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The new rules of news You may have noticed – you could hardly miss it – the blizzard of anniversary stories last month about the fall of Lehman Brothers, an event that helped spark last year's financial meltdown. The coverage reminded me that journalists failed to do their jobs before last year's crisis emerged, and have continued to fail since then. It also reminds me of a few pet peeves about the way traditional journalists operate. So here's a list of 22 things, not in any particular order, that I'd insist upon if I ran a news organization. Blog d'Anthony Poncier At the end of the XIX century, the contrast between blue-collar and white-collar was important and helped in strengthening the class war concept. The first still being treated worse than the second. With the digitization of business, when more and more things are automated, are we going to reinforce this pattern? Digital transformation and internal communication Few month ago, I attended as a speaker at a conference on digital transformation of organizations, in which I put forward that enterprise had to move in as one to this digitalization and leave no one behind. One of the speakers replied, correctly, that in a large organization, you can’t do everything at once and there were priorities to be set.

Arianna Huffington Interview: SOTB 2009 - Technorati Blogging Richard Jalichandra: How did you discover blogging? Arianna Huffington: For me it was the excitement of seeing the conversation moving online. I wanted to be a part of that so we started Arianna Online. The key thing was the interactivity. De Goojet à Seesmic ! Shhhh... don't tell CoverGirl! At 55, Ellen DeGeneres is looking better than ever. She looks even more radiant and youthful than she did when she was years younger! On the iPad For years, me and thousands of other techies have been wondering what comes after the Personal Computer as we’ve known it. Yesterday, in Apple’s iPad, we caught a glimpse. If I had to pick one predominant emotion in reaction, it would be “disturbed”. The iPad is an attractive, thoughtfully designed, deeply cynical thing.

An Apology To Our Readers On Monday evening I received a phone call from someone I trust who told me that one of our interns had asked for compensation in exchange for a blog post. Specifically, this intern had allegedly asked for a Macbook Air in exchange for a post about a startup. After an investigation we determined that the allegation was true. In fact, on at least one other occasion this intern was almost certainly given a computer in exchange for a post. Peggy Nelson on new media narratives: “Every Twitter account is We talked this week with Peggy Nelson, a new media artist who has spent the last several years doing digital and virtual storytelling. While Nelson’s work is rooted in conceptual art rather than journalism, she has created stories in nearly every medium, including some we hadn’t thought of (like PowerPoint and iPhone Apps). Nelson came to our attention when she presented in January at the Boston Bookfuturists Meetup. In these excerpts from our talk, she discusses Twitter novels, the core elements of story, and how journalists can most effectively use social media. How would you describe what you do?

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Living Stories can reinvent the article Content consumers — the people who seek information but don’t create or curate it — are getting a raw deal. Why? Because static articles don’t capture the kinetic energy newsworthy topics generate.

hey mojuju. This article does not answer most user's questions about Pearltrees 2 indeed and is likely irrelevant to your own concern. It is one of our core values to engage and discuss with members openly and in a fairly decentralized way, so answers should always be read in the specific context of a discussion. I think the team mention this article when members ask what's Pearltrees direction and whether pt2 fits in our overall project. As you rightly noted, it shows our mission has not changed. It also doesn't give any indication about what is the best interface or visualisation for Pearltrees, though, because, however important it is for us, we believe interfaces are a mean to an end and not a goal per se. There were several versions of pt1 before the one you know and they all had significant differences. If we live long enough, there will be pt3, pt4, pt5,... and each time we will adapt the visualization and interface to the nature our community. So are we making progress with pt2 and in which dimension? I would definitely answer yes and on 3 key dimensions: universality, sharing and exploration. To put it simply, when you shared a pearltree about your favorite movies with pt1, people saw a tree of pearls, and only eventually, they saw what you put inside the pearls. With pt2 they will immediatly see... your favorite movies. This less visible, more universal visualization - but in my opinion far less banal that one may think at first - enable us in turn to improve sharing, exploration, and eventually organization itself. But as I said before, this is a whole different topic... by Patrice May 31

The PearlTrees company team keeps referring to this article (and google translate seems to do a fair translation of the ideas if not the eloquence of the blog entry) as PearlTrees' guiding vision. Perhaps my critical thinking skills need honing (I say this purely in self-effacement), yet no matter how I look at it, PT 1 was just as democratic as PT2 and, more to the point, PT 1 allows "everyone to organize all documents" as each sees fit and PT2 allows only a subject line organization with none of the neural-like connections readily available in PT1. I fail to see (a) how this situation is an improvement, (b) how PT2 is a step forward on the touted path (because it seems like many steps backward to me), nor (c) how referring to a visionary blog article addresses the users' (including my own) questions. "How Now Brown Cow" makes just about as much sense to me. by mojojuju May 30