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Why Your iPhone Selfies Don't Look Like Your Face - The Atlantic
The global economy is wired up to your face. And it is willing to move heaven and Earth to let you see what you want to see.
iphone  photography  surveillance  technology  beauty  identity  app  apple  google  mobile 
december 2018 by allaboutgeorge
A Generation Grows Up in China Without Google, Facebook or Twitter - The New York Times
“Our findings suggest that censorship in China is effective not only because the regime makes it difficult to access sensitive information, but also because it fosters an environment in which citizens do not demand such information in the first place”
marketing  google  power  socialnetworking  censorship  asia  capitalism  internet  identity  attention  china  twitter  corporations  culture 
august 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Nest Founder: “I Wake Up In Cold Sweats Thinking, What Did We Bring To The World?”
“I think we have to be very cognizant of the unintended consequences, but also acknowledge them and then design them out–make sure that we are ethically designing,” he says. “This is the slowest technology will ever progress ever again in your life. It’s only speeding up. So what are we going to do as designers to bring that element in all the time?”
technology  design  ethics  future  apple  google  beauty  mobile  business 
july 2017 by allaboutgeorge
Twitter / enginonder: #twitter blocked in #turkey ...
blocked in tonight. folks are painting dns numbers onto the posters of the governing party.
google  turkey  twitter  from twitter_favs
march 2014 by allaboutgeorge
Year of the ChinaDroid | TechRice
Just as they do at home, Chinese manufacturers will start replacing Google apps on devices bound for the developing world. Rather than paying a license fee for Google’s suite of apps (Gmail, Maps, Chrome, etc.), these manufacturers want someone to pay them for pre-installs. Benedict Evans asks: “How many of these devices will have Google Play? How many users will install Google Maps? How many will come with a third-party web browser (from Tencent, say), one or two of the dozens of major Android app stores operating in China, or Amazon’s app store?” Expect to see Android devices in Jakarta, Addis Ababa, and Tehran that experiment with alternatives to Google apps. 
android  google  china  mobile  asia  business  technology 
march 2013 by allaboutgeorge
Daytona crash video tests fair use, copyright for fans and journalists | Poynter.
Here is the kicker when it comes to the NASCAR/YouTube example: The U.S. Copyright Office says, “Copyright protects the particular way authors have expressed themselves. It does not extend to any ideas, systems, or factual information conveyed in a work.”
copyright  media  journalism  youtube  google  search  sports 
february 2013 by allaboutgeorge
An inside look at Google's news-ranking algorithm
Google itself has offered minimal insight about the algorithms it uses to discover and rank news stories. All the company will say publicly is that articles are selected and ranked based on metrics such as how often and on what sites a story appears; freshness of content; location; relevance; and diversity. The company has claimed that it constantly fine-tunes its news ranking to ensure high quality content is shown.
twitter  facebook  google  news  journalism  media  search  data 
february 2013 by allaboutgeorge
Ten basic Android terminal commands you should know | Android Central
Besides the times when we've broken something and need to fix it, there are plenty of reasons why an advanced Android user would want to talk to his or her device. To do that, you need to have a few tools and know a few commands.
android  mobile  technology  unix  google 
february 2013 by allaboutgeorge
How important are all those ugly Tweet Buttons to news sites? » Nieman Journalism Lab
I wish folks used them far less than they do now. Time to rethink their use in certain places ...
twitter  social  news  google  sharing  journalism  media  web 
june 2012 by allaboutgeorge
Google’s Richard Gingras: 8 questions that will help define the future of journalism » Nieman Journalism Lab
While technology holds great promise, it’s important to recognize that while technology has value it has no “values.” Technology, in and of itself, is not the solution. Yes, it can provide the means for solutions, but it is up to us to determine how to make it so.

We need to rethink every facet of the journalism model in light of the dramatic changes in the architecture of the news ecosystem. I’m not suggesting that everything must change, but a comprehensive rethinking is a necessary and valuable intellectual process.
journalism  media  newspapers  news  google  content  narrative  writing  reporting  work  data  search  social  design  innovation 
april 2012 by allaboutgeorge
I Flunked My Social Media Background Check. Will You?
Your personal email address, especially if you've had it for a long time, could have all kinds of things tied to it that you'd rather an employer not see. Spend the nothing it costs to set up a dedicated job search email account, and list that one on your c.v.
business  jobs  work  web  online  social  socialnetworking  facebook  twitter  search  google 
july 2011 by allaboutgeorge
“The atomic element is the story”: This American Life navigates a future that goes beyond broadcast » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism
“I’ll tweet out a link to our blog,” he said, “and I’ll get responses from people clearly on their phones…saying, ‘The audio is garbled on my random cellphone!’ People are just getting to a point where they expect everything to work on handheld devices.”
radio  technology  mobile  music  story  data  audio  google  audience  chicago 
june 2011 by allaboutgeorge
PBS plays Google’s word game, transcribing thousands of hours of video into crawler-friendly text » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism
PBS’ radio cousin, NPR, still relies on humans for transcription, paying a third-party service to capture 51 hours of audio a week. In-house editors do a final sweep to ensure accuracy of proper names and unusual words. It’s expensive, though NPR does not disclose how much, and time-consuming, with a turnaround time of four to six hours.

“We continue to keep an eye on automated solutions, which have gradually improved over time, but are not of sufficiently high quality yet to be suitable for licensing and other public distribution,” said Kinsey Wilson, NPR’s head of digital media.
radio  npr  google  search  context  video  language 
may 2011 by allaboutgeorge
The Really Smart Phone - WSJ.com
"We can measure their daily exposure to political opinions," said project scientist Anmol Madan at MIT's Media Lab. "Maybe one day, you would be able to download a phone app to measure how much Republican or Democratic exposure you are getting and, depending on what side you're on, give you a warning."
politics  technology  mobile  data  android  google  republicans  democrats  behavior 
april 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Augmented Reality Comes Closer to Reality - NYTimes.com
For consumers, the first application will be created by a movie studio that is working on an augmented reality game to accompany a new movie. It will be possible to hunt for hidden virtual reality objects in a city. However, by giving the underlying technology away Mr. Lynch is obviously hoping that he has an answer to the frequently asked question: “What comes after Google?”

There have already been dozens of companies who have tried to compete with Google’s search service, so far without success. However, there is also a broad consensus that the future of search will blend next generation search technologies with geographical location.
google  search  augmentedreality  mobile  technology  movies  location 
april 2011 by allaboutgeorge
MLB.com CEO Bob Bowman says iOS users are more likely to purchase content than Android owners | Edible Apple
“The Android user typically is less likely to buy,” said Bowman, “and therefore the ROI on developing for Android is different than it is for Apple… The iPhone and iPad user is interested in buying content–that’s one of the reasons they bought the device. The Android buyer is different.”
android  apple  google  ios  iphone  ipad  media  sports  baseball  app  software  mobile  business 
april 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Google introduces search site blocking. Why not the reverse, too? | Knight Digital Media Center
“A tool like this could increase the Balkanization of a precious resource: attention. When you can choose your info-filter, you can filter out not just content farms, but ideological opponents, religious resources, and whoever’s content you’re boycotting this week or next."
information  attention  media  journalism  google  search  power  technology 
march 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Richard J. Tofel: Someday, the sun will set on SEO — and the business of news will be better for it » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism
[A]fter a decade of SEO, a lot of lowest common denominator is what we have.

But a focus on readers rather than advertisers as the heart of business model will, inevitably, create a more segmented dynamic, as the strongest appeals to readers tend to be in niches, and as, to venture an impolite reminder, some readers are a great deal more valuable than others. This is not only because some readers have more money to spend on content (as they do, admittedly, on the goods and services offered by advertisers), although that is true. But it is also, and ultimately more importantly true, that some readers are willing to spend more time, to develop greater loyalty to particular content, to value it more highly.

Improved search, and diminished SEO, should tend place a greater value on such readers, elevating content of higher value, higher quality and, therefore, higher cost.

That would matter a great deal.
search  google  media  online  technology  mobile  marketing  economics  attention  reading 
march 2011 by allaboutgeorge
AOL-HuffPo: Acquisition of means of production without being revolutionary at all | Capital New York
Search engines improve by delivering you more of the results that you were hoping for when you search for something; so it gets better when it relies on social networks than it does when it relies on algorithms. And this is where the future starts to look brighter for "original content" producers: This is a road that leads, ultimately, to the people who produce what they produce and get their readers without tricking them into reading. Which means Arianna Huffington will get better at her job, and your readers will get better at finding you, will stay longer when they get there, and, if you play your cards right, will start going straight to you instead of waiting for Arianna to tell them to. Then, maybe you can capture a sliver of the business she's going to be getting.

It's that sliver that is going to grow next. And as it does, the scale will even out, potentially putting Arianna herself, and places like AOL, on the defense once again.
aol  technology  search  google  social  news  media  journalism  business 
february 2011 by allaboutgeorge
AriannaOL « BuzzMachine
I crosspost on HuffPo — see this post there (how meta can you get?) — because I get more attention from a wider audience.

In the link economy, there are two creations of value and two opportunities to make use of that value: the creation of the content and the creation of the audience for it, via links. HuffPo brings me links to people and for me, it’s worth it to post there. No one — not even the quite persuasive Arianna — is forcing me. I do it out of my self-interest. Huffington Post was smart enough to build a business, a scalable and efficient business, out of that self-interest.

To think that content must be something that is created only by content companies that pay content people to create it is, like or not, outmoded. Content is no longer scarce, people. It is abundant. Google understands that. Twitter understands that. Huffington Post understands that. Sadly, old content people from old content companies still do not. Therein lies a lesson in this acquisition.
attention  blogging  business  aol  creativity  media  google  twitter 
february 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Nokia X7 canceled: death-march journey continues - Computerworld Blogs
And what's this? Zokem, a mobile analytics company founded by some ex-Nokia executives, came out with a damning report on Nokia's U.S. smartphone user loyalty, Tuesday. Out of the eight smartphone platforms surveyed, Symbian had the poorest churn (defined as "the likelihood to shift to a competing platform during the next 12 months.")
At an astoundingly high 94%, it even exceeded webOS, which HP hasn't managed to prove isn't a dead platform). Yes, only 6% of users would buy another Symbian device. Unsurprisingly, surveyed Symbian users indicated that they mostly planned to move to iPhone (33%), Android (25%) or Windows Phone (25%).
nokia  mobile  apple  iphone  hp  symbian  google  android  technology  business  att  windows 
january 2011 by allaboutgeorge
The $85 Smartphone and the imminent extinction of non-smartphones | asymco
Note that I’m not suggesting that the market for high-end smartphones is threatened yet–there is still a lot of innovation that still needs to happen to shape that market into one of mobile computing (vs. mobile phoning).

Instead, what I am suggesting is that the bottom of the phone market is very vulnerable to becoming smart. This may sound like an odd sort of disruption, but it’s a very sinister threat to companies who are in the business of selling brands and not platforms.
technology  mobile  business  nokia  android  google  apple  marketing 
december 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Groupon, Google, and value on the Internet : The New Yorker
When we think about the Internet, we often think of businesses in black-and-white terms: either they’re huge, world-changing hits or they’re flops. But that’s a false dichotomy. These days, the Web is full of good, solid businesses that may not be remaking the world but that are helping give people what they want. If that’s what Groupon ends up being, well, there are worse fates. 
business  google  online  technology  attention  marketing  social  money 
december 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Android Data Stealing Vulnerability | thomascannon.net
Responsible disclosure would normally prevent me from publishing the advisory while there is a chance the users will get a fix in a reasonable time frame. However, despite the speed at which Google has worked to develop a patch I don’t believe this can happen. The reason is that Android OS updates usually rely on OEMs and carriers to provide an update for their devices. Not all OEMs are providing Android OS updates to all of their devices, and the ones that are we have seen are not always doing it in a timely fashion. There may be legitimate reasons for this but the bottom line is there will still be a great deal of devices exposed for quite some time or perhaps forever, including my own.

Better that we know now and have the chance to protect ourselves, or at least understand the risk. I don’t expect to see the exploitation of this issue become widespread, but if you are really worried about it there are a few things you can do to identify it or prevent it [...]
android  mobile  security  technology  google  software  data  crime  javascript 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Apple overtakes RIM as runner-up to Nokia in smartphones. Does volume matter? - GLG News
So far scale hasn't really been a decisive factor in the smartphone arena. Innovation is what's making the breakthrough. Both Apple and RIM have significantly innovated in terms of device, business model and communication strategy, winning customer preference through enhanced usage experience but also effective marketing and smart channel management.

In the future the environment might not be as favorable for Apple and RIM as it has been in the recent past. Top line growth will make international sales a higher priority and levels of operator subsidy abroad might be lower on average than those of the North American markets. This might result in growing pressure on the pricing side. Furthermore, competition is likely to increase. The Android pack gets larger every day, HP will re-launch webOS , Microsoft might at last gain traction thanks to Windows Phone 7 and Nokia should be expected to bounce back at some stage.
android  google  microsoft  nokia  hp  innovation  blackberry  mobile  business 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Android Market Is Attracting More App Developers - NYTimes.com
"The promise of Android goes beyond one device. We're going to see products running Android that no one has ever envisioned possible."
android  google  mobile  development  software  apple  technology 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Identity and The Independent Web - John Battelle's Searchblog
In other words, perhaps it's time for a Revealed Identity, as opposed to a Public or Dependent Identity. [...]

I think it's worth defining a portion of the web as a place where one can visit and be part of a conversation without the data created by that conversation being presumptively sucked into a sophisticated response platform - whether that platform is Google, Blue Kai, Doubleclick, Twitter, or any other scaled web service. Now, I'm all for engaging with that platform, to be sure, but I'm also interested in the parts of society where one can wander about free of identity presumption, a place where one can chose to engage knowing that you are in control of how your identity is presented, and when it is revealed.

One thing I’m certain of: Who I am according to Google, or Facebook, or any number of other scaled Dependent Web services, is not necessarily who I want to be as I wander this new digital world. I want more instrumentation, more nauance, and more rights.
identity  internet  privacy  reputation  marketing  business  power  social  relationships  technology  google  facebook  anonymity 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Nokia Revises Symbian Strategy as Smartphone Sales Improve: Tech News «
The cost of creating a mobile app can easily surpass six figures, so developers are keen to watch which devices and platforms consumers are attracted to, and therefore, which of those smartphones are a potentially good target for their apps. A greater number of high-end device sales also raises the average selling price and profit margins for handsets. Nokia doesn’t enjoy the roughly $600 ASP that Apple does, but Nokia’s ASP did increase in the quarter to €65 (US $91) as compared to €61 in the prior quarter and €64 from the year ago period. You don’t need an accounting degree to understand that selling more devices at a higher price brings increases in revenue.
nokia  symbian  apple  android  google  mobile  technology  software 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Steve Jobs's Android Obsession Analyzed | Fast Company
No sense ignoring the elephant in the cloud: "Android" clearly made more appearances than any other word, by far. One might be tempted to read fear or obsession into the repetition of his rival's name -- self-possessed politicians usually settle for "my opponent," after all -- until we scrutinize some of the other words that made prominent appearances.
android  apple  ipad  google 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Jobs speaks! The complete transcript | Phones | iOS Central | Macworld
Our goal is to make the best devices in the world, not to be the biggest. As you know, Nokia’s the biggest. And we admire them for being able to ship the number of handsets that they do. But we don’t aspire to be like them. They’re good at being like them. We want to be like us. And we want to make the best ones.
android  apple  google  interview  ipad  iphone  jobs  mobile  strategy  nokia  technology 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Stop Googling // RailsTips by John Nunemaker
Next time you go to google for an answer, stop, break open the code and learn. Here is hoping this article lights some peeps on fire instead of lighting a fire for them.
code  google  howto  opensource  productivity  programming 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
What App Makers Say About Nokia’s Store - Digits - WSJ
“I had no idea of their scale and size…As a U.S. developer, we don’t get the visibility that Nokia can give us on a daily basis."
nokia  software  mobile  development  technology  apple  google  android 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Google Bets on Cheap Smartphones for India - WSJ.com
Rahul Choudhary, a 19-year-old fashion design student in New Delhi, said brand wasn't a factor when he bought his current handset, a Samsung smartphone.
"I just bought it because of the look of the phone and the touch screen. I didn't think too much," he said. "I used to have a Nokia but I'm not loyal to any particular brand."
android  nokia  symbian  google  india  mobile 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Billboard.biz: Exclusive: Sources Detail Google's Proposal For A Music Service
Google's cloud-based locker would scan a subscriber's hard drive for music files. Any tracks that Google recognizes as music that it has licensed would be listed by Google as being accessible to the user from their cloud-based account. Such tracks could include those purchased at the Google download store or another download retailer, tracks ripped from a CD and even music files downloaded from peer-to-peer networks.

While the inclusion of P2P tracks may get some pushback from label executives, some sources acknowledge that in order for this concept to work, they may have to allow P2P tracks to populate lockers. But they also point out that in return, the labels would probably press Google to take stronger measures to fight music piracy, such as excluding P2P sites from search results or blocking the use of apps for Google's Android mobile operating system that facilitate P2P access.
google  android  mobile  music  news  media  business  online  p2p 
september 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.: Google and the Search for the Future - WSJ.com
Let's say you're walking down the street. Because of the info Google has collected about you, "we know roughly who you are, roughly what you care about, roughly who your friends are." Google also knows, to within a foot, where you are. Mr. Schmidt leaves it to a listener to imagine the possibilities: If you need milk and there's a place nearby to get milk, Google will remind you to get milk. It will tell you a store ahead has a collection of horse-racing posters, that a 19th-century murder you've been reading about took place on the next block.

Says Mr. Schmidt, a generation of powerful handheld devices is just around the corner that will be adept at surprising you with information that you didn't know you wanted to know. "The thing that makes newspapers so fundamentally fascinating—that serendipity—can be calculated now. We can actually produce it electronically," Mr. Schmidt says.
android  google  location  mobile  privacy  search  seo  future  marketing 
august 2010 by allaboutgeorge
The web isn't killing newspapers, advertisers are - CNN.com
The funny thing about Google is that it has tried to master almost every sort of business. It's investing in windmills, it's investing in mobile phones, it wants to lay cable for high speed internet connections, just to name a few. Yet, for all the businesses it has tried, there's one it says it has no interest in: print content like newspapers.

The reason? Making money on newspapers, and getting advertisers interested in spending again on print publications, has even the big brains at Google stumped.
journalism  media  newspapers  online  google  marketing  search 
july 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Aggregators, curators, and indexers: There’s a difference, and it matters » Nieman Journalism Lab
For me, the lesson is simple. Anytime you hear someone talk about Google News, The Huffington Post, Gawker, blogging, aggregating, curation, and indexing as if they are the same phenomenon, ignore them. And if they attach that discussion to a set of policy recommendations, without acknowledging the full complexity of what it is people actually do when they aggregate, curate, and index information — well, then you should put your fingers in your ears and run in the other direction.
attention  reputation  technology  media  journalism  information  news  google  blogging 
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
This Life - Google Restricts Ads for ‘Cougar’ Sites - NYTimes.com
Google continues to allow similar advertising for the many sites that match older men and younger women, like DateAMillionaire.com, which assures its clients they can meet “sugar babies.”

So cougars and cubs are out, but sugar daddies and sugar babies are in.
dating  relationships  love  technology  google  men  women  power  internet  marketing  sex 
may 2010 by allaboutgeorge
The real reason why Steve Jobs hates Flash - Charlie's Diary
If you're using an iPad in 2015, my bet is that you won't bother to have home broadband; you'll just have data on demand wherever you are. You won't bother yourself about backups, because your data is stored in Apple's cloud. You won't need to bother about software updates because all that stuff will simply happen automatically in the background, without any fuss: nor will worms or viruses or malware be allowed. You will, of course, pay a lot more for the experience than your netbook-toting hardcore microsofties — but you won't have to worry about your antivirus software breaking your computer, either. Because you won't have a "computer" in the current sense of the word. You'll just be surrounded by a swarm of devices that give you access to your data whenever and however you need it.
apple  future  technology  ipad  flash  google  iphone  internet 
may 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Both Sides Of The Table: App is Crap (why Apple is bad for your health)
am betting that the future is “the mobile web” not the “the mobile app.” There will always be some apps that have reasons to be native on devices but I am betting that serious innovation will happen on mobile browsers and that the future will so most apps folded into the cloud. We’ve already seen it once in the PC era. It’s the best thing for our health. We can build for one primary browser (like we do for Firefox on the desktop today) and then figure out how to get the rest working with whatever Microsoft builds.

It will be 3-5 years before this transition takes place. Much money will be gained and lost in this period. And somebody will win in the transition. Wise companies will plan for this “great porting” to take place. Unfortunately it won’t be in the next 3 years so we have to live through this temporary era.
media  social  business  technology  web  mobile  apple  google  future  software  iphone  android 
february 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Inquisitr: The hashtag jungle of real time search
Rather than having to deal with old news and the built up reaction to past events companies now have a chance to see these negative events, or even positive ones, as they are happening. By being able to deal with consumer reactions as they develop in real time companies are able in the short run to save money that they would have otherwise had to spend on things like lawyers, public relations, and crisis management.

In the long run it puts a human face to the companies who step in early due to their monitoring of social media and in turn presents the company to consumers as one who cares and is worth spending our money on.

This kind of use of real time search might only return savings or make millions for those involved which might not be as sexy as making billions but sometimes reputation is more important than short term dollars in the bank.
search  google  twitter  facebook  media  reputation  attention  information  data  business 
october 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Computerworld: Google leak points to imminent iMac, MacBook refresh
Stephen Baker, an analyst with retail research firm NPD Group, echoed those comments today. "I think we'll see a $799 MacBook and a $999 MacBook in the next few days," Baker said Monday. "I can't see how Apple wouldn't go there."

Apple's current low-end notebook is the white-cased MacBook, which lists for $999, and is slightly discounted online by others, such as Amazon, which sells the laptop for $978.

Apple frequently introduces new products or tweaked existing lines on Tuesdays, something that has fueled speculation that the company could unveil new iMac, Mac Mini and MacBook models as soon as tomorrow.
apple  macbook  computers  imac  google  marketing  europe 
october 2009 by allaboutgeorge
SwebApps, Mobile Roadie Try to Democratize iPhone Apps - TIME
"In a few years, mobile apps will be to businesses what sites are today," says Chocano. "They'll serve as a product catalog, a shopping tool, a social-media resource, a way to gather client information, a media gallery — all on the go, at your customer's fingertips."
mobile  marketing  shopping  business  cities  social  information  media  iphone  google  apple 
august 2009 by allaboutgeorge
L.A. buses, rail synced to Google Maps in new partnership [Updated] | L.A. Now | Los Angeles Times
“We have listened to our customers and have provided the Google transit planning resource they have requested,” MTA chief Art Leahy said in a statement. “As the third-largest transportation agency in the United States, it made perfect sense for us to join the Google phenomenon. We are extremely excited to now be a part of the most popular online mapping website in the world, and we have high hopes that a worldwide audience will now be able to more easily plan their Metro trips here in Los Angeles.”
transit  google  losangeles  california  technology  transportation  mobile  mapping 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live -- Printout -- TIME
At its heart, Google's system is built around the slow, anonymous accumulation of authority: pages rise to the top of Google's search results according to, in part, how many links point to them, which tends to favor older pages that have had time to build an audience. That's a fantastic solution for finding high-quality needles in the immense, spam-plagued haystack that is the contemporary Web. But it's not a particularly useful solution for finding out what people are saying right now, the in-the-moment conversation that industry pioneer John Battelle calls the "super fresh" Web. Even in its toddlerhood, Twitter is a more efficient supplier of the super-fresh Web than Google. If you're looking for interesting articles or sites devoted to Kobe Bryant, you search Google. If you're looking for interesting comments from your extended social network about the three-pointer Kobe just made 30 seconds ago, you go to Twitter.
twitter  online  attention  web  google  search 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
After newsroom layoff: It’s a mystery » Nieman Journalism Lab
"Google is the enemy of newspapers. Agree or disagree?" "Google doesn’t kill newspapers. People kill newspapers."
google  newspapers  media  novels  books  journalism  online  blogging  twitter  social  public  losangeles  writing  fiction 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Ping - Should Design Be Held Back by a Tyranny of Data? - NYTimes.com
“Using data is fundamental to what we do,” Mr. Bowman said. “But we take all that with a grain of salt. Anytime you make design changes, the most vocal people are the ones who dislike what you’ve done. We don’t just throw the numbers in a spreadsheet.”
data  information  web  design  google  twitter  internet  aesthetics 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Execs reveal why newspapers don't block Google | Digital Media - CNET News
"There was a fair amount of pushing from people at the (Washington Post) news group who said: 'We should make Google pay us for our content,' Brady said. "I told them 'They're never going to do it. They wouldn't give us a dime.' (They responded) 'Well then, we should block it.' I said 'Fine, we can go ahead and do that and that's suicidal.'

"Google built a better mousetrap than the newspapers were able to build," Brady continued. "That's part of the reason they're making the money they're making. At some point I don't know what you can do about that other than to try and work it to your advantage."
google  seo  information  newspapers  journalism  media  online  web  data  marketing 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
OJR: Robert Niles: No one owns the news
They got used to owning the means of communication in the past, and came to believe that history entitles them to own the means of communication in the future. Every moment and dollar that Murdoch, the AP and the newspaper industry spend pursuing that false entitlement is a moment and dollar wasted. And the news industry no longer has any money, or time, to waste.
newspapers  google  innovation  ap  media  journalism  future  business  corporations 
april 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Chicago Reader | What's Black and White and Dead All Over?: Notes on journalism’s past, present, and future prompted by the Chicago Journalism Town Hall | By Whet Moser
Do the math. If you buy the Creative Loafing chain, which owns the Reader, you get Rolodexes, a bunch of dated computers, dated software, and a name. Essentially you’re buying a logo, a URL, some archived content, and a giant fucking IOU.

So, sayeth this smart person: it’s much cheaper to let them die and hire the people, who have the knowledge and the contacts and who actually represent the name. (If you want to be all Web 2.0 about it, call the new thing the Rdr or the Twib, though I guess you won’t have to italicize it. We do not put on airs in the glorious future.)
media  journalism  blogging  ethics  google  blogs  chicago  economy  newspapers 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Information Wants To Be Stolen - Achenblog
Worrying about what Google's spiders perceive one to be is a sign of the psychic deterioration of the modern journalist.
data  information  journalism  media  identity  online  yasns  google  reputation 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Google Puts Ads on Its News Site, Reviving Debate - NYTimes.com
"The Internet world is a very competitive world,” said William Dean Singleton, the chief executive of MediaNews Group, which owns 54 daily newspapers including The San Jose Mercury News and The Denver Post. “We don’t have to let them take our content. We let them do so because it drives traffic.”
web  online  newspapers  media  journalism  google  news  marketing  information  data 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
TED Interview: Tribes Author Says People, Not Ads, Build Social Networks | Epicenter from Wired.com
It's not for you to somehow beam your message to strangers and convert them, because you can't convert strangers anymore. Not one major new consumer brand built in the last five years was built on the back of advertising. Google and Facebook, etc. are built because one person brought another one by the hand, not because someone bought ads on the Super Bowl.
marketing  socialnetworking  technology  internet  social  ted  interviews  attention  reputation  google  facebok  friendship 
february 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Ubuntu and Its Leader Set Sights on the Mainstream - NYTimes.com
“I want to find out what it’s like to have a gigabit connection to the home,” he said. “It is not because I need to watch porn in high-definition but because I want to see what you do differently.”
linux  code  business  news  technology  nytimes  google  innovation  opensource  software  microsoft  computers  programming 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Jacob Morgan Marketing: How do You Repair a Negative Online Presence?
"Let’s say you’re using google alerts or serph and you find a blog post talking about how much your product sucks, what do you do? Here are a few steps that you can use to help fix your reputation."
reputation  online  blogging  google  marketing  identity  social  ethics  business 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
'What's Wikipedia?': Bristol's Tricky Googles himself | Music | The Guardian
"The internet is like walking into a room in your house you never knew was there and, like, it's full of thousands of people who have been listening to everything you've been doing and saying the whole time! Scary."
internet  music  reputation  identity  uk  blogging  google 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Inksniffer: Give us some credit. How the newspaper industry is about to be disembowelled by the banking crisis.
"If I were Google looking at my very tax inefficient $12 billion cash pile, I wouldn't anticipate regulatory interference getting in the way in the current financial climate. Who else is going to take on the debt of Tribune or McClatchy or MediaNews (whose debt burden is perilous and whose credit rating is in the lower reaches of junk) and save the jobs and the institutions that politicians need to be seen to save?"
news  media  newspapers  business  google  finance  stocks  medianews  jobs  politics 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Interview: Julia Allison - PRWeek US
"The best way to handle bad press is to overwhelm it with other press. If you try to refute, and think that's an effective way for that to go away, it's not. All it will do is increase that particular angle in your Google search. The only way to deal with is to keep on going and take in other press for good things."
public  communication  social  google  identity  media 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Google, 10 years in: big, friendly giant or a greedy Goliath? | Media | The Observer
"It is conceivable that future historians will regard the first day of Google Inc on 7 September 1998, and not 11 September 2001, as the true dawn of the 21st century."
google  online  usa  technology  privacy  information  business  media 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
/Message: Subjectivity Is The New Objectivity
"Our versions of what was 'objectively' true were always a social construct. We're just having the blinkers lifted now."
philosophy  journalism  story  media  social  google 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
A Whole Lotta Nothing – Stop asking, start filtering
"Instantly, no more PR spam from Alice, Bob, or Steve, forever, and I don’t have to ask to opt-out of something I never opted into."
publicrelations  google  relationships  privacy  e-mail  marketing  spam 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Foreign Policy: Inside the Web’s New World
"Read the Grameen Bank’s mission statement and then read the same thing from Google and Craigslist, and you find some uncanny similarities."
books  reviews  web  online  google  craigslist 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
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