Monthly Archives: August 2013

Thoughts on privacy

In Here Is New York, E.B. White opens with this sentence: “On any person who desires such queer prizes, New York will bestow the gift of loneliness and the gift of privacy.” Sixty-four years have passed since White wrote that, and … Continue reading

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Fashion XOAB, a new sock company started by @RickLevine (the quietest and most enterprising Cluetrain co-author) and his brother Neil. Dig the Kickstarter, which wasted no time reaching its $30k goal. The video rocks too. Follow progress: @XOABsocks. These Sci-Fi … Continue reading

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War Syria crisis: US isolated as British MPs vote against air strikes — live updates. In The Guardian. Health Why We Can and Must Focus on Preventing Alzheimer’s. By David Perlmutter in The Daily Beast. Pull-quote: “…to a very significant … Continue reading

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Wars and Rumors of Wars The First Global Civil War – Lionel Dricot. By Jaap van Till n The Connectivist. Syrian NYT Hack Shows New Asymmetries of Modern War: While U.S. troops readied for a possible military assault Tuesday, pro-Syrian hackers brought … Continue reading

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News: Watching Cable Die

Now that Al Jazeera English‘s stream has been killed in the U.S., the only two streaming global news organizations available on computers and mobile devices are France24 and RT. They look like this: In other words, like TV. Talking heads … Continue reading

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Remembering paradise

Mom died ten years ago yesterday, just as I was putting up the post below. I learned a short while later that she was gone. It was a good post then, and still is now. So I thought I’d run … Continue reading

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Breaking news: Al Jazeera kills its live stream

If you have an Al Jazeera app on your U.S. mobile device you can no longer watch or listen to live streams. Click on the yellow LIVE button and then on “PLAY” next to “Watch Live” or “Listen Live” and … Continue reading

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Media The Natives Are Feckless, Part 2. By Bob Garfield in MediaPost. Pull quote: “For the sake of their audiences and for the sake of their own reputations, publishers must not let the content in any way disguise itself as … Continue reading

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News isn’t about cable. Or newspapers. It’s about us.

Read Dave’s Cable News is Ripe for Disruption. Then Jay Rosen’s Edward Snowden, Meet Jeff Bezos. Then everything Jeff Jarvis has been writing about lately. Then listen to the August 9 edition of On The Media. Pay special attention to … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera isn’t covering some big news about itself

Right now if you want live streaming of TV news, 24/7, on the Net, here in the U.S., from a major global news organization, you have just two choices: Al Jazeera and France24. Soon you’ll have just one, because Al … Continue reading

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