New Journalism: Staff writers must become day traders of content

My brother was in town this weekend for a bit of shenanigans.  He came by this morning while I was doing some work and saw my media monitoring dashboard.  I scour the web; listen for news, sentiment and such via Tweetdeck and Google Reader. He’s a systems engineer and designer for transit, first in New …

Society for the Prevention of Isolation & General Malaise – Our first meeting.

Just had our first meeting of the Society for the Prevention of Isolation & General Malaise (SoPIG) It was a hit!  Inspired by 19th century clubs and societies that affected change in New York City I thought it would be a good idea to get my male friends together to have a man-meet up.  (If …

Will Carroll’s Rndm Crap: Soshlsprts

willcarroll: The Daily launches tomorrow, promising a big rush of media hype and a new hope that people will support quality journalism. The thing is, while I’m curious about The Daily, I’m not too interested in another newspaper. Once a day content, even if it looks like the newspapers in Harry Potter, seems… Will Carroll's …

Being mega rich is wrong. Why Ayn Rand must be rejected.

1% of the world population owns 40% of the wealth. One percent! I find this to be morally bankrupt.  I am not a communist, a leveller or someone who supports the destruction of the motivation of wealth but I am concerned about the disparity of wealth globally.  As members of the human race, we cannot …

Rob Neyer – I love you man! Thanking your Mentors

Do you have writers that you read everyday?  Do you feel as though they will be there no matter what?  That’s how I feel about Rob Neyer.  Rob Neyer has covered baseball as part of ESPN.com baseball section for as long as I have read about baseball on the Internet.  Today he has announced that …