News for week ending 2012-9-29 (open thread)

Is there anyone out there that can recommend a good tool for WordPress for automatically sending blog posts to Twitter and automating this weekly news roundup? Both gadgets I had installed for those functions broke this week for no apparent reason. I’m compiling this one manually when I’m supposed to be watching football, dammit.

I’ll be rolling out the results of some serious research, mostly by others, over the course of the next couple of weeks. I don’t know if it will be of interest to you (I hope it is!), but it will add to the historical record. I hope to kick off the series tomorrow, but Tuesday is looking more likely.