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On Keeping a Notebook in the Digital Age — Architecting A Life — Medium
If I go back through my ersatz spark file now, each note triggers the memory of something I was thinking at the time, but the fragments look disjointed and nonsensical. It’s a text that is, per Didion, meaningful only to me.
digital  memory  writing  attention  data  information 
march 2013 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 NPR.org.

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
The Anthropology of Hackers - Gabriella Coleman - Technology - The Atlantic
Hacking, however, is as much a gateway into familiar cultural and political territory. For instance, hacker commitments to freedom, meritocracy, privacy and free speech are not theirs alone, nor are they hitched solely to the contemporary moment. Indeed, hacker ethical principles hearken back to sensibilities and conundrums that precipitated out of the Enlightenment's political ferment; hackers have refashioned many political concerns -- such as a commitments to free speech -- through technological and legal artifacts, thus providing a particularly compelling angle by which to view the continued salience of liberal principles in the context of the digital present.
technology  academia  education  politics  power  digital  freespeech  ethics  philosophy 
september 2010 by allaboutgeorge
It's Time to Prepare for the End of the Web as We Know It - Advertising Age - Steve Rubel
Mobile devices, by their nature, force users to become more mission-oriented. As more internet consumption shifts to gadgets, it's increasingly becoming an app world and we just live in it. Innovation, fun, simplicity and single-purpose utility will rule while grandiose design and complexity will fall by the wayside.

It won't be enough just to build branded mobile applications that repurpose content across all of the different platforms. That's like newspapers taking the print experience and replicating it on the web as they tried back in the 1990s. Rather, we will need to rethink, remix and repackage information for an entirely different modality than platforms of yore.
computing  design  digital  future  internet  marketing  media  mobile  social  socialnetworking  strategy 
july 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Entertainment Industry Finds Digital Business Model Elusive | Kara Swisher | BoomTown | AllThingsD
I can’t say what I am hearing is that much different in terms of the continuing frustration with the lack of decent business models to replace the ones that have worked for so long and been so lucrative for the entertainment and media industry.

From music to movies to television, the biggest minds here still sound perplexed as to what will finally be the golden ticket to carry them through to the inevitable next era of digital distribution.

Still, so many questions and so few answers.
twitter  prince  business  media  music  creativity  digital 
july 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Final Salute Gallery - The Digital Journalist
The night before the burial of her husband's body, Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket, asking to sleep next to his body for the last time. [...]
death  digital  journalism  iraq  military  photography  politics  war 
march 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Gordon Crovitz: Media Moguls and Creative Destruction - WSJ.com
"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
The Story Is Dead. Long Live the Story. « CRASHING INTO MEDIA
In his New York Tribune editorial of 1865, Horace Greeley famously advised: “Go West, young man, and grow up with your country.”

If Greeley were around today, I think this is what he would tell publishers, journalists and other story-tellers of all ages:

Go digital, and grow up with your fellow citizens.
digital  story  journalism  media  photography  video  publishing  newspapers 
september 2009 by allaboutgeorge

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