calls, letters, e-mails or texts to students, as well as prohibiting any discussion of a teacher’s private life with students, reports The Reporter.

    The policy doesn’t stop there. Employees could be fired for posting any personal information about drinking, drugs or sex on any social networking site, such as Facebook, or any website.

    Quick Pitch: Embedly is a platform for converting URLs into embeddable content.
Genius Idea: Embedding all the media on the web.

    Quick Pitch: Embedly is a platform for converting URLs into embeddable content.

    Genius Idea: Embedding all the media on the web.

    Topsy has just launched a new search engine that surfaces hot videos that are being shared on Twitter.