If there’s one thing that plays well, almost universally, on social media, it’s animals. From pets to wild beasts, animals dominate social media pictures and references. Some go so far as to become celebrities on social media. It isn’t just Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Even some of the edgier social sites like Reddit and Fark… Continue reading Social media loves animals. Thankfully, humans do as well.
Censorship is arguably the most irreversible path a publication can travel. We are a semi-forgiving society that understands journalists will get the story wrong from time to time. We know that there are ethical boundaries that must occasionally be crossed. We are forgiving when a publication gets too controversial or stands behind the side of… Continue reading Everyone at CNET who has a spine should resign within a week
Those of us who have been classically trained in journalism (from back in the days when journalism was more than blogging and posting videos to Twitter), it’s hard to see the decline of the world in which we once thrived. Writing for a local newspaper in the 80s showed me two things that I can… Continue reading The (rapid) decline of the media industry
Depending on which side you take in the conflict eternal between PC and Mac, this is either an enormous fail or win. Seems some PC-critical convenience store worker must’ve taken his vehement fanboy-ism to work when he decided to place these magazines. Yeah, it’s an old photo (a sneak peek at Leopard, lolol), but it’s… Continue reading PC World Inadvertently Suggests You Get a Mac
From the file labelled ‘stuff you didn’t expect to hear about today’ comes this puzzler: LG has announced that it’s teaming up with film score icon Ennio Morricone to produce exclusive ringtones and music for its devices. The music will come preloaded on LG’s entire range of smartphones, beginning with the Optimus 2X, and will… Continue reading The Good, The Bad, and the Mobile
If you hadn’t had a reason to purchase an iPad up to now, this may be the one, guys. VLC is coming (we hope) to the iPad. Well, I mean, it is, but it isn’t. Or, it might. Assuming it’s approved. VLC, as you’re well aware, is inarguably the most ballin’ piece of video playback… Continue reading VLC Coming To iPad? Fingers Crossed!
Researchers at the University of Maryland asked 200 students to put down their cell phones, iPods, Facebook, Twitter and all other media devices for 24 hours to study the effects of an addiction to these applications/products. Susan Moeller, a journalism professor at the university, is behind the project and found that students started showing withdrawal… Continue reading Will we see Social Media Rehab centers soon?
[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/10756110[/vimeo] Water is an amazing thing that is taken for granted. So it is quite awesome when some creative minds make art out of water. Something that many of us have never seen, and, as is clear from the video, something you can’t help but watch in amazement. Aquascript is the technology that powered this… Continue reading Spectacular Waterfall Billboard Presents A Powerful Message
Many sporting organizations have been well known for their resistance to new media and Web-based technologies; however, times are quickly changing. The NBA and Turner Sports (a broadcaster for the NBA) are teaming up to offer new technologies like live streaming chats, mobile updates, and live Twitter updates.