I’ll be interviewing Dan Rather of HDnet this evening at 8:30pm ET. Dan’s career spans over 50 years, he’s seen ten presidents come and go, reported on more than twenty conflicts and wars while on the ground from most of them. He was the longest tenured broadcast anchor and managing editor in television history, serving 34 years at CBS Evening News. Today he’s breaking new ground at HDnet, and syndicating to next generation convergence platforms like Blip.tv
Anthony De Rosa
Imagine you’re a reporter and you suddenly witness a major news event occurring right before your eyes. Do you snap it to the wire, file a story to your website, or tweet it out to your followers? If you’re at the AP, you damn well better not choose the latter.
It would seem that a populist uprising against corporate greed would find a widely approving audience, yet the current occupation of Wall Street has mostly been received with a mix of muted support and mockery. The now week old protest, which has been reported to have attracted several hundred activists this past weekend, is struggling to be understood.
The very platform this post is appearing on is undergoing a bit of a revolution. The rise of blogs over the past decade has begun to give way to microblogging platforms, such as Twitter and Tumblr. The difference between the two is that microblogs tend to rely heavily on short bursts of information: links, photos, videos and brief messages. Blogger fatigue gave way to sharing smaller, less labor intensive bits of content.