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12:57 UK time, Monday, 14 March 2011

A look at the stories ranking highly on various news sites.

In the Guardian's most read comment piece Charlie Brooker says "dumb kids are fodder" for Jamie Oliver's latest "shockingly arrogant" TV experiment where the chef opens a school. He points out that the programme, Dream School, is part of a new TV genre of celebrity teachers.

"Simon Callow taught them English by shouting at them. David Starkey taught them history by insulting them. And Alastair Campbell taught them politics by arranging a debate, which soon degenerated into a full-blown playground ruck...
"Thank God Jamie merely opened a school, and didn't decide to explore the NHS's failings by opening his own Dream Hospital, in which famous actors who've portrayed doctors in popular dramas perform operations on members of the public."

The most read story in Adelaide's the Advertiser says speed cameras are nothing more than revenue raisers. They quote a University of Adelaide study which shows they are not used in notorious black spots.

The New York Times' most read article is Google's key elements to a good boss.
The results are gathered through Google's data mining team who are now focusing on softer data, which they call "people analytics". The article calls the findings "forehead-slappingly obvious".

"Have a clear vision and strategy for the team."
"Help your employees with career development."
"Don't be a sissy: Be productive and results-oriented."

Proving popular with Time readers is an article entitled How Companies Now Know Everything About You. Joel Stein looks into what companies think they know about him from the information he gives online. To keep your habits from being public knowledge Mr Stein suggests that you don't say anything private on a Facebook wall, keep your secrets out of e-mail and use cash for illicit purchases.

China's Xinhua news readers are catching up on Lisbon Fashion Week's highlights. The article highlights designs by designers Filipe Faisca and Alexandra Moura. Both use the autumnal colours brown and gold.

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