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Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most verbose of all?

It’s coming up to Thanksgiving here in the US, and a thin layer of snow still sparkles on the ground in the winter sun. On Friday, (that’s the day after Thanksgiving for any of you not steeped in American tradition) we shall drive to Milwaukee for a spot of Christmas shopping and, in the case of the young ‘uns, some… Read more →

links for 2008-11-22

Follow the Audience Mark Potts writes: "Back in the earliest days of planning The Washington Post's online strategy, 15-plus years ago, we talked a lot about our intentions to "be promiscuous"–placing as many bets as possible on as many different technologies and strategies as we could. " He echoed something that I often say about my own reading habits: Voracious… Read more →

links for 2008-11-20

EtherPad: Realtime Collaborative Text Editing Suw: Really neat app that allows multiple authors to co-edit a document in real time. Does away completely with the need for SubEthaEdit. Excellent stuff! (tags: co-editing writing applications webapps etherpad collaboration) DocumentCloud: The innovation $1m in Knight money could buy DocumentCloud could "vastly improve document-based journalism". But do ProPublica and the New York Times… Read more →

Interview like a human being

Suw and I are huge fans of This American Life, a show on NPR in the US. We often listen to the podcast over breakfast on the weekends. My friend Mohamed Nanabhy says that the US government should spend its public diplomacy budget on This American Life because it’s such a good representative for the US. One of the great… Read more →

links for 2008-11-18

Five Ws from the Barack Obama campaign – Random Mumblings Kevin: Five Ws for Web 2.0 or social media journalism from the Obama campaign (tags: BarackObama organisation journalism socialmedia) GE chief signals appetite for media assets "In an interview with the Financial Times, Mr Immelt, GE chief executive, said the company had the resources to capitalise on bargains as it… Read more →

Disrupt or be disrupted

more about “ Why do people listen to Michael Ros…“, posted with vodpod Andy Dickinson has a post asking the question: Why do people listen to Michael Rosenblum? Andy thinks that Michael is worth listening to but that his approach doesn’t “work across the board”. At conferences, many in the room may be hearing Michael’s message for the first time,… Read more →

links for 2008-11-17

Journalists must take responsibility Jeff Jarvis responds to Adrian Monck and Roy Greenslade who say that journalists are blameless in the decline of print journalists. I think the key lines from Jeff are these: "My purpose in rebutting Farhi, Greenslade and Monck is not to flagellate journalists but to empower them. To take responsibility for the fall of journalism is… Read more →

Journalism: Hop on the Cluetrain

After seven weeks in the US for the elections, I’m behind in everything: Eating, sleeping and blogging. I’m going to be writing a lot about the experience and lessons learned in terms of the technology and in terms of the journalism. But, before I get into deep thoughts about the trip, I saw something that really resonated with me as… Read more →

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