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TWITTER Leftovers 2011


Twitter is short-lived. Yesterday’s tweets are soon forgotten. But, for one reason or another sometimes I set a bookmark or even make a copy. Some of these tweets from the last twelve months I would like to share with you. And then, there are these year-end lists. I love lists! So, please, have a look at my leftovers.


There’s An Easy, Fair Solution To The Global Debt Crisis — Too Bad No One Ever Talks About It (@hblodget)

Video: The Euro Bailout Explained (The Guardian)

Coppola Comment: Managing Collapse (@Frances_Coppola)

William K. Black on fraud and “calculated dishonesty” (via @aliegorey)

Ken Loach: Rioters were ‘working class kids without work’  (BBC News)

David Harvey on the Crises of Capitalism (from RSA Animate)

umair haque: From Opulence to Eudaimonia (@umairh)


“The list is the origin of culture. It’s part of the history of art and literature. What does culture want? To make infinity comprehensible. It also wants to create order — not always, but often. And how, as a human being, does one face infinity? How does one attempt to grasp the incomprehensible? Through lists, through catalogs, through collections in museums and through encyclopedias and dictionaries. There is an allure to enumerating how many women Don Giovanni slept with: It was 2,063, at least according to Mozart’s librettist, Lorenzo da Ponte. We also have completely practical lists — the shopping list, the will, the menu — that are also cultural achievements in their own right.”  Umberto Eco (via @SPIEGEL_English, @brainpicker)

The 11 best psychology and philosophy books of 2011 (via @brainpicker)

20 Great Visualizations of 2011 (Drew Skau) (via @ZBW_MediaTalk)

The Most Important Graphs of 2011 (The Atlantic)

Top economists reveal their graphs of 2011 (BBC News)

2011’s best articles, according to Longform (via @Presseurop)

Best longreads of 2011 (via @kottke)

50 best photos from The Natural World – The Big Picture -(via @cristobalvila)

An interactive page with this year’s top stories, pictures and more (@Reuters)

And finally: The Best And Worst Of Everything In 2011: A Mega, Meta Mashup, by Adam Penenberg (via @ramanuj_shastry, @zite)

Weekend links you liked

Some of you contacted me on Twitter to tell me of the weekend links of this blog which you liked best. Here are some examples:

Guitar strings

Richard Feynman on Jiggling Atoms

Kansas City Hornpipe

and, of course: Lovely Owl

Not to forget that lively exchange on Twitter which developed after one enthusiast proposed to get into the ratings business: Let’s do rating!

And much more. I would suggest you take some time to browse through my pages and find out. The biggest question now, end of 2011, is about the future of Europe and the euro. This question will clearly stay with us in 2012 and I found two comments in pictures on Twitter:

European Prospects

Policy view (via @zerohedge)

Function is value (@kkoolook)

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