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About Danny Sanchez

Danny Sanchez is the Audience Development Manager at Tribune's Sun-Sentinel.com and OrlandoSentinel.com. Danny has been with Tribune since 2005 in a variety of editorial, digital and product development roles in Hartford, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. He has also previously worked in the newsrooms of the Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald.

iPad Users Mostly Male, Love Photos [Y! Mobile]

From Yahoo’s Mobile Blog: “As expected within the classic early-adopter profile, we identified a male skew in the 35-44 age group among these early users. In fact, among all users, men outnumber women 2:1.” “The iPad Yahoo! user closely followed … Continue reading

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25+ Useful Online Media Infographics [Webdesigner Depot]

Remember all of those awesome inforgraphics you’ve found across the internet? You know like the giant social media map or the subway map of Internet trends. They’re all compiled here. [Update 4-29: Apologies for the link fail. The link is … Continue reading

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Report: Women 55+ Facebook’s Fastest-Growing Demographic

From the Shaping The Newspaper Blog, sourced from a Morgan Stanley Research report: “To the surprise of many, Facebook in not just the privilege of tech-savvy kids – the college and post-college folks (18- to 24-yearolds), which the site originally … Continue reading

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What Does One Call A Programmer/Journalist? [PBS MediaShift]

From Aron Pilhofer writing at MediaShift: “This is a problem of no small significance, because as the career paths of journalists and developers converge, the labels we use affect how we are seen by those around us. I experienced this … Continue reading

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Newspaper Comments: Forget Anonymity! The Problem Is Management [Scott Rosenberg]

From Scott Rosenberg’s Wordyard: “The great mistake so many newspapers and media outlets made was to turn on the comments software and then walk out of the room. They seemed to believe that the discussions would magically take care of … Continue reading

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Slash? Backslash?

Another goodie from XKCD, which is on a roll of late:

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Predicting The Future Of Obituaries

A team of Northwestern University students led by pioneering professor Rich Gordon has published the results of a compelling analysis on Legacy.com and the future of newspaper obituaries. Gordon published an overview today on Poynter E-Media Tidbits, where he urged … Continue reading

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At Snopes, A Quest To Debunk Misinformation Online [NYTimes]

From the NYTimes: “The popularity of Snopes – it attracts seven million to eight million unique visitors in an average month – puts the couple in a unique position to evaluate digital society’s attitudes toward accuracy. After 14 years, they … Continue reading

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The Twitter News Instinct

See the original at XKCD, my all-time favorite webcomic.

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Eye-Tracking Tablets And The Promise of Text 2.0 [Wired]

From Wired.com: “For example: What if those written words were watching you reading them and making adjustments accordingly? Eye-tracking technology and processor-packed tablets promise to react, based on how you’re looking at text – where you pause, how you stare, … Continue reading

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Automated Sports Reporters Coming This Summer [ReadWriteWeb]

From ReadWriteWeb: “Make room on the bleachers, the robot reporter wants to sit down and watch the game. Sports statistics company StatSheet says it will have technology ready this Summer to turn statistics for hundreds of small college basketball games … Continue reading

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Update Facebook On Weekends, Twitter In Mornings [OMNT]

From Old Media, New Tricks: “In a recent blog post, Dan Zarrella published results from an ongoing analysis of Facebook data points. One interesting statistic stood out: Facebook users share anywhere from 20 to 50 percent more stories on weekends … Continue reading

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