- The Five Mistakes Clinton Made
Karen Tumulty in Time. One mistake is simply not understanding the rules for primaries and delegate counting - she has a quite astonishing tale of Mark Penn's idiocy.
- Firefox: Can browsers make bucks?
Rory Cellan-Jones gets a demo of v. 3.0 for BBC NEWS | dot.life and he thinks he sees how they'll do it, via Google.
- Disintermediation of minds?
Via Media Influencer
'There has been a proliferation of tools that help me aggregate but there are still very few tools that help me filter. Part of the reason may be that the human mind is the best filter of all but, surely, there is room for tools that can help me to it easier and better.'
- Street View Sabotage!
Google Sightseeing has this funny tale
'The saboteurs must have been extremely quick on their feet of course, as the bag appeared without any warning while the car was travelling at speed.'
- It’s not just video
Dave Briggs explains on the DC10plus blog about the importance of tagging to pull in content and create a legacy from an event.
- New Web Content Accessibility Guidelines ready to test drive
- More Gov live blogging
Simon Dickson is at it again with the video and the bleeding edge and takes my point about the yet-to-be-demonstrated worth of liveblogging of election coverage.
'But for something like this, it can provide an excellent channel for colour commentary, or even ‘context sensitive links’: when we did the ProGov event, people were contributing URLs providing additional background on the points being raised, for people who didn’t know the subjects. (Like, for example, me.)' — I agree.
- Come Together, Now? The World Live Web and Politics
Micah L. Sifry was watching the Indiana/NC coverage with sound down and ended up focusing on the quite fascinating comment streams on Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama's official blogs.
- Should TV news bias be overt?
Roy Greenslade says no.
- Lawrence O'Donnell: Hillary Will Drop Out by June 15
- Girls turned off IT careers by lack of role models - ComputerWeekly.com
No role models. Even though they're there - see my post on this.
- Has Facebook Jumped the Shark as a Political Tool?
Colin Delany says
- Facebook is Not (Yet) a Mass-Communications Tool
- Facebook Advocacy: Too Many Groups, Too Little Attention
- The Presidential Experience: Facebook Is Nice To Have, But...
- Art Brodsky: Why The 'Right' Gets Net Neutrality Wrong
'Those [profits from netbiz] results were achieved under mandated Net Neutrality, the original, fundamental characteristic of the Internet that protects the individual consumer's freedom to innovate without permission and to receive, and pay for, the services he or she chooses. Why a conservative opposes that, I'll never know.'
- Operation Anti-Chaos: The Narrative on "White Voters" Is Fiction
Al Giordano: 'So, to sum up: Look at the damn graphs. You can see that Clinton is in a staggering free-fall among African-American voters, her favorability is down 36 points while 17 percent view her more negatively than before, while Obama's favorable and negative ratings among whites have paired at five point increases.'
Not on Reader:
Neat timewaster — 'Barack Obama wanted you to have some cupcakes ... Barack Obama recited a poem that reminded him of you .... '
- Barack Obama delegates wiki
Not been done before - really. Another outcome of the Obama method, they did this themselves, learning from previous campaign efforts and nobody came from HQ and took them over ...
- Ya Libnan Lebanon News Live from Beirut
Breaking News Live coverage of the Situation in Lebanon - 'liveblogging', indeed.
- Networks reportedly refused to appear on PBS' NewsHour to respond to NY Times' military analysts story; several continue blackout
MediaMatters documenting just how the US TV News networks are trying to kill the story off, blogosphere is keeping it alive and kicking.
- Killing by the numbers
Shocking tale from Iraq
'In 2007 elite U.S. snipers executed an unarmed Iraqi prisoner in cold blood. Have the insidious tactics that led to atrocities in Vietnam reemerged in Iraq?'
'Top battalion leaders, who had to sign off on the charges, have faced no serious questions about whether their demand for more bodies, their vague rules of engagement or the confusion sown by the secret program might have contributed to the events of spring 2007.'
- Political Commentariat in Group Circle Jerk
Iain Dale, with top political bloggers list: 'The one thing which the report immediately provokes me into asking, is just who the Commentariat influences apart from its own members? How many 'normal' people are influenced by newspaper leader columns or indeed blogs? Do we all not feed each other in some amorphous way rather than be a crucial individual influence on a particular debate?'
- Face to face with climate change
The Sun is running a blog from Alaska in their Climate Change section. Stop spluttering. Good stuff and a great object lesson in Plain English.
- The Visible Man: An FBI Target Puts His Whole Life Online
HT: Stephen Colbert!
Hasan Elahi is tracking his entire waking moments online at trackingtransience.net.Why? Because he was once mistakenly picked up by the FBI.
'So it dawned on him: If being candid about his flights could clear his name, why not be open about everything? "I've discovered that the best way to protect your privacy is to give it away,"'
'For now, though, Big Brother is still on the case. At least according to Elahi's server logs. "It's really weird watching the government watch me," he says. But it sure beats Guantanamo.'
- When Democrats Go Post-al
James Wolcott in Vanity Fair: 'The vicious Clinton-versus-Obama rupture at Daily Kos, the most activist site in the liberal blogosphere, reflects a party-wide split. What really rankles, as Democrats tear at one another, is the free pass they’ve given McCain—and the White House.'
- Young Video Makers Try to Alter Islam’s Face
New York Times: 'When Ali Ardekani started fishing around on the Internet a couple of years ago for video blogs about Muslims, he did not like what he found: either the world’s 1.3 billion Muslims were depicted as bloodthirsty zealots, or they were offering defensive explanations as to why they were not.'
“Arabic sounds foreign and scary — you don’t know what is going on,” Mr. Ardekani said in an interview at his small Sherman Oaks apartment, its walls decorated with Koranic verses. “Or they show a woman with the veil, who doesn’t speak, and it is assumed if she did speak she would say, ‘Help me!’ ”