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Archive for September, 2006

Experts Predict Fairly Rosey Internet Future, But…

Monday, September 25th, 2006

Pew Internet & American Life Project releases report analyzing surveyed opinions of more than 700 experts in its report entitled: The Future of the Internet II
Its subhead gives quick a overview of the 104-page report:

A survey of technology thinkers and stakeholders shows they believe the internet will continue to spread in a “flattening” and improving [...]

Kinsley: Can News Survive After Newspapers?

Monday, September 25th, 2006

Michael Kinsley in a Time piece on survival of newspaper companies writes in part:

Newspapers on paper are on the way out. Whether newspaper companies are on the way out too depends. Some of them are going to find the answers. And some are going to fritter away the years quarreling about staff cuts.

He adds:

The fact [...]

Public Wiki Teaches How to Do Everything

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

Here is the introduction to the WikiHow site:

wikiHow is a collaborative writing project to build the world’s largest how-to manual. With your contributions, we can create a free resource that helps people by offering clear, concise solutions to the problems of everyday life. wikiHow currently contains 11,984 articles written, edited, and maintained primarily by volunteers. [...]

Google Jockeying for Classes and Presentations

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

In October I will be giving a presentation entitled From Public Journalism to the Public’s Journalism: A Personal Journey, which is based partially on an earlier paper I wrote. My presentation plan is to have someone surf the net for topics and websites as I mention them in the talk.
As it turns out that job [...]

Study: Internet Sparks Teens Interest in News

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

This from a Knight Foundation press release:

A majority of high school students say they’re plugged into the news on the Internet at least weekly, and they are getting most of their news from Internet portals and mainstream media web sites – not from blogs, according to a new survey of 15,000 high school students by [...]