So first, check out the below video about Google Goggles. It’s an incredible feature still in beta, but that has been released for Android phones through Google Labs. (And if not for the content of the video, one of the fellows who narrates the video, a product engineer by the name of Hartmut, has got a [...]
Interesting (and impressive).
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I mentioned in class that many newspapers, specifically mid-size metro papers, try to position themselves as hubs of the community: obits, wedding announcements, weather, traffic, community events, classifieds. And if you think about, in the pre-digital era, well, the newspaper really was the hub of many communities.
As I think we all agree, this is no longer [...]
As you may know, us CBLers are working on a “campus wire” concept for the Connecticut Mirror, a new online-only public policy and politics newspaper. In a nutshell, the campus wire will be an aggregator of news for all Connecticut college newspapers.
We’ve got competition, though. UWire was the nation’s leading college news aggregator before it inexplicably [...]
His name is Dan Benishek and he wants you fired.
Stupak is the moderate Democratic congressman from Michigan’s UP. He led a block of anti-abortion Dems — mostly Catholics — through the politically treacherous terrain of healthcare reform. Stupak and his merry band of moderates extracted abortion-related concessions from President Obama in exchange for their support for [...]
The good folks at Planning Pool, an urban planning website run by U. British Columbia students, have enlisted Twitter as a means to air grievances about transit system.
Did your MetroNorth train stop dead in its tracks because of mechanical malfunction? Did Yale Transit’s night shuttle take two hours to pick you up? Empower that negative energy [...]
Facebook’s got you covered. Almost two and a half million folks with whom one can debate, interrogate, and confabulate. Highlights include “THE EVOLUTION DELUSION,” “Orgasm Awareness Week,” “Compassionate Bastardism Awareness,” and “I can fix your computer from anywhere, and for unbeatable rates.”
The digital commons seems to be alive and well in its own peculiar way.