Adrian Chen of Gawker has written a remarkable story about a 49-year-old family man who is responsible for some of the worst content on Reddit, the sprawling online community called the Internet’s front page.
Web 2.0 did not mark the start of the social Internet, argues Alexis Madrigal of The Atlantic. And the untraceable dark/direct sharing from tools such as instant messages and email still account for almost 70 per cent of the total social sharing at media sites, Madrigal wrote in an Oct. 12 posting.
In the wake of the controversial Stop Kony video campaign aimed at accused African war criminal Joseph Kony, which has garnered more than 78 million YouTube views and counting, Globe and Mail writer Simon Houpt suggests that the term “mainstream media” is now obsolete. Maybe a corollary issue is that effectively-distributed propaganda, even the well-meaning [...]
It was probably the most disturbing day of testimony heard in a Canadian court since evidence was presented in the Russell Williams case. So how did reporters handle the job of tweeting the evidence in the first-degree murder trial of Michael Rafferty in connection with the death of Woodstock, Ont. girl Tori Stafford? I looked [...]
After 244 years, there will no longer be an Encyclopedia Britannica in print form.
A few new tidbits from media thinker Clay Shirky hit the Internets on Monday. From Poynter: Shirky: The shock of inclusion and new roles for news in the fabric of society. From Shirky’s blog: The Times’ paywall and newsletter economics.
The Economist interviewed New York University journalism professor, critic and author Jay Rosen. Here are my thoughts and some questions stemming from @jayrosen_nyu‘s answers.
Belgian information designer Stijn DeBrouwere wrote the following in a blog post Monday: Last month, I wrote a guest piece for Paul Bradshaw’s Online Journalism Blog about how, sometimes, it’s really okay to give readers what they want. The piece got some interesting comments from, well, old-timers in the craft. It’s fascinating to see how [...]
Globeandmail.com marked its 10th anniversary on June 19, the first Canadian newspaper website to offer a dedicated team delivering breaking news online. My arrival came about on July 24, 2000. My job title was senior web producer for globeandmail.com (not as grand as it sounds; there was another senior producer and a chief producer). Here’s [...]
So how does noted Internet thinker Clay Shirky keep his brain filled to the brim with fresh, interesting information? Read this interview with The Atlantic Wire and find out: (seen first on Twitter)