I do not enjoy Facebook - I find it cloying and impossible - but I am there every day.
Paul Ford writes about social media, the ceaseless flow of time, and narratives - or, "Facebook and the Epiphanator".
Eustace Tilley lifts up his monocle to peer curiously
at Nick Denton and the Gawker Media empire.
A pullout isn't good news for PBS, either, as it signals "to other PBS members that affiliation isn't that important anymore," according to Jeffrey McCall, a media expert at DePauw University.
Los Angeles Public Broadcasting Stations' (PBS) affiliate KCET
has announced they will be pulling out of the network
. Things have not
been going well for the station
for a while
now. [more inside]
Wikipedia Updater Fired For Scooping NBC on Tim Russert's Death
-- "When Tim Russert collapsed ten days ago, his colleagues at NBC held off reporting the news for almost two hours so his family wouldn't hear about it from the media....The news appeared on Wikipedia
40 minutes before the NBC report, with all of the verbs in Tim's entry changed from present tense to past. It appeared on the New York Times's web site 5 minutes before the NBC story. It zipped around Twitter all afternoon. According to the New York Times
, the person who updated the Wikipedia entry
40 minutes before NBC reported it worked at Internet Broadcasting Services
, a company that provides web services to TV stations including NBC affiliates." [more inside]