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Diigo Bookmarks 05/15/2008 (p.m.)

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Nomads at last | – Annotated Published on the same date as The new oases (which I bookmarked at the time), I missed this story the first time around (April 10). Saw it now via Wendy Waters’s blog, All About Cities. Like “The new oases,” this article is also about mobile computing, and its […]

Diigo Bookmarks 05/03/2008 (p.m.)

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

How do we fund journalism in future? | Greenslade | Guardian Unlimited – Annotated Roy Greenslade reporting from a “future of journalism” conference in Australia, asking after ‘the business model’ for newspapers / journalism of the future. He mentions Jay Rosen, who joined the conference via satellite hook-up, and this in turn sparks some interesting […]

More notes on Brandon Rosario, school reaction, and media fall-out

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Doc Searls added to the threads on Brandon Rosario’s performance with the wonderfully titled entry, Think softly and punish a big schtick. We know where the soft thinking is… Doc found a bonus link, Meet Brandon Rosario by Red Tory, a local blogger I hadn’t seen before. (His profile picture is of Francis Urquhart, or […]

“Creepy treehouse”

Friday, April 18th, 2008

I think the phrase “creepy treehouse” needs more traction, which is why I’m blogging it. Read about it on Flexknowlogy.  Here’s a brief excerpt, but you must click through and read the whole entry by Jared Stein.  It’s excellent! creepy treehouse see also creepy treehouse effect n. A place, physical or virtual (e.g. online), built […]

Two random links from my Diigo bookmarks

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

EDIT: I just noticed now that something in the Diigo Daily blog post functionality must have changed (or I inadvertently changed it?) — everything I highlighted is appearing in the body of my blog post as though it were my text when in fact it’s quotes from the article referenced. I just edited this blog […]

How Victoria’s Monday Magazine gets it wrong

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

Victoria has a weekly tabloid newspaper called Monday Magazine, which, starting as an alternative publication ~35 years ago, has somehow managed to stay mired in the worst sort of “us and them” thinking that feeds into (and off) the roiling Schadenfreude of the perpetually resentful. Lately, one of their old writers from some many years […]

Testing YouTube “embed” function

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

Gordon Price is having trouble embedding YouTube videos on his blog. I have never been able to embed them on this blog — only link to. But I thought I’d give it another try… Here’s an architecture-related video: Jean Nouvels Torre Agbar in Barcelona Wanna bet it’ll show up as just code? … Pish. It […]

Survival in the newspaper business: rethinking mass culture

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Terrific post by CEOs for Cities, Rethinking Mass Culture: “If the average reading level is eighth grade, in a mass-culture model you want to write to that level and hope you capture the largest demographic segment. And you hope that those below the level will give you a chance. In fact, you aggressively court this […]

Parents in MySpace: disaster follows (potentially for the internet? See update below)

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

My daughter told me about this story, and when I said that it must be some sort of fake “news,” she sent me the following link: St. Charles Journal – News – POKIN AROUND: A real person, a real death. Alas, it looks real enough (the “Pokin Around” part is a play on the columnist’s […]

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