Testing formatting and content for daily newsletter on journalism and the future.ONLINE JOURNALISTS: Foundations for Research into Their Changing Roles, by Jane B. Singer, Ph.D.Abstract Interactive media have grabbed the attention of communication researchers in the latter half of the 1990s, but the focus to date has been primarily on media audiences and their use of these new forms.…
After operating for almost three years exclusively on social media platforms, SMNNY is creating a web presence using WordPress. This is a work in progress,
9.16.2013 — Great day for a conference. Attending Bloomberg’s Next Big Thing Summit: NYC
Engaging digital audiences at the US Open. A predictive analytics tool, SlamTracker captures and visually maps player momentum in real-time, point by point, showing which player is on a roll and why. Additionally, SlamTracker analyzesTwitter conversations about the players, identifying how much positive sentiment each is generating throughout the match in real time.
I spoke with the “Veep” star about the new season, her favorite “Veep” lines and getting a call from the real veep, but we also talked about Tumblr.
In some of the Season 2 episodes that were sent out to the press, both Tumblr and Reddit come up. I know “Veep” and Elaine Benes are both big on Tumblr. Do you ever poke around on that blogging platform?
You know, I don’t. I guess I should, but I probably would be frightened if I did. I don’t know, but I don’t do it a lot … should I? Or would it be a huge mistake? [Laughs.]
I think it’s fun. There are all these GIFs of great Selina insults and moments. Right after the trailer for Season 2 came out, there were a bunch from there.
No shit! I gotta go on that and check it out. We have this meeting with HBO, sort of a social media meeting, and we were talking about going to all these places and … I can’t get over what people are putting out there. It’s pretty cool. Some of it’s cool, I guess some of it’s scary, but some of it’s cool.
Come on in, Julia. The water’s fine.
An interesting article about the changing role of Facebook for e-tailers. All kinds of stats and facts that shed some light on how e-tailers use the giant social network.
ready for the Cole Haan x Tumblr event tmrw night. #SubwayStyle
The *real* Rosie the Riveter. #womenlead #cool
Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was a 17 years (in 1942) while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job.
That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War II.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled a suite of Microsoft Surface products, including a signature tablet. The 9.3 mm Microsoft Surface tablet, powered by Windows 8, is a hair thinner than the 9.4 mm iPad 3, and its 10.6-inch display has a full inch on the iPad’s. The Surface’s two standout features are a full-sized, multitouch keyboard with trackpad that also doubles as the device’s case, and a built-in kickstand for hands-free use. It also includes a magnetized stylus that uses digital ink and a full-sized USB 2 port.
A little torn on this. Granted, we tend to be reflexively anti-Microsoft at times, but this probably is the most-aggressive attempt to take on Apple we’ve seen yet, and it’s worth taking seriously. They took Apple’s biggest iPad weakness — the lack of physical keyboard — and banked the entire device on it. It’s a smart approach, but you know, it’s one that seems like it’d be simple for a Kickstarter to copy completely. It’ll be interesting to see how this affects third-party vendors, too. Either way, this seems like an attempt to take out the netbook — if they price it right, at least.