Walt Mossberg is taking the tech franchise he built with Kara Swisher and others, AllThingsD, out on its own. In an ‘exit interview’ with Mashable, he reflects on his time at the Wall Street Journal and journalism. He has some great advice for journalists on how to succeed in the digital era.
You don’t need a big a budget or a big staff to build news applications, and in this great post from non-profit news organisation, MinnPost, Alan Palazzolo writes about some of the ways that they keep it simple but deliver great impact.
Kevin: John Naughton has an excellent meditation about the internet and the pervasive search for easy answers. We're living through a revolution. Get used to it. As he writes, disruption is a feature not a bug. "By implementing these twin pro…
Kevin: Laurie Penny writes in the New Statesmen about the continued prejudice shown by mainstream commentators towards political bloggers in the UK: "Cosy members of the established commentariat eye bloggers suspiciously, as if beneath our funny c…
Google have announced that they are adding a raft of tools to Google Apps, including Blogger. Perhaps it’s a sign that Blogger is growing up, although they’ll need to develop it much further for it to really compete with WordPress, but it is certainly better than an awful lot of so-called enterprise blogging systems. The addition of Blogger to the… Read more →
Via Anthony Mayfield, I discovered this video from KS12: Anthony pulls two ideas out of the video: How our need to assign and take the credit for ideas can mess things up; and how sometimes information should just fade from view as it gets older, rather than being always perfectly preserved. I pulled out another: That releasing software in beta… Read more →
I’ve been ignoring all the build-up to this year’s Apple produce announcement, mainly because I just didn’t want to get my hopes up. But it turns out that I’m actually quite excited about the iPad, Apple’s tablet computer. I had a very spirited discussion with my husband on the train last night as we were catching up on the announcements… Read more →