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Rethinking our Twitter Twitchy Actions

Very interesting piece by Sam Bibble at Gawker on Justine Sacco. Sacco was the PR person who tweeted a bit of satire that blew up in her face, and almost destroyed her career. The problem with Twitter is every post lacks context. You don’t know the person to know if they’re joking. You haven’t seen the […]

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Ferguson: Media, You are Hurting Us

The story read that the FBI had arrested two New Black Panther members for buying explosives to bomb Ferguson protests. Not long after, though, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch posted a story that what really happened is the FBI arrested two men for providing false information when buying guns. And that New Black Panther association? Well, that’s implied […]

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Media Writing

Give onto Harvard that which is Harvard’s

According to the Wikipedia article on citizen journalism: Citizen journalism usually involves empowering ordinary citizens — including traditionally marginalized members of society — to engage in activities that were previously the domain of professional reporters. “Doing citizen journalism right means crafting a crew of correspondents who are typically excluded from or misrepresented by local television news: low-income […]

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Storms

Dug out from a storm this week and the winds are still blowing, and the lighting still lighting up the sky and none of this has anything to do with the weather. Well, there was a storm earlier, which blew down the tree across from us. Lots of trees down online, too. I emerged from […]

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Media People

We just hate being contacted

The discussion about copyright, generally, and Creative Commons, specifically is continuing elsewhere, and I’m extremely pleased to see others speak out with their concerns, opinions, and questions. In particular, I loved what Phil Ringnalda wrote today: What strikes me as uproariously funny about the rush to CC license weblogs, though, is that probably the most useful feature […]