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The Avengers movie is out and everyone is dying to see it, but New York Times film critic, A.O. Scott has a review that may surprise you. He not only roundly criticizes the movie, he takes aim at the folks going to see it too.
Celebrities and stars in the tech world use Twitter for a lot of reasons – promoting a new venture, to praise or complain about something, to share information, to spread news about a good cause. So I thought it would be fun to hear from the stars themselves about how they use it.
@JoannaStern is a technology journalist who tends to like gadgets more than people. She is currently building The Verge, a brand new consumer technology website that will launch in the early fall. In the meantime, you can read her work at This is my next. Joanna was previously the Reviews Editor at Engadget and has written for The New York Times, Men’s Fitness, Gizmodo, and other popular technology outlets.
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Shouting “Extra! Extra!” before you say something makes it seem more urgent!
There’s a new Twitter account in town, and it’s chronicling the exploits of those “obvious” stories – you know, the ones that claim to cite a brand new, ground breaking study that tells us all what we already know – in the New York Times and other major newspapers. There are some really obvious stories out there, and @NYTOnIt is ON IT.
New technologies do seem to usher in change – at a cost. Job losses due to industries being downsized, more waste, pollution and wars have all been costs of pushing technology forward. But New York Times editor Bill Keller argues that new technology also has intellectual, emotional, and even spiritual costs associated with it… and Twitter is part of the problem.
Imagine watching a story spread across Twitter in real time. How does it look? Lines zipping from one node to another? If your visualization starts on a 2 dimensional piece of paper, you aren’t thinking like the folks in the New York Times R&D Lab. They’ve gone beyond 2D and into 3D in order to fully visualize how stories spread on Twitter.
Newspapers have embraced Twitter in the past year or two, adding the microblogging service to their roster of online tools to help prop up their bottom line. Most use Twitter as a means of broadcasting their featured articles, but others have created separate Twitter accounts for each section of the paper, or use Twitter as a two-way communication tool with their readers.
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