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Is it censorship?

Mathew Ingram ran a piece saying Twitter is censoring. Dan Gillmor says if it's not a government doing it, it's not censorship. In this case, for a couple of reasons, I think it is censorship. When a service becomes a standard form of...Show More Summary

NYT still hasn't taken their medicine

The NYT published an internal memo, reviewed by Mathew Ingram at GigaOm. I read the memo. Couldn't find anything substantial in it. But the memo could have been very short. This is what they need to do. Learn how to open the editorial doors to everyone who can make a contribution. Show More Summary

What’s In A Name? For New Media Companies, It’s Everything

5 months agoIndustries / Media : 10,000 Words

This week, First Look Media launched their inaugural “digital magazine” The Intercept. As Mathew Ingram points out here, it’s a term that doesn’t quite fit what they’re aiming to do. It’s not a targeted vertical on a larger site, it’s...Show More Summary

Andy Carvin joins First Look Media

6 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

GigaOM | Ad Age Andy Carvin will join First Look Media, Mathew Ingram reports: “This feels like a great opportunity to see what it would look like for a news organization to be engaged in collaborating with the public … Read more

This Week in Tech 443: Selfie in the City

Leo Laporte, Jason Hiner, Mathew Ingram, and I talk Motorola sale, Google's plans, Yahoo's secret search, Facebook's Paper, and more. Subscribe and download: TWiT

Back 9 Links: Zuck's got a long way to go before he's Bill Gates

Upstarts, newsmakers and influencers that caught our attention on Thursday, January 9: Why Mark Zuckerberg will never be Bill Gates.Mathew Ingram is tired of drinking from Twitter's firehose.Wikimedia staffer loses her job over edit-for-cash...Show More Summary

Twitter pulls back on direct messages from non-followers

8 months agoTechnology : GigaOM

Well, that was fast. About a month after Twitter unveiled the ability to direct message someone who is not following you, Time reports that the feature is now missing from the Settings section. My colleague Mathew Ingram told me that he noted the change a few days ago, […]

The NYT paywall don't get no respect

I wrote Friday about a landmark for The New York Times: Its paywall revenue has overtaken its digital ad revenue—Just two years after the paper bucked conventional wisdom and asked readers to pay. GigaOm's Mathew Ingram spins that news as negatively as possible, writing on Twitter that "'the Times's paywall revenue has soared past its digital ad revenue'... because ad...

Viral bullshit as the new classifieds

A very well-done post about viral bullshit on Gawker (et al) by Mathew Ingram really comes down to this: Journalism used to be subsidized by classifieds and fluff, now it is built atop viral bullshit. The argument: Sure, we serve crap — or cats — but that’s what brings in the traffic for the good […]

Aww, Canada

10 months agoTechnology / Internet : BoomTown

Between Nortel and RIM, we’ve seen $500 billion in market value vanish from Canada’s tech scene. We’d get a complex but we already have one. – Mathew Ingram, tweeting about BlackBerry’s $4.7 billion buyout offer.

Twitter IPO Reminds Us That What Starts Out As Trivial And Pointless Can Turn Into Something Amazing

10 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

I'd been meaning to write something on this topic for a while, but with the announcement of the Twitter IPO, and Mathew Ingram's reminder of how it started as a "harmless distraction" before turning into something much, much bigger,Show More Summary

Snooping on your kids: How I felt about my father’s online surveillance of me

12 months agoTechnology : GigaOM

Over the course of a decade, Gigaom writer Mathew Ingram used a variety of tools to snoop on the online behavior of his three daughters -- in this post, his daughter Meaghan talks about how she felt about his surveillance.

Globe and Mail: We published Ford family story with ‘utmost caution, journalistic rigor and legal scrutiny’

Editor: Why we published our investigation of the Ford family’s decades-old connection to drugs (theglobeandmail.com) Mathew Ingram: It’s just a collection of old stories about the mayor’s brother selling hash 30 years ago (twitter....

Thread: I'm not making blogging tools. :-)

First, I really appreciate Mathew Ingram's writeup in Gigaom about what we're doing at Small Picture. If you haven't read it, and you're a regular here, go read it now. Lots of good stuff. ;-) However.. (you knew that was coming) We are not making blogging tools. We are making software for creative people -- writers, designers and programmers. Show More Summary

QOTD: A Paint Job Instead of an Overhaul From Yahoo

Mayer’s much-hyped relaunch of the home page seems a lot like adding a new coat of paint and some racing stripes to your old Chevy. It may make you feel better, but it’s not going to go any faster. – Mathew Ingram, GigaOM

New hope for newspapers that’s really more depressing than anything

There’s an interesting Pew study making the rounds that gives examples of four newspapers that are actually growing. Paid Content’s Mathew Ingram has an interesting write up of it here. He breaks down the main lessons from the papers, but neglects to emphasize the biggest: These are all relatively small papers that rely primarily on local markets that aren’t...

The Dish Model, Ctd

Mathew Ingram sees a new trend among disparate artists and writers: In many ways, conservative blogger Andrew Sullivan and alternative musician Amanda Palmer couldn’t be more different: the former writes about the Obama administration and the intricacies of U.S. foreign policy, while the latter is the former lead singer of a punk band called The Dresden Dolls [...]

Turnstyle: Twitter: TV's Best Friend?

By Noah Nelson Time for the latest buzz about Twitter, the company. Let's start with Mathew Ingram over at GigaOM: According to a number...

CNET rescinds positive review because parent company is suing manufacturer

Tech site CNET was about to give Dish Network's latest set-top box a best-of-show editorial award, but rescinded the plaudits because its parent company, CBS, is suing the manufacturer. Mathew Ingram points out how this compromises CNET's journalistic credibility, and Buzzfeed's John Hermann says it exposes a profound difference in product journalism and actual journalism [...]

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