TV news is ultimately much more an arm of the entertainment industry than it is...– Felix Salmon: “News Corp’s digital divergence” (via reuters)
The Role of the Internet in Reconfiguring...
untanglingtheweb: Dutton, W, H., Helsper, E.J., Whitty, M.T., Li, N., Buckwalter, J.G. & Lee, E. (2009) The Role of the Internet in Reconfiguring Marriages: a Cross-National Study. Interpersona, 3(2), 3-18. abstract This study explores the role of the Internet in reconfiguring marriages, introducing couples that meet in person and later marry, through a set of online surveys of married...
I’m going to go and have a cigarette break so I can get some fresh air.– Overheard in the Newsroom: #8348
Commas in The New Yorker fall with the precision of knives in a circus act,...– E.B. White, on punctuation [via The New York Times | The Browser ]
The creative person basically has two kinds of jobs. One is the sexy, creative...– Hugh MacLeod, How to be creative tip No. 7: Keep your day job.
Ruby on Rails Popularity Index 2012 →
visualoop: Via The Copy Editor: Philippines ranks second in the Ruby-curious index.
Journalists learn what works (& doesn’t work) on... →
For Tumblr virgins. I wrote this piece last year for Poynter.
Malacañang Museum on Tumblr →
The Presidential Museum and Library is now live on Tumblr: tumblr.malacanang.gov.ph — PCDSPO (@pcdspo) June 30, 2012
From Aguinaldo to Aquino
Philippine Presidents and their inaugurations [via Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines | Verite ]
The internet is no more killing journalism than home taping killed music. The...– Mic Wright via What is living and dying in the digital journalism era | Poynter. (via onaissues)
Make awesome stuff now. Don’t wait your turn.– Ann Friedman in #Realtalk for the j-school graduate on the first five years of your career. Friedman was most recently the executive editor at GOOD magazine, until nearly everyone on the staff got fired for “strategic reasons” (but we expect more good things from them). She wrote the piece for...
CNN regrets the error
Correction: The Supreme Court backs all parts of President Obama’s health care law. on.cnn.com/LvVRcK — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 28, 2012 Big props to CNN for the correction and apology. Fox News? They’re just trolling. — Jojo Pasion Malig (@JojoMalig) June 28, 2012 All news desks commit errors, folks. Important things are prompt correction and acknowledgement of error. — Jojo...
Pareto principle and pageviews. 20% of content get 80% of all eyeballs.
It is like reading an explanation of global warming and mounting an indignant...– Steven Pinker on category error [via The New Yorker, h/t The Browser]
‘Write as short as you can/ In order/ Of what matters,’ John...– n+1, Please RT
In less than a decade, China has pumped around $4 trillion into property; tens...– Rosemary Righter, Decision time for China [via TLS]
One language dies every 14 days. By the next century nearly half of the roughly...– Russ Rymer, Vanishing Voices [via National Geographic Magazine]
The Texas GOP's Platform on Education (PDF, not a... →
world-shaker: Knowledge-Based Education – We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority. I...
Codecademy raises $$$ to expand overseas
cnnmoneytech: Codecademy, the site that promises to teach anyone how to code, is raising money to expand across the globe. On Tuesday, the company announced $10 million in funding from big-name investors including Index Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Union Square Ventures, Richard Branson and Yuri Milner. The New York based company threw out some additional stats: 50 million course exercises have...
Hire good people and leave them alone.– Susan Cain, Hire Introverts [via The Atlantic]