Forum: Web wonder
May 15 2009 by Andrew Jackson, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
WONDERING what President Obama is up to? The man who used the web to help him get elected is using it again with the official White House photostream at Flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/).
New photos are posted almost every day offering an eye-opening insight into Obama’s daily life.
Yes, he has a lot of meetings. Yes, he spends a lot of time talking to men in suits.
But he also plays golf, messes around with footballs in the Oval Off ice and cuddles up with First Dog, Bo.
Robert Llewellyn, better known to most as Kryten from Red Dwarf, is a bit of a nerd.
He likes his computers and his internet.
So much so, he’s started his own web TV show called Carpool (www.llewtube.com).
The idea’s simple: take a fellow celebs for a drive and film the conversation along the way.
This is the kind of telly you don’t see on telly. A good idea, lots of jokes and something different every time.
6 WIVES LOL
Henry VIII is on Twitter at twitter.com/IamHenryVIII.
The people in charge of the Historic Royal Palaces website (www.hrp.org.uk) thought it would be a fun way to celebrate this year’s 500th anniversary of Henry’s accession.
He’s not a prolific Tweeter, but the questions he asks – about the running of the nation, and what do to with traitors – are more thought-provoking than most things you see on Twitter.
Here’s our five-minute wonder of the week.
A site where if things are in piles, then you get a picture of it.
I’m sure this is what they envisioned when the web was created...
Curious? Go to mmmmound.blogspot.com
Time for just one more.
The h2g2 site (www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2) is celebrating its 10th birthday.
It began life in 1999 when Adams realised that the internet offered an opportunity to turn his fictional Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy into something real.