Monday, July 26, 2010

Around The Blogosphere 26 July 10

Snooki got snooked by the New York Times!

NYMag to the rescue, pointing out that, "there will be no ramifications to the piece — no angry publicists to appease, no future access to be cut off — which was why it could afford to be so harshly reflective of the author's feelings. And yet, it wasn't quite a breath of fresh celebrity-profile air. The very fact that such candor is only seen when the subject has no real power is what makes it a cheap shot."

Two steps back ::: The Albany NY Times Union "re-designs" the paper's main landing page, going for a "1999 look" that makes users hunt and peck for news, and guess how "new" or "old" the articles are.
Those unhappy with the TU website makeover will likely scramble to find it on other sources: maybe one of the TV stations will develop a fast-loading time-stamped user-friendly page... And then, There's this :::"The switch from reading news on printed ink-stained paper to computer screens, iPads and smartphones is a strange one. In the past it was only the young and tech-savvy. Now it’s everyone. Just as the music industry suffered an upheaval in the wake of too much connectedness, so did journalism."
When it comes to local TV news in the Capital Region, WNYT Newschannel13 was the winner, hands-down over the weekend... as I channel-hopped Saturday and Sunday, Channels 6 and 10 were leading newscasts with *ho-hum* Saratoga and "Saratoga hat" stories, while 13 was killing them with up-to-the-minute reports from Dan Bazile as well as the latest on area crime cases. The weekend staff is to be commended! Talk about kicking some news butt!

Miss Info ::: MTV2’s SuckerFree Summit: debating hip hop with Bun B., Fat Joe, Ron Artest, and the rap blogosphere

New Book: I and I Bob Marley - * * *"I and I, Bob Marley* is a work of creative nonfiction.

Last week Facebook announced it has reached 500 million "active" users, as boss Mark Zuckerberg puts it on his corporate blog. What a milestone! That means after India (1.18 billion) and China (1.33 billion), Facebook would be the third largest country in the world!

Adolescents' Facebook Posts Found to Be 'Puerile' but Not Actionable ::: Judge also dismissed a negligent-supervision claim against parents, saying a computer does not constitute, as required by N.Y. case law, a 'dangerous instrument' More...

Here's the proof that anything you upload or post DOES NOT stay "in cyberspace forever"

Women have been using cosmetics for eons...

A whole new concept of enlightenment takes Southeast Asia by storm...

Russian social network ВКонтакте found itself among top Twitter trends. It happened after millions of Russian users were not able to access [RUS] the social network because of a failure [RUS] of a local power station. Some bloggers started the online panic [RUS], explaining the blackout by the police actions, however, soon the functionality of the website had been restored.

Visiting London (UK)? Hire a bike!

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