Category Archives: web 2.0

Viewing the news as data

Live from the ONA conference in Toronto… Adrian Holovaty looks at a photo of the world’s ugliest dog and sees 1s and 0s. Displaying a photo of the hideous animal, Holovaty –the big brain behind ChicagoCrime.org and the Python framework … Continue reading

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Journalism is becoming a high-tech industry

Live from the ONA conference in Toronto… Lisa Williams, founder of H20Town and Placeblogger, says journalism is becoming a high-tech industry that is moving toward the way technology firms operate. “You guys have mooched much closer to me,” said Williams, … Continue reading

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Don’t be a twit: Claim your newspaper name on Twitter

For those of you living under a Web 2.0-less rock, Twitter is the latest application to take the Internet by storm. Twitter allows users to send microupdates of 140 text characters or less to friends via instant message, RSS, mobile … Continue reading

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Journalistopia online crime maps directory

Crime maps of all flavors are the rage nowadays ever since developer/journalist Adrian Holovaty created the now-famous ChicagoCrime.org in May, 2005. These days, everyone from independent designers to large newspaper companies are creating crime maps, causing severe headaches for police … Continue reading

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L.A. Times editorial board decries Google News comments

The L.A. Times editorial board on Saturday scoffed at the principles of free speech and open information with an editorial claiming that “Many publishers consider the Internet, and Google in particular, a greater threat to their livelihoods than Osama bin … Continue reading

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Looking at the big media picture with Google, AOL, Yahoo

Amy Webb over at MyDigiMedia cuts through the media circus around newspaper acquisitions and has a moment of clarity when she surveys the bigger picture and looks at “who owns what.” Amy has drawn up a handy chart showing the … Continue reading

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Knight-Batten Award finalists announced

J-Lab has announced the 2007 winners of the Knight-Batten Awards. The finalists include WashingtonPost.com’s OnBeing, Reuters’ Second Life reporting and the Orlando Sentinel‘s Varsity MyTeam site (woo-ha!). See the list of finalists here (with links), as well as the 2007 … Continue reading

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Almost official: Nielsen drops page views as primary metric

Various news outlets report today that Nielsen/NetRatings will begin using time spent on a Web site in lieu of the much-maligned page view as its primary metric to determine a site’s success. This move that has been expected for some … Continue reading

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Digg embroiled in user revolt over DRM postings

The popular news ranking site Digg is currently undergoing a full-scale revolt of its users after someone posted the copyright encryption code for HD-DVD discs. After Digg pulled the posting with the key, users soon got wind and flooded the … Continue reading

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Spreading the news You Tube style

Big, big kudos to the Allentown Morning Call for their Breeders and Kennels search widget. While there’s nothing especially extraordinary about setting up a searchable database, the Morning Call took it a step further and made their search widget embeddable by … Continue reading

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When the machines edit your life

It’s like a horrific scene out of EPIC 2014. E-Media Tidbits’ Amy Gahran highlights the story of Nino Ceritano, a restaurateur whose top Google search was a Roanoke Times story about a murder suspect who worked in his restaurant. “What … Continue reading

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Google Maps mashup based on book locations

Now this is what newspapers should be doing to their stories! Check out the new feature on Google Book Search, where some mashups have been created to show on a map all the locations referenced in the text of the … Continue reading

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