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.
Anthony De Rosa
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On the surface, the story of a newspaper company during an age of digital revolution does not seem like the best candidate for a gripping drama. In the hands of Andrew Rossi and through the eyes of David Carr, Brian Stelter, Bruce Headlam, and Tim Arango there lies something akin to The Social Network for the news business, a movie uniquely capturing this moment in time.
Blogger ethics tend to be better than traditional journalism ethics when it comes to linking to sources. It’s actually far more likely you won’t find a single link in any articles in most mainstream news publications online. Sometimes they may even write out the source, but won’t link to it.
China tightens censorship of electronic communications – New York Times
Exploring the options for social content aggregation – Semantic Web
Useful way to check inventory at Target stores for iPad 2 – Obama Pacman
Verizon vs AT&T iPad 2 plans, which is cheaper? – CNN Money
Four lines of code is all it takes for The New York Times’ paywall to come tumbling down – Nieman Journalism Lab
Aol folds 30 brands, including Politics Daily and URLesque – Forbes
Great video by self-taught director : AT AT Day Afternoon : Peppermint Riple
Curated Twitter List of Libya reports – Twitter
New York Times asks Twitter to shut down paywall dodgers – Forbes