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Who’s Ready for Hillary? Visualizing U.S. Senator Support

This weekend, the moment many Americans have been waiting for finally came when Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for president. Rumors she would run have been circulating for years, basically since her failed run in 2008, and she’s had no shortage of support coming in from national politicians, state governors, and current & former U.S. Show More Summary

Surprise — Local Search Not Part of EU’s Google Antitrust Charges

As expected this morning the European Commission filed a formal Statement of Objections against Google. These are formal charges that Google abused its market position in search in Europe. Google will get a chance to rebut them but the outlook for Google is not great. Google competitors and critics had been vigorously lobbying for this […]

A decade of blogging

Today is Rough Type‘s tenth birthday. If I’m calculating correctly, that’s eighty in human years. A transmigration of the blog would seem to be in order. Image: Strolic Furlan-Davide Gabino.

Theses in tweetform (fourth series)

[first series, 2012] 1. The complexity of the medium is inversely proportional to the eloquence of the message. 2. Hypertext is a more conservative medium than text. 3. The best medium for the nonlinear narrative is the linear page. 4. … Continue reading ?

Mopocalypse Is Right Around the Corner

By now everyone knows that Google’s “mobile friendly” algorithm update is coming on April 21. It’s intended to reward sites that render well and load fast on smartphones. It will punish sites that are not mobile ready. Surviving and thriving in the post-mobile-friendly era is about more than just responsive design. But whether you call […]

#Ayotzinapasomosotodos: Using Visual Storytelling to Raise Awareness and Keep Memories Alive

On September 26th, 2014, 43 students in Mexico went missing after a protest. Visual storytelling tools such as Exposure can help keep their memories alive. The post #Ayotzinapasomosotodos: Using Visual Storytelling to Raise Awareness and Keep Memories Alive appeared first on Flip the Media.

Flip the Media Seeks Student Editors for the 2015-16 Academic Year

Flip the Media is seeking two student editors for 2015-16, starting in mid-June. If you've got great writing and editing chops, we encourage you to apply! The post Flip the Media Seeks Student Editors for the 2015-16 Academic Year appeared first on Flip the Media.

What do robots do?

Yesterday I posted a quotation from the start of Paul Goodman’s 1969 NYRB essay “Can Technology Be Humane?” Here’s another bit, equally relevant to our current situation, from later in the piece, when Goodman turns his attention to automation, robots, and … Continue reading ?

Dailymotion: The Cautionary Tale Of A Gallic “Nugget”

2 weeks agoMedia / New Media : Monday Note

  by Frederic Filloux No one should be happy with the sale of French video streaming Dailymotion to Vivendi. Not buyers, nor the the startup’s management team –and certainly not the venture capital community. (First of two articles)  DailyMotion was meant to be a YouTube competitor. The two companies were actually born almost simultaneously in(...) No related columns.

An Apple Watch Meta-Review Reimagined

2 weeks agoMedia / New Media : Monday Note

  by Jean-Louis Gassée Product reviews of the Apple Watch launch are reaching new summits — and depths. A Business Insider post gave me an idea for a revealing experiment. This isn’t an Apple Watch review — I don’t even have a Watch, yet. Show More Summary

The prudent technologist

2 weeks agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

Paul Goodman, 1969: Whether or not it draws on new scientific research, technology is a branch of moral philosophy, not of science. It aims at prudent goods for the commonweal and to provide efficient means for these goods. At present, … Continue reading ?

Comments on commentary

2 weeks agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

Alan Jacobs: Digital textuality offers us the chance to restore commentary to its pre-modern place as the central scholarly genre. Recent technologies enable a renewal of commentary, but struggle to overcome a post-Romantic belief that commentary is belated, derivative. … If our textual … Continue reading ?

Updated: BuzzFeed isn’t doing itself any favors on the credibility front

The removal of posts related to advertisers like Dove and Hasbro may not have some kind of sinister explanation, but the fact that BuzzFeed is removing posts at all makes it harder to trust

Rolling Stone’s fatal flaw: Wanting its UVA rape story to be true

The biggest error in Rolling Stone's coverage of the alleged UVA rape story was that both the writer and the editors desperately wanted the woman's story to be true

Here’s What a Bunch of Stuff Costs Using Magic, the New Text Message Concierge Service

We put Magic, the new text messaging concierge service, to the test with requests for everything from a car wash to the Star Wars Holiday Special. The post Here’s What a Bunch of Stuff Costs Using Magic, the New Text Message Concierge Service appeared first on Flip the Media.

The Best Interview I have done in a long, long time

one of the challenges of doing a lot of interviews is that inevitably I am asked different versions of the same questions over and over again.  For the first time in a long time I can say I actually got asked unique questions that put a smile on my face. They were short. Simple. To...

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