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Wednesday: December 19, 2012

Barack Obama is TIME's 2012 Person of the Year.Barack Obama is TIME's 2012 Person of the Year.

Since the moment Obama arrived on the national scene in 2004, the very idea of leadership has been under assault. Many of the old institutions that once anchored the American Dream have been bled of public confidence. Banks, Big Business, the news media and Congress all polled at or near record lows during his first term. Obama himself was the target of uncommon vitriol, but he has somehow managed to keep the public’s faith.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 4:09 PM | Tags (6) | 2012 | barack | obama | president | time.com | time |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 18, 2012

TIME pulls the curtain back on short list for 2012 Person of the Year.TIME pulls the curtain back on short list for 2012 Person of the Year.

All eight candidates appeared on TIME’s online reader poll, but none took first place. TIME’s online voters have already revealed their choice for this year’s top newsmaker: Kim Jong Un. More than 5.6 million people voted for the supreme leader of North Korea, although his results and those of other high scorers got a boost from members of Internet forums like 4Chan. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:17 PM | Tags (7) | time | person | year | 2012 | interesting | voters | 4chan |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 13, 2012

Apple selects the Best of 2012 awards from notable iTunes Store apps and games.Apple selects the Best of 2012 awards from notable iTunes Store apps and games.

For the first time in two years, no photography apps made it in to the top listings. 2012 also marks the first year that an Entertainment app was given an editor’s choice award. As always, during the end of the year wrap up Apple highlights games and apps from a wide variety of categories, so it’s well worth skimming the list for hidden gems.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:34 PM | Tags (12) | 2012 | apple | apps | appstore | best | editors | entertainment | itunes | macrumors | movies | music | podcasts |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Phish announces four-night webcast for 2012-2013 New Years run.Phish announces four-night webcast for 2012-2013 New Years run.

Phish has done this webcast for two years in a row and both years I've purchased all four webcasts and enjoyed them immensely. I suspect this year that the tradition of this purchase won't be changing. The quality of the webcast is superb (glorious HD) and features a 10 camera system with the sound piped in right from the soundboard at amazing clarity. So that being said, if you need to reach me around New Years I will officially be on what is known affectionately to Phish fans as 'couch tour'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 1:06 PM | Tags (7) | 2012 | 2013 | livephish | msg | nye | phish | preorder |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 12, 2012

Want to know what the world searched for in 2012? There's a Google Zeitgeist for that.Want to know what the world searched for in 2012? There's a Google Zeitgeist for that.

They even prepared a little video with inspirational music to go along with it. How very Google of them.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 2:11 PM | Tags (6) | 2012 | google | interwebs | trends | video | zeitgeist |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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