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Technology Is Anthropology

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

HuffPostTech -- a new HuffPost section that launches next Monday -- will cover how technology in general, and the Internet in particular, is changing the way we live our lives.

The Pentagon Gives Us a Teachable, New Media Moment

Jarvis Coffin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jarvis Coffin

The Pentagon plans to issue new restrictions that will make a serious attempt to restrict access to social networking sites.

Losing the News: A Great Book

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

Alex Jones writes that the implosion of the business model for traditional media is creating a vacuum in the type of news gathering, analysis or revelatory investigation which is in the public interest.

Sports Abbreviating

Jarvis Coffin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jarvis Coffin

DirectTV has a program called the "Red Zone Channel" that allows subscribers to feast on only the most exciting, inside-the-20-yard-line bits from all games going on around the league.

New York's Digitized Dems Can Take Over City Council Sept. 15

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Diane Francis

Obama supporters -- about one million registered Democrats -- can vote in next Tuesday's local primary election, and only a tiny fraction of this number could swing the results.

How to Use Twitter Hashtags to Blast Your Reach and Build Your Follower Base

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rob Kall

It's amazing how many people who don't understand Twitter think it's for telling where and when you had coffee. But for most on Twitter, they are trying to make a difference in some way.

New York: Media Capital 2.0

Lee C. Bollinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Lee C. Bollinger

Like Wall Street, many of our traditional media companies are shedding jobs while the new media and technology sector is growing -- unfortunately, mostly outside of New York City.

Twitter Wars 2: Return of the Progressives!

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Today on the radio show, we've got Jim Gilliam, co-founder of Brave New Films and Chief Technology Officer of, who recently created, a directory of progressive tweeters.

New Media, Same as Old, Old Media

Jarvis Coffin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jarvis Coffin

Information is abundant and free; collating the threads of its different parts becomes the scarce source of value. It may interest us all to know that this was the premise of Time Magazine when it was founded.

Con Games: Virtual Duality, Personal Media In Aspen

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Conniff

A bigger problem is Craig's List, available in most places for free, the online classified-killer now slurping on the cash cow that once accounted for 45 percent of the newspaper revenue stream.

Mediashift's Rich Gordon: Huffington Post's Social News Helps Close Awareness Gap

MediaShift | Rich Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This week, one of the top news sites on the Web -- the Huffington Post -- launched a new service (HuffPost Social News) that delivers on that potentia...

Mediashift's Rich Gordon: Huffington Post's Social News Helps Close Awareness Gap

MediaShift | Rich Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

News Mixer was one of the first Web sites to take advantage of Facebook Connect to build an engaging social experience around news. It won praise from...

State of the Union

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Dean Bottrell

If the new SAG leadership doesn't rapidly start taking all the painful, but necessary steps to merge with AFTRA, we are fucked.

Pakistan Turns To Twitter To Express Political Views

Global Post | Maria Tirmizi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD -- Soon after the Supreme Court had declared former President Pervez Musharraf's November 2007 emergency rule to be illegal, Pakistani stu...

Enter the Golden Age of PR: Exit Reality

Schuyler Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Schuyler Brown

Brands are ditching advertising, which is really pretty transparent in its intentions, in favor of spin and PR, which really is not. This shift is partly because advertising is failing and partly because PR is right for the times.

The Health Reform Fiasco Is an 'Old' Media Triumph -- and a Red Flag for Democrats

Peter Daou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Daou

The health reform showdown is powerful evidence that the much-touted online advantage of the Left is certainly questionable when it comes to major political confrontations.

Facebook Buys Rights To "Nearly Everything You Do Online" For $47.5 Million | Chadwick Matlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Facebook just bought the rights to nearly everything you do online. And it cost them only $47.5 million. Facebook's purchase of FriendFeed, an obsc...

Murdoch Pay-For-Content Strategy A Dud

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Francis

Murdoch and others are the King Canutes of the business world, trying to hold back the tides.

Help Us Pick the HuffPost Game Changers: 100 People Who Are Using New Media to Change the World

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

We are launching the HuffPost Game Changers awards to honor 100 people who are using new media to reshape their fields and change the world in ten categories: Politics, Entertainment, Technology, Media, Sports, Business, Style, Health, Green, Philanthropy

How Bing and Twitter Can Save Journalism

Maegan Carberry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Maegan Carberry

The emergence of Bing and Twitter mark the first formidable competitors to Google, which until now has monopolized the market on search, and thus the diversity of thought in journalism's Internet era.

The New Media Epiphany

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

Two years ago, I had a personal epiphany at the Personal Democracy Forum: New media could change everything... From communications to politics to culture. At PDF '09: more revelations.

What Is Work? Promoting Authors and Books in New Ways

Sharon Glassman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sharon Glassman

In this post, we'll look at another way that individuals of passion are creating careers for themselves.

What Do Women Want? What I Learned at Blogher

Lee Woodruff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lee Woodruff

I arrived at the BlogHer conference in Chicago unsure of exactly what I would find. Would I be the person who didn't speak the language? Didn't get the jokes?

A Forgotten Kitchen Debate and American Public Diplomacy

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Brown

Though its tools of persuasion have changed, US public diplomacy is above all about human beings connecting rather than a government "pushing a message" on a "target audience." Description FAIL

Jake Brewer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Brewer

Read as stated, this description leads one to believe that the U.S. government spent nearly $1.2M for 2 pounds of ham ...sliced.