From the monthly archives:

November 2009

Video of my TEDx Toronto talk

by Mathew on November 27, 2009 · 13 comments

Back in September, I was honoured to be asked to be one of the featured presenters at the first TEDx Toronto, a kind of mini-version of the famous TED conference (whose videos are highly recommended). The video of that presentation,which was entitled “Five Ways New Media Can Save Old Media,” is now available on YouTube,…


The Globe and Facebook

by Mathew on November 26, 2009 · 7 comments

I did a workshop/presentation for Globe and Mail reporters about Facebook this week, and I've embedded a version of the PowerPoint here (it's on Slideshare too if you want to view it there). It's not very long, nor does it go into a lot of depth about the various issues that can arise when you…


What if a tech blogger was writing about the launch of the telephone? McSweeney's imagines for you: "We had difficulty reaching other users on the Bell apparatus, which Alexander Graham admits will have limited utility until they build a second Telephone. In comparison, the Telegraph network already has fifteen machines connecting backwaters like Los Angeles…

Union Station

by Mathew on November 23, 2009

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The recent cuts at the Washington Post -- as reported by Politico and Washington's City Paper -- have once again brought to the surface a culture clash that has been going on in mainstream newsrooms for most of the last decade, and one that shows no sign of ending any time soon. If anything, the…