Reframing the news

Doc Searls

But to stay current — literally — papers need something else as well — something Net-native that bridges the static page and the live flow of actual news. Yes, these days it’s pro forma for news media to post notifications of stories and other editorial on Twitter, but Twitter is a closed and silo’d corporation, not an institutional convention on the order of the front page, the editorial page, the section, the insert. News organizations have to redefine themselves.

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Technology, Media and Culture - the Best of Times or the Worst of Times?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab (AIL) was founded in 2010 to study the transformational impact of technology on culture and on the media industries. How can you best understand the impact of disruptive technologies on something as deeply human as culture?

Despite All the Bad News that Surround Us… Is the World Actually Getting Better?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Data Science and Big Data Diversity Economic Issues Future of Work Healthcare Systems Innovation Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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Post-Truth and Fake News

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Yes, by all means, do something about the fake news that is propagating through Facebook and Twitter. After all, the rise of the post-truth era is made possible by the failures of the education system to prepare people to identify truth for themselves, and the failure of traditional media to present the news in an honest and forthright manner. That's - the '' is in there because the news was lumped in with Disney's other properties for cross-promotion purposes.

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Solow Paradox 2.0: The Lagging Impact of Technology Advances on Productivity Growth

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Which is why few topics have generated as much concern among economists and policy makers as the sharp decline in productivity growth in the US and other advanced economies over the past decade, - despite accelerating technology advances.

Cyberselves: How Immersive Technologies Will Impact Our Future Selves

Mind Hacks

We’re interested in work, play and how our sense of ourselves and our bodies is going to change as this technology becomes more and more widespread. From the website : Cyberselves will examine the transforming impact of immersive technologies on our societies and cultures.

News isn’t about cable. Or newspapers. It’s about us.

Doc Searls

Read Dave’s Cable News is Ripe for Disruption. Note how vitally important papers back then were to the culture back then, how the strike (by a union tragically committed to preserving a dying technology that employed >100k people) killed off three of the seven papers while wounding the rest, and how that event gave birth to TV news and launched many young journalists (Nora Ephron, Tom Wolfe, Gay Talese, et.

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Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica problems are nothing compared to what’s coming for all of online publishing

Doc Searls

adtech advertising Berkman Business Cluetrain Culture Customertech Distributed Ledgers Ideas infrastructure Internet Journalism Law Links marketing News Personal Photography privacy problems publishing Technology VRM

Beyond paddling: children and technology

Mind Hacks

One of the most sensible articles yet published on children, technology and the brain has just appeared in the scientific journal Neuron. Tags: Integrating News

Nonprofit Organizational Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch

Beth Kanter

Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch – Guest Post by Steve MacLaughlin. Perhaps the key to Big Data success can be found amongst the myriad of technologies and terminologies that exist today: Hadoop. Yes, the technology is important.

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Exploring the business behind digital media’s invisibility cloaks

Doc Searls

For example, on news stands, or when you hit SCAN on a car radio.). Rather than unpack that, I’ll leave that up to the rest of ya’ll, with a few links: Without these ads, there wouldn’t be money in fake news – Chicago Tribune.

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We can all make TV. Now what?

Doc Searls

How will we create the digital equivalents of the privacy technologies we call clothing, shelter, buttons, zippers, doors, windows, shades, blinds and curtains? Broadcasting Business Culture Fun Future Gear history Ideas infrastructure Internet IoT Law Life Links Live Web music News Photography Politics privacy problems TechnologyLook where Meerkat and Periscope point. I mean, historically.

Institutions, Confidence, and the News Crisis ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

« Why We Need the New News Environment to be Chaotic. Newspapers, Paywalls, and Core Users » Institutions, Confidence, and the News Crisis. Dean Starkman has written a lengthy piece in the Columbia Journalism Review, assessing the writings of a group of us he calls the “Future of News” movement. Whether to drop the whole news-coverage thing and start selling ice cream. I love this post (Institutions, Confidence, and the News Crisis ?

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Technology, Innovation and Social Action

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They wanted me to talk on the applications of technology and innovation for social action -- in particular, how technology and innovation might be leveraged to eradicate poverty and to help those who do not have the basic needs of life. As I have been repeatedly writing in this blog, I really believe that technology and innovation are now enabling us to address the most complex problems in science, business and society. Our Neighborhood In The News

Steven Berlin Johnson « How To Make The iPhone More Of A Phone | Main | Escape To The Rockaways » Our Neighborhood In The News It was all-Park-Slope-all-the-time today in the Sunday Times. Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Todays Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter The title says it all. This one sparked a slightly insane international conversation about the state of pop culture -- and particularly games.

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Fred Wilson’s talk at LeWeb

Doc Searls

1) We are making a transition from bureaucratic hierarchies to technology-driven networks. But now technology-driven networks are replacing bureaucracies. Blogging Broadcasting Business Cluetrain Culture Events Future infrastructure Internet Journalism Live Web News Personal clouds problems Technology VRM I’m bummed that I missed LeWeb , but I’m glad I got to see and hear Fred Wilson’s talk there , given on Tuesday.

The New, Interdisciplinary, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The gift is part of a $1 billion commitment to reshape MIT to help it better address the continuing advances in technology in our 21st century digital economy, as well as their many applications , - both the exciting opportunities and the difficult challenges.

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How the personal data extraction industry ends

Doc Searls

What Big Tech’s Monopoly Powers Mean for our Culture is Elizabeth Kolbert ‘s review in The New Yorker of several books, one of which I’ve read: Jonathan Taplin ’s Move Fast and Break Things—How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy.

Some new ways to look at infrastructure

Doc Searls

Frequent fliers like myself rely on tools like this one, made possible by a collection of digital technologies working over the Internet. Infrastructures shape complex systems of human activity, including economic, cultural, and political systems.

Are You Being Left Behind as Technology Ushers In a Whole New Approach to Philanthropy? #CoFLA

Beth Kanter

Are You Being Left Behind as Technology Ushers In a Whole New Approach to Philanthropy? How do foundations address power, technology, and audience differently in the 21st century? Leadership that Values the Role of Technology is Key to Success.

Why We Need the New News Environment to be Chaotic ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

Institutions, Confidence, and the News Crisis » Why We Need the New News Environment to be Chaotic. Evidence entered for this thesis includes the decline in print’s commercial fortunes * , the attendant downsizing of newsrooms—already 30% smaller, on average, than a decade ago * —and the outright collapse of papers like the Rocky Mountain News , Albuquerque Post , and Cincinnati Post. *. And news has to be free, because it has to spread.

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The Mobilisation Journal: A Way To Spread Learning About Social Change Movements Innovative Use of Technology

Beth Kanter

The Greenpeace Mobilization Lab has a project proposal idea for a “ Mobilization Journal ” as part of the Knight News Challenge. ” What happens in the lab is that they test campaign ideas that make use of new technologies such as mobile phones, tablets, social media, email, and others, network approaches, and others. But, more importantly, the lab documents and shares what has been learned with Greenpeace’s affiliates and leaders around the world.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Think, Play, Do: Technology, Innovation, and Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects.

Blockchain and the Promise of an Open, Decentralized Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

His article aims to explain what blockchain, cryptocurrencies and related technologies are all about as well as their potential impact on the economy and society. In their early years, it’s hard for most people to appreciate the potential of a transformative technology.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Senate Science and Technology Caucus

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects.

Hope for HP's Culture - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Bad Bosses Beware -- ABC News. Management maxims in need of a makeover - US News and World Report. Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Dorf & Byers: Technology Ventures. The Power of Observing and Talking to Real Humans » Hope for HPs Culture. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Hope for HPs Culture : Comments. Bob Sutton.

Open Letter on the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We met out in Silicon Valley to discuss how technology was driving an economic transformation. We concluded that the effects on wealth and income are already significant, and emerging technologies promise greater effects in the coming decade.

Issues 276 In Which I "Debate" Popular Culture With Stephen Colbert

Steven Berlin Johnson « Happy Birthday | Main | Colbert, The Morning After » In Which I "Debate" Popular Culture With Stephen Colbert Exactly one year ago today, I made my appearance on The Daily Show. Treat it as if you were going on Faux News, but without the defensive shield you require for an O'Reilly or Hannity. So much for comedy central news being for “stoned slackers” as Bill O’Reilly said.

The Rise of Winner-Take-All Urbanism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In addition, many thought that the Internet would lead to the decline of cities, because it enabled people to work and shop from home, be in touch with their friends over e-mail and text messaging, and get access to news and entertainment online.

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The Rise of the Digital Capital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past few decades, advances in technology, and the Internet in particular, have helped create an increasingly global marketplace for labor and capital. Late in the 20th century, the digital technology revolution began to radically change the business environment.

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The 2018 Inclusive Internet Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Relevance, which looks at the availability of Internet content in the local language(s) and the value of being connected to get access to relevant services like news, entertainment, health advice and business and financial information.

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The Growing Importance of Resilience in an Increasinsgly Turbulent World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As we saw in the news, volunteers with boats and supplies came from all over Harris county, and from elsewhere in Texas and nearby states to help rescue the thousands of people flooded in their homes.

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Digging a new River for the NYTimes

Doc Searls

The simplest thing you can do as a programmer is leverage something Dave came up with years ago called river of news. Tagline: All the news that’s fit to flow. A new way to sample the flow of news from the NYT. #. They are at the very core of culture and civilization. Blogging Business Culture infrastructure Internet Journalism Live Web Outlining problems Social Technology VRM Dave says “ The New York Times home page needs a re-think.”

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Reflections on Ten Years of Blogging

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

People started to blog about a wide variety of topics, from politics and journalism to business and technology. We blog now - as news reaches us, as facts emerge.

What Will Digital Life Be Like in 2025?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What does it mean for a technology, - whether electricity, cars, TV, or the Internet - to become invisibly and effortlessly interwoven into daily life ? . Transformative technologies have downsides as well as benefits.

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Thoughts on privacy

Doc Searls

Clothing, for example, is a privacy technology. Private spaces in public settings are well understood in every healthy and mature culture. Books Business Cluetrain Future history Internet Links News Past Personal Personal clouds problems Technology VRM Fourth Amendment internet privacy privacy by design In Here Is New York , E.B.

How Radio Can Defend the Dashboard

Doc Searls

Make every smart and engaged listener a first source of news. Broadcasting Business Culture Future infrastructure Internet marketing Personal problems Technology VRM Dash — “the connected car audiotainment™ conference” — is happening next week in Detroit. It’s a big deal, because cars are morphing into digital things as well as automotive ones. This means lots of new stuff is crowding onto dashboard spaces where radios alone used to live.

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Abate and switch

Doc Searls

That is, they gave away the news and charged for the olds. Now the big papers, led by the The New York Times , are charging for at least some of the news in their digital versions, but also still charging for the old stuff.

Design, value & constraint

Dave Snowden

In the UK Civil Service, where he worked with strategy and policy teams across government to develop their capacity to engage with social and technological risks and issues emerging over the long term. Cynefin News Training

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: The Soul of a Business – People, Culture and Brand

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Home Archives Subscribe « An Unusual Meeting | Main | Learning without Barriers » November 27, 2006 The Soul of a Business – People, Culture and Brand What is a business? You need something to help bind such a work force together, which is why culture is so important to the success of global companies.

The Startup Version of the Wealth Gap

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are inexpensive and ubiquitous, startups have access to all kind of cloud-based business services, and customers can now be easily reached and supported over mobile devices. The study is focused on VC-backed US companies in the technology space founded since 2000.

The Smart London Plan

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Urbanization is one of the major forces shaping the 21st century - right up there with the digital technology revolution and globalization. London has been much in the news lately. The number of Londoners using digital technologies to engage with City Hall is increasing.

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Public radio explodes in Santa Barbara

Doc Searls

Credit where due: KCLU devoted a large percentage of its local news coverage to Santa Barbara. Also, in those days, KEYT, the TV station, also had a local AM news station on 1250am, with Morning Drive held down by local news star John Palminteri. Bob Newhart sold his station at 1290am, effectively, to the Santa Barbara News-Press, which made it KZSB , A 24-hour local news and talk station.

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