Lib Dig Pig #8

Welcome to the eigth edition of Lib Dig Pig, being a roundup of non-Lib Dem oriented gems on the internet, as voted by Lib Dem members using Lib Dig (if you aren’t one, and are a Lib Dem member, sign up here:

I thought I’d try a slight change of format this week: less snark, more links. Also, to encourage you to explore Lib Dig more, I’m including the name of the person who submitted each item along with a link so you can see what other things they’ve been “digging.”

So without further ado, the top links this week are:

1. Revealed: Labour lords change laws for cash (Times Online). Submitted by me: “We’ve won (at least for now) transparency for MPs’ expenses – it’s time we had greater transparency in lobbying!”

2. The Coroners and Justice Bill – destroying data protection (Program Your Own Mind). Submitted by Helen Duffett: “Lee Griffin opens up the Trojan Horse that is the Coroners and Justice Bill.”

3. Why is the Labour Party spamming bloggers? (Bloggerheads). Submitted by Alix Mortimer: “Tim Ireland gets spammed by a government breaking its own data protection rules (Chicken Yoghurt is on the list too).”

4. Libby Purves: Try this for comedy: prison policy run by clowns (Times Online). Submitted by Alex Foster: “An all too brief look at Labour lunacy on prisons.”

5. Twitter meetup spawns global charity event (TechCrunch). Submitted by Alix Mortimer: “One for Twitter fans.”

6. How I Made a 1,474-Megapixel Photo During President Obama’s Inaugural Address (David Bergman – All Access). Submitted by Will Howells: “Hyouge panoramic photo.”

Top Videos

What would happen if a 50km asteroid crashed into Earth, submitted by Alex Foster: “Don’t bother campaigning, the end of the world is nigh.”

On a cheerier note, this video was submitted by me. Ahem.

Small Print

The rules for inclusion here are simple: they must have been “dug” for the first time in the last seven days and they can’t be Lib Dem-related or come from a Lib Dem blog. The top rated articles will be listed here. For the purposes of this column, my votes will be discounted. Finally, I may bend or break any of these rules as I see fit (this is absolutely terrible and I am dreadfully sorry about it).

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One Comment

  • Slight error. That is a 500 km. asteroid, a thousand time as big as a 50 km. one.

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