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Google announced a sorely needed product -- The easiest email could possibly be:
G-mail's Sample Autopilot Responses
As more and more everyday communication takes place over email, lots of people have complained about how hard it is to read and respond to every message. This is because they actually read and respond to all their messages.
And then of course, the Guardian, which kept the tradition alive:
Gutter - From Guardian and Twitter
A unique collaboration between The Guardian and Twitter will also see the launch of Gutter, an experimental service designed to filter noteworthy liberal opinion from the cacophony of Twitter updates. Gutter members will be able to use the service to comment on liberal blogs around the web via a new tool, specially developed with the blogging platform WordPress, entitled GutterPress.
And all of the archival material was absolutely priceless. e.g:
Berlin Wall falls! Majority view of Twitterers = it's a historic moment! What do you think??? Have your say
The Economist's announcement was very topical too:
Econoland from The Economist:
"As part of a strategy designed to broaden the revenue base, leverage content over new platforms and promote The Economist brand to a young and dynamic audience, The Economist Group is delighted to announce the development of a public-entertainment facility that combines the magic of a theme park with the excitement of macroeconomics..."
But perhaps nothing as good as the old classic:
Here is a roundup of the day from The Guardian. And here is a fairly comprehensive list on the Wikipedia. Do tell us your favourites. Or perhaps you think this was one of those? No, seriously we didn't even try this time. First forgot and thereon it was just too busy a day. There was this old one from 2001 that we pulled out on the home page. Perhaps too obvious.
So we all know that bit from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy that goes something like this:
"Arthur Dent?" it said.
Arthur nodded helplessly.
"Arthur Philip Dent?" pursued the alien in a kind of efficient yap.
"Er...er...yes...er...er," confirmed Arthur.
"You're a je