Bloggers quitting what they call a demanding task with few rewards | Business Of Life | Crain’s Chicago Business
It’s a “trend” story, but interesting to read about people who start blogging and then quit. *Most* blogs are abandoned 6 months after beginning, so it’s not surprising, really.
Correct, don’t delete, that erroneous tweet — Scott Rosenberg’s Wordyard
“For a private individual using Twitter, it might make sense to delete a message that you later discovered was in error. But for anyone tweeting as part of a professional media job, representing a news organization on Twitter, or using Twitter to do journalism independently, the course here ought to be plain: It’s almost always better to correct than to unpublish. Removing information you’ve already disseminated — sometimes called “scrubbing” — always leaves open the possibility that you’re trying to hide the error or pretend it never happened.”
Royal Pingdom » Internet 2010 in numbers
“We used a wide variety of sources from around the Web to put this post together. You can find the full list of source references at the bottom of the post if you’re interested. We here at Pingdom also did some additional calculations to get you even more numbers to chew on.” – via Doug Fisher.
Former Cal Football Player’s Father Sues Daily Cal Editor in Chief – The Daily Californian
“The father of a former Cal football player is suing The Daily Californian’s editor in chief and president Rajesh Srinivasan in a Fresno County small claims court, charging him with intentional infliction of emotional distress related to one article and two blog posts from 2006 and 2007 that remain in the newspaper’s online archives. “
How incorrect reports of Giffords’ death spread on Twitter – Lost Remote
“So we ask: is deleting a tweet after the fact a lack of transparency, especially if any subsequent tweets don’t admit the error? Is a news organization obliged to tweet that it was wrong? Does the retweet function make such actions moot? We strongly believe in transparency, as do many of you. But whether deleting tweets is a responsibility or not, and whether a news organization must tweet that it was wrong, should lead to serious discussions in all newsrooms.”
Views: Stewart, Assange and Journalism Education – Inside Higher Ed
Iowa State’s Michael Bugeja with a “Get off my lawn” rant worth reading. Don’t necessarily agree with everything he’s saying, but worth checking out.
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