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This Week’s Top Ten Stories

17th May 2014

1) The Atlantic on censorship and the EU’s ruling, on the right to be forgotten. Very likely to benefit those who really have got something to hide. 

Jimmy Wales was especially vociferous in his attacks on the ruling, making reference to ‘First They Came’, the poem by Martin Niemoller, regarding the cowardice of German intellectuals, following the Nazi Party’s rise to power. 

2) So, what have we learned from Google + ? Includes – ”building around people problems not company ones, the impact of perceived benefit vs perceived effort, and the “deep dichotomy between… messy reality and software builders’ desire for structured data”. 

3) From Econsultancy – Introducing The Periodic Table of Content Marketing. 

4) For George Lucas’s 70th birthday this week, if Shakespeare had written Star Wars. 

5) The New York Times on The National September 11 Memorial Museum at Ground Zero. 

6) The marvellous Rory Sutherland on ‘Removing The Twilight Zone of Uncertainty’ ( video ). 

7) 500 years later, have they found the wreck of Christopher Columbus’s ship the Santa Maria? 

8) World population:
1 China 2 India 3 Facebook 4 Tencent 5 E.U 6 WhatsApp 7 United States 
8 Google+ 9 Indonesia 10 LinkedIn 11 Twitter. 

9) James Surowiecki tries to understand what attracts people to the highly risky world of Internet startups: “The fact that most new businesses fail is hardly a secret. So why are so many people gambling on ventures that are likely to end badly?” 

10) Quite extraordinary ( and of course the reason internet was invented). A cat attacks and chases off a dog that is attacking a child.