Here are some media-related links for your amusement:
1. There’s a subculture in New York that digs through old buildings and dumpsters to find rare old books.
2. A scientist talks about his experience being interviewed by Stephen Colbert. He actually tried to anticipate Colbert’s faux arguments beforehand for preparation.
3. Note to self: If I ever become an editor of a major magazine, I should probably refrain from using the image of a noose on the cover.
4. Search Atheism on the rise: “A new study from the University of Southern CaliforniaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Center for the Digital Future has found that a growing number of people no longer believe that search results are reliable and accurate.”
6. Speaking of Myspace, they should take a lesson from the New York Times: Visitors hate annoying advertisements.
7. We’ve heard of the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards, but one geared towards the presidential primary? I think there should be a photoshop contest of Ron Paul trying to appeal to kids voters.
8. Salon blogger Glenn Greenwald made a good catch: Passive Voice Journalism. How could so many mainstream journalists mention the 2000 John McCain smear without talking about the source of the smear?
9. More reports that UK news sites have more readers outside the UK than in.
10. This is pretty cool, The Atlantic Monthly is releasing all of its content for free online.