Andrew Sullivan’s decision to quit blogging made me think a lot about how blogging has changed over the past few years — both in good ways and bad ways — and what it means to say that one is a “blogger”
Quartz, the business-news site from Atlantic Media, is experimenting with a new way of navigating the news that is powered by blog pioneer Dave Winer’s outlining software called Fargo, which allows readers to expand and collapse individual points
A post by long-time tech blogger Dan Gillmor about the decline of the “indie web” got me thinking about the old days of the blogosphere, and how powerful the unedited voice of a single passionate blogger can be. Have we gained as much as we’ve lost?
Google CEO Larry Page, who has been suffering from vocal cord issues, showed up at the end of the Google I/O keynote and spent some time talking about his vision of technology and took questions from the audience. And that’s when the fun started.
Dave Winer is the father of RSS and a blogging pioneer, so it’s worth paying attention to him when he comes up with something new — which he has, in the form of a browser-based note-taking and blogging tool.
Dave Winer deconstructs Ev Williams’ Medium, Nicholas Carr on head-mounted devices and reality augmentation, China’s new technology boom in the hinterlands, how DuckDuckGo is taking on Google, and why the Narwhal won and Orca failed are some of the stories worth reading this morning.
At ONA, Dick Costolo promised free curation tools to help newsrooms better present the flavor of news events. That’s all well and good, but can these tools–and the ability to download your own tweets — resolve growing tensions between Twitter users and Twitter itself?
A memo written by the managing editor of the Washington Post in 1992 says a lot about how much of the future of media was obvious even then, but it also misses the most disruptive force the industry has seen — namely, the rise of social media.
The reaction to Twitter’s restrictions on its API has focused mostly on whether the moves are unfair to third-party developers and apps. But what about the impact they will have on users? Twitter seems to care more about monetizing its network than what users want.
Evan Williams and Biz Stone have launched a new web-publishing platform called Medium that they hope will be part of a reinvention of digital content. But apart from founders with a great pedigree, it’s not immediately clear what Medium offers that other services don’t.