Sunday, 10 November 2013

Procrastinator (some) Times Sunday 10th of November Edition



EDITORIAL 

The sun is shinning and everyone obviously have the urgent need to leave everything we are doing or planning to do and just go outside and catch some of those warm, glorious rays in our faces. My advice, DO IT! As soon as I finish writing this I'll be outside doing nothing more than facing the sky. When you come back have a look at this edition of the Procrastinator as it has some very interesting stuff, from Patti Smith writing about Lou Reed, to that satellite that will be crashing Earth any minute now and Google's future house (it's the end of the world, I know).

Happy reading and happy Sunday!


NEWS

Photo via The Independent

The Independent reports on the results of a a leading think tank that advice voters to ignore Russell Brand and just vote. "The report gives a sobering focus to Russell Brand's call for people not to vote because, he claims, it "changes nothing". In fact, older and richer voters have "disproportionate influence at the ballot box". The IPPR says Brand, and Jeremy Paxman, who also admitting to not voting, are from sectors over-represented in our democracy, but the danger is that younger, less well-off people might take their advice." Read full article here.




TIME Magazine created an interactive tool that let you know how much money Twitter owes you. "Now that Twitter has a market capitalization of at least $24.9 billion, more than a few of the social network’s 230 million users have noticed their tweets are making other people rich. So what would that be exactly? TIME has crunched the numbers. Plug in your username  below to find out how valuable your Twitter feed is." Read full article here.




Helicopters hover over the damaged area after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city, central Philippines.Via Reuters.


"One of the strongest typhoons ever to make landfall devastated the central Philippines, killing more than 1,000 people in one city alone and 200 in another province, the Red Cross estimated on Saturday, as reports of high casualties began to emerge". Read full report in Reuters, have a look at the aftermath in pictures in The Guardian, and learn how you can help in The Huffington Post.

*Sunday 10:00am update of the Philippines typhoon: At least 10,000 reported dead. Read article in The Guardian

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