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A Bold, Old Idea for Saving Journalism

Walter Isaacson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Walter Isaacson

I hope that 2009 will be the year when creators of valuable content start charging and readers begin paying for the journalism they want.

GOP "Webification" Effort Could Backfire

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rob Kall

One of the reasons the Democrats have taken such a significant percentage of under 30's is the internet and what the internet has done to the neuropsychology of these Millennials.

Look Who's Following me... Yikes!

Julia Bovey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julia Bovey

Someday, coal-fired electricity plants will likely be able to capture and store their global warming pollution, and that's something that NRDC encourages, as long as it's done well.

How the Huffington Post Helped Save a Life

Matthew and Peter Slutsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matthew and Peter Slutsky

In March 2008, I asked readers of HuffPost to reach out to reporters and bloggers to help tell the story of Turk Sabri Bogday, who at the time faced unjust execution in Saudi Arabia.

Life is Short. Have an Affair.

Carine Fabius | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carine Fabius

What do you think about a site that makes it easy to find people interested in having affairs? I'm thinking this is not geared to the younger set, but rather to aging boomers.

Chief Technology Officer to be Transformational?

David Kralik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Kralik

Technology and the Internet were crucial to helping elect Barack Obama president and it will be crucial to the success of his administration.

The Pope's New YouTube Channel

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Filipowicz

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Too Big to Succeed

John Standerfer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Standerfer

What we don't appear to understand yet is that no amount of money, time or regulation can possibly resolve this problem while a few banks continue to hold the entire nation hostage.

A Million Views (and Then Some) on Obama's Inauguration

Raafi Rivero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raafi Rivero

YouTube has become the default TV of the Internet. This is remarkable considering that a) It did not exist during the last presidential campaign and b) so much of the content is by non-professionals.

Code Warriors Debate Whitehouse.gov Robot Commands

Sarah Granger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Granger

As the tech community poured over whitehouse.gov, one of the first subterranean changes noted was that of a file most people would never notice called robots.txt.

The Icelandic "Facebook Revolution"

Sigtryggur Magnason | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sigtryggur Magnason

Icelanders don't have the culture of crowds. There are no subways, no train stations, so Facebook has made a great social impact and has played a vital role in the days since the economic crash.

Obamerica's Digital Congregation

Aimee Liu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aimee Liu

Thanks to digital organizing, Obama now has a secular congregation as big as America. That congregation elected him. Now that same congregation is going to practice the values that he has preached.

The Final Jack Myers Media Business Report. It's Time to Get Into the Game.

Jack Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jack Myers

Our industry is faced with an advertising depression, a rapid acceleration of media fragmentation, and audience shifts to non ad-supported media.

Milestone

Earl Pomerantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Earl Pomerantz

Ideas are like twinkling slivers of understanding. They flash in your mind, and you go, "Yeah!" It's not usually the whole thing that comes to you. Just a fragment.

Facebook Journalism

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

Randi Zuckerberg: "When journalists can really engage with this audience and enlist Facebook users to market and share their content, that is such a powerful way to share credible news and information."

The Israel/Gaza Facebook War

Jessica Olien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jessica Olien

Status Updates on Facebook have a whole new tone to them these days. In the past week these innocuous little descriptors have been replaced by some heavy war-petting, Israel style.

"Recycle" Your Old Engagement Ring for Cash

Maura Judkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maura Judkis

Men (or women!) ready to propose who buy off a website get a great bargain -- rings often go for half their value. This way, they avoid buying a brand new ring, which consumes additional resources.

A Scenario for the Future of News

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

Could journalism die? Yes, but I have faith and optimism that it will survive, evolve, and grow. I believe there will be a growing market demand for journalism; I know there is a growing need.

Obama's Change.gov Website Drops Small Business Promise

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The Department of Interior Office of Inspector General released a report in July that found they had awarded millions of dollars in government small business contracts to Fortune 500 firms.

The Internet Presidency

Kate Lear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kate Lear

With amazing speed, President-elect Obama has answered the question of what would become of the mouth-watering database of names his campaign created from volunteers and donors.

Antisocial Web Marketing: Why McCain Is Losing

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrew Cherwenka

The McCain web strategists are combining an outdated strategy of tight control with a woeful neglect of Web 2.0 tools.

Good Guide Helps With Green Shopping

Maura Judkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maura Judkis

Without carbon labeling, it's hard for consumers to know which products make the eco-friendly grade and which don't (and some would argue it's difficu...

McCain Takes $2300 Contribution from Owner of Gay Sex Site Manhunt

Andy Towle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Towle

It appears John McCain has accepted the maximum individual campaign donation from the owner of America's largest gay sex hook-up website.

Four Ways to Turn Your Recyclables into Cold, Hard Cash

Maura Judkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maura Judkis

Recycling may be getting easier each year, but let's face it: People are lazy. Technology ends up in landfills, when it could be deconstructed for its perfectly good parts.

Under the Radar: Two Tales From the Secret Life of Patents

Brian Kahin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brian Kahin

The patent system is often portrayed as the defender of creativity, but as it's grown powerful, it's become a tool to extract settlements from little guys with the threat of astronomical legal costs.