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Posts Tagged ‘Nick Bilton’

For Those Still Unsure, Columnist Explains Why San Francisco is Not New York

ShutterstockHoodieWe wrote last week about the clever and funny San Francisco Chronicle response to New York magazine’s rhetorical op-ed “Is San Francisco New York?” Today, there is a second noteworthy commentary from Nick Bilton in the New York Times.

The columnist and author begins by pointing out that as opposed to the Bay Area, there is no constrictive “company town” vibe flavoring our coffee shops. He also notes a crucial fine-dining difference:

In New York, you see people dressed to impress. In San Francisco, people take pride in wearing a hoodie and jeans to five-star restaurants (despite glossy magazine reports to the contrary).

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Bill Keller Responds to The New York Times’ Nick Bilton over Anti-Twitter Debate

When we covered Bill Keller‘s anti-Twitter column yesterday, we should have known it wasn’t over yet. It might seem like Keller, with his anti-aggregation, anti-Facebook, anti-Twitter rants is coming across as a bit of a dinosaur, but nothing is further proof of his relevance than the fact that everyone in the world has something to say about them. We are now officially covering this story for a second time.

But it was one thing for new media to criticize Keller (which it did). Now Keller has to respond to his own staff. Nick Bilton, lead technology writer for the Times’ own Bits Blog, posted the following critique Wednesday afternoon:

Twitter, which Mr. Keller says he believes could make us “stupid,” has become an irreplaceable part of my daily life; it augments how I report stories, socialize with friends and share and consume everything from store coupons to breaking news.

Overall, he did not dismiss Keller’s theories, however:

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FOX News Needs A Proofreader, STAT

New York Times tech writer Nick Bilton shared this little gem via Twitter:

And one more for the typo files, from MSNBC correspondent Norah O’Donnell:

O’Donnell removed the tweet once she realized her mistake, but not before The Daily Caller got a screen shot.