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Media Outlets Prepare to Charge for Content Online -
“One of the problems is newspapers fired so many journalists and turned them loose to start so many blogs,” Mr. Mutter said. “They should have executed them. They wouldn’t have had competition. But they foolishly let them out alive.”
journalism  newspapers  media  business  blogging  weblogs 
december 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Microeconomics « Rosenblumtv
"The web allows you not only to distribute your product to 2 billion homes daily for free; it also allows you to cut overhead and management to the bone. And what is left behind can go to those who create the content - which seems only fair."
journalism  media  newspapers  online  weblogs  capitalism  business  corporations 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
SFGate: This is really a newspaper
"Opinion is useful, sometimes funny, sometimes incisive, but it ain't no good without data. Newspapers are the fountainhead of data. We do the necessary job - well, not me, but real journalists. And we do it because we are trained to do it. We have, dare
newspapers  media  journalism  data  information  nonfiction  blogging  weblogs 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Daily Dish: The Presser
"[T]he president conflated every single radical element in the Middle East into one amorphous anti-American entity. It appears that he sees Shiite militias, Hezbollah, al Qaeda, Hamas and the Sunni insurgents as indistinguishable."
blog  blogging  blogs  iraq  news  weblogs  politics  bush  terrorism  islam  war 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Prince Points the Way to a Brighter Future for Music
"As with blogging and so many other things digital, music distribution could become a competition to see who posts things first. In a sense, music distribution would no longer be about space -- it would be about time."
business  concerts  copyright  culture  economics  music  news  politics  theory  creativity  www  media  newspapers  marketing  blogs  blog  weblogs  weblogging  web 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Project X: Bringing The Family Along - Idolator
"There's little introduction necessary for this one. While on vacation in Minneapolis two weeks ago, I played my family the Top 10 of Billlboard's Hot 100 for July 7, 2007, and recorded their comments as best as I could."
music  family  minneapolis  weblogs  criticism  hiphop  pop  aesthetics 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Indifference at 11 | Inquirer | 06/21/2007
"[M]ore than 65 percent of respondents said they got most of their news from local TV. The biggest draw: weather. Newspapers were second, at 28 percent, followed by network TV news, local radio news, and the Internet."
television  media  journalism  radio  newspapers  internet  blogging  blogs  weblogs  marketing  weather 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NPR: So You Want to Blog
"Sites like, maintained by blogger and writer George Kelly lists hundreds of African American blogs, each one of them in turn linking to other sites you might enjoy." Heh.
blogging  weblogs  black  race  radio 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
hyku | blog - How the New Sausage is Made - Part 1: Newspapers and Bloggers Working Together - by business blog and social media consultant Josh Hallett (via jbrotherlove's twitter)
"[...] We were in the middle of piecing together an interesting local story that would lead to bigger things. The news story would eventually unfold on the newspaper's web site and a number of local blogs.[...]"
newspapers  media  journalism  weblogs  weblogging  public  social  blogging  blog 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Army Forbids Troops From Blogging - Wired News
"Some units may require that soldiers register their blog with the unit for identification purposes with occasional spot checks after an initial review. Other units may require a review before every posting."
military  blogging  weblogs  internet  www  law  war  terrorism  civilliberties 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Washington City Paper: Dept of Media: Horn of Plenty
"Just think of the acronym that has long inspired reporters at the Los Angeles Times: GOYA/KOD—'Get Off Your Ass/Knock On Doors.' In light of the Post's reportorial romp of last week, a new acronym is in order: SD/HSC—'Sit Down, Have Some Coffee.' "
newspapers  online  politics  virginia  education  media  weblogs  yasns  social 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
A Call for Manners in the World of Nasty Blogs - New York Times
“Any community that does not make it clear what they are doing, why they are doing it, and who is welcome to join the conversation is at risk of finding it difficult to help guide the conversation later."
weblogs  public  social  yasns  civilliberties  behavior  psychology  online  assault 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
When A Man Hates A Woman / The ugly side of sex and the Web
"[...] When you're female in Blogistan, you expose yourself to a whole new kind of hate, and often your male colleagues (or your community) have no idea what it feels like. But we belong here, too."
violetblue  women  gender  weblogs  technology  identity 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Bad behavior in the blogosphere / Vitriolic comments aimed at tech writer make some worry about downside of anonymity
"The issue here is that when people aren't held responsible or accountable for the words they say, it encourages a culture of disrespect."
weblogs  identity  women  gender  technology 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
WHERE NEO-NOMADS' IDEAS PERCOLATE / New 'bedouins' transform a laptop, cell phone and coffeehouse into their office
"This is just confirmation that Starbucks and its cousins are all really in the commercial real estate business. They're giving very cheap real estate for a very pricey cup of coffee."
coffee  caffeine  realestate  sanfrancisco  weblogs  missiondistrict  technology 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Chicago Tribune | Hypertext
But really, "says" doesn't cut it as meaningful text. So now I'm back to trying to pick the shortest, most descriptive phrase I can find: "spring training," "the snow," etc.
www  weblogs  internet  blogging  journalism  aesthetics 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge Life | Sexless and loving it
"It's important to have fantasies and to have hope, but there's a difference between imagining a man putting a ring on my finger, kissing me in front of my friends and family, and imagining a man moving two inches to the right."
sex  women  men  gender  marriage  relationships  abortion  politics  activism  religion  christianity  weblogs 
december 2006 by allaboutgeorge
CSM: The value of a pro-war blogger's reports from Iraq
"[...] Roggio has become less a reporter than a validator of the pro-war viewpoint to many. He has become a phenomenon among war supporters, most of whom, judging from reader comments, read him largely because they agree with his views."
war  iraq  weblogs  blogging  media  journalism 
december 2006 by allaboutgeorge
S P-I: New York Times adds sharing tool
"The discussions are happening on the other sites, but there is still a way to link back to the ( site. So it is really to build awareness around the articles with users who may or may not have heard about the article."
newspapers  journalism  social  delicious  weblogs  media  nytimes 
december 2006 by allaboutgeorge
CBSmW: Yahoo is in for trying times, paidContent's Ali says
"Remember, Gmail got early love from bloggers. 'Blogger-love' is really important because the opinions spread from one person to another -- and it happens really fast."
weblogs  weblogging  google  yahoo  media  journalism  business  corporations 
december 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Learning Movable Type: A Safe Way to Upgrade to MT 3.3
"Instead of over-writing existing files, a safer approach is to create a new MT directory. That way if the install doesn't work for some reason, you can revert to using the original mt.cgi path for getting into MT edit."
weblogs  weblogging  movabletype  diy 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
FC: Hyper-Local Hero
"It was like doing journalism in black and white versus doing it in color. How could you not want to tell stories that way?"
journalism  media  newspapers  www  weblogs  internet 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
MySpace: The Business of Spam 2.0 (Exhaustive Edition) - Valleywag
"A social paradigm has shifted with the tipping of MySpace. It's incredible to consider, but Spam--as negative a connotation as it has--has morphed to enable and fuel the massive development of an incredible Super Public."
spam  social  public  weblogs  internet  email  yasns 
september 2006 by allaboutgeorge | Walking from Queens to Brooklyn With My Thoughts
"Immigrant Muslims in large part have never been connected to the folk and are largely connected to corporate America and have grown-up on MTV, suburbia, mindless consumerism, and shopping and eating at chain establishments (or aspiring to)."
islam  immigration  usa  weblogs  nyc  marketing  suburbia  corporations  media  religion 
september 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Yahoo blog hosting with Movable Type
I hosted my site with Y! before I started in with Blogger. How different would it have been if MT had been around then? How different will it be now for some?
movabletype  yahoo  business  blogging  weblogs  weblogging 
december 2005 by allaboutgeorge
morph: How Blogs Could Breach the Newsroom
"No U.S. newspaper of national stature, however, has yet demonstrated a willingness to totally up-end the revered but failing newsroom model to develop a news product that jibes with modern audiences."
newspapers  media  journalism  weblogs 
november 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Wired News: Can Bloggers Strike It Rich?
"If a blog debuted with virtually zero startup costs, then it takes little to earn a profit. [... A]t the bare minimum, a lone blogger will likely need to attract high four- to five-figure daily visitor figures to even attempt a blog-based livable wage."
blogging  blog  weblogging  weblogs  jobs  work 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
LAT: For Politicians in Japan, Net Is No-Go Zone
"I need to get to the people in the area and I keep thinking: If only I had the freedom to use phone mail, photo mail, viral marketing and ring tones to get my message across. But most Diet members don't know how to use the Internet."
japan  weblogs  weblogging  internet  politics  social 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
VV: P.H. Dotcom
"I write my blog because I wish that things were different, and I'm thinking about how to make them that way."
academia  weblogs  aesthetics 
april 2005 by allaboutgeorge
evhead: Gmail adds feed reading
"I'm guessing not many people have it yet, but there's a new feature in Gmail called Web Clips, which displays little headlines above your inbox or message and is fed via, um, feeds."
syndication  email  social  weblogs 
april 2005 by allaboutgeorge
International Symposium on Online Journalism
"You will find here a unique and rich repository of information on the progress of Online Journalism, with comments and insights from professionals and scholars who have been working on the frontlines."
journalism  media  www  technology  weblogs 
april 2005 by allaboutgeorge
O'Reilly: Reading Yahoo! 360 through "The Lessons of Lucasfilm's Habitat"
"What users do with it, even in its closed-garden, API-less, feed-free incarnation, is their own choice, and they may well find a way to make the tool better than its designers originally intended."
360  yahoo  flickr  cinema  weblogs  starwars  lucasfilm  social 
march 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: In the Blog Era, Liz Smith Wonders if There's Room for the Pro
"She says she reads six newspapers a day, but not the blogs. 'I only have a few years left to live, and I don't have time for them,' she said. 'Besides, I don't believe them.'"
media  journalism  newspapers  gossip  weblogs 
march 2005 by allaboutgeorge
ABC News: Silicon Insider: Farewell to Newspapers
"If they kill their print editions now, they won't have the revenues to make a smooth transition to cyberspace; but if they keep wearing their paper albatrosses, they'll have less of a chance of succeeding in the new world."
newspapers  journalism  media  weblogs  sf 
march 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Burningbird: Guys Don't Link
"You got it in one. To you and me, a link is just a link. To a guy, however, a link is something special, a part of himself. The most, um, important part of himself." You know what? Not just a guy thing.
blogging  weblogs  men  women  gender 
march 2005 by allaboutgeorge
MSNBC: The Blogosphere's Matt Lauer
"I guess if I had Malcolm Gladwell’s hair I might be recognized more often." Take it from me, incognito's the way to go.
kottke  blogging  weblogs  blog 
march 2005 by allaboutgeorge
stilicho: Constant Craving
"When people can be addicted to lets-face-it crappy software just because it's online and offers community and interactivity, something remarkable is happening."
social  technology  weblogs  weblogging 
march 2005 by allaboutgeorge
GeoURL (2.0)
Mommy, where do bloggers come from?
geourl  social  weblogging  weblogs  location 
february 2005 by allaboutgeorge
SFGate: Time to get a life -- pioneer blogger Justin Hall bows out at 31
"Right now, though, I have this girl, and we're spending time together. It's good."
weblogs  blogging  aesthetics  social  love 
february 2005 by allaboutgeorge
notes: robots.txt
"Anyway, I probably embrace new stuff too much. I like new stuff. New stuff means it might be better stuff. I just can't be a grouch about the future because then I wouldn't have any fun."
weblogs  technology  nofollow 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
E&P: Newspaper 2.0: The Blog Revolution
"How do you make the Web site even more compelling for people, so it's a must-read rather than a can-read? And then, once you get them there, how do you sink your claws into them so they don't want to go away?"
journalism  media  weblogs 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
apophenia: Academia and Wikipedia (a response to Clay)
"Wikipedia is exceptionally valuable to read about multiple sides to a story, particularly in historical contexts, but i don't trust alternative histories any more than i trust privileged ones."
wikis  social  weblogs  academia  www  education 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Leatheregg: Blogger Code
B9 d++ t+ k++ s u f i++ o x- e+ l c--
codes  weblogs 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
gapingvoid: silicon valley startup
"I have this idea for a Silcon Valley startup. It's not really a startup. It's just some crazy guy with a laptop, a cellphone, a stack of blank business cards and some drawing pens."
entrepreneurs  marketing  weblogs 
october 2004 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Fear and Laptops on the Campaign Trail
Obligatory link until I can sit down later on and scroll through it later in the week
elections  politics  weblogs 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Geodog's MT Weblog: Anatomy of comment spam script vendors: Emil Kacperski, Eugene Blagodarny and corporate helpers
Nothing's as much fun to read as a good old-fashioned sleuthing, and he didn't need to compare a single memo font, either!
comment  movabletype  spam  weblogs 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
ChiTrib: True or false: Blogs always tell it straight
"But the more people talking in a democracy, the healthier that democracy is going to be. We can't ask everybody to take an oath of neutrality. We are going to have to put up with the excesses from time to time."
journalism  politics  social  weblogs 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Crooked Timber: Load the flying bats
"If X is a thing that makes your feet feel wet, how much more likely is X to be real than Y, if Y is a thing that doesn’t make your feet feel wet?"
humor  politics  technology  weblogs 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Douglas Rushkoff Weblog: Bloggers Ad Nauseam
"We don't have to use the metaphor of a competitive economy to understand this world; it may as well be a collaborative ecology."
aesthetics  marketing  weblogs 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Idle Words: An Audioblogging Manifesto
All those people using Movable Type to dis Movable Type a few months ago just flashed before my eyes.
mp3  technology  weblogs  writing 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
WP: Blog Interrupted
"Everyone should have a blog," Jessica says. "It's the most democratic thing ever."
marketing  politics  sex  washington  washingtonienne  weblogs  wonkette  writing 
august 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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