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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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“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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Print is becoming a niche.

As followers of News Paper Death Watch and general observers of newsstands are well aware, smaller and notable papers alike have been either shutting down or switching exclusively to online versions. Ad money and circulation numbers are down. Surviving papers are … Continue reading

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Data caps: Refusing to be left in the past by holding back the future.

According to data, 56 percent of Americans have broadband data caps, prompting groups to ask the FCC to investigate the matter. ISPs argue that it is only fair that those who use the most bandwidth pay for the higher than … Continue reading

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Somewhere, Orwell is sighing.

Past efforts by the US government to take down websites by seizing domains have been, in the most charitable of terms, laughable. Affected sites simply obtained new domains from services outside the US and were back up quickly, often with … Continue reading

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