Muxtape as a model for an anti-recommendation engine

Muxtape has my attention. It’s not terribly social. It’s not much of a network. In fact, it’s so devoid of features, there’s little to distract you from listening to music, which is what you showed up to do. The front page of the site is dead simple: A colorful list of mixtapes to listen to, […]

The good stuff is over there –>

If you prefer my tweets and shared reader bits and delicious links to the infrequent and sometimes long-winded content here at what passes for a blog, click on through from that reader of yours and take a look at the right side of your screen. (Actually, let me check that in a few browsers first… […]

Digg the New York Times

A few familiar social bookmarking icons can now be spotted on stories at NYTimes.com. Just look for the Share heading in the Article Tools box. Click on it, and Digg, Facebook, and Newsvine buttons drop down, along with an all-important Permalink option that issues a linkrot-proof way to blog about the story in question, no […]

How would you create an online community at SJSU?

Daniel Sato, online editor of the Spartan Daily student newspaper at San Jose State University, is trying to come up with a way to let readers vote their own stories up the charts, to tackle the twin problems of there being little sense of community at SJSU (online OR off, in my opinion) and organizations […]

A slice of newspaper blog life

Danny Sanchez at Journalistopia reports on a newspaper blog panel at the National Writers’ Workshop in Fort Lauderdale. His takeaways are a small sample of what reporters-who-blog think about what they do, and how they do it. My favorite: “Don’t take the writing on your blog for granted. Streeter once got 90 comments from rabid […]

A framework for networked journalism

Jay Rosen lays all his cards on the table, posting his plans for NewAssignment.net, a to-be-constructed site where reporters and The People Formerly Known As The Audience can party together. And by “party together,” I mean the masses can use all their social bookmarking/tagging/networking power to point to the stories they want to see covered […]

Jeff Jarvis shows old media the Digg effect

In his column in the Guardian, Jeff Jarvis does his “scary blogboy dance” (his words, not mine – but I do identify) for the CUNY J-School faculty, including a number on Digg, the social bookmarking site that makes Slashdot look like a quaint relic dug up from the vaults of Usenet. Jarvis says: The concept […]