Category Archives: Trends

Uber, Data Darwinism and the future of work — Tech News and Analysis

Uber, Data Darwinism and the future of work — Tech News and AnalAt present we rank photos, rate restaurants, like or dislike brands, retweet things we love. But if this idea of collaborative consumption takes hold — and I have no reason to think it won’t — we will be building a quantified society. We […]

MediaPost Publications Magazine Circulation Suffered in 2011 02/28/2012

MediaPost Publications Magazine Circulation Suffered in 2011 02/28/2012. Excluding all membership based subscriptions, (including AAA Living and American Legion Magazine), Better Homes and Gardens tops the list, with 22.2 million subscribers, down slightly from 2010. BHG claims a monthly readership of 38.33 million readers, 30.28 million of whom are women. There is likely very little crossover in demographics between BHG […]

At Yahoo, Using Queries to Steer News Coverage – NYTimes.com

Image by biverson via Flickr Yahoo software continuously tracks common words, phrases and topics that are popular among users across its vast online network. To help create content for the blog, called The Upshot, a team of people will analyze those patterns and pass along their findings to Yahoo’s news staff of two editors and […]

News sourcing experiment to rely solely on Facebook, tweets

News sourcing experiment to rely solely on Facebook, tweets. An actual news experiment with comparison between covering news with Facebook and Twitter, and covering news traditional ways.

The Plight of Print’s Lucky Ones – Magazines – Gawker

The Plight of Print’s Lucky Ones – Magazines – Gawker. At least based on anecdotal evidence, it seems as if everyone has come to this realization at the same time. People also seem to realize that this isn’t just some transitional phase in which the wheat is being separated from the chaff, either; even the […]

The Future of News, Viewed From Aspen’s Rarefied Atmosphere

The Future of News, Viewed From Aspen’s Rarefied Atmosphere. Basically, this is the same conclusion that I have come to.

Sentiment Analysis Takes the Pulse of the Internet – NYTimes.com

Sentiment Analysis Takes the Pulse of the Internet – NYTimes.com. Mining Internet content with algorithms that look at mood and feelings, as well as statements.

Who writes Linux: Big Business – Computerworld Blogs

To be exact, while 18.2% of Linux is written by people who aren’t working for a company, and 7.6% is created by programmers who don’t give a company affiliation, everything else is written by someone who’s getting paid to create Linux. From top to bottom, of the companies that have contributed more than 1% of […]

Reflections of a Newsosaur: Why aren’t we paying for news?

Reflections of a Newsosaur: Why aren’t we paying for news?.

Pirate Bay leads Swedish Viking charge on paid content – Telegraph

But these acronym rich, highly complex legal conflicts might prove to be irrelevant. Beyond the moral and legal struggle between Internet pirates and traditional content producers, the battle over paid online content – both inside and outside Sweden – has already been lost. Consumers simply aren’t paying for Internet music, movies or newspapers. For better […]