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Thanksgiving, America’s best holiday

dangillmor.com — (Note: This is adapted from a Thanksgiving Day editorial I wrote many years ago in the Detroit Free Press, and then adapted in my blog starting in the early part of the last decade. It changes each time I write it, to reflect current realities) Today, we Americans celebrate our finest holiday, Thanksgiving.

Principles of a New Media Literacy

dangillmor.com — (This is an HTML reprint of an (PDF) of the same title, recently published as part of the Media Re:public project at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. I'm posting it here with some links to source material that don't appear in the PDF version.)

The world is run by sociopaths - but we still demand honesty at the till

theguardian.com — As supermarket giants puzzle over their profit warnings and the nation readies itself to spend a household average of 800 quid it doesn't have, here's a quick rundown of festive scams. I don't mean drunk people in reindeer horns pretending to have lost their wallet and asking for two pounds; that's next month.

Paperclip Design creates an armrest, airplane chair that every airline should use.

slate.com — Some of my favorite uses of technology help solve problems in the physical world. When apparel makers started selling no-iron shirts, for example, I was overjoyed. And as a frequent traveler, I'm constantly on the lookout for gadgets and enhancements that make airports and airplanes less of a hassle, which...

Journalists Need to be Literate About their Media Environment, Too

dangillmor.com — Journalism watcher and professor Jay Rosen's "How to be literate in what's changing journalism" is a solid list of things tomorrow's journalists will need to understand, and in many cases adopt. As he wisely does in his PressThink posts, Jay asks at the end what he's missing.

Hong Kong’s Democracy Movement

dangillmor.com — I'm visiting Hong Kong for a month (with a side trip to Shanghai toward the end of the trip). I find myself agog, again, at the pure energy of the place.

Google Voice Transcription Needs Work…

dangillmor.com — Transcript of a voicemail message left for me today at Google Voice: And I don't know if you're gonna get this message but both teams, and I feel more dot com address is, R pouncing, the bye for maybe a problem with a hold of me and just when I send you an email.

Steve Jobs’ original Apple computer expected to fetch $500,000 at auction

theguardian.com — A fully operational Apple computer that co-founder Steve Jobs sold from his parents' garage in 1976 for $600 will hit the auction block next month, where it is expected to fetch more than half a million dollars, Christie's has said.

Grassroots Journalism By the People, For the People: Dan Gillmor: 9780596102272: Amazon.com: Books

amazon.com — We the Media: Grassroots Journalism By the People, For the People [Dan Gillmor] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. We the Media , has become something of a bible for those who believe the online medium will change journalism for the better.

Mobile carriers are officially out of control.

slate.com — It's almost impossible at this point to imagine America's major telecommunications companies behaving in socially responsible ways, given their consistent record of poor service and oligopolistic practices. So while the latest disclosures-including potentially dramatic privacy abuses-may not be surprising, they do tell us once again that we need to deploy...
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Nov 27, 2014

Thanksgiving, our best holiday -- we need more pilgrims and fewer turkeys: dangillmor.com/2014/11/26/tha…

Nov 27, 2014

Thanksgiving, America's best holiday:

Nov 27, 2014

Cyber Monday Special - O'Reilly Media oreil.ly/1FxziTj my book included...

Nov 27, 2014

RT @OCLPHK: OCLP initiators strongly condemn police violence in Mong Kok,urge protesters not to fall into gov trap by retaliating pic.twitter.com/IDgBHR9RIf

Nov 27, 2014

The leadership of UCLA and the entire UC system should be fired for paying Clinton $300k to give a speech. slate.com/blogs/the_slat…

Nov 27, 2014

Blog post: Thanksgiving, America’s best holiday bit.ly/1vSv07L we need more pilgrims and fewer turkeys.



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