April 20, 2010 in Links
- Boolean Logic: How to Search the Web: a timely reminder about ways to better use search.
- The iPad – Geeks just don’t get it: Actually, I do. There have been quite a few technorati who have been trumpeting their lackluster response to the iPad. Jeff Jarvis even went so far as to post himself packing up his iPad and sending it back. I don’t think it’s the Magical Unicorn Device, but it’s not made for me.
- Ning, the software that allows anyone to create their own social network, is moving away from the free/advertising business model to a subscription-based business model. This is similar to the move by Sprout that I wrote about previously. The Ning network I’m most familiar with – Wired Journalist – was already using Ning’s premium network services before this, so there should be no disruption for them. But for others, there will likely be some disruption in the social network space. TechCrunch reports that Grouply and Grou.ps are already targeting their service to Ning customers who won’t be excited about the move to pay-for-play. There is also Spruz, which is a service I wasn’t familiar with until the Ning announcement.
- This Week on ABC is conducting an experiment. I think it’s a good experiment. Jake Tapper explains to Steven Colbert:
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- Pulitzer-winner Jim MacMillan spoke to students in our Society of Collegiate Journalists chapter last night via Skype. Check out his photos here.
- Awesome tilt/shift effects from Ben Garvin at the Pioneer Press (via the ever-useful Newspaper Video Yahoo Group).
- I am continually amazed at the storytelling coming out of the team at This American Life. Listen to the Planet Money, ProPublica and TAL teams explain complex Credit Default Swaps and Mortgage Backed Securities in this episode.