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Citizen Media Business Issues: Traffic Rankings, Search Engines, and Search Engine Optimization

(This is the seventeenth in a series of postings about citizen media business issues. See the introduction here. All of these entries are considered to be in “beta” and will be revised and refined as they find a home on a more permanent area of the Center for Citizen Media web site. To that end, [...]

Citizen Media Business Issues: Web Statistics

(This is the sixteenth in a series of postings about citizen media business issues. See the introduction here. All of these entries are considered to be in “beta” and will be revised and refined as they find a home on a more permanent area of the Center for Citizen Media web site.   To that end, [...]

Journalism and Location

I’ll be speaking at the Where 2.0 conference next month in San Jose, about journalists are using, and can use, location-related products and services. The talk is called Where Does Journalism Go? You can get a 25 percent discount by using this code — whr09rdr — when registering.

Location, Location

Combining mobility, time and location is becoming one of the most valuable techniques of media creation. Last week, some students and I did a small experiment that demonstrates how easy this is to do, and suggests all kinds of possibilities for journalistic follow-ups. This Flickr map has more than 120 photos, taken by me and [...]

Watching Walmart Spread Through America

Keeping Track of Government Web Page Changes

Nice: ProPublica is launching ChangeTracker — “an experimental new tool that watches pages on whitehouse.gov, recovery.gov and financialstability.gov so you don’t have to. When the White House adds or deletes anything— say a blog post, or executive order—ChangeTracker will let you know.” The site leverages Versionista, a service that monitors sites for edits. This is [...]

NY Times Continues to Push Old-Media Boundaries

UPDATED Two interesting developments today at the New York Times online: The first, and most noteworthy, is the paper’s welcome discovery that aggregation of and links to things it didn’t produce in-house improve the audience experience. As the graphic shows, the green-highlighted items below the story summaries are links to coverage in other media — [...]

Drool…Next Year's Nokia Phone Flagship: N97

And the PDF fact sheet. This devices, which won’t be available until next year (probably spring), is potentially the closest thing yet to the perfect tool for folks who are looking for the ultimate in smart phones with serious text capability. Incredible specs… I drool.

Google Removes 2001 Search

I know is was supposed to be up there just for a month, but the great Google Search 2001 page now returns: 404 – Page Not Found. What a shame — this was an invaluable feature.

Google Moderator Doesn't Advance the Genre

Google Moderator lets folks ask questions and vote on them. So do lots of other tools. The main thing that is interesting about this is that it comes from Google, which could give it critical mass in a hurry.