Monthly Archives: March 2010

Cabazon Dinosaurs

I snapped this picture on a cross-country hitchhiking trip in 1973. Turns out, I was capturing the completion of the first of the Cabazon Dinosaurs built at the Cabazon exit off I-10 outside Palm Springs. Dinny (pictured below) is now … Continue reading

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“10 Questions for Robert Niles”

“The public’s telling us that they don’t find much value in most of what the current news industry produces.” — Robert Niles, Online Journalism Review Read Terry Heaton’s “10 Questions for Robert Niles” at Heaton’s blog, Local Media in a … Continue reading

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“Why is a Facebook beer worth more than your news story?”

More smart questions fundamental to the discussion about the future of the news. “What virtual goods teach us about paying for news” from Idea Lab’s Chris O’Brien: Why will people spend $1 to send you a virtual beer on Facebook, … Continue reading

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What does a Web Content Curator do?

From Robert Scoble’s “Scobelizer” blog: The Seven Needs of Real-Time Curators: I keep hearing people throw around the word “curation” at various conferences, most recently at SXSW. The thing is most of the time when I dig into what they … Continue reading

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Jay Rosen: “The Ethic of the Link”

Came across this again today on YouTube, it’s about a year old. A smart take on the fundamental misperception about the Web made by the major newspapers and other media companies. Ah, I remember it well.

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@SXSW: “Stop Selling CPMs”

From Poynter.org: Maybe what our online business model needs isn’t more whiz-bang, but some simplicity. Jim Coudal founded The Deck, an all-sponsorship, no cost-per-thousand ad network that is completely sold out. He was merciless in describing how newspapers sell online … Continue reading

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David Lynch’s Interview Project

The Interview Project is still going strong. David Lynch’s film crew is in Nebraska this week. Check it out.

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Le Tub

At Le Tub on the Intercoastal Waterway in Hollywood, Florida.

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The Future of Context discussion

A Jay Rosen question from his Context Manifesto: Why are we serving people the news without the background narrative necessary to make sense of the news? From Matt Thompson’s Context Manifesto: These terms I’ve been using – “intellectual framework,” “systemic … Continue reading

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@SXSW: Future of Context

The Future of Context twitter stream.

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