Archive: May 2012

Windows Live is dead (May 27, 2012)

Seven years ago Microsoft introduced Windows Live, and I asked what that actually was. Microsoft has finally given up trying to figure that out

Ethical aggregation: it’s simple (May 10, 2012)

The question of what the dividing line is between ethical and unethical aggregation seems complicated to media’s worthies; but to me, it seems really, really simple

Interchangeable news story on President Obama’s announcement of “personal support” for gay marriage (May 9, 2012)

WASHINGTON — In a move hailed by gay rights and liberal activists as “unprecedented” and “historic,” President Barack Obama announced today that he personally believes that same-sex couples should be able to marry, but not enough to actually do anything about it.

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, or, no, Abraham Lincoln did not invent Facebook (May 9, 2012)

In the social media age, the rest of us to learn the lessons that journalists have learned the hard way. And one of those lessons is extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence