Monthly Archives: February 2014

The future of news, part II

A 14-minute podcast follow-up to the previous podcast on the future of news. Notes 2000: How to make money on the Internet. 2009: Natural Born Bloggers. We gave everyone a broadcast station and a printing press. Not everyone does it. … Continue reading

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Facebook vs Twitter in conversation

Here’s a great A-B example. I posted the same image to Twitter and Facebook. On Twitter, a nothing. On Facebook, a discussion! It’s even worse Many of the comments I get on Twitter are really for someone else — they’re … Continue reading

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It’s all about point of view

Other people’s long distance travel is virtually instantaneous. For example, I just saw a post from NakedJen saying that she’s leaving Paris. I expect to see a post from her in a few minutes saying she’s home in Salt Lake … Continue reading

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An almost perfect hit

Speaking of perfectly targeted ads. Here’s a screen shot of a NYT article about Raymond Felton of the Knicks. And in the right margin an ad for a tech conference put on by O’Reilly. I would put in my profile … Continue reading

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Perfectly targeted ads

In today’s podcast/blog post this line is the one that resonated most with people. Perfectly targeted ads are just information. But it’s not the first time this idea has appeared on scripting.com. In 2006, I wrote a piece entitled “Making … Continue reading

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The future of news

I read two pieces today that stimulated a 14-minute podcast. The two pieces Jeff Jarvis: Philanthropy and news. Marc Andreessen on the future of the news business. Basic ideas 20th century news was about information flowing through small numbers of … Continue reading

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Melo’s creativity

I’m a Knicks fan. I spent the winter in denial, but gradually as the season progressed, I realized I was following them more closely than any other team. And identifying with their ups and downs. And this year of course … Continue reading

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A conference of technologists

I’ve spent the last couple of years learning about JavaScript development in the browser and on servers. Now I wish I could go back in time and talk to myself five years ago and explain the weirdness of this kind … Continue reading

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What’s better than exporting?

People like blogging software that allows them to export their content. In Fargo 2 we do that, and take it one step further. Your content is always exported. It’s the only format for the content. For example, here’s the exported … Continue reading

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Paragraph-level permalinks

Update: I changed the way they work. I am now happy with the way they look. I used to have a feature on Scripting News that I called paragraph-level permalinks, but other people called them WinerLinks, because I was apparently … Continue reading

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