First Monday | Smithsonian | floatingsheep A study of the “geography of Twitter” compares, among many other data sets, what it calls “Twitter versus mainstream news media.” This part of Kalev Leetaru, Shaowen Wang, Guofeng Cao, Anand Padmanabhan … Read more
On a rare day of high-wattage sunshine that momentarily denuded the stygian gloom that is London in late winter, I spent an interesting hour at my U.K. publishers—Random House—listening to the sales and marketing team strategizing for the imminent publication of my 11th novel, Five Days.
“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough has an obsession with Kate Upton, and he’s not shy about it. Scarborough mentioned the name of the model (and niece of Rep. Fred Upton (R-Fla.), with whom Scarborough served in Congress) multiple times throughout this morning’s show on MSNBC. Show More Summary
I'm fully aware that writing an article about how "Star Wars" is better than "Star Trek" is flame bait. Especially with "Star Trek Into Darkness" hitting theaters this week. You understand this as well as I do. But damn it, it's true. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON — Europe has formally warned China over its improper and unfair business practices. The European Union’s (EU) European Commission is going to send a formal warning to China over its illegal subsidies to several of its corporations. Telecommunications equipment makers Huawei and ZTE Corporation are under scrutiny because they receive state subsidies. It has [...]
U.S. House of Representative has hearings on copyright reform, Kim Dotcom wins right to appeal to NZ Supeme Court and BREIN suffers a defeat in the Netherlands.
Forty-two years ago next month, The New York Times published the first of the Pentagon Papers, a trove of classified documents on U.S. military involvement in Vietnam, sparking a landmark legal case on press freedom....
The New Yorker's James Surowiecki has figured out who's to blame for unsafe working conditions for garment workers: people who wear clothing: "The problem isn't so much evil factory owners as a system that's great at getting Western consumers what they want but leaves developing-world workers toiling in misery."
Thursday's final ratings.
Four days after announcing the hiring of meteorologist Bryan Bennett, Tampa NBC affiliate WFLA has announced it’s adding meteorologist Julie Phillips to its “Storm Team.” “I’m very excited to be adding Julie, and more recently, Bryan Bennett to Storm Team 8.” said chief meteorologist Steve Jerve. Show More Summary
GalleyCat: A 17-year-old writer gets his story published on a stamp in Ireland. What were you doing when you were 17? AllTwitter: Pro golfer Ben Crane found a caddie via Twitter. Pretty awesome. FishbowlLA: Speaking of golf, Robin Leach is...Show More Summary
Throughout ABC’s political drama “Scandal,” the second season of which ended Thursday, it’s been apparent that the writers often have little to no idea how the news media based in D.C. actually works. In one episode you have a high-profile...Show More Summary
Shakira and Usher Return for the sixth cycle in midseason.
In the midst of this week's network upfronts, 31 of your favorite TV shows just got canceled. But the axed shows aren't all that surprising, considering that approximately 25% of shows get canceled after their first season. CableTV.com put together the below infographic after compiling data on single-season shows from 1955 to today. Show More Summary
The day's cable news TV ratings.
“I have officially resigned my editor position…” (facebook.com) Small SUV Crashopalooza: Detroit loses, dykes win (thetruthaboutcars.com)
For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week. They included how The Great Gatsby changed Haruki Murakami’s life, a steamy book cover that generated strong sales and a viral bookstore sign (embedded above). 1. This Is a Bookshop Sign Goes Viral 2. Show More Summary
What should we make of the so-called "trifecta" of scandals hitting the Obama White House? And what questions should we ask about the IRS/Tea Party story? Also this week: Chris Matthews wants Obama to take charge– just like the union-busting Ronald Reagan. Show More Summary
Thursday night's cable ratings.
Although KABC 790 AM host Peter Tilden will be at the center of it, he’s wrangled some major TV-side reinforcements. Acting as Grand Marshall for this Sunday’s motorcycle ride raising money for the MS Hope Foundation is Sons of Anarchy star Ron Perlman. Show More Summary