Thursday, February 26, 2015

Write Your Future Self

Use FutureMe to write yourself an email that will be delivered to you in the future. You set the date and how far in the future.

Where will you be and what will you be doing next month? This summer? In six months? A year? Two years? What will it be like to get a note from the you of “now” in the future? Use it to send yourself reminders too. Come New Year's Day, send resolutions to your end of the year self. Write a note to the future to someone else (if you know their email).

What other uses can you think of?

Everyone … do the time warp!

Write yourself or someone else a letter with FutureMe.

reblogged and adapted from #Ccourses Bonus #Dailyconnect: Connect with Your Future Self | The Daily Connector

Monday, February 23, 2015

Algorithm fatigue & more this week from Nieman Lab

What Evernote's news-recommending product can tell us about privacy

Algorithm fatigue: What Evernote's news-recommending product can tell us about privacy: This week from Nieman Lab
Nieman Lab: The Weekly Digest

Algorithm fatigue: What Evernote's news-recommending product can tell us about privacy

Evernote Context integrates the research process seamlessly into the user's workflow — why don't (some) users like it? By Caroline O'Donovan.

Students: Spend the summer working with Nieman Lab via the Google Journalism Fellowship

The tech giant is offering opportunities for students to work with ten different journalism organizations next summer, including us. The deadline to apply is January 31. By Joshua Benton.

The newsonomics of the newly quantified, gamified news reader

The Daily Beast is finding success with a mobile experience that tracks what users are reading — and gently nudges them in new directions. Will 2015 be the year we move forward on personalizing and quantifying the news? By Ken Doctor.

The fight to get Google to pay for news continues in Europe

The battle over snippets and links, fought country to country across the continent, is moving up to the continental level. By Catherine Stupp.

In Sweden, traditional tabloid rivals are taking their battle to viral sites

Stockholm's two major evening tabloids have started competing BuzzFeed imitators this year, and the same aggregator moves we've seen in the U.S. are playing out abroad. By Joseph Lichterman.

Finance media's hottest club is Ello

Business reporters flocking to the platform won't radically change journalism, but it's worth asking why users gather where they do. By Caroline O'Donovan.
Via Fuego: News from around the web
Chris Rock Talks to Frank Rich About Ferguson, Cosby, and What 'Racial Progress' Really Means
Photographs by Martin Schoeller The last time Frank Rich had a conversation with Chris Rock was in early 1996, when they and the 1950s teen heartthrob Pat Boone were thrown together in a New York television studio as panelists on Bill Maher's old show Politically Incorrect.
U-Va. fraternity to rebut claims of gang rape in Rolling Stone
A lawyer for the University of Virginia fraternity whose members were accused of a brutal gang rape said Friday that the organization will release a statement rebutting the claims printed in a Rolling Stone article about the incident. Several of the woman's close friends and campus sex assault advocates said that they also doubt the published account.
A Note to Our Readers
A note to Rolling Stone's readers about our UVA rape story.
Dark social traffic in the mobile app era
About two years ago, I wrote a story about a strange phenomenon on the web: in a medium known for its ability to track people-following them around with Zappo's ads and such-it turns out that websites don't know where a substantial percentage of their visitors come from.
Yet Another Big Funding Round for a Big Web Publisher — This Time for Vox Media
Remember when investors didn't want to put money into content? That was a long time ago! Here's another example of where things stand today: Vox Media, the company behind high-profile sites including the Verge, SB Nation and Vox, has raised $46.5 million in a round led by General Atlantic.
Building the Next Generation of Media Brands (Memo to Vox Media Team)
(note: Today is a big day for Vox Media as we announced an investment from General Atlantic, a new executive, Lindsay Nelson, to run our Vox Creative unit and plans for our expansion. I couldn't be more excited about where we're heading in 2015 or prouder of the team that is taking us there.
Wired's Mat Honan Hired to Run New BuzzFeed Silicon Valley Bureau
Mat Honan, the high-profile Wired writer and editor, has been hired by BuzzFeed to become its new Silicon Valley bureau chief. The online news site, which has been on a tear of late with a giant funding and a high-profile scoop about the naughty execs of Uber, is planning to build out a significant presence in the tech center.
Video Production Is on the Rise – But Who's Watching? | Mediashift | PBS
This guest post is part of a series from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications' "Captivate" project, which presents insights from media industry thought leaders on new strategies for audience engagement. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here.
Matt Thompson Named Deputy Editor of
December 3, 2014 (Washington, D.C.)- Matt Thompson ( ) will join the leadership of as the deputy editor. Thompson will work with the site's editor ( ) to help oversee editorial operations and shape strategic development at a time of record audience growth.
Money is pouring into media, but will it find the value it seeks?
As a number of sites reported Sunday night, Vox Media has closed a new round of financing worth $46.5 million, which gives the company a theoretical value of close to $400 million, or almost twice what Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos paid for the Washington Post.
Fuego is our heat-seeking Twitter bot, tracking the stories the future-of-journalism crowd is talking about most. Usually those are about journalism and technology, although sometimes they get distracted by politics, sports, or GIFs. Check out Fuego on the web to get up-to-the-minute news.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Decoding the #netneutrality debate, welcoming #immigrants & more via @KnightFdn

…a late Knight Foundation Newsletter: Net Neutrality, immigration and other topics covered still matter. Despite the snow (or because of it), I'm taking a spring blog-cleaning day before commitments for the rest of February overtake. Actually, they already had, but I'm trying denial as a strategy.

Decoding the net neutrality debate
Welcome to @knightfdn, your quick look at Knight Foundation's efforts to foster informed and engaged communities.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Day 25 ~ two days to Thanksgiving

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 11 quintessential Thanksgiving scenes from TV and film

…is it time for an irony break yet? I'm still not in the mood for blogging to precarious faculty although, who knows, I may think of something by the time I write this. I did send off a quick re-blog to As the Adjunctiverse Turns. That could be the benefit of a challenge: in the mood or not, just do it. None of the course blogging requirements/assignments have had that effect on me.

I have an idea for PF but not tonight ~ too close to crash and burn ~ so let me finish and shut down.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Day 24 ~ a dark day, two OT posts

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