News after Newspapers

As promised, here are the links I wanted to share with you in the context of today’s class.

  1. Edward R Murrow, “This is London.” Listen to this program and note how we get a picture of London under the Blackout.
  2. Mat Honan liked everything on Facebook…and You’ll Never Believe What Happened Next!
  3. And if you want to see how the old media (the New York Times) works in the present day, watch Page One: Inside the New York Times. It’s available on iTunes, Amazon, and Netflix.
  4. Aaron Swartz helped develop RSS (and also was a developer for Reddit). RSS is a standards based solution that allows you to subscribe to new stories on a website and compile those stories into your own personal feed. The most popular use for this was Google Reader, which Google retired last year to great anger. People, including me, liked that they could read their favorite websites without having to visit those websites. RSS was, around 2005, the embodiment of The Daily Me. Today, those news curation roles are served by proprietary, commercial services such as Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr.

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