Ice/Eskimos

On the Google weblog there is a little widget for finding out what Google’s AdSense program would place by the way of relevent advertising on your site.

The BBC doesn’t carry advertising, but if to supplement the licence-income it makes, it decided to take the 50c click-thru bounty from Google’s adwords, then it would have a pleasant surprise.

Google thinks the most relevant ads for the BBC’s website are for BBC merchandising…

All BBC News indexes now RSS’d

This just in this morning from the BBC News Online tech crew:


“Yesterday afternoon [we] pulled the big red lever to make the CPS start publishing RSS versions of all the NewsOnline indexes on the website.

Examples:

Front Page
http://news.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_uk_edition/front_page/rss091.xml

Cambridgeshire
http://news.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_uk_edition/england/cambridgeshire/rss091.xml

Arts
http://news.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_uk_edition/entertainment/arts/rss091.xml

News 24
http://news.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_uk_edition/programmes/bbc_news_24/rss091.xml

Â…and for all of you going away to Glastonbury next weekend, Summer Music Festivals 2003

http://news.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_uk_edition/in_depth/entertainment/2003/summer_music_festivals/rss091.xml
in the UK Edition

And similarly in the World Edition,

Europe
http://news.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_world_edition/europe/rss091.xml

And Business
http://news.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_world_edition/business/rss091.xml

Etc.

The more ambitious of you out there should be able to work out the URL’s of any index you want.

I love those guys.

Writing on place.

Ecotone is a wiki for collaborative writing about “place”:

“The Ecotone wiki is intended as a portal for those who are interested in learning and writing about place. It came about as a meeting spot for a number of webloggers who write extensively about place in their own blogs and were wishing to work more collaboratively, as well as raise awareness to this genre of weblogs.”

Fascinating also to find the term ecotone means “A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.”

» Ecotone wiki: Writing about place
[via Boynton]