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Archive for January, 2008

See Twitter News Experiment on Super Tuesday

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

A couple of days ago, I blogged about Robert Scoble combining Twitter and livestreamingas a way of involving audience in real time interviews. Afterwards, Shelby Highsmith, aka, the shelbinator , an MTV StreetTeam08 citizen journalist covering the 2008 presidential race, said he will be doing the same on Super Tuesday. You can watch or even join his experiment. I asked [...]

Next Frivilous Thing Might Improve Journalism

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Okay, we all know all the bad raps that Blogs got, and then, like it or not, they changed the way journalism is practiced. At first I thought it a waste of time, then I got blogging and it changed everything.
Then along came Twitter. Up until this week, I am thinking what a dumb idea. [...]

SoCon08 — Time Is Running Out — Seriously

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Probably within the next 15 minutes the last three spots for our SoCon08 Friday dinner at Maggiano’s at the Cumberland Mall will fill. Join the more than 150 people who paid for Friday night, and more than 200 for Saturday. Right now it is 2:23 EST on Jan. 29, 2008 and the registration clock is ticking.
 Saturday registration closes [...]

The Panacea: Citizen and Pro Journalists as Robots

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

When I read Rodney Brooks’ book Flesh and Machines: How Robots Will Change Us, I was struck by one insight. He wrote that Japan has an aging population, it will need help from Third-World immigrants. However, it does not want a flood of immigrants. So, Brooks says that they are trying to develop robot like [...]

New Social Networking Site for Journalists

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Howard Owens tipped me off to Wired Journalists,  a new Ning social networking site for journalists who want to learn more about the wired world. It is set up by Ryan Sholin, a brilliant guy with a brilliant idea. Congratulations Ryan.
I really like the feel of the site. However, my first blog  post there asked why [...]