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 […]Read more "Serendipity: Where Kindle Fails"
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 […]Read more "The value of closed"
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 […]Read more "Raising the touch-screen generation"
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 […]Read more "“The coming broadcast apocalypse”"
As is my habit, I woke up around 3 last night and in my half waking state rolled over to see what was happening in the world, aka Twitter. I woke up a bit more when I saw that the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park was being rolled up by the NYPD. Some […]Read more "Three Things Heard Last Night Watching Zuccotti Sweep"
A Chicago friend invited me to a Nationals-Braves game over last weekend. Despite the fact that it started to rain as I entered the stadium, I left feeling excited about a potential new sports relationship. On the train home I thought up nine reasons for me to try to become a Nationals fan: Proximity. Nationals […]Read more "9 Reasons I’m (Trying to Be) A Washington Nationals Fan"
I’ve reached the point in my life in which I’m learning about new hip-hop genres via the frontpage of the Wall Street Journal.Read more "Chap hop: I’m old"