links for 2010-06-21

  • Flickr's 40 million registered users are being given the chance to make money out of their snaps.

    For two years, Getty Images has tapped into more than 100,000 photos taken by professional and semi-pro photographers who post on the site.

    Now the doors are being opened to all Flickr users as Getty takes advantage of a library of four billion pictures.

  • In a stunning move by the Vatican, the classic Dan Aykroyd-John Belushi comedy film "The Blues Brothers" was declared a "Catholic classic" alongside more pious films such as "The Ten Commandments" and "The Passion of the Christ."
    (tags: BluesBrothers)
  • One year ago, Darin Cosgrove of Metrompg.com entered his Geo Metro in the Green Grand Prix fuel-economy competition. Over the course of the event, he coaxed his 12-year-old car to almost 100 mpg! Here's how he did it.
    (tags: fueleconomy)
  • Suddenly, creating jobs is out, inflicting pain is in. Condemning deficits and refusing to help a still-struggling economy has become the new fashion everywhere, including the United States, where 52 senators voted against extending aid to the unemployed despite the highest rate of long-term joblessness since the 1930s.
    (tags: economics)

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