Quotes for the week ending 10 Jan, 2009

“Any journalist who enters Gaza becomes a fig leaf and front for the Hamas terror organization, and I see no reason why we should help that.”

Daniel Seaman, director of Israel’s Government Press Office, in the New York Times article on media restrictions in reporting from Gaza

“Think of it as real-time show notes created by me, our show hosts, and our community. Let’s call this stream the “river.” This is an experiment..”

Leo Laport, host of the amazing This Week in Tech, on starting to use a live text stream of links, comments, and notes via Twitter, FriendFeed, TwitArmy etc for his show.

“The comparisons to Twitter need to stop, and stop now. FriendFeed is not the same as Twitter.”

Allen Stern, at InformationWeek, commenting on the fact that many internet users don’t have enough services that need to be aggregated on FriendFeed.

“The manure storm is about to hit!”

Steve Hall, at AdRants, predicting the wrath of Mommy Cow Bloggers aimed at  Ray-ban, which has an ad featuring a cow giving birth to a man with sunglasses.

“If Facebook were a country, it would be the eighth most populated in the world, just ahead of Japan, Russia and Nigeria.”

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook

“Sri Lanka has lost one of its more talented, courageous and iconoclastic journalists.”

Reporters Without Borders, commenting on the murder of the editor of a newspaper in Sri Lanka, Lasantha Wickramatunge.

“He is a person of integrity.”

Bernie Madoff’s lawyer, after his client, the former chairman of the Nasdaq Stock Market, was arrested for a giant Ponzi scheme that lost up to $50 billion of investors’ money.

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