Poynter’s Steve Yelvington reports that the Online News Association’s (ONA) conference has set up a blog so participants can report on proceedings using the WiFi network the ONA has set up. There’s also a conference RSS feed in the works.
Let me tell you about my server. It’s a very basic Linux box with two hard drives mirrored via a RAID array. With the exception of the mail server, everything on the box is open-source, from mySQL to PHP, from the Apache Web server to the CMS that runs my business Web site.
My server is co-located at a company with a big, fat pipe to the Net. It has sat there for two years, churning quietly away without a hiccup.
Until about 6 p.m. yesterday. Of course, I didn’t know it hiccuped yesterday evening, since it was my wife’s birthday and we were out. It wasn’t until this morning when my phone started ringing that I found the server was Read More »
Sree Sreenivasan, a professor at Columbia, has been pitching journalists for three years now to develop their own personal Web sites. In the latest installment, on Poynter Online, he notes that Australian journalist John Martinkus was able to establish through a Google search that he was, indeed, a professional journalist, prompting his Iraqi kidnappers to release him. Sreenivasan also points to Adam Nagourney, a New York Times political reporters, who appears to be the victim of a fake blog produced in his name.
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Of course, I am not saying having a personal site will save your life or prevent pranksters from having a good time pretending
Tonight, PBS airs “The Persuaders,” a documentary that follows several marketing programs in an effort to show how the volume of marketing messages to which consumers are exposed every day. The result: a diminishing impact of marketing on consumers. The documentary compares consumers to roaches who have been sprayed so much they have become immune. Wired News has an article about the show. The PBS site also features information about the Frontline presentation, where you can also find the station where it’ll be shown in your market.
Elizabeth Albrycht announces the “New Communications Forum 2005” to be held somewhere near Silicon Valley, California in January and in Paris, France in February. Subjects of workshops at the Forum—dubbed “Blogger University”—include pitching to bloggers, forming online communities, using blogs to enhance internal communications, and measuring the value of blog publicity.
It’s November 9, an exciting day. Yes, it’s my wife’s birthday, but that’s not what I’m talking about. Today is the day Mozilla releases Firefox 1.0. I’ve been trying to get it for an hour, but can’t reach the site. Surely the folks at Mozilla knew there’d be this kind of demand. Things will probably ease up later in the day.