A nation saw a batter clearly beaten to first base; an umpire saw it the other way. But that mistake led not to retribution but forgiveness and tears, thawed U.S-Venezuela relations, and a realization that the whole mess made us all better, more compassionate human beings, if only for a moment.The worst team becomes the…Read more (Im)perfect games, Strasburg and social media
The Publish2 revamp has thrown me for a loop. That's not fun. But this is not an angry post, or even one meant to be critical.I am a great fan of Publish2. From its early days as a sort of inside journalism link-sharing service to its new, ambitious goal of being a full-fledged newswire, distributing…Read more My good and bad of the Publish2 revamp
Facebook Lite was designed for slower Internet connections, ostensibly, but it also seemed to be a response to user fatigue and outbursts of anger at the site's relentless tinkering, especially during 2008 and 2009.But Facebook Lite is no more. It always seemed to me to be a step back -- maybe one nostalgic users wanted,…Read more Facebook Lite: 3 lessons for newspapers and other old media
Some things being said that interested me (and, hopefully, you) about editing, and media in general:The false zero-sum game of print vs. online: David Sullivan warns against trusting marketing folks, it seems to me, want change more than any idea of what that might look like. The key quote: "Don't oppose changes, but common sense…Read more What others are saying about editing
There are a lot of risks here -- removing oneself from Hulu is not the same as a pay wall, but it does mean isolating yourself from one of the biggest gathering places for viewers. But there are two reasons why Viacom could make this a win for itself, and not just a damaging blow…Read more Is Viacom better off without the "Daily Show," "Colbert" on Hulu?