Monthly Archives: June 2009

Right Ears, Masked Passwords and Nail Printing

By | June 26, 2009

I have actually been appearing on Radio Australia’s Breakfast Club pretty much every Friday—around 1.15 GMT–for the past year or so, but don’t always remember to post the links to the things I talk about (or intend to; there’s not always time). Here’s to trying to remember to do it (and audio, now it’s available.) Researchers in Italy… Read More »

Nonsense Linking, Or the Rise of the Cheap Bot

By | June 20, 2009

I’m a big fan of The Guardian, but their auto-linking software needs some tweaking. It’s a classic example of trying to provide that extra value to data on the cheap. My argument for a while has been that the only lasting way for traditional media to make itself competitive again is not to create more, but to create… Read More »

Twitteran: We Should Do What We Do Best

By | June 18, 2009

Paul Lamb over at MediaShift asks: Is there still a need for vetting and fact checking of stories. Absolutely. But isn’t that something a machine, building off our collective intelligence, could be trained to do far better than any one human or editorial staff? Of course this ignores the fact that machines aren’t good at storytelling or understanding… Read More »