Posts Tagged: news

CBC’s Great Canadian Wish List – pathetic, just pathetic

I just read on Mashable about the CBC’s Great Canadian Wish List project. I hadn’t heard about it until now, but apparently the CBC created a Facebook group asking users to vote on their top 30 wishes. Mashable explains: More than 16,000 people responded to the questions posed on this Facebook group, says the TV… Reads more »

Edmonton’s local media should embrace the web

Earlier this evening I attended a panel event called Edmonton’s Image in the Media: A Fresh Perspective. The event was put on by Next Gen Edmonton, and took place at City Hall. I find myself becoming more and more interested in the Next Gen project, so I decided to check out the event. The panelists… Reads more »

Thirsty for Podcasting News in 2006

Google released their annual zeitgeist for 2006 recently, and the top searches proved to be quite different than those found on Yahoo’s annual listing. Google’s top ten terms are mostly technology-related, while Yahoo’s are entertainment-related. Also different were the news searches. Coming in at number four on the top searches for Google News is podcasting!… Reads more »

Has TechCrunch lost its edge?

I’ve been subscribed TechCrunch for quite a long time, and I rather enjoy reading about the various companies and technologies they profile. Lately though, I’ve noticed that TechCrunch seems to be reporting on “big company” or “big media” things far more than the little stuff. A good example of this is what happened today. I… Reads more »

The Media Delayed Windows Vista

I’ve been reading a lot lately about why people think Windows Vista has been delayed so many times. There tends to be a set of consistent theories that always appear in a discussion, which I’ll summarize here: The software is too complex, with too many interdependencies that are confusing or not understood very well. There… Reads more »

Time for Google Headlines!

Have you ever used a news aggregator like Google News? My guess is that you have, at least once. While these aggregators drive traffic to newspapers, magazines, and other content websites, they also cause problems with the headlines authors choose for a particular story: Journalist over the years have assumed they were writing their headlines… Reads more »