Month: January 2005

  • Bloggers vs. Journalists, it’s Over says Jay Rosen

    NYU’s Jay Rosen declares the “war” between New and Old Media over in a long keynote at the recent Blogging, Journalism & Credibility conference at Harvard. Pulling together quotes from key posts over the past few years he says that we really need to stop staring each other in the eyes waiting for the other […]

  • Higher Relevance = Lower Ad Sales

    Kind of obvious when you think about it but if the industry were to continue down the path of developing the perfect search engine that could find you exactly what you were looking for, would you even bother clicking on a context sensitive advertisement?

  • Ukrainian man hasn’t slept in 20 years

    I tend to be a bit of a night owl but I can’t see how this is humanly possible. I used to read boring scientific periodicals in the hope they would send me to sleep. But as soon as I felt my eyes getting droopy and put the magazine down, I would find myself wide […]

  • Blog University, Napa

    I’ll be up in Napa tomorrow for the New Communications Forum Blog University. If any of you kind readers are going to be there, look me up.

  • Google Video Search

    Google Labs just announced that they are now providing a video search engine. Details in a BBC article here. This is slightly different than the video search announced by Yahoo earlier in that is indexes the closed caption content provided with television shows and returns results that show where in television segment the search terms […]

  • Bring Down the Wall says Gilmor

    Dan Gillmor argues for the newspapers to unlock their archives from behind the pay wall and provide them to the reading (and blogging) public as a community resource, collective history, and public record. With advances in contextual advertising such as Google’s Adsense (now available as an API by the way), there must be a way […]

  • “to the 40, to the 50, to the 60, he’s going all the way on this one!”

    One of the nice things about walking Tyler to school each morning is that during those 15 minutes we have together, we can chat about any number of things that are on our minds and clear the plate for the day. This morning Tyler announced that he’s decided what he wants to be when he […]

  • Speed Lumps

    I’ve heard of Speed Bumps and Speed Humps but here in Alameda we have Speed Lumps. What exactly is the difference and imagine the bewilderment to the road construction crew when they go into the back of their truck to pick up the the appropriate sign, “I don’t know Larry, they kind of look like […]

  • TV while-u-wait

    While filling up on gas on the way to Tahoe the other weekend, I noticed that they had managed to pipe in CNBC business news into the little LCD monitor on the gas pump. Caught up on the latest market news while I topped up the tank. Ubiquitous sound bite TV and cell phone browsing […]

  • Morning Walk

    We took the kids out for a longish walk this morning. It was a bit nippy (but nothing like what they’re seeing back East) so we bundled everyone up to shield them from the morning fog. It was a real treat to be out in the early morning, before the town woke up. We crossed […]

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