July 2009

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We want Google Voice on our iPhones

Tweet Jim Voorhies calls this the best comment ever. I can’t help but agree.

Some Hilarious Stuff on AP’s DRM

Tweet The AP has released some info on its new “protection” system–not sure what exactly they are trying to protect us from. From CrunchGear: This same system, as you recall, has prevented the rise of piracy in the music and movie arenas and must be applied to the written word before the Internet fails and […]

The Separation

Tweet There has to be one if you are a journalist. John Robinson explains why: I suspect every editor can tell stories about conversations with newsmakers who attempt to use their access and perceived friendship to influence coverage, which, predictably, turns out to be negative. I certainly can. I have also worked with editors who loved the access […]

Twitter Crackdown

Tweet Did your follow count just drop? I received an email from @tless that I’d lost 60 followers on Twitter. I’m not really phased by that, since I don’t really put much stock in how many people are following me. I mean, I want followers, but I only want quality followers who are engaging. According […]

Some Results From The Slate Experiment

Tweet We told you about this experiment at Slate a couple of days ago. The idea is to have one group of people limit themselves to the web and one group to limit themselves to newspapers. After a couple of days, who would feel better informed. Here’s a case for newspapers from one of the […]

What’s More Effective? Print or Web?

Tweet Slate is running an interesting experiment, although not exactly scientific. One group of readers will limit themselves to print media for a couple of days, and the second group will avoid newspapers and limit themselves to reading news on the web (no aggregation sites allowed). The idea is to try and figure out who […]

Free Alternatives to Photoshop

Tweet Not only am I horrible at image editing, but I also do it so infrequently that it’s hard to justify spending a bunch of money on Photoshop. Still, when I have some work to do, I like having the tools available to take care of the job. ReadWriteWeb has written a review of several […]

(Another) WordPress 2.8 Update

Tweet Never shy about releasing updates, WordPress has released version 2.8.2. Only one fix, and that’s a security vulnerability in the admin area. It probably wouldn’t have been a very big problem, but now that the problem has been acknowledge, some clowns are bound to try to take advantage of it.

A Glimpse Inside Twitter

Tweet Techcrunch has published some of the internal documents from Twitter they received. As they put it, Twitter isn’t exactly happy about this, but they’ve put this info out there with their approval. Lots of great info there about their relationships with Google, Facebook and Microsoft. I’ve only had a chance to skim over it […]

The Rat’s Getting Fatter, But The Tail’s Getting Longer

Tweet Matthew Hindman contends that the web is actually consolidating news around just a few sources. Even though it’s easy for anyone to publish, users’ tendencies to click on one of the first few links returned by Google means that it’s becoming more and more difficult to attract readers. The numbers back up what he […]


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