Category Archives: web 2.0

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

From “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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Not-to-Miss Florida Online Media, Technology Events

A group of online technology enthusiasts listens in on a presentation at BarCamp Orlando in 2007. The event is now in its third year. [Photo by Josh Hallett ] In the next few months, yours truly’s calendar is jam-packed with … Continue reading

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10 Things Online Editors can do to Save Their Jobs

Learning the skills to “do it yourself” can help you keep your online media job in these tough times and possibly get you an even better gig. [Photo by Tommy Huynh] If you’re a web worker at a news site, … Continue reading

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GateHouse Lawsuit vs. New York Times Co. has Dire Implications

GateHouse Media filed a lawsuit Monday against the New York Times Co. alleging copyright infringement after the NYT-owned Boston Globe frequently posted links containing headlines and the first sentences from articles on GateHouse’s community news sites. -View the Document: The … Continue reading

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Guide to surviving journalism as a high-tech industry

Lisa Williams has written what may be one of the best posts about how to adapt to an increasingly technology-driven journalism world. Lisa, the Placeblogger founder who has a foot planted in both media and technology worlds, impressed the heck … Continue reading

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SXSW video is online

Head on over to the conference site for South by Southwest (SXSW) for free video from the media and entertainment conference. You’ll want to particularly peruse the Interactive Coverage. And yes, the much-maligned Zuckerberg/Lacy interview is there too. I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Audio from Future of Web Apps Miami available

Just got an e-mail letting me know that audio from the Future of Web Apps Miami conference is available. Woot! For us online news types, these talks are a great chance to get exposed to what’s happening in web technology … Continue reading

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Snapshot of most popular social networks by country

Think MySpace and Facebook are the be-all and end-all of social networking? Well, that’s not the case if you live in France, Brazil, Russia or any other number of countries. French news site Le Monde has put together an interesting … Continue reading

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MySpace unveils developer platform

MySpace today unveiled a developer platform designed to facilitate the creation of third-party apps for MySpace, ala Facebook applications. If your team has at all been interested in developing Facebook applications, then make sure you’re taking a look at this. … Continue reading

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News sites on Facebook

Has your news site gotten down with Facebook yet? Facebook recently launched product pages, where businesses can create profiles to promote themselves. While this has, until recently, been the realm of marketers and club promoters, it’s also a great opportunity … 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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