Posts from the ‘Media’ category

My Photo in Spanish National Geographic Traveler Magazine

Through some fluke of circumstance, one of my photos is in the Spanish edition of National Geographic Traveler magazine.

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Why don’t we care where image macros and GIFs come from?

Animated GIFs and image macros are more popular than ever. And yet we almost never know who created these ubiquitous images.

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Acknowledging Antecedents, Again

In August, Hollis Thomases wrote some silly link-bait with the headline “11 Reasons a 23-Year-Old Shouldn’t Run Your Social Media“. Designed to rile up millennials, it…

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Notes from today’s iMedia talk

UPDATE: Here are the slightly revised slidesĀ  (PDF) I presented today, in PDF format. This morning I gave a talk entitled “Trackbacked: A decade of social…

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What really happened when the statue fell?

As I think I’ve mentioned, my brother, father and I share a subscription to The New Yorker. I’m the final recipient in our troika of magazine…

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iCorrect: Wire service for the rich and famous

Last weekend, Elizabeth Renzetti wrote a piece in the Globe and Mail about iCorrect: We can thank Sir David Tang for these pointed darts of defensive…

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Data journalists, one of the few staffing shortages in media

For months, I’ve had this video open in a tab in my browser. Over the holidays, I finally found the time to watch it, and I’m…

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Are school fight clubs a widespread phenomenon?

A few weeks ago, I read this article by Kate Handler in The Globe and Mail. It alleges that so-called school fight clubs–unsupervised fights a la…

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