Monthly Archives: May 2007

Responding to user revolts

Social networking blog Mashable has a great roundup of recent revolts by communities of users, including recent incidents at Digg, Facebook and Second Life. Some advice from the post: “However, if you like to play it safe, the lesson learned … Continue reading

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Journalistopia Cartoon: May 28, 2007

Journalistopia Cartoon: May 28, 2007 Learn more about the Knight News Challenge grant winners here. Adrian Holovaty’s blog here.

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Journalistopia Cartoon: May 27, 2007

More to come in the cartoons category.

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Introducing the Journalistopia cartoon

Today begins the highly anticipated (by my mother anyway) run of the all-new Journalistopia cartoon! In this blog about all things online journalism, I’ve written about the latest tips and trends for editors, writers, designers, photographers and more. But, yes … Continue reading

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2007 EPpy Awards winners links

Mindy McAdams has used her well-spent time to put together a list of the 2007 EPpy Award winners containing links to all the sites. Bless her heart. Here’s the list. Perhaps now, I’ll actually get through the whole thing… Here’s … Continue reading

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New York Times slideshow: A Deadly Search

[UPDATE: Fixed the broken links] This morning, I ran across an incredible New York Times audio slideshow about two journalists who were on patrol with a group of U.S. soldiers in Iraq when a bomb exploded, killing one soldier and … Continue reading

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Your news site needs people pages

Search Engine Watch reports that 30% of searches done on Google and Yahoo are for the names of people. While there isn’t a breakout of what percentage of that figure is Britney and Paris, there’s still a key point here: … Continue reading

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Report: Google News negotiating deals with UK news orgs

[UPDATE: Google denies the claims made in the report.] The Sunday Herald in Scotland reports that Google is in negotiations with several UK-based news organizations to license content for their free Google News service. Google has previously reached settlements with … Continue reading

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Google adds neighborhood search

Thank you, o Google Maps team for adding informal neighborhoods to the Maps search function. And thanks for apparently adding little ol’ Orlando (which, most regretfully, was snubbed when adding 3D-esque views for buildings). The search function passes the preliminary … Continue reading

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Keeping the peace in online forums

Boing Boing co-editor Cory Doctorow writes in InformationWeek about how to successfully manage online communities and not allow the jerks (or “trolls”) from taking over the discussion. From the story: It can be distressing. If you’re part of a nice … Continue reading

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Come to Orlando; Be my boss

Golden opportunity here: OrlandoSentinel.com is looking for a senior online editor! Not only do you get to be part of an ambitious online newsroom initiative, you also get to work with really wonderful people, visit Disney World whenever you want … Continue reading

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Guidelines for online communities

Metafilter founder Matthew Haughey has an excellent post on his blog about his suggestions for how to build online communities. Go read it, and read it again. Much of my time at the Sentinel involves working with a group of … Continue reading

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