From the monthly archives:

November 2008

MSFT and Yahoo: Nom nom nom

by Mathew on November 30, 2008 · 12 comments

Kara Swisher at All Things Digital always gives me grief when I do this, but I'm going to do it anyway: Namely, point to a rumour -- in this case, a rumour in the Times of London about Microsoft making some kind of convoluted deal to proceed with what amounts to a creeping takeover of…

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Journalism, data and community

by Mathew on November 28, 2008 · 2 comments

I apologize in advance -- this post is really just some links that I came across that have to do with the media, the "data-fication" of journalism, and community. Maybe when I have more time I will try to find the connections that pull these things together, but until then I will just present them…

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Like a lot of other people, I've been following the terrorist attacks in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) throughout the day, using Twitter and blog search and Wikipedia and Flickr and YouTube and pretty much any other tool I can get my hands on. Sites like Global Voices -- the excellent blog network set up by Ethan…

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It's a small thing, but it made me laugh out loud when I read it: the government of Ontario (the province I live in, for those of you outside Canada) has been confronted by a grassroots protest against legislation for young drivers. More than 110,000 people have signed up for a Facebook group that was…

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As it has in past years, this didn’t take long -- the 30 student tickets that we had set aside for mesh09 have all been snapped up. For those who bought tickets, we ask that you provide a student ID that proves you are enrolled in a secondary school or post-secondary (undergrad or graduate) program…

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