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National Public Radio's Digital Makeover
FTA: 'This is an organization that's in transformation into becoming a fully functional news content organization, not just a radio company. As part of that, we've been training our journalists to become multiplatform journalists, not only radio—not that radio is not important to our core.'
internet  future  news  journalism  economics  media 
july 2009 by kkennedy
Tor: Bridges
Nice...I wasn't aware of the addition of bridges: 'Bridge relays (or "bridges" for short) are Tor relays that aren't listed in the main Tor directory. Since there is no complete public list of them, even if your ISP is filtering connections to all the known Tor relays, they probably won't be able to block all the bridges. ... The addition of bridges to Tor is a step forward in the blocking resistance race
tor  censorship  4ff  internet 
july 2009 by kkennedy
Ronja: Twibright Labs
Ronja is a free technology project for reliable optical data links with a current range of 1.4km and a communication speed of 10Mbps full duplex.
hardware  diy  wireless  internet  networking 
june 2009 by kkennedy
PressThink: "Where's the Business Model for News, People?"
FTA: 'It’s worth going back to the first business model in reportage: the merchants, traders, and other “men of affairs” in early modern Europe who employed letter-writers in cities where the man of affairs did not happen to be located. These letters—the most famous example is the Fugger Letters from the latter 16th century—conveyed much the same news that a trader would want today: prices, conditions for trade and transport, what the local authorities were up to, rumors of war, court news and gossip, natural disasters, and anything the people were seriously buzzed about.'
history  journalism  future  media  news  advertising  blogging  economics  culture  internet 
may 2009 by kkennedy
Mediactive: A Users’ Guide to Media in a Networked Age.
FTA: 'My goal is to help people become active and informed users of media, as consumers and as creators. We are in a media-saturated age, more so all the time, and we need to find ways to use media to our — and our society’s — best advantage.'
media  future  news  internet  journalism  followup  4blogpost 
april 2009 by kkennedy
Darknets and the future of P2P investigators - Ars Technica
FTA: 'LimeWire's new software illustrates a growing trend: "darknets" are becoming simple to setup and use. As millions of people now find that they can easily create their own private share networks, what's in store for content industry investigators who rely on public P2P networks to find suspected file-sharers?'
p2p  privacy  copyright  software  internet 
march 2009 by kkennedy - Text is free, we make our money on volume(s)
James Boyle describes why his publisher thinks it makes sense to release his book under CC
media  ebook  creativecommons  copyright  internet  freeculture 
february 2009 by kkennedy
Joss Whedon's Plan to Monetize Internet Content (Watch Out, Hollywood)
FTA: (Whedon) 'I'm not a business man. I'm also not a techie. My ideas on how to monetize the Internet for independent productions are ideas that other people have already had. But I am in a position to try to take advantage of them in such a way that we get a toehold in this medium and [establish] a system of creating some original content before the giant companies sweep in and fence it all off.'
future  media  internet 
february 2009 by kkennedy
apophenia: Internet Safety Technical Task Force Report
FTA: 'I'm used to folks dismissing qualitative work because they don't understand it, but I've never before witnessed so many people reject solid quantitative studies done by reputable organizations that are replicated with different sampling techniques across different studies. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect someone to say to me, "Go find other data."...This shouldn't be about whether or not the Internet is "safe" or "not safe" but whether or not the kids are ok. And many of them are NOT ok.'
danahboyd  research  policy  internet 
january 2009 by kkennedy
Locus Online: Cory Doctorow -- Macropayments
Some good points. I've enjoyed watching Cory develop his argument that the whole "information economy" idea in general (including micropayments) is a mostly misapplied metaphor.
economics  creativecommons  ebook  writing  marketing  corydoctorow  internet  future 
september 2008 by kkennedy
Remote sign out and info to help you protect your Gmail account
Very nice...this sort of auditing data is extremely helpful when dealing with services "in the cloud"
security  gmail  internet  authentication  privacy 
august 2008 by kkennedy
Matt's Lingering Thoughts: Your blog and Facebook
These licensing issues are SO tricky. You'd think that sharing your RSS feed would be simple, no? Sorry.
blog  internet  copyright 
july 2008 by kkennedy

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