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Friday Afternoon Blogging

January 9, 2009 · No Comments

…honoring Friday afternoon content-gathers who do things like chronicle the 500 most common passwords that people use. Who thinks of a need to do this stuff–although at a presentation today (see previous post) I also commented on a Firefox add-on that translate any web page you find into Esperanto.

Also, one of the ongoing interests in Odyssey Online is blogging and the relationship between blogging and journalism.  Whether you realize it or not, the New York Times and many major urban papers are facing troubled waters (and where facing them even before the current recession).  There are several plausible scenarios of the Times folding out there, and for something that seemed like such a major American Institution: that’s news.  Michael Hirschorn has written an interesting piece outlining how the NYT can survive and emerge as a viable business.  Not the cheeriest Friday afternoon reading, but an important topic for the American information ecosystem…

Categories: Information Studies · The Academic Internet