Pope Benedict, in celebration of the Vatican’s annual World Day of Social Communications, today issued a message inviting Christians to “join the network of relationships” made possible by the digital era. Benedict says “the truth of Christ is the full and authentic response to that human desire for relationship, communion and meaning,” which is reflected [...]
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Pew Internet has a new report out today, Generations 2010, that looks at Americans’ daily use of the Internet. While some of the findings are just what you’d expect [more young people are accessing the Internet via mobile devices like phones and laptops? Gee!], other results of the study were somewhat unexpected. Following up on [...]
This is an edited version of Social Media Revolution, a video that brings to life some amazing facts and statistics about new media and social media. Music by Fat Boy Slim, Right Here, Right Now (1999).
This video, via Socialnomics, looks at the social media revolution. Watch it – you’ll find out some facts that will surprise you, no matter how engaged in social media you happen to be.
Colin is a new zombie flick that takes low-budget filmmaking to a new extreme. The movie was reportedly shot for $70, with the help of zombies found via social networking sites like Facebook: Our hero Colin is bitten by a Zombie; he dies and returns from the dead. We follow him as he wanders through [...]
Gannettblog, “the alarmingly independent daily” blog covering the large national newspaper-publishing company, Gannett Co., posted a purported “internal memo” from an editor which bans staff from the use of social networking sites during work hours: “April 21, 2009 Staff: It has come to my attention that some staff members are spending a lot of time [...]
Heavy winter snowfall in the northern Midwestern US, followed by warm temperatures, rain, and more snow has caused ice jams in the Red River, which have in turn begun to cause flooding in Minnesota and the Dakotas. The Associated Press is reporting that Fargo, North Dakota, residents are using e-mail and social networking sites to [...]
We have asked some of our friends and colleagues who attended technology and new media conference South By Southwest Interactive (SxSWi) to share their highlights and takeaways from the conference, which wrapped up last week. Today we share the fourth installment by guest correspondent Susan Bratton: I came away from these interviews with an appreciation [...]
We have asked some of our friends and colleagues who attended technology and new media conference South By Southwest Interactive (SxSWi) to share their highlights and takeaways from the conference, which wrapped up earlier this week. Today we share the first part (of four) by guest correspondent Susan Bratton: Susan says: SXSW is “old home [...]
Paul Graham has published an interesting post that looks at Why TV Lost, arguing that the Internet, especially sites like Facebook, have “killed TV”. He highlights four reasons for this: The Internet is an open platform. Anyone can build whatever they want on it, and the market picks the winners. So innovation happens at hacker [...]