Don’t you just love when CNN sends you a breaking news email, and it is about Britney Spears and her baby, or Paris Hilton entering or exiting jail? Author Jake Halpern takes a look at our growing obsession with celebrity gossip, often at the expense of reporting on more serious topics: “A word-count analysis of… Continue reading Are Journalists Killing Journalism?
Yahoo has just added new features to its search tool that effortlessly gives you deeper information on a variety of searches, including movies, music, travel, shopping, and more: “Customized results also come up for searches dealing with health, sports, and events—all without you having to specify what type of search you are trying to do.… Continue reading Yahoo Pumps Up Search Results
Alan Mutter has been chatting with editors inside news organizations to get a sense of why some aren’t innovating quickly enough, as audiences move from print to digital delivery. While I can’t agree with all of what Alan talks about, he does have some interesting quotes from the front lines: “Management is more concerned about… Continue reading What Stands in the Way of Innovating Journalism?
Robert Scoble uses the context of Microsoft’s lack of Web 2.0 success, to talk about why some social networks such as Flickr and Facebook are more powerful than the mere technology they sit upon: “…remember eBay? Remember how dozens of competitors tried to get into the eBay space? (and still are?)” “Why aren’t they succeeding?… Continue reading Online Success Lies in Community, Not Technology
Interest in Facebook is growing, as many smaller businesses are attempting to create profitable businesses on the platform: “Facebook, based in Palo Alto, Calif., opened its service to outside developers this spring, inviting them to create tools for the site and to try to profit from them. Since then, more than 4,000 “applications” have flooded… Continue reading Waiting to Profit from the Facebook Bandwagon