Josh Mack blogging at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts, and occasionally on; bicycles, politics, Brooklyn, parenting, crafts, and good reading. Currently helping to build a new NYC neighborhood news site - nearsay.com, that celebrates the voices that make our city. Subscribe to the daily newsletter it gives you what you need to know.
Y Combinator's RFS for the Winter 2009 session. "What would a content site look like if you started from how to make money—as print media once did—instead of taking a particular form of journalism as a given and treating how to make money from it as an afterthought?" hmmm.......
A really interesting site/service. Api's, widgets etc all in place to follow and explore patents, IP, and R&D at companies. The team looks like a group of smart people who also know how to make a great product and money too.
What a nice outcome for Holovaty and team who created Everyblock from a Knight grant. They can continue to lead and create great ways to interact with local resources and news and and probably (just a guess here) also help MSNBC with data visualization. They have always been just tremendous INMHO. More on Greg Sterling's Screenwerk and paidcontent. So with Patch to AOL, Everyblock to MSNBC what will happen to, my former employer, outside.in, which I think, will need money again sometime in the Fall?
"It's not like you're in an octagon where you're fighting against Tiger and he's going to bite you, or swing at you with his 9-iron," Yang said through an interpreter. "The worst that I could do was just lose to Tiger. So I really had nothing much at stake."
"Maybe it's better to host your own. That's the thinking coming from a growing number of early technology adopters as service after service goes down, sells out or otherwise frustrates the users who have published their content online only to see the tools they use become broken or less desirable." In addition to that there is no reason that a service owned and managed can't feed into and play nicely with everything else out there. In fact it needs to.
From the NYT's golf page via the AP. Why are there no timestamps on the headline excerpts on section pages if they are just listing them in chronological order? It is technically the August 12th edition but since so many of the sections have material from different days and even weeks shouldn't they add them?
Kind of amazing to name a kid's oriented virtual world media company Masher Media considering the meaning of masher. Can't wait for my daughter to get accosted by some virtual 8 year old boy hanging out on a corner.
A story about papers looking at our national well-being by analyzing song lyrics and blogs. Perhaps the researchers could use the twitter API to look at this. Better yet they could create a one page site called howarewefeeling.com - you could go to it and check it daily - "happy", hopeless" "sexy", "underemployed"...
My good friend Dave Wondrich, cocktail expert extraordinaire and author of Imbibe, will be on The Colbert Report tonight. They'll be mixing some things up and possible introducing a new drink, though I think Colbert seems to be a gin and tonic man so who knows. I hope you get a chance to watch him. (I'll be watching it tomorrow on Hulu posting it too and contributing to The Chaos Scenario in media that Bob Garfield was discussing with Leonard Lopate yesterday, those who have discontinued cable and watch TV on network owned web sites which destroy the ad revenue of the very businesses whose shows they stream.)
nice looking service. i've been keeping up with a new digital book/video thing coming called Vook and I noticed they were using this service. I've tried constant contact in the past think i'll give this one a go next time I need to start e-mailing people. does anyone have experience with it?
The phrases below are from the third edition of “The Anglo-American Telegraphic Code,” published in 1891. It can only be hoped that, as Twitter advances, more people will begin Tweeting in code...