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Media: Reducing Story Production Waste

By | June 22, 2011

In trying to change news to match the new realities of the Interwebs, media professionals are still somewhat stuck in old ways of doing things. One is to fail to address the massive waste in news production–or at least parts of it. So what potential waste is there? Well, these are the obvious ones: Gathering: Reporters/trips/stories per trip/matching… Read More »

The Phantom Threats We Face

By | August 9, 2010

This is a copy of my weekly Loose Wire Service column. By Jeremy Wagstaff We fear what we don’t know, even if it’s a guy in Shenzhen trying to make an honest living developing software that changes the background color of your mobile phone display. Here’s what happened. I’ll save the lessons for the end of this piece.… Read More »

The Google AdWord Vultures

By | August 4, 2005

It’s interesting to watch how Google’s ‘Sponsored Links’ capture aspects of the business process, in particular the plundering of customers from a company in trouble. Take CardSystems, for example, facing a class action suit, the loss of its main business and other indignities as a result of the theft of large amounts of credit card data from its… Read More »

Plaxo Etiquette: Moral High Ground Or Cheap Stunt?

By | June 7, 2005

Plaxo, the online contacts exchange that got some good, and bad, press two years back, is trying to brush up its members’ manners with some Plaxo Etiquette: Each and every new technology has a learning curve as we figure out how to use it, and use it well. Remember when you’d frequently see people talking on their cell… Read More »