Category Archives: New media

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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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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Just what is news?

For the most pertinent news regarding an event at the importance level of the status of Sony’s Playsation Network, those interested would not have turned to the New York Times and other major newspapers, who had more arguably important matters … Continue reading

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User generated news?

Ars Technica is milling the prospect of having more user contributed stories on their front page. Currently, the option to only have Ars writers publish stories on the front page is leading by a slim margin, but it is only … Continue reading

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It’s a Mystery to Nobody

In a result that should surprise all of nobody, when the New York Times introduced a paywall to their news site, the obvious happened: they lost over ten percent of their visitor share. Predictably, now that the genie of free … Continue reading

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Another Day, Another Eleven Figure Facebook Valuation

How much is Facebook worth? Recent estimates by the corporation places its valuation at sixty billion dollars.  That’s at least six times the valuations Twitter is seeing, at $8-10 billion. That might seem like a lot for a company that … Continue reading

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