Monthly Archives: November 2007

Future of Web Apps conference in Miami

Quick conference opportunity for techies, especially for Floridians and Miami natives such as yours truly: The Future of Web Apps conference is taking place in Miami from February 28 to March 1. The speakers list includes tech-heads from Twitter, Plaxo, … Continue reading

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23 design lessons from eye-tracking studies

Christina Luan over at the Virtual Hosting Blog has put together a must-read list of 23 design lessons learned from eye-tracking studies such as the one put on by Poynter. Read this list. Love this list. You dare not ignore … Continue reading

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Students, educators: Get Adobe Flex Builder 2 for free

Adobe is offering up its Adobe Flex Builder application for free to students and educators. If you’re at all interested in the future of interactive features, don’t pass this up! The Flex platform uses the ubiquitous Flash player, making it … Continue reading

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WebSpeak now available via RSS

Hey folks, just a quick heads-up that the new Poynter column WebSpeak is now being offered up via RSS. Woot! (And yes, “RSS” is in the queue.) WebSpeak is a regular feature in which my Orlando Sentinel co-worker Dana Eagles … Continue reading

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Morning Call strikes again with widgets

First, the Allentown Morning Call generated lots of buzz with its popular Breeders and Kennels search widget. Now, they’ve gone and done it again with a new 2007 elections tool that allows users to search a plethora of local elections … Continue reading

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Eliminate the “Most E-Mailed” list? Bushwah!

My former competitor, the World’s Ugliest Dog Oh, the poor, frail egos of journalists. If low pay, the threat of a shrinking industry and malcontented, loudmouth editors won’t do their self-esteem in, then the most e-mailed lists on their Web … Continue reading

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NYTimes reports on metrics mess

The New York Times has a must-read story about the discrepancies between publishers’ own data and the data put forth by firms such as Nielsen/NetRatings and ComScore. From the story: Online advertising is expected to generate more than $20 billion … Continue reading

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Shawn Smith’s best newspaper blogs

Shawn Smith over at New Media Bytes queried the hive mind at the ONA listserv, did his own digging and has put together a list of best newspaper blogs for comments, community and readability. [UPDATE: Also, make sure to check … Continue reading

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