Each week, we find 5 fun, quirky or potentially useful links. And share them with you. Because we find the internet pretty distracting.
- The Collision of Journalism, the Internet and the Social Web. This is the full text of Emily Bell's Hugh Cudlipp Lecture. With optional automated dancing hamsters. (Warning: It's long.)
- I do not sleep the way I once did, so something called "Sleep Tapes" was bound to appeal to me. I can't decide whether Jeff Bridges is brilliant or crazy or both. But damn, this is good. And weird, but mostly good. I really did feel relaxed after listening to some of the tracks. All proceeds go to the No Kid Hungry Campaign. (Jeff Bridges has been the National Spokesperson of the campaign since 2010.) You may have seen the Superbowl commercial, but the full-length video is not to be missed.
- A Flickr photo series by 16-year-old Annalisa Hartlaub, who manages to get the make-up, hairstyles and questionable fashion choices just right for each decade.
- Anglophenia @ BBC America: [Video] How to Pronounce Difficult UK Place Names
- Photographer Mihaela Noroc travelled the world to see how beauty was defined in different places, capturing portraits of people the same gender and age as she was. "Now I can say that beauty is everywhere, and it's not a matter of cosmetics, money, race, or social status, but more about being yourself," she said.