Category Archives: web 2.0

They’re watching your edits (Part II)

A fellow named Chris Riley has built a web site that tracks the BBC news site’s judgment. Essentially, it follows what people are reading in a manner similar to a tag cloud and then compares it to the order in … Continue reading

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Dave Barry, the original crowdsourcer

Take a gander at Dave Barry’s hilarious Holiday Gift Guide, featuring such wonderful holiday fare as the motorized ice cream cones and nosehair clippers disguised as a finger. But pay attention to each item’s credit lines. Aside from Barry’s enormous … Continue reading

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They’re watching your edits

I caught this on Cyberjournalist: Some folks have set up a site called NewsSniffer to monitor the editing of comments and stories on the BBCNews site. The site “aims to monitor corporate news organisations to uncover bias.” I’d count on … Continue reading

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A super-powered map

Take a look at Neighboroo, a new mapping site that features loads of layered data. It’s basically an AJAX-powered version of the maps created using GIS. By clicking through the different tabs, I just learned bunches of information about my … Continue reading

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Easy online publishing tools for the masses

Online Journalism Review has published a great guide to simple online publishing tools. The list is mostly for beginners. It’s an excellent starting point for anyone interested in this stuff. There isn’t any crazy server configuration here; just some easy-to-use … Continue reading

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Advice for young journalists

The constant, nagging question in our industry today is what to do about the future of news. Students are that future, and it’s imperative that those of us out in the trenches give them the best guidance possible. I recently … Continue reading

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Where’s the link?

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune published a whopper of a story today, revealing the identity of the priest who says he had an inappropriate relationship with a young, now-disgraced Rep. Mark Foley. As the national media picked up the story, it’s appalling … Continue reading

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The crowded media landscape

To help explain how journalism has changed in the last ten years, I tried to give my University of Florida brethren a picture of how the media landscape has been altered by so many choices. While this is not complete … Continue reading

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Fun with the New York Times’ new Reader Beta

I got a wonderful little surprise last night in my inbox: an invitation to check out the New York Times’ brand spankin’ new Times Reader Beta. The Times Reader offers a new way to read the Times using an application … Continue reading

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More Web 2.0 than you can handle

Lost Remote tracked down a fabulous listing of Web 2.0 companies. Some of the names, such as Facebook, Google, flickr and more will be familiar. To be frank, I haven’t heard of the overwhelming majority of these sites. Take a … Continue reading

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YouTube phenom Lonelygirl15 revealed as hoax

YouTube star “Lonelygirl15,” who claimed to be a quirky homeschooled teenager named Bree, turns out to be Jessica Rose, a 21-year-old film actress and the product of a creative agency that intends to make a movie out of the whole … Continue reading

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From SND: A new way to read The New York Times

The NYTimes.com‘s Neil Chase demonstrated new software¬†at SND that will give users a reading experience that is closer to reading the physical paper. And it looks sweet! To see the Times‘ own write-up about it, visit: http://firstlook.nytimes.com/?p=22 This feature¬†uses Windows … Continue reading

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