Serendipity: Where Kindle Fails

One of my rights of spring is purchasing the annual Baseball Prospectus, a statistical, and fairly geeky, review and prediction of hundreds of major and minor league baseball players. One of the main challenges in changing apartments twice in 2011 was managing my half-dozen or so editions of the thick book. This year’s edition clocks in […]

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The value of closed

As much as I love sharing and openness, increasingly my most satisfying Internet experiences involved closed, or semi-closed communities. Email list-servs, communal chats, Google Circles, “personal networks” like Path are where I’m having my highest value conversations. I still like the public platform of Twitter and need the functionality of email, but closed, trusted networks enable a […]

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Raising the touch-screen generation

At NewsFOO earlier this month, I gave an Ignite Talk about the joys and challenges of raising a child in this digital, always-on interactive era.The talk follows. (Also-  check out the other NewsFoo talks, including Jay Rosen’s harrowing The Abyss of Observation Alone.) Update:  Things I’ve observed since giving the talk 4 weeks ago: – Last […]

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“The coming broadcast apocalypse”

Instead of packing for my Christmas holiday, I spent Friday morning in a Twitter discussion about the state of podcasting, interactive audio and the state of broadcasting with Rob Bole, Rekha Murthy, Adam Schweigert, Josh Stearns and Benjamen Walker, among others. I summarized our exchanges on Storify. A couple of concluding thoughts: Anyone chatting about podcasting over Twitter is part of a […]

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