The Retraction Hammer Comes Down →
parislemon: John Gruber is all over the fallout of the This American Life/Mike Daisey fiasco. The New York Times ran an op-ed by Daisey about his fabricated tales (the day after Steve Jobs passed away, no less). CBS News had a report in January widely citing Daisey. So far, this all appears to be unrelated to the separate NYT article that kicked off the “iEconomy” series. But is there any...
Apple Factory Reporter Lied to Us, Says 'This... →
A scathing report by performance artist Mike Daisey looking at working conditions in the Chinese Foxconn facilities where iPhones and other popular tech products are manufactured was “partially fabricated,” according to This American Life, the radio show that aired the episode. “Regrettably, …
5 Secrets Of "Top Chef" From Their SXSW Panel |... →
The Dark Side of Facebook
Twitter data sales deal sparks new privacy... →
How much data is Twitter turning over to marketing companies?
Tornado victims flock to Facebook for helping hand →
People in the Tornado ravaged Midwest are sharing thier stories on FB while they have lost everything.
PinClout vs. Klout →
PinClout launched a week ago to measure influence on the fast-growing website, Pinterest. They say their aim is to “provide analytics tools to businesses so they can increase their influence.” Great idea, right? Well Klout doesn’t seem to think so—they sent a cease and desist letter for copying their name/idea.
ESPN Brings 200+ College Basketball Games to... →
“This is the first time the worldwide leader in sports has turned to the world’s dominant social network to deliver live content.” Pretty cool way to watch the upcoming conference games!
First Live Play on YouTube →
In a YouTube first, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, and Jamie Lee Curtis all starred in the live play “8,” which hopes to raise awareness about Proposition 8. It’ll be interesting to see if it works, and if it will even advance the case against Prop. 8!
Facebook Briefly Incorporates 'Interest Lists' →
The feature was up for less than a day, but it makes you wonder if Facebook has eventual plans for users to opt in to certain brand pages’ messages and advertisements.
Broadcaster versus Engager →
I’ve been juggling my thoughts on broadcasting versus engaging as journalists… I think I’ve finally been able to get it into words. Let me know what you think.
Views of the News: News Corp Arrests, Fox Moving... →
This installment of Views of the News originally aired on Wednesday, Feb. 15. I caught a listen during the last portion on cyber-bullying and how one reporter found herself and her children victims of online threats. Journalists are more easily accessible now more than ever thanks to social media sites. As a journalist, is there a way to safeguard yourself and your loved ones from derision from...
20+ Online Networking Opportunities for Job... →
In #JennClass, we’ve been talking about branding and how we can wield the Force and build our brands as social media gurus and multi-platform journalists. A few of these sites can help us achieve those goals.
Whitney's Homegoing in Tweets →
It’s interesting how people can follow along with the proceedings of an event without even being present. Another way social media keeps us abreast of all the happenings in the world.
How to Create Animated GIFs With Your Smartphone →
As you didn’t have enough ways to waste time throughout the week. This ranks an 11.3 on the 10-point geekery scale.
College Memes Madness: Students Posting Non-Stop... →
The meme madness craze is official. This PBS.org article says so. I love when social phenomena are interpreted and analyzed in this manner. For anyone who doesn’t get the whole meme thing, take a gander at this article. Kind of reminds me of that LOLcats dissertation @KnowTheory found on Reddit. A work of true genius.