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The Science Behind Fonts (And How They Make You Feel)
It’s important to remember that while there is a science connected to how your words are designed, no amount of good design can save bad content.

Write well first. Design well second.
writing  design  beauty  web  weblogging  language  thinking  health  emotion  science 
19 days ago by allaboutgeorge
NYTimes: Facebook Fueled Anti-Refugee Attacks in Germany, New Research Suggests
Their reams of data converged on a breathtaking statistic: Wherever per-person Facebook use rose to one standard deviation above the national average, attacks on refugees increased by about 50 percent.

Nationwide, the researchers estimated in an interview, this effect drove one-tenth of all anti-refugee violence.

The uptick in violence did not correlate with general web use or other related factors; this was not about the internet as an open platform for mobilization or communication. It was particular to Facebook.
socialnetworking  socialmedia  facebook  immigration  news  journalism  web  community  communication  identity  research 
august 2018 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
A VC: Life Liberty and Blazing Broadband
I have watched my kids closely over the years. I am a noticer. I pay a lot of attention to what they and their friends do, say, and think. It is a guidepost for me in terms of where we are going and how we are going to get there.

Their generation grew up with a computer on their lap and now in their pocket. They were on Facebook before they were supposed to be. Their first phone was a smartphone. They prefer to watch a movie on their laptop lying on their bed than in the movie theater. And as a young woman said at Princeton last week, they want "life, liberty, and blazing broadband".
power  web  Internet  wifi  government  politics  technology  freespeech 
april 2012 by allaboutgeorge
Why Mobile Web Matters | NPR Digital Services
A Nielsen survey shows that a third of tablet and smartphone owners have downloaded a news app in the past 30 days. In addition, news apps can be very successful at driving deeper engagement with content. For people using NPR apps, for example, there are more pageviews and more return visits than for people using

But for all their success, the benefits of having an app (especially as an engine for capturing new audience) are starting to plateau, because apps are turning out to be most successful for only one segment of your audience. Research is showing that apps attract the particularly loyal segment of your audience who is already consuming a lot more news. In a study of tablet users, Pew found that these “power news users” spend twice as much time consuming news as do browser users. For users who want a daily fix and are proud advocates of stations, apps are the preferred channel.

But of course, stations want to reach a wider audience of casual users as well. And for this larger segment of casual users, mobile-optimized web pages are the preferred way to access your content.
mobile  digital  android  iphone  iOS  apps  web  news  engagement 
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
Evan Williams | evhead: Five Reasons Domains Are Getting Less Important
While a good .com name is still worth a lot, it's not as crucial to success on the internet as it used to be. And the forces that have made it less important will continue to make it less important over time (especially the mobile-related ones). I'd still opt (and pay up) for a nice, clean .com if I could get one, but I wouldn't consider it a must have.
names  technology  business  reputation  memory  search  web 
june 2011 by allaboutgeorge
The Shrinking of the Non-Social Web - Ben Elowitz - Voices - AllThingsD
When you exclude just Facebook from the rest of the Web, consumption in terms of minutes of use shrank by nearly nine percent between March 2010 and March 2011, according to data from comScore. And, even when you include Facebook usage, total non-mobile Internet consumption still dropped three percent over the same period.

We’ve known that social is growing lightning fast — notably, Facebook consumption, which grew by 69 percent — but now it’s clear that Facebook is not growing in addition to the Web. Rather, it’s actually taking consumption away from the publishers who compete on the rest of the Web.

And just what is the rest of the Web?

I have been calling it the “document Web,” based on how Google and other Web architectures view its pages as documents, linked together. But increasingly, it might as well be called the “searchable Web” since it’s accessed predominantly as a reference, and navigated primarily via search.
data  information  search  web  technology  facebook  social  business  attention  blogging  twitter 
june 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Magazine Icon Roger Black: The iPad is Not a Magic Pony | Betabeat — News, gossip and intel from Silicon Alley 2.0.
“We can’t produce with the money available the kind of hand-crafted stuff I used to do,” he noted patiently. “As the world gets more complicated, as the business models morph, we have to come up with ways to leverage our resources, so we don’t spend all our time doing stuff that doesn’t matter that much.”

“What matters is the words and the pictures,” he continued. “It’s crazy for a designer to end up saying this, but Ithink if nothing else, RSS feeds on the Web taught us that people just want us to give them the content and get out of the way.”
design  creativity  publishing  ipad  apple  rss  web  technology  mobile  media  journalism 
march 2011 by allaboutgeorge
The Better-Off Online - Pew Research Center
Those who fall in the top earnings category are also the biggest consumers of online news sources, with 80% of higher-income internet users (74% of the general population) seeking news on the internet.

However, the higher-income households have not abandoned traditional media altogether; they also turn to print and television, especially for local news. Asked about various platforms where they might get the news on a typical day, 76% o those from higher-income households watch local and national news shows on television, 51% of this higher-income group said they get local news from a print version of a newspaper, and 22% read a print version of a newspaper for national news.Still, the online news consumption patterns of this more well-off group stand in stark contrast to those living in the lowest income households.
wealth  diversity  reference  internet  web  technology  usa  research  mobile  media  newspapers  journalism  news 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Why spreadable doesn’t equal viral: A conversation with Henry Jenkins » Nieman Journalism Lab
NU: What is spreadable media?

HJ: The concept of spreadable media rests on the distinction between distribution (the top-down spread of media content as captured in the broadcast paradigm) and circulation (a hybrid system where content spreads as a result of a series of informal transactions between commercial and noncommercial participants.) Spreadable media is media which travels across media platforms at least in part because the people take it in their own hands and share it with their social networks.
media  journalism  news  culture  web  socialnetworking  theory  socialmedia  libraries  social  attention  public 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Curation And The Human Web... - SVW
Aggregation looks like curation but it's not.

I define curation as a person, or a group of people, engaged in choosing and presenting a collection of things related to a specific topic and context.

Aggregation employs software (algorithms) and machines (servers) to assemble a collection of things related to a specific topic and context.

Aggregation tools can be employed by curators but the human act of curation adds a layer of value that aggregation alone cannot provide.
media  social  web  publishing  socialmedia  curation  attention  journalism  technology 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
State of the Blogosphere 2010 Introduction - Technorati Blogging
The significant growth of mobile blogging is a key trend this year. Though the smartphone and tablet markets are still relatively new and most analysts expect them to grow much larger, 25% of all bloggers are already engaged in mobile blogging. And 40% of bloggers who report blogging from their smartphone or tablet say that it has changed the way they blog, encouraging shorter and more spontaneous posts.
technology  blogging  research  online  web 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Mashable: The Million Dollar Question: Why Does the Web Love Cats?
“When a dog gets in a box, it’s because he desperately wants you to think he’s cool. When a cat does it, it’s because it suddenly felt like the right thing to do at the time. More often than not, it totally was. I think it’s the very aloofness of cats that makes us want to caption their thoughts, or put them in front of a keyboard and see what happens. The many Keyboard Dogs were a failure not just because they came second, but because they were enjoying themselves far too much.”
media  internet  humor  cats  web  dogs 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
The Awl Finds Some Level of Online Success -
"Writers who work on the Web are taught to flee whenever the guy from business side comes around. But we can build all the nice little audiences we want, somebody has to figure out how to explain to advertisers where the value is."
writing  web  online  blogging  business 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Internet Founder Tim Berners-Lee Details 4 Concerns About Future of Mobile Web (Nokia World 2010)
[...] The last point also involved a project in which Berners-Lee is involved: providing Web access to the 80% of the world that doesn't go online. He works on this issue through the foundation at, which examines the challenges in this area. Surprisingly, lack of signal with which to log onto the Web is not the main thing holding back the spread of the Web. 80% of the world has access to the Web, but, for some reason, chooses not to use it.

The cost of data is partially to blame in many cases for this, and for those who cannot afford data plans through their carriers, they're limited to SMS for sharing information. But SMS is very constraining, says Berners-Lee. What's needed instead are better, more low-cost data plans for mobile phones. [...]
future  internet  location  mobile  privacy  web  nokia  design  communication  ethics 
september 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Learning the web: Lisa Williams’ guide for journos, Part 1 | Knight Digital Media Center
“Too many people who start new ventures that are entirely web-based are far too willing to say, ‘Oh, I’ll just hire someone to handle the technology.’ If dry cleaning was your business, you’d be very interested in how dry cleaning works! When you hire a web developer, you should be literate enough to understand what you need, what you’re buying, and assess the quality of what you’ve paid for. These are basic business skills; you will fail without them.”
education  journalism  kdmc  technology  media  newspapers  data  information  web  diy  howto 
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Chatroulette Piano Improv’s Merton on YouTube Takedowns, Ben Folds and What’s Under That Hoodie
NewTeeVee: Does Chatroulette have value beyond novelty as a communications device?

Merton: I think it does. It’s always going to be a strange communications device because you can’t choose with whom you’re going to communicate. But I think they should keep that format because I think that’s what makes it special. It’s inconvenient that there’s a bunch of naked dudes on there, but the fact that they can do that allows me to do what I do, in a certain sense, because there’s freedom all around. If that’s what has to stay in order for it to stay a free speech situation, that’s fine with me.
interview  internet  web  online  creativity  music  youtube  video  livemusic  improvisation  piano 
april 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
Digital Domain - AT&T Takes the Fall for the iPhone’s Glitches -
AT&T and Apple could both gain by swapping talent.

Apple, send your marketing wizards to lend your partner a hand. It sorely needs help.

AT&T, send some engineers to redesign the iPhone to make better use of the country’s fastest wireless network.
att  media  web  mobile  iphone  network  apple  networking  online 
december 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Poynter Online - E-Media Tidbits - Ken Sands - Vegas Newspaper Pulls Plug on After Four Months
Eventually, people will watch Web videos on their home television sets and mobile devices. In theory, newspaper companies should invest now to develop video skills and earn a reputation for quality video journalism. But the equipment, training and staffing are expensive. And while video pre-roll advertising typically commands a high rate, it's difficult to produce enough video to break even. So when the economy tanks and newspaper revenues plummet, video is seen as expendable.

Some videographers at other newspapers complain privately about cutbacks that result in fewer videographers, more of an emphasis on short, breaking news videos at the expense of longer, narrative pieces, and being required to shoot still photos for the paper.
video  newspapers  media  television  creativity  lasvegas  nevada  business  web  online  photography 
october 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Gordon Crovitz: Media Moguls and Creative Destruction -
"The Internet may be somebody's friend—most notably, the consumers of media—but it is not the friend of incumbent media companies," they assert. "For the incumbent, any benefits from the Internet on either the cost or new revenue opportunity side are overwhelmed by the damage done by the lowering of barriers to entry" by technology. "Digital media systematically lowers the cost of entry into most markets—it's far easier to start a local Web site than a newspaper."s
newspapers  media  journalism  online  web  publishing  digital  business  corporations  capitalism 
october 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Poynter Online - NewsPay - Salon CEO Richard Gingras: 'It Was a Mistake to Think of Ourselves As a Magazine'
"It was a mistake to think of ourselves as a magazine," Gingras said in a phone interview. " 'Magazine' suggests a periodicity that to me does not relate to who Salon is in a news environment on the Web that is increasingly real-time."
media  journalism  online  internet  web  economics  magazines  finance  salon 
september 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Feature Phones Comprise Overwhelming Majority of Mobile Phone Sales in Q2 2009
“Feature phones are taking on more of the physical characteristics of smartphones, and often offer greater exposure to carrier services,” Rubin said. “Although their user interfaces continue to improve, the depth of their applications generally lags behind those of smartphones. With the price gap between smartphones and feature phones narrowing, to remain competitive feature phones need to develop a better Web experience, drive utility via widgets, and sidestep the applications arms race.”
mobile  apple  nokia  marketing  technology  business  web 
august 2009 by allaboutgeorge
NewsFuturist: The Myth of Regular Readership vs. 15 minutes of fame
Very few visitors are the diehard daily loyalists we imagine come to us for all the day's package of news. The web browsing experience does not involve long, deep stays on one domain.
News is shared via links among social networks and various types of aggregators and organizers.

Each site gets its 15 minutes of fame a month. If you think you can force users to pay for access, can you think of any service you use for 15 minutes a month that you would pay regular fees for? Especially if you could get a similar service elsewhere for free?
newspapers  journalism  media  reading  attention  online  blogging  marketing  business  web 
august 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The Fallacy Of The Link Economy | paidContent
People will argue that the scrapers create value by pointing to many obscure stories that captured the imagination of linkers and got unexpectedly high traffic for a very obscure site. Fine, but was that site able to monetize the jump in traffic? And, how likely is that site to create a sustainable business by consistently winning a surfing game of serendipity?

Others will say that the site that gets linked to can keep the user using the site. But the opposite is happening – users are being trained to increase their usage of (and thus value to) the linker rather than the creator.
media  journalism  internet  economics  attention  web  online  blogging  newspapers  television  radio  ap 
august 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Is There Really A 'Piracy' Problem For Newspapers? | Techdirt
Like music "piracy" the issue isn't "parasites" or aggregators "free-riding." The problem is the originating sites not adding enough value to make it worthwhile to visit them, rather than using one of these other (still tiny) sites. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: if you're a publisher, and someone paraphrasing your content is enough to keep people away from your site, you're not doing a very good job adding enough value on your site to get folks to visit.
newspapers  news  blogging  copyright  creativity  attention  web  media  journalism 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge Books | How to go viral
The editor of the Washington Post never knew before which individual stories in the paper were generating interest. He just knew the whole thing sold X number of copies. But with the Internet you have all this granular information about where your readers are coming from and which stories they pick. You can't help but use that information in how you decide to present yourself or how you decide what to write or what to create in the future. And that to me is the way that this kind of marketing mind-set unavoidably creeps into Internet culture.
newspapers  journalism  web  online  marketing  information  future  internet  culture  business 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Bokardo: Writing Microcopy
I remember the first time I realized how much even the smallest copy can matter in an interface. It was on an e-commerce project at UIE for which I had created a checkout form that asked for billing information. I had coded up a system to notify me when an error occurred (even if people can overcome the error it was very helpful to know when one occurred). I kept getting notifications of billing address errors…it turns out that transactions were failing because the address people were entering didn’t match the one on their credit card.
writing  marketing  web  design  technology  language  business 
june 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
The Associated Press: As Web communication shrinks, so do links
And while several of them started out as side projects, some of their creators believe they can make money off little links. At least one claims its users can profit, too.
twitter  blogging  web  online  communication 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Scott Rosenberg’s Wordyard » Blog Archive » How charging for articles could hobble the future of journalism
I can understand that news publishers — the owners and stockholders and managers — will do everything they can to cling to a failing model, because that is the way of the business world. A revenue stream is a revenue stream; it’s hard to give it up today, even when you know it’s going away tomorrow. But the journalists who care about their own craft’s values and traditions should think twice before applauding the intransigence of their business colleagues. In the long run, it will do nothing to save their jobs. And it will make it that much harder for all of us to rebuild a vibrant and sound news tradition online.
web  newspapers  journalism  media  business  corporations  online  social  internet  technology 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Health Data Proves Contagious On Social Media -
Public interest in swine flu also spurred the CDC to start its first Facebook page May 1. By May 21, it had nearly 6,500 fans, adding to an increasing number of health-care organizations already on Facebook including the American Red Cross, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Mayo Clinic.

Yet not everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. Of more than 5,000 hospitals in the nation, only 128 have YouTube channels, 87 have Facebook pages, 140 have Twitter accounts and 23 have blogs.
health  social  socialnetworking  twitter  facebook  youtube  video  web  online  medicine  data  information  government 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Ping - Should Design Be Held Back by a Tyranny of Data? -
“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
The Daily Aztec - Living a life that doesn't feel quite right
“For me, art is really inseparable from politics and pedagogy. I would hope, that by seeing this, people might have a better idea of what the word transgender means, or maybe, what ‘gender’ means, and to think about their gender in a new way, just to open up possibilities for people.”
gender  social  online  web  secondlife  art  transgender  politics  academia  identity 
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
Experimental geography as art |
"There's all this spreading and melting going on – people thinking about political space, physical space, and social space. Something as simple as being on the Web helps test the boundaries we used to take for granted, and … question these longstanding notions of how the world is divided up."
geography  mapping  identity  social  web  online  art  creativity 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Comixology and the future of connected commerce | FactoryCity
It dawned on me recently that, not only are we in a period of great change and transformation, but that those of us who have been working on the web to make it a more social and humane place have only barely begun the process of taking the “personality-ization” (not “personalization”) and connectedness that we take for granted on the web into the offline world. [...]
comics  web  commerce  shopping  marketing  apple  business  attention  presence  privacy  online  social 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
As It Inflects, Twitter Must Add Value to New Users, Faster - John Battelle's Searchblog
There are already a lot of third party services that help users find folks worth following, but new users are never going to find them in their initial interaction with Twitter. incorporating this kind of a service into a newbie's initial experience - even if it's very, very simple - could pay huge benefits in turning around that 60% abandonment number, and soon.

In short, you never get a second chance to make a first impression, and right now, Twitter's initial impression does not add enough value. But with a few tweaks, it most certainly could.
twitter  social  media  yasns  web  online  attention  reputation 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge Hires New CEO, And New Plans To Downplay Nudity - BusinessWeek
Nerve is an unusual Web content business in that it has four revenue streams. They are: personal ads, premium subscriptions, licensing (mostly books) and advertising. The personals, which Griscom says remains a growing business even after new ways to connect online with MySpace and Facebook arose, literally saved the business during the online ad drought earlier this decade.

The new Nerve will have no subscriber- and member-only areas—though the untitled new site for nerve’s photo archives will charge a subscription fee--which means it will tack somewhat against some current sentiment. Many newspapers, facing severe revenue droughts, are openly discussing a willingness to try new subscription models for online content.
business  sex  online  web  media  video  writing  essay  marketing  myspace  facebook  social  photography 
april 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Knight Digital Media Center: News Leadership 3.0: Seeing the Newspaper from Outside the Newsroom
“I don’t think it’s possible to really get it inside the newsroom. It’s not possible to see an alternative until you get on the outside, because then you’re not intensely aware of every nuance of the story. (In the newsroom,) you think you’ve got the scoop.”
journalism  media  newspapers  washingtonstate  information  web  online 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Google Puts Ads on Its News Site, Reviving Debate -
"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
Future of White Boys’ Clubs Redux #fowaspeak | FactoryCity
The future of web apps — and the conferences that tell their stories — should not be gender-neutral or gender-blind — but gender-balanced. Today, as it was two years ago, we suffer from a severe imbalance. It is my hope that, in raising the specter of consequences of the lack of women in technology, we begin to make as much progress in stitching diversity into the fabric of our society as we are making in producing source code.
women  gender  technology  race  men  conference  social  innovation  web  feminism 
february 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Broadband Connection Highs and Lows Across Rural America | Daily Yonder | Keep It Rural
The highest percentage of rural broadband connections cluster in recreation counties and areas with large farms and ranches.
rural  farming  internet  web  usa  communication 
february 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Seattle Named 'Most Wired' City by Forbes - PC World
Despite its reputation as a hotbed of tech, California didn't land a single city in the top 10. San Francisco came in at No. 11, a significant fall from last year's No. 4 ranking. While the City by the Bay is tops in broadband adoption -- a good indication of a Net-savvy citizenry -- it has relatively few Wi-Fi hotspots or companies providing high-speed Internet access, Forbes reports. San Diego, Los Angeles, and Sacramento were ranked No. 12, 13, and 19, respectively.
wifi  california  web  online  seattle  washingtonstate  sanfrancisco  sandiego  losangeles  sacramento 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
AFP: coming to the White House
"Using these tools is going to become a critical way that Barack is going to evaluate the performance of his own team," Rosenberg said.
"My joke is that at the Monday cabinet meeting the (agency) directors will be comparing notes on how many YouTube views they got and how many comments on their blog post." Congress is going to have to keep up or risk being taken apart by the New Media tool-kit of the Obama White House as it pushes its legislative agenda, Rosenberg said. "The expectations of your constituents are going to change," he said. "You'll have no choice but to try to follow now that Obama's changing expectations of what government looks and feels like."
politics  elections  technology  obama  web  activism  socialnetworking  government  facebook  barackobama  transparency  whitehouse  social 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Journalistopia » 10 Things Online Editors can do to Save Their Jobs | Danny Sanchez
"It’s a tumultuous time in our industry, and few things are certain. However, it’s a good bet that boosting your online media skills will increase your likelihood of keeping your job or getting an even better one." (h/t @karimamara)
online  internet  journalism  future  web  jobs  media 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Not ye olde banners | The Economist
Online traffic, in other words, is moving towards sites where advertising has so far proved ineffective and is therefore cheap. This, says Ms Meeker, presents an opportunity for innovation and arbitrage by clever marketing managers as they cut their conventional ad budgets. It may also provide a glimmer of hope for the advertising industry as it enters recession.
online  marketing  economics  money  media  web  innovation 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
PJNet - Blog - Christian Science Monitor Will Publish on $12 Million a Year
"The cost for an approximately 80-person newsroom and eight foreign bureaus would be just $7 million a year, if it were all online, and $12 million with the Friday print edition."
journalism  media  newspapers  business  online  web 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Business Technology : Swing-State Voters and the Social-Networking Sites They Love
RapLeaf, which collects and analyzes information from across the Web, took a look at which of these sites the presidential candidates should target to court voters in each swing state.
social  politics  election  obama  socialnetworking  information  data  web  online  voting  campaigns 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
"There’s a whole world of domains out there—hundreds at the top-level and even more beyond—Domainr helps you explore them all. Some of our favorites are, and"
web  blogging  internet  world  names  online 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
SFGate: Chris Colin's "On the Job": All the news that's fit to text
"If I were any good at predicting the future of the news business, I'd probably get out of it."
mobile  news  journalism  internet  web  work  business  media  attention 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Mainstream News Outlets Start Linking to Other Sites -
"It’s a change in mindset. We’re looking at the fragmented local market and saying, ‘We’re going to provide a destination where you can come and search across different segments.’ ”
newspapers  media  journalism  usa  blogging  web  online  news  attention  reputation  local  aesthetics 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Tech guru Tim O'Reilly challenges next generation to get serious - Los Angeles Times
"The real Web 2.0, the web of collective intelligence applications, is going to be stronger as a result of any downturn. Heck, figuring out more transparent financial markets alone will be a hotbed of opportunity."
web  technology  software  finance  internet 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The AP and newspapers : John Temple : Rocky Mountain News
"[...] The New York Times provides all its content for free on the Web before any reader can see it in the Rocky Mountain News. And they can see the whole thing, not just our edited version. Clearly that makes sense for the Times and the readers. But it doesn't make sense to continue spending our money on it. The AP faces legitimate questions about its future role, just as local news organizations do.

That's not because editors are angry. It's because the world is changing. [...]"
journalism  newspapers  media  editing  denver  colorado  nytimes  web 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
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data  web  online  blogging  information  photography  video  mashup  audio 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Recovering Journalist: What Will Happen When the Presses Go Silent?
"[...] Sure. It will still have its various corporate headquarters, beautiful architecture and parks, international airport, pro sports teams, a thriving music scene, opera, theater, good restaurants, great neighborhoods and all of the other things that make up a major city. It just won't have its old-fashioned daily newspaper. [...]"
newspapers  journalism  media  business  news  web  economics  local  economy  future  cities 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Hollywood Webmasters Dish On Celebrity Web Sites -- Web Sites -- InformationWeek
"An IT job that involves keeping tabs on Hollywood gossip as much as Web site uptime, search engine optimization keywords, and traffic metrics? That's what Keith Stern has. [...]"
technology  online  media  celebrity  web  blogging  hollywood  movies  cinema  film 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Night Life Reprogrammed -
"A debate about what to call the Web video business quickly broke out. 'I look at the term "Internet TV" as the same thing as "vegetarian chicken," ' said Mr. Smooth, explaining that Web video is a new art form that should not be compared to the stale stuff flowing from television sets."
television  video  web  online  nyc  social  technology  nytimes 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
MediaNews Group’s Social Media Services Take Shape With TauMed: George Dearing’s Blog On New Media, Marketing And Technology
"[T]he big media companies are realizing that their newspapers alone just ain’t gonna pay the bills. In today’s media landscape, MediaNews can’t be satisfied with simply reaching your doorstep with yesterday’s news printed on dead trees."
blogging  medianews  journalism  media  newspapers  health  social  yasns  web  online 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Some good news and bad news in new readership study | Howard Owens
"We’ve lost billions of revenue to the Internet. But the problem there isn’t our lack of innovation, as some espouse. It’s actually something more basic than that: Sales."
journalism  web  online  marketing  newspapers  media  location  reading 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Chinese, Arabic and Hindi domain names to go up for sale – finally! | The Industry Standard
"As the world’s population shifts, and the languages based on the Roman alphabet continue to decline in dominance, this decision will only continue to grow in importance."
language  internet  web  china  india  arabic  asian  online  english 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Want That Post to Go Popular? Here's The Best and Worst Times to Post It - ReadWriteWeb
"[B]etween 1pm and 3pm PST (after lunch) or between 5pm and 7pm PST (after work) are the best times and Thursday is the best day. The worst time to post? Between 3 and 5 PM PST on the weekends - nobody cares."
blogging  internet  marketing  media  online  rss  socialnetworking  social  statistics  web  writing 
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
Jeffrey Zeldman Presents : The vanishing personal site
"But outsourcing the publication of our own content has long-term implications that point to more traffic for the web services we rely on, and less traffic and fewer readers for ourselves." Oh, shit, he's right.
blog  blogs  business  community  design  identity  rss  media  social  toread  twitter  web  yasns 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Web is the center? Maybe just one of the centers |
"My rule of thumb is a simple one: Use the right tool for the right job. The Internet's strength is collaborative interaction; print's strengths are linearity, focus and serendipitous discovery."
journalism  newspapers  media  internet  web  information  microsoft 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge Wash. Post Editor Says He Can't See a Time When There Won't Be a Print Edition
"It’s the ones in the middle, at those other metropolitan dailies – from Philadelphia to Miami and San Francisco and San Jose – where their staffs have been cut in half and their circulation has been cut in half. I’m worried about them."
media  newspapers  medianews  corporations  business  journalism  online  web  unions  labor 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
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