"While reporting on both sites is top-notch, I was shocked to discover the lack of interaction from the journalistâ€™s in the sites commenting conversations. The comments I did observe, for the most part, were thoughtful and poignant. Donâ€™t get me wrong, there were a fair share of inappropriate comments, but they did not outshine the good stuff. People in these commenting communities were asking questions about the articles and also coming up with some great solutions to issues some of the articles addressed. But there was no journalist interaction to be found. Zero. Zilch. Nada.
"I was disappointed. Isnâ€™t one of the responsibilities of a quality journalist playing the role of honest broker of information and referee in the community discussion? Places like comments on news sites are quickly becoming the new public forum. Excuses of little time and short staffing are not holding up in this dog-eat-dog state of the newspaper industry."
Pretty good podcast interview discussion how NASA got astronauts to tweet for space, and what that's doing for public outreach.
"NASA isn't just an early adopter of social media, they go BIG. First their astronauts were relaying tweets from space, then they were tweeting live from orbit. NASA has also holds space-themed tweetups for their fans. Tune in for a chat with Beth Beck"
"This report is based on usability studies with real users, reporting how they actually used a broad variety of iPad apps as well as websites accessed on the iPad."
"Trademark-guarded chemicals â€œThe big problem is frac chemicals are a secret and Colorado doesnâ€™t believe in tagging wells, so it takes COGCC staff months, if not years, to shovel through layers of company lawyers, engineers and scientists to finally agree on what happened and what should be the financial settlement â€“ if any.â€