If the NYTimes.com most-emailed list was curated by Aunt Mabel, Digg.com’s ‘top news in all content’ list is probably generated by her 20 (or 30)-something nephew: a Twittering, iPhone wielding, card-carrying member of the Wii Generation. Here’s what this dude, we’ll call him Kevin, and the rest of Diggnation, have been Diggin’ in the past week …
Neda Agha Soltan – Wikipedia – The kids really do care. Here’s the Wikipedia article on the woman who was gunned down by a sniper during a political rally in Iran and whose bloody death was captured in a YouTube video. (Note that they didn’t Digg up the Time feature on the same woman.)
Video: Arrested for asking a policeman for his badge number – The Guardian‘s footage of two women being arrested by force at the Kingsnorth climate camp last year. Comment from RcHer: “***** the police!” Cue N.W.A.!
My Dad Saved Me, and I Killed Him – The happiest Father’s Day story ever told from author and HBO documentary director Richard Farrell in the Los Angeles Times.
7 Man-Made Substances That Laugh in the Face of Physics – Carbon nanotubes, non-Newtonian fluids, translucent alumina, oh my! From Cracked.com and submitted by louiebaur with the tagline: “Up yours, nature.”
Confidential memo reveals US plan to provoke Iraq invasion – More from the Brits who read smart things in The Guardian.
L.A. Center, Aspen 20, Can You Give Us a Ground Speed Check? – We don’t get it either. Something about an Air Force/NASA jet.
Free speech is bad words, too – A blast in the St. Petersburg Times against stuffy ol’ FCC for examining the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in Greece. “Apparently, the camera caught sight of a nude male statue.” Jeepers.
And the true identity of the The Stig is… – Some mysterious car test driver for a BBC show is unveiled. More Brits!
NeoNazis’ adopted road gets renamed to honor prominent Jew – Ah, The New York Times arrives with this piece about a strip of Missouri highway that was renamed after Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, who fled Nazi Germany and became a prominent Jewish theologian and civil rights advocate in the United States.
98% of “Green” Products in US Supermarkets Make False Claims – Paging Al Gore!