Monthly Archives: July 2009

Illinois lawmakers took their debates to Twitter – Chicago Tribune

SPRINGFIELD – In the waning hours of the legislature’s spring session last month, Democrats and Republicans battled over a major income tax-increase proposal on a new front. Taking to the Senate Democratic Twitter page, a staffer posted the positives about the proposed 67 percent hike in the income tax rate as Senate President John Cullerton […]

Social Networks Spread Defiance Online –

On Twitter, reports and links to photos from a peaceful mass march through Tehran on Monday, along with accounts of street fighting and casualties around the country, have become the most popular topic on the service worldwide, according to Twitter’s published statistics. A couple of Twitter feeds have become virtual media offices for the supporters […]

The Rating Game – The Atlantic (July/August 2009)

The proliferation in ratings is already changing societal dynamics. Look at its impact on the relationship between doctors and patients. According to Pew, 47 percent of Internet users now search online for information about doctors. Ratings, though still just a trickle, are increasingly part of that information. Now, if a medical practice routinely leaves patients […]

Teaching Online Journalism » What every journalism student needs to know (now)

Teaching Online Journalism » What every journalism student needs to know (now).

Chris Anderson on the Economics of ‘Free’: ‘Maybe Media Will Be a Hobby Rather than a Job’ – SPIEGEL ONLINE – News – International

Anderson: Attention and reputation are two non-monetary economies. The vast majority of people online write for free. We’ve tried paying some of our bloggers and they thought it was insulting. They’re not doing it for the money, they’re doing it for attention and reputation, or just for fun. For example, two years ago, I started […]

“We’re changing our Web site” by Editors’ Notebook

“We’re changing our Web site” by Editors’ Notebook. Site will charge for website that had been free…

Dallas – Unfair Park – This American Life’s Ira Glass Points Toward the “Wide-Open” Future of Journalism

“I can imagine that would be a place that journalism could move towards and survive,” said Glass, suggesting a casual conversation would replace the medium’s more “stiff” formalities. Because Glass, you see, is one of the few in the media who doesn’t believe these are terrible times for the news industry. Instead, he said, “I […]

Digital Nomads Ditch Cubicles for Shared Spaces, Choosing Their Co-Workers –

Nomad life is already evolving. Nomads who want the feel of working with officemates have begun co-working in public places or at the homes of strangers. They work laptop-by-laptop in living rooms and coffee shops, exchanging both idle chitchat and business advice with people who all work for different companies. The gatherings are called jellies, […]

Idea: Economies of scale and scope | The Economist

Idea: Economies of scale and scope | The Economist. Succinct discussion of these economic ideas.

The Generation M Manifesto – Umair Haque –

The Generation M Manifesto – Umair Haque – Umair Haque is Director of the Havas Media Lab, a new kind of strategic advisor that helps investors, entrepreneurs, and firms experiment with, craft, and drive radical management, business model, and strategic innovation. Prior to Havas, Umair founded Bubblegeneration, an agenda-setting advisory boutique that helped shape […]