Great take on trust and quality editing of news from Craig Newmark.
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Lyndal Curtis’ commentary on the recent Media 140 conference in Sydney suggests she’s not done her homework. Despite admitting to being something of a geek, early adopter and rich social media user, she asks where we find the time and if we’re missing out on talking with big chunks of society. Has she not connected the change in her own activities with parallels amongst those she writes for? Lyndal, did you not read Here Comes Everybody? Or at least read or watched some of my doppelganger, Clay Shirky’s public speaking? Do you not check the Pew Internet and American Life Project? Maybe even read some of danah boyd’s work on the rich online lives of teens? For an established and respected journalist like Lyndal, that suggests lazy research. There’s more than enough research — from here, Asia, the US and Europe - to prove beyond doubt that society in the West, and increasingly …
Well, the first wave of blog spam hit, so I now have comment approval turned on. Grrr… So, what’s with this Gmail brouhaha? Everyone I’ve read (Kay, DMM, BIT_101) who has snagged an invite seems to think it rates very highly as a webmail interface. Sadly, most of my friends aren’t geeks, so would have no idea what it is. Thus, no invite for me (suck, suck, suck). For those who care, I WILL get back to the “Bastard Child…” series next week. We have two major Mach-II site rollouts this week, so we’ve been a touch busy.
Never thought I’d prefer a feature of WiMP over iTunes, especially now I’m a dyed-in-the-wool Mac convert. However, good design is good design no matter where it occurs. Rich Ziade at Basement.org has a post discussing the intelligent use of iconography (more or less) as an aid to visual understanding and boosting of user experience. Smart stuff.