Archive for July, 2009

In case you didn’t see the news a couple weeks ago, the National Journal has a new social network in private beta currently that’s supposed to essentially be a LinkedIn for the DC crowd. Could be interesting. Advertisements

Trying the Facebook Connect comment box for a big event — Howard Dean on health care.

Drop some code into the page next to an event video and let people use their facebook status to comment live. Harvest contacts. I can’t see us using it regularly, but would we want to use it for a big event, if Legal permits? (Big if) It raises the obvious idea of using Twitter for […]

Small team uses Django framework under Flash for data visualization.

Twitter seems to be the hottest thing in tech recently — if you look at TechCrunch, it averages at least 3 posts a week about Twitter. But the bigger question is, who is really using Twitter? Many of you might think that, as with most of the latest gadgets and technologies, teenagers are using Twitter, […]

Not an Upgrade — an Upheaval by Clay Shirky Lead Essay July 13th, 2009 The hard truth about the future of journalism is that nobody knows for sure what will happen; the current system is so brittle, and the alternatives are so speculative, that there’s no hope for a simple and orderly transition from State […]