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2008-11-02 - 13:53:00 - by AlisonW - Topic: Meta: Silly season |

Some recent stories and articles which have grabbed my attention:

• A great article in the New York Times about the creeping friendship nature of Web 2.0 social networking (cf. my post last week on the same subject )

• The Telegraph reports that some (very silly, imho) local Councils are banning the use of Latin phrases - such as ex officio, ad lib and pro rata because, according to Bournemouth Council – one of the offended – "Not everyone knows Latin. Many readers do not have English as their first language so using Latin can be particularly difficult..

• The Mail on Sunday leads with this week's data loss by HMG. Hands up anyone who thinks they have any information about themselves which is still private!

• And finally, as one should always end on a note of levity, Sarah Palin demonstrates to an adoring world – or in this instance Marc Antoine Audette (one of the "Masked avengers") pretending to be French President Nicolas Sarkozy – that she has absolutely no idea. Johnny Hallyday as French ambassador to the United States, indeed! (Reported by the BBC



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