500 Words a Day Challenge

Keeping on the theme of it being a new year, I’ve decided to join hundreds of other writers in a 31 day writing challenge. This is my first entry, and as I think about what I hope to get out of this stretching exercise, I can’t help but think about my 2013 stretching exercise (now…

Start-Up Attacks Media Bias

This article covers an interesting new tool that helps users discover media bias. Users download Spinoculars, a toolbar that sits atop the browser and lets readers know if the story they are reading has any phrases or words that indicate bias. (It works only in Firefox now and will work in Internet Explorer in a…

RelevantNoise: Keeping track of the political buzz

I’m a big politics buff, so I thought this article was rather interesting as it brings together my interest in interactive media and the world of politics (and its related to a tool I have used and can recommend). Bloggers and social media enthusiasts on the Internet have weighed in on the recent McCain –…

Relevant Noise: Listening to the conversations

I’ve been looking into Zeta Interactive’s RelevantNoise and hope to get a closer look through a demo and maybe a trial run. Having worked in the blog world for several years, I know how powerful it can be to be able to track what bloggers are saying. Here is how they describe it: Are your…

In NY for WJI Conference for Minority Journalists of Faith

Hi everyone, Sorry I have been missing in action for so long. There has been a lot going on, starting with a recent job change and a move. I hope to keep blogging here, though it won’t be with the same regularity that you have seen in the past. I’m in NY City this evening,…

Connecting your organization with new media

Rob Neppell just launched a new company: Kithbridge, Inc. was launched as an evolution of one of the blogosphere’s original and most successful blog-tracking sites, The Truth Laid Bear. While The Truth Laid Bear provides a portal and blog search engine for individual bloggers and blog-readers, Kithbridge provides customized technology, services, and strategies for businesses,…

Heads Up: Conference for Minority Journalists of Faith

I’ll be part of a panel discussing blogs, and online writting at this year’s WJI Conference for Minority Journalists of Faith. You can see the full list of educators who will be presenting. Professional and college journalists of faith will gather together for the annual World Journalism Institute weekend conference for minority journalists of faith….

Viral Marketing at Work

I saw the trailer for some mysterious movie or some sort of project — the trailer didn’t say what it was about. I got a sense it was for a Godzilla movie, but thats just my idea. Then I found this blog post. The rumors began when a trailer appeared in front of the movie…

Web 2.0 positive or negative for information available on the internet?

Via email: In today’s Wall Street Journal “Reply All” section tech heavyweights David Weinberger, author of Everything Is Miscellaneous goes head to head with Andrew Keen, author of The Cult of the Amateur in an intellectual fight for the ages. This battle, which took place through many grueling rounds of emails, debates whether Web 2.0…