links for 2009-08-07

  • Donate your skills in explaining how you took up blogging or how you prefer to consume your News or the balance between passionate argument and impartial reporting or how you built an audience or anything. I betcha it’d be fun. At least it was, when I spoke to 80 Freelance Journos a year or so ago.

    Promise me though, no nasty “they started it!” arguments about how the Press always diss social media – this is about bloggers teaching journos and learning from them at the same time. So… who’s in?

  • From the chief of Reuters, Chris Ahearne

    "Let’s stop whining and start having real conversations across party lines. Let’s get online publishers, search engines, aggregators, ad networks, and self-publishers (bloggers) in a virtual room and determine how we can all get along. I don’t believe any one of us should be the self-appointed Internet police; agreeing on a code of conduct and ethics is in everyone’s best interests."

  • Another sharing service I'll check out: " foldier works on top of existing technologies to operate through a single web interface. The interface collects and distributes pre-designated information across all types of digital media as well as conventional desktop storage systems.

    Using search based criteria, foldier “grabs” data precisely and organizes it following the user’s rules, regardless of the original location of the data, keeping everyone’s files updated with the same version. In less than five minutes, the technology enables a person to create a foldier account, and begin capturing and sharing all kinds of information. Members can even create RSS feeds to make select content publicly accessible."

  • Crucial cultural reference

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