Memory Bank Monday (11.30-12.6)

*A weekly roundup of mom’s homemade lasagna. Check ’em out!

1. Google unveils its new ebook store
2. Track Santa on Christmas as he delivers gifts around the world! How’s that for a mashup?
3. Crowdsouring Science! Scientists at McGill university have developed a game that is designed to harvest information from people who choose to play a bejeweled-like game called Phylo.
4. Cathleen Black says “We’re all human beings,” when asked about her qualifications for School chancellor.
5. GigaOm explains the importance of our society’s shift to cloud computing and why it’s important through this infographic:


Memory Bank Monday (11.23-11.29)

*A weekly roundup of things I think are interesting but am too lazy to write a full post about. This week’s MBM is posted late because, well, it was Thanksgiving break and I had other things to do. Like eat.*

1. What would newspapers look like if they were invented today? Bonnier’s News+ concept for a daily newspaper explores this question with a demonstration:

I think the part I like the most is the social networking integration–reader will be able to interact with writers directly, breaking down the barrier between author and reader that print newspapers have.

2. How Investigative Journalism Is Prospering in the Age of Social Media An informative read for those who are saddened by the demise of investigative journalism in print and on tv. There’s a hope!

3. The NYT reports that Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, has already shut down some piracy sites.

4. Confused about net neutrality? Huffington Post’s Gigi Sohn summarizes what the FCC is beginning to do regarding internet regulation.

5. Netflix is booming. The company is willing to pay $75,000-$100,000 for a single episode in order to get new content.

Memory Bank Monday (11.16-11.22)

*A weekly roundup of articles I find interesting but am too lazy to write about

1. Twitter Killed Media Criticism The Beast reports that Twitter is actually a threat to press criticism by providing an outlet for journalists’ subjective voices.

2. Think again before you post your criminal activities on Facebook! Gothamist reports that NYPD are now regularly checking social networking sites to catch criminals.

3. Rupert Murdoch to create iPad only Newspaper with Apple’s Help.

Speaking about iPads, Karl Lagerfield confused it with Facebook:

Facebook is a flawless object. It’s for me like a Brancusi. As I told you, I got one as a gift in gold — in white gold. And the BlackBerry too, and the iPod. I have all those from a gift, I wouldn’t buy it. But somebody gave me all those things in white gold. They are beautiful objects on the table — they are stunning. I don’t use them because I don’t have to use them.

4. Can Blockbuster use TV to save itself? The company says it will spend $15-$20 million on an ad campaign.

5. UNICORN MEAT MAGICK!! (this has everything to do with the internet and possibly nothing to do with journalism. Happy Thanksgiving!)

Memory Bank Monday (11.9-11.15)

*A weekly roundup of things I find interesting but don’t feel like writing extensively about

This isn’t specifically about journalism, but it’s an excellent 11 minutes about the importance of education change in America. Really well-made and worth a watch.

1. What does Joan Didion think of Blogging?

2. On publishing photos of the dead, ethical or not?

3. A World Of Tweets is a realtime map locator of all the places people are tweeting from in different countries. Pretty cool!

4. Facebook Declares War on Google The advent of Facebook email is increasingly solidifying Facebook’s hardening grip on the interwebz.

Memory Bank Monday (11.2-11.8)

*A weekly roundup of interesting links that I’m too lazy to write about. But you should totally check ‘em out!

1. What is 4G, anyway? Gizmodo explains.
2. AT&T U-Verse unable to come to an agreement with Scripps; cancels Food Network, HGTV and others Pertains to a lot of what we’re dealing with in class regarding television/broadcast wars
3. Facebook shows midterm election voter turnout This is pretty interesting–there’s a lot of potential with this is they can find a way to verify voters
4. Magazine Copies Entire Story from Web; Tells Writer She Should Pay Them for Publishing it This is just too ridiculous not to post.
5. Twitter Ranks Top 25 U.S. NewspapersIf you were to rank the Top 25 U.S. newspapers by Twitter followers, the order would be much different than if you were to rank them by circulation.”

Memory Bank Monday (10.26-11.1)

*A weekly roundup of interesting links that I’m too lazy to write about. But you should totally check ’em out!

1. Online Advertising Now Nearly 1/3 of ‘New York Times” Revenue

2. Twitter Mood Predicts the Stock Market An analysis of almost 10 million tweets from 2008 shows how they can be used to predict stock market movements up to 6 days in advance

3. Google Place Search introduces quick and easy, clustered local search Just another example of a useful mashup: Place Search automatically gives you this new results display when it thinks you’re looking for something that’s located around a particular area

4. What Tomorrow’s Elections Mean for Science and Technology Gizmodo lists six key issues, one of them being Net Neutrality, and it doesn’t look promising.

5. Technology firms and Barack Obama Techies in Silicon Valley are feeling used and  abandoned by the social-media embracing prez, as many issues haven’t been addressed.

Memory Bank Monday (10.19-10.25)

1. Do you want to be the new editor of Newsweek? Watch this, then apply:

2. The Greater Manchester Police force used Twitter for one whole day to give citizens an insight into its daily activities: