Tag Archives for Mass media

The Siri Thing

I was asked to pen a few lines for a Guardian journalist on why I thought Siri was male  in the U.S. and female in the UK. My quote was taken a tad out of context and so offended some … Continue reading

22. October 2011 by jeremy
Categories: Innovation, Interfaces, Phones | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 3 comments

Astroturfers Revisited

Good piece (video) by Jon Ronson about astroturfing: Esc and Ctrl: Jon Ronson investigates astroturfing – video In the second part of Jon Ronson’s series about the struggle for control of the internet, he looks at online astroturfing – when … Continue reading

21. September 2011 by jeremy
Categories: Scams, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

Why the Sunday Sun is a No-Brainer

There’s lots of talk now that Murdoch is going to sell up his UK newspapers, all his newspapers, and that he’s not going to launch a Sunday edition of The Sun. They may all be true. But if he did … Continue reading

12. July 2011 by jeremy
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Citizen Journalists vs Journalists

Citizen journalists are usually passionate about what they cover. That’s the problem. As a journalist you can’t be passionate about it because  you are supposed to be impartial (this doesn’t mean you don’t care; it means you listen with a … Continue reading

10. March 2011 by jeremy
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Lost in the Flow of The Digital Word

my weekly column as part of the Loose Wire Service, hence the lack of links. By Jeremy Wagstaff A few weeks ago I wrote about the emergence of the digital book, and how, basically, we should get over our love … Continue reading

16. August 2010 by jeremy
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The Dangers of Faking It

(my weekly column, syndicated to newspapers) By Jeremy Wagstaff A 40-ton whale jumped out of the water and crash-landed onto a sailboat the other day. The moment was caught on camera by a tourist, the whale suspended a few meters … Continue reading

26. July 2010 by jeremy
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Google and Penguin: Bookending a Revolution

By Jeremy Wagstaff (my syndicated Loose Wire column.) As I write this two significant events are taking place: Google has said it will tie up with the American Booksellers Association—the U.S. trade group for independent bookstores—to sell ebooks. And there’s … Continue reading

05. July 2010 by jeremy
Categories: Innovation, Internet life | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 comments

AboutFacebook

This is a copy of my weekly Loose Wire Service column for newspapers, hence the lack of links. By Jeremy Wagstaff A few weeks ago I talked about Facebook’s brave new world of connecting your profile to all the other … Continue reading

01. June 2010 by jeremy
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The Publisher Audience

By Robin Lubbock For years I’ve been meaning to write this post, but it seemed so obvious that I kept neglecting to write this thought down. I am the publisher. You are the publisher. Anyone with a screen is the … Continue reading

26. April 2010 by jeremy
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Podcast: Wikipedantry, Firefox and Mac Smoke

This week’s podcast is from my weekly slot on Radio Australia Today with Phil Kafcaloudes and Adelaine Ng: Reports of Wikipedia’s demise: Premature? Firefox turns five. What future the browser? Is Apple refusing to fix computers belonging to smokers? To … Continue reading

27. November 2009 by jeremy
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