Globe newsroom has Information Radiator; here's hoping it doesn't overheat on the Information SuperhighwayBy adamg - 8/2/11 - 3:13 pm
The Nieman Journalism Lab reports management hopes to get the ink-stained wretches to tweet more by installing large-screen monitors showing the latest online Globe headlines and tweets, just in case they haven't figured out how to see these things at their desks.
Michael Jonas argues recently released Census data don't actually prove most divorces happen after seven years, no matter how cool a headline the Globe is able to get out of the idea.
Laugh if you want at the loud argyles that I prefer to wear with my black suit. I don’t even care if you dismiss the sexy pink polka-dotted tie that I like to wear with my blue-checkered shirt in clinic. But, whatever you do, do not mess with my sister.
My sister, Kristin, has Down syndrome, and let me explain what "Style Down Syndrome" really is. "Style Down Syndrome" is smiling when everyone else prefers to frown. It’s spending three summers, in sheer determination, learning to ride a bike because you want the freedom to be like everyone else. It's singing tunes from Grease at the top of your lungs with your friends. It's celebrating a third-place victory at a swim meet with as much gusto as the gold medalist.
GQ has since removed the line, just like it did the photo of women in Sox jerseys taken in Baltimore.
Son of Codman Square wonders why 98.5 feels compelled to copy the non-sports antics of that AM station.
Or maybe he didn't think he was getting enough e-mail. But how long before Emily Rooney has him on her show to calmly explain why bicyclists should be shot on sight?
Here's the second of two posts on the #branducambridge event at Ryles. Overall, most of the evening's panelists were focused on how digital is changing our lives and how technology and content will affect everything we do going forward. Our behaviors, consuming patterns and communication will eventually be the activity that changes how businesses approach and fete us in the future. Some more thoughts from the panelists...
Paid media has a role. Weber
Social media has changed the game by allowing a hidden world of what happens before news hits the air. Miller
Social media has transformed journalism. It's allowed different stories to be told. It's transforming storytelling. Miller
Social media is about getting people to recognize brands and drive sales - on the business side. Miller
Imagine if you got a tour through Santa's workshop. Social media lets you behind the curtain. Miller
Bad things about social. Sexting, cyberbullying. It's a different experience than what we had when we were young. Because it's so new...it becomes a little too naked. Miller
Just like life, you're going to have those evils. Weber
There's huge potential for using social media as a propaganda tool. Weber
Reinventing yourself is no longer possible because your social graph follows you through your life. Hewitt
Future is supporting video across platforms. Hewitt
What is Web 3.0? Tonight at Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge, the folks at Millennial Branding put together a panel of marketers and media experts to discuss just that. We've all be inundated by the term Web 2.0 and if I hear "the Twitter" or "friend me on Facebook" again I might just lose my lunch. But I showed up tonight to see if the panelists could actually tell me what comprises Web 3.0 and if it's just another term for the newest of new media strategies.
According to the event's moderator - Tim Hare, Director of Events at Millennial - the panel was created not to focus on the broad definition of digital media, but to really explore how digital media and the strategies behind the use of digital will change the way businesses operate in the long run.
On the panel were Mike Proulx of Hill Holiday, Stephanie Miller of Triad Retail Media, Perry Hewitt of Harvard University and Larry Weber, Chairman of W2 Group. But their roles at these organizations is really what qualified them to speak to the room of 150 business professionals who paid $20 a head to attend. Miller was most recently with CBS as their director of digital media at WBZ Boston; Hewitt is the Chief Digital Officer for Harvard University; Proulx heads up digital strategy and media for Hill Holiday; and Weber started a digital agency 17 years ago when digital meant putting brochures online.
TootnScoot reports today's Metro has a reversi-crossword.
The paper version of today's editorial on Free Fun Fridays reads:
"Thanks to the Newton-based Heritage Street Foundation, selected museums and cultural spaces across the state will be open for free on Fridays, all summer long.... (A full calendar is available on the foundation’s website, and in libraries across the state.)"
The printed editorial did not include a URL for the calendar, and it gave the wrong name of the foundation, which would make Googling or Binging pretty useless. They did fix the Highland Street Foundation's name in the online version, but only after a commenter (not me) pointed out the error. The online version still doesn't have the URL, so I'll give it to you here:
In any case, the dowager queen of New York gossip (she was writing gossip when our own Track Gals' parents were still just a glimmer in their parents' eyes, I think) is offended by our provincial ways.
Boston.com announces it's gotten rid of all its pop-under ads.
Bob Ryan explains why Whitey has more personal honor than Billy.
Local filmmaker Chelsea Spear has made a short film, "Jumbo in a Jar", involving Tufts University, sports and the cremains of the most famous elephant who ever lived.
Synopsis: When the Barnum Building at Tufts University burned to the ground in 1975, it took with it the taxidermied remains of Barnum's favorite elephant, Jumbo. The sports department was able to step in and save Jumbo's ashes for future generations of Tuftonians. In this documentary, Sports Director Emiretus Rocky Carzo talks about Jumbo's life and legacy."
Plus, it introduced the word "Tuftonian" to my vocabulary.
The film is in a competition to be featured at the Palo Alto International Film Festival. I know many UHubbers favor the quirkier bits of Boston-area lore. Wouldn't it be cool to vote "Jumbo in a Jar" into an International Film Festival?
The voting link is here.
More than boarded up houses. More than used condoms and broken glass strewn across vacant lots. More than blood splattered on sidewalks. "Nothing says urban blight" like clothes drying outside, Michelle McPhee warns us.
Herald photog Mark Garfinkel chronicles his day yesterday: High-school kids at Revere Beach, lightning (specifically, high-school kids at Revere Beach watching lightning), the search for a missing jet skier off Lynn and a shootout between police and a barricaded suspect.
Donna Halper reports that at the height of the storm, Channel 4 put a guy on with a live report from hard-hit Douglas:
At first, he started giving what sounded like a reasonable eye-witness report, but then he said everything sounded like "Baba-booey, baba-booey." They cut him off immediately, but again, it shows that putting callers on the air live without first vetting them (in a crisis, that's hard to do) can lead to problems. Btw, I had no idea Howard Stern's prank callers were still out there. Stupid people-- I mean, it's a time of an emergency, people are eager to get the latest weather, and this joker takes advantage of the situation. Sad.
Anne Allred at Channel 7 tweeted this morning:
1,000 teens show up on Carson Beach to watch rival gangs fight. I just can't get over that.
Really? Word got out on the street a major showdown was on and everybody dropped what they were doing and rushed right over to Carson Beach?
I don't buy it. There is no Cyrus of Boston gangs Pied Pipering everybody to a war council.
So why would 1,000 teens show up at Carson Beach? Because it was hot. And a holiday. And you can get there by subway.
Were there troublemakers getting into fights? Yes. Did a lot of the kids stand around and watch? You bet. Does Boston have a gang problem? Yes.
But when some moron runs onto the field at Fenway, we don't accuse all 35,000 people in the stands of being complicit, even though a lot of them are cheering him on. We shouldn't demonize every last person on that beach yesterday. Where is the outrage about the two young men who were shot to death and the four others who survived getting shot over the weekend?
Depends on whether you read the Globe or Herald, John Carroll reports, in the latest chapter of the "It's good to live in a two-paper town" story.
Channel 4 forecaster Joe Joyce reports on the turkey that crashed through a window and into his Cohasset home on Thursday:
It was like a rumble going on in the house. Bang, bang, lamps are crashing down like a big fight in the house.
The town animal control officer and an umbrella helped clear the bird from the house.
Thin-skinned flacks show displeasure at Romney op-ed piece; ban Herald from today's
traffic blocker visit.
You know it's bad when even the Outraged Liberal rises to the Herald's support.
But it is curious that Howie Carr didn't weigh in; you'd think Bariatric Boy would relish the idea to spend 10 minutes with his thesaurus stringing together several paragraphs worth of insults. Oh, right, he has more important stuff to do, like insult the Kennedys.