More Than a Decade In, and Internet Comments Continue to Be Terrible - Rebecca J. Rosen - Technology It's just not easy to build a system that allows for smart ongoing conversations among large groups of people So many things about the Internet have become pretty awesome over the past decade or so, but there is one thing, however, that remains dysfunctional: comments.
Trust in the media Report shows UK trust in media dented by phone-hacking scandal; TV is most trusted outlet
The Lede Desk: Fighting the Scourge of Boring Writing | Degrees of Freedom It was a dark and stormy night in New York City, so why was I instead slouching on my couch in sunny Rome? Because I was concocting a weather report-anecdote-question-postural opening for this blog post. It is probably safe to say that no journalist is fully immune from cliches, especially in the openings of their articles, which many of us insist on calling ledes (in that cliquish, intentionally misspelled way, just like we write “graf” for paragraph, “hed” for headline, and so on).
Update August 20, 2011, 4:39 pm PDT : be sure to read the message from EpiRen, René Najera in the comments A Public Servant, Blogging and Tweeting Under His Own Name, Has Been Silenced By His Employers - I Speak of Dreams
England riots: where they happened and where suspects lived | Mapped | News England riots: where they happened and where the suspects lived. Click image for maps
How the NYT paywall is working When I wrote about the success of the NYT paywall last month, I got a lot of pushback in the comments and on Twitter.
Chinese citizens could once again enjoy LOL Cats on YouTube - as well as content critical of the communist government - if a new system developed by researchers at the University of Michigan (U-M) and the University of Waterloo (UW) in Canada were implemented. New system could make censorship of Internet sites virtually impossible
Passing A Good Joke Along The Wire | Sunday Magazine
Spam Bots Flooding Twitter to Drown Info About #Syria Protests [Updated] Defining The Issues People following the #Syria hash tag on Twitter in the recent weeks to track the developments of the Syrian protests and the deadly governmental crackdown on peaceful protesters must have noticed two major annoyances: First was the proliferation of what tweeps dubbed as the “twitter eggs,” a group of newly created and mostly image-less twitter accounts that cussed out, verbally assaulted, and threatened anyone tweeting favorably about the ongoing protests, or criticizing the regime.
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Dead Letters: an excerpt from Speaking into the Air by John Durham Peters An excerpt from Speaking into the Air A History of the Idea of Communication by John Durham Peters Dead Letters