Michah Sifry opened with a live video of oil gushing into the Gulf. The freedom to see the disaster didn't change the fact that we weren't doing anything. Remote engagement only takes you so far.
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The Apple Store on the Upper West Side of Manhattan had fans, buyers, and the curious crowding around to touch the iPad...
In sitting with Michael Wolff, the writer turned aggregator, the first question is an obvious one: why? Why take another bite at a web media start up when his last attempt ended so badly.
He's one of the best-known faces on Al Gore's TV network Current TV. Venezuelan born media persona Jason Silva is some newfangled hybrid of Journalis...
TechCrunch Disrupt deserves a serious recap, because it's possible that it will quickly be the gold standard for tech conferences.
Back then, a newspaper was a product. A physical thing. But today the news is digital. It moves at lightning speed and is delivered to my desktop computer almost instantly.
As agile new competitors are born on the web, companies like Viacom and Newscorp are all lobbying hard to protect their franchises and release them from the strictures of regulation that limit ownership and consolidation.
To grey-haired ad execs, wide-eyed media planners, and even furry blue children's characters, Garfield is the man who told the truth, and said: advertising's 'emperor' had no clothes.
Three major events happened last week. The era of Old TV ended. The era of New TV began.
1. NBC canceled 'Law and Order'
2. TiVo had its lawsuit a...
The announcing of a Chief Digital Officer for New York comes just months after the successful Big Apps competition put the city on par with other municipalities embracing digital data.
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."
A great sentence that could well have been written about 2010 and the world of book publishin...
In the 'gig' economy you can write a free blog post, give away a few free chapters for your paid e-book, sit on a panel for free and do paid keynote speeches all at the same time.
The thing about going to car shows and seeing concept cars, cool as they may be, is you know that Detroit is never going to build them.
At NYU, ...
If you've added data to the web, positive or negative, about a book, a movie, a restaurant, or an airline, then you've added your curatorial '2 cents' to the wisdom of the web.
I'm deep in a committed relationship with my iPhone, but I'm seeing my Nexus One on the side. Something's got to give. And honestly, in the world of mobile devices, playing the field isn't an option.
Power is shifting from content makers to content curators -- and that's leaving folks like Mark Cuban with less power to dictate terms.
What folks need to remember is that I've made more than my share of media history by taking stuff away. Remember the floppy drive? I killed that.
It's clear that traffic and dollars are moving away from legacy media -- so the question is where will the wheel of fortune stop?
This year, having a Digital Thanksgiving is easier than ever. So use these links, gather round the laptop -- and start cooking!
Maybe a generation that grows up on the iPhone and the laptop will have the same warm fuzzy feeling toward the paper at the door that I do. Maybe. Or maybe not.
For the past eight years, the most important story regarding 9/11 has been locked away, hidden, out of sight. Today is the time to open that drawer, take that story out and share it with the world.
It's hard work, being media literate in a fast moving world where truth can have multiple lenses.
The detention, conviction, and murder of journalists has reached almost epidemic proportions -- and rarely makes the front page.
There's a storm brewing. A huge, noisy, thunder and lightning storm of content, community and chaos. But there's good news too - there's a silver lini...
If WolframAlpha teaches us anything it's that search, and the web itself, are evolving and morphing so fast that you can almost begin to imagine the sci-fi vision of the web becoming self-aware.
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