Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Fabulous Links! 8/14/07

Found some great stuff today and want to pass it along....

Why Full Text Feeds Actually Increase Page Views (The Freakonomics Explanation) From the TechDirt guys--a pretty compelling argument. I've had a full feed for awhile now...but since I never had a short feed, I'd be interested to see if the TechDirt guys are right

Blogging is IT, not Journalism? from Adam, who works for a business publication. So funny! yet so true! When tell folks I'm a professional blogger, I'm always asked IT questions, too. Adam's also got a great sense of irony :-) (via Mark Hamilton)

The Story of O Mark Hamilton baits the perverty-search crowd and gets them to read a very good piece on how journalist's views on "objectivity" are outdated.

First Amendment Protects Posting of Unlawful Video: The court ruled that the First Amendment prevents law enforcement officials from interfering with an individual's Internet posting of an audio and video recording of an arrest and warrantless search of a private residence, even though the individual had reason to know the recording was made illegally. the case involved is Jean vs. Massachusetts State Police who got very upset when Worcester political activist Mary T. Jean posted an incrminating video on her site (Jean's been openly critical of former Worcester d.a. John Conte.)Sometimes it's only through "illegally" recording something that one can find the truth. This is an important decision and will more than likely impact all sorts of video, going all the way up to YouTube.

7 comments:

Adam said...

Technically speaking, I used to work for a business publication. Now I'm head of blogging for a business publishing company, Reed Business Information.

Thanks for the link. :-)

Tish Grier said...

thanks for the correction, Adam...and you're still darned funny!

Adam said...

Why, thank you, kind lady.

Tish Grier said...

and this is how we make friends with "strangers" (who I look forward to reading again) in our comments sections :-)

Howard Owens said...

When you need help setting up a blog, let me know. I kno several consultants.

We may be seeing the morphing of blogging into big media.

Cause only big media can serve big egos.

Am I an a-lister?

I guess if you have to ask ...

Tish Grier said...

Hi Howard :-)
I think you're ref'ing this post and this post...Blogger does some weird things by putting all entries under one date but different urls.

Another reason to perhaps switch to a different blogging software...

for some, blogging = big (head)media. unless you're pulling in the really big numbers, what difference does the whole "list" thing make anyway? will it mean you get invited to more blog conferences? maybe--then again, maybe all that takes is better schmoozing.

Tish Grier said...

oh, and you're probably *the best* blogger on journalism innovation (or what journalism should be doing to innovate)...and that's not a schmmoze :-)