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Links from May 20, 2008: Sharing my online reading from the heart of Michigan

  1. Dealing with crap that comes with daily life--Cornerstone University President Joe Stowell writes in Our Daily Bread about Romans 8:28 and how bad stuff can have a good effect.
  2. Take this CNN explanation of high gas prices with you to the gas pump.  Explanation for $100 fill-ups seems to be centered around supply and demand and speculation.  Is that true?
  3. Detroit Free Press story shares efforts to get tourists "up north".  Most destinations in Michigan are within a tankful of gas from the Motor City, it says.
  4. Detroit Free Press columnist Stephen Henderson writes about the challenge of criticizing Barack Obama with being accused of racism.  Check the quote from Eastern Michigan University Professor David Ivers.  Anybody agree with him?
  5. Web usability pioneer Jakob Nielsen shares research that says on average web page users users have time to read at most 28% of the words during an average visit; 20% is more likely.
  6. Colorado Senate Majority Leader Ken Gordon lays down rules of conduct for state legislators that should be discussed in every state capitol and in every campaign for state lawmaker.  Do your state a public service and ask your state legislator how he or she responds to his standards.
  7. Book--Radically Transparent: Monitoring and Managing Reputations Online by Andy Beal which deals with the whole social media movement towards openness of individuals and enterprises.  It's on my Amazon Wish List.