Monthly Archives: May 2011

Internet Television: The Idea That Sort of Wasn’t.

Hey, did you watch the latest episode of Bytejacker? How about Diggnation? Okay, surely you’ve seen the latest episode of AppJudgement, right? Or maybe you have never even heard of these shows. Welcome to the majority. They’re all shows on … Continue reading

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Why aren’t podcasts more popular?

The idea seemed liberating. Anyone could put out what was basically a radio show, and consumers could listen to them pretty much anywhere on an MP3 player, or on their computers at home. It is not as if podcasts are … Continue reading

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Blogs are king, vlogs are podcasts.

In any discussion of what is changing the journalism industry, YouTube seems to inevitably come up. “But it’s where I went to see footage after the earthquake in Japan!” “It’s an open video portal that allows anyone to upload news!” … Continue reading

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Why blogs, Netflix, YouTube, a Flash game and everything else are helping to kill newspapers.

Whether someone is 60 or 20, they cannot miss the radical change. There is simply so much more to do these days. For a small investment, it is easy to be entertained in a multitude of ways for large swaths … Continue reading

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The phones have eyes.

Picture this scenario: You’re on vacation in Luxembourg and you take out your Android powered phone. You go to Google News, and one of the top stories is about a political scandal in that very city. An¬†eerily¬†relevant coincidence? Hardly. Your … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing voluntary amateur journalism.

Anonymous has been getting a fair bit of press lately. They’ve been blamed by some parties, most notably Sony, for the recent data theft involving the Playstation Network. But hacking is not the full extent of Anonymous. They also serve … Continue reading

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“We know all your secrets.”

Longtime Simpsons fans may remember the episode wherein some of the child characters set up an amateur radio station to reveal secrets about their parents in order to gain some greater liberties. The parallels to Wikileaks are rather uncanny. WikiLeaks … Continue reading

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