links for 2010-09-13

  • On May 19, @BPGlobalPR started sending out messages about the Gulf oil spill to Twitter. The parody account took on the persona of an inept and insensitive public relations pro working at BP—and it viciously skewered BP’s messaging attempts from behind a veil of anonymity. Within a week, it ate Twitter.
  • Nina Jones is a 17-year-old student from Buckinghamshire, and one of the four finalists. Earlier this year, projects were selected from over 1,300 entrants and given the chance to turn their ideas into real research projects.

    Together with her mentor Bernie Hogan of Oxford University's Internet Institute, Nina has discovered some surprising – and some not-so-surprising – things about Facebook profile pictures.

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