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Feeling my Net age

The Associated Press has announced that on June 1 its AP Stylebook will cease capitalizing Internet and Web. The news on Facebook looked like this, with a good reminder that the internet and the web are not the same thing,

Posted in communication, Computers, Internet, Journalism, Technology

Back to school again

After a semester or two off, I’ve enrolled in another Coursera “MOOC” (Massively Open Online Class)… No new Wesleyan University listings for more film history classes to pick-up where I left off with the last two, alas… But I’ve had this nagging

Posted in Computers, coursera, MOOCs, programming

Another day, another MOOC — #edcmooc

I’ve signed up for an already-in-progress MOOC course, “E-Learning and Digital Culture,” taught by a team of professors at the University of Edinburgh, which is encouraging students to use their blogs, Twitter accounts (@bobstep) and other online media as part

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Posted in Computers, Digital Culture, Education, media studies, socialnets

Yankee presses stop as pigs fly and YouTube shows the past of new media

I’ve been putting some fun things on the AEJMC Newspaper Division blog: Guardian unleashes pigs to explain social-networked news media, with hooks from Twitter tipsters and a wolf with asthma to a ton of huffing. Back before the new media

Posted in Journalism, Multimedia, Newspapers, Online-Only, Tablets & eBook Readers, Video

End of semester links for students who follow my blogs

For Web design or  journalism students getting interested in programming, or programmers getting interested in journalism, see my bookmarks tagged with the keywords “Journalism” and “Programming” at delicious.com. For Portrayal of the Journalist in Popular Culture students who need one

Posted in communication, Computers, Data, Journalism, Radford, students, Twitter, WebDesign, WordPress

New tools and new tools

Nice article, if the link works… New Tools for Today’s Investigative Journalist I may have chopped off a few characters at the end or the address while fumbling with another “new tool” — not one mentioned in the article. My

Posted in Blogging, communication, Reporting, Tablets & eBook Readers, usability, WordPress

Google offers data-analysis tools, liposuction for stats

Uses: Inspiration from washing machines, Rebecca Black GoogleLabs has a new data-mining tool,  Correlate, which allows folks with data (got data?) to use Google’s algorithms to dig through numbers and visualize meaning. Business folks will love to compare brands; political

Posted in Computers, Data, Google, Internet, Reporting, Technology

Happy 30th anniversary to my first computer

Harry McCracken, who suffered through being my editor at three different magazines, has written a fascinating history of one of the first “boom, then bust” computer companies: The one I bought my first computer from. In fact, its going bust

Posted in coincidence, Computers, History, Magazines, personal, Technology, wesleyan

Times Droid update better; still no cigar

The latest update of The New York Times Droid app shows some improvements, but I still prefer reading the Times mobile Web site with the phone’s browser. The good news: For those of us with aging eyes and smaller Android

Posted in Computers, Newspapers, Radford, Tablets & eBook Readers, usability, WebDesign

Considering the future of the Mag-App-Book

Khoi Vinh (subtraction.com), former design director at  The New York Times, offered some design-inspired thoughts the other day on “why most of the current crop of iPad magazine apps have dim prospects for long-term success,” which has prompted dozens of

Posted in Future of news, Internet, Journalism, Magazines, Tablets & eBook Readers, WebDesign
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