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Can Delicious Solve Our Information Discovery Problem?: Tech News and Analysis «
But think about the vast amount of content that has already been sucked in by Delicious over the years — arguably the single biggest asset that the company has, and the one Hurley and Chen were likely willing to pay up for. Those millions of shared bookmarks are a kind of social graph of content in a way: they are implicit signals from all the people who shared those links, or stored them for later, that there is valuable content there. Some of those links may be dead or changed, but it’s still a fairly substantial foundation for an information-discovery service to build on.
social  information  toread  yahoo  socialmedia  search  data  attention  youtube 
april 2011 by allaboutgeorge
NSFW: On the Internet, Nobody Knows You’re A Journalist
No-one – absolutely no-one – knew they were looking for Seymour Hersh’s expose of Abu Ghraib, but by God did they pay attention when it appeared in the pages of the New Yorker.

(In the unlikely event that a writer at AOL or Yahoo had stumbled across the Abu Ghraib story, the throw-up-the-facts-and-iterate-later culture of web editorial would have slain it in the womb. Also: who buys banner ads against prisoner abuse photos? Maybe if it were a slideshow…)

Moreover, as the scramble for advertiser dollars continues to take its toll online, there exists a real opportunity for old-fashioned editorial curation to thrive on other platforms, both old and new. The joy I felt today flicking through the New Yorker – stumbling across Tad Friend’s wonderful piece about Lenny Bruce tribute actor, Steve Cuiffo and a short story by Woody Allen (Woody Allen!) before reaching the Armstrong profile – was easily the highlight of my day.
journalism  ipad  newyorker  media  technology  aol  yahoo  cable  television  curation  magazines 
january 2011 by allaboutgeorge
A Whole Lotta Nothing: Quick thoughts on Pinboard
Like I said, I can understand the reluctance to make Pinboard into yet another social media platform and I made a lot of arbitrary decisions in designing MetaFilter so that it's not gamed by morons but as a user of Delicious for the past 7 years, I've grown accustomed to the subtle network effects for the purposes of discovery and some of the features purposefully lacking in Pinboard rob it of some of that utility.
delicious  social  bookmarking  yahoo  data  twitter 
december 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Bartz On Blogging: “An Extremely Hard Engineering Feat”
Instead of a technology stack, she talks about a “content stack,” with original Yahoo editorial on top, followed by licensed news and articles from other sources, “pro blogging,” and then crowdsourced news and information at the bottom (presumably, that will come from her Associated Content acquisition).
yahoo  blogging  news  journalism  information  media  business 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz: 'creepy' Facebook is biggest rival - USATODAY.com
Q: You are starting a local news operation for San Francisco. Tell us about your plans to offer local information.

A: We all live in a place. You live in small communities, and you are very interested in what happens in those communities from police blotters to what happened in the city council or the neighborhood watch. It is interesting to the consumer.

And it is interesting to the advertiser because it is the ultimate target. Statistics are 95% of our purchases are (made) within 2 miles of our house, 5 miles of our house.
media  local  journalism  yahoo  technology  mobile  marketing  information  news  sanfrancisco  bayarea  community  facebook  social 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Nokia halts investment in media-sharing site by Reuters: Yahoo! Tech
Nokia has not unveiled usage numbers, but analysts say these have remained low due to draw of already established sharing sites such as Facebook or Yahoo Inc's Flickr.

"They definitely need to collaborate with Facebook instead of trying to replace it. Same thing with Twitter and Flickr," Kuittinen said.
nokia  mobile  media  social  facebook  flickr  yahoo 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Flickr Creates New License for White House Photos | Epicenter
The change marks a first for Flickr, which to date has not had a license for government works, other than a “No Known Copyright Restriction” license that is used on photos from its Commons project, which includes photos from some of the world’s greatest museums and libraries. Those photos include ones from the Library of Congress, for instance, that never were copyright since they were made or paid for by the federal government
photography  government  flickr  creativity  copyright  law  yahoo  president 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Yahoo Teams With Newspapers to Sell Ads - NYTimes.com
“It’s a new source of revenue that we think is going to be a growing source of revenue,” said William Dean Singleton, the chief executive of the MediaNews Group, which owns 54 dailies and is one of the original members of the consortium. “It is still small compared to the recessionary print declines we are seeing.”
media  journalism  newspapers  business  communication  nytimes  yahoo  medianews  marketing 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The Ultimate Yahoo! Pipes Creations List - ReadWriteWeb
"Yahoo! Pipes is the first GUI builder for the biggest database in the world, the Web itself. This list is far from complete, but it's comprised of the best Yahoo! Pipes creations available. If you have a creation or know of one that didn't make the list, leave a comment down below and we'll be sure to review it to keep growing our list."
yahoopipes  yahoo  information  data  feeds  programming  rss  socialnetworking  internet  news  social  reference  aggregator 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Content Bridges: Yahoo and Newspapers: Playing with Fire
"This year's double-digit decline in print revenues and the halving of newspaper digital revenue growth rates has raised publicly the ugly word, 'default.' As the lights dim, publishers' bet and reliance on Yahoo gets bigger and bigger."
yahoo  newspapers  media  journalism  internet  business  corporations  medianews 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Editor & Publisher: Yahoo's Troubles Could Dampen Newspaper Consortium
"With this distract Yahoo from the partnership? Will the long sought after ad platform AMP roll out as planned?"
newspapers  media  journalism  yahoo  business  corporations  medianews 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Fine On Media Dean Singleton’s Speech In Sweden: 19 Of The Top 50 US Newspapers Are Losing Money - BusinessWeek
"In San Francisco, we have consolidated reporting and editing functions to eliminate costly duplication, just as we’ve merged production, administration, accounting and circulation of our newspapers."
medianews  media  economics  business  corporations  editing  journalism  yahoo  labor  unions 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The price of coddling Google - how Yahoo lost its way - San Jose Mercury News
"Since November 2006, Yahoo has been working to build software that will serve targeted display advertisements to members of a consortium that now includes more than 600 newspapers. ... By the time it is finished, Yahoo could be a division of Microsoft."
newspapers  media  journalism  marketing  google  yahoo  sanjose  medianews 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Presidential Primaries Lift CNN - New York Times
"Internet users spent more time on CNN.com in 2007 than on any other news site, including Wikipedia, Yahoo News or MSNBC.com."
television  cable  news  journalism  internet  online  media  yahoo  wikipedia  elections  president 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Journalism Iconoclast » del.icio.us, the forgotten social network
"Basically, if you enjoy Romenesko, I believe you’ll find del.icio.us to be a far superior experience." I CAN HAS BOTH?
delicious  yahoo  yasns  social  journalism  newspapers  news  media 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Tell-All PCs and Phones Transforming Divorce - New York Times
"Google and Yahoo may know everything, but they don’t really care about you. No one cares more about the things you do than the person that used to be married to you."
marriage  love  relationships  technology  google  yahoo  information  law 
september 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Host not found | By genre | Guardian Unlimited Books
"Preservation of the global public sphere, individual civil liberties at home and the safety of dissidents in totalitarian regimes are now inextricably linked. It's not an easy knot to untangle, but we must try."
public  social  activism  information  internet  justice  yasns  www  yahoo  google  security  encryption  power  prisons  protest 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
IBA: Heartbreak warning: This is national breakup season, study says
"Listen, and be a good sounding board. Then, maybe take them to a movie to distract them and encourage them to let go."
love  relationships  men  women  jobs  work  friendship  polyamory  research  yahoo 
january 2007 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
NYT: 176 Newspapers to Form a Partnership With Yahoo
“Local newspapers have always felt that their core strength was their local content, and they have traditionally been very protective of it. This reflects a change in that thinking, and the realization that newspapers need to change.”
newspapers  media  journalism  yahoo  corporations  business  marketing 
november 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Planet Google Wants You
“You use something and in seeing yourself using it, you say to yourself, ‘Hey, I’m using it all the time, must be because I’m loyal to it.’ It becomes a virtuous circle.”
marketing  google  technology  memory  corporations  privacy  public  email  yahoo  www 
october 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
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

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