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The new rules of news — You may have noticed - you could hardly miss it - the blizzard of anniversary stories last month about the fall of Lehman Brothers, an event that helped spark last year's financial meltdown. The coverage reminded me that journalists failed to do their jobs before last year's crisis emerged, and have continued to fail since then.

Forget Comcast. Here’s The DIY Approach to Internet Access. — Spanish engineer Ramon Roca got tired of waiting for telecom companies to wire his town - so he did it himself. Y ou can see the snow-capped Pyrenees mountains from Gurb, about 75 kilometers north of Barcelona. It's a quiet farming community of 2,500, and in most ways there's nothing special to set it apart from many such towns across the Catalonia region of Spain.

Witnessing, activism, journalism - and the boundaries of free speech in the Facebook age — Diamond "Lavish" Reynolds changed our perception of media last week with her shocking and heartbreaking real-time web video of the last minutes of Philando Castile's life.

Curiosity rover: why the best digital media coverage came from Nasa — I'm old enough to remember the most important space story of its or probably any era. In the summer of 1969, we sat, enthralled, as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed Apollo 11's Eagle space ship and took humanity's first steps on a world other than Earth.

Hillary Clinton’s technology policy is surprisingly solid. — In an era when most politicians don't even pretend to understand much about technology and innovation, it's at least a little refreshing to see a campaign actually treat these critical issues with respect. The one in question is Hillary Clinton's, and its just-released " Initiative on Technology & Innovation " has a lot to recommend it.

Mobile carriers shouldn’t get into the ad-blocking business. — I'm a big believer in blocking online ads and trackers. Needless to say, advertisers and media companies aren't. Some try to make me feel guilty. Others block me or degrade the Web experience. Fair enough. But if your telecommunications company decides or offers to do block ads on your behalf, beware.

Decentralized Web Summit - Day One — (I'll be updating this regularly during the day. New stuff will be at the bottom of the post, not the top, on the principle that most people reading this will read it only once or twice. Maybe I'm wrong, but that's the method in my madness.

Decentralized Web Summit — Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, has pulled together an amazing group of people for what he's calling-with only a tiny amount of hyperbole-the "Decentralized Web Summit." Some of the "original architects" of this system-including Vint Cerf and Tim Berners-Lee-are here along with the younger and deeply committed architects of what we all agree we want.

Mark Zuckerberg needs to dump Peter Thiel from the Facebook board of directors. He won’t. — Here's an easy test of Facebook's attitude toward journalism: whether Peter Thiel remains on its board of directors. For now, Mark Zuckerberg and his company are staying silent. If Zuckerberg does ultimately allow Thiel to stay on the board, you'll know how the CEO-who holds absolute control over the world's most powerful media company-feels about the free press.

A manifesto for the newspaper's public editor in the social media era — Almost a decade ago, in the wake of a journalistic scandal that shook the New York Times to its core, the newspaper appointed its first ombudsman, Daniel Okrent.
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Jul 28, 2016

@Sr_Lazarus for that buyer, sure. but for the market overall, ultimately catastrophic.

Jul 28, 2016

Can we save journalism from the media executives currently running the business? In the age of Trump, a serious risk that the answer is no.

Jul 28, 2016

RT @xuhulk: This tactic of "Internet poisoning" is in China as well: it complicates people's faith in truth as a concept.

Jul 28, 2016

RT @om: Interesting: When @elonmusk + Tesla buy SolarCity all hell breaks lose over conflicts. Larry Ellison & @Oracle buy @NetSuite not ev…

Jul 28, 2016

Don't agree with this logic re Trump-Russia, but it's at least an interesting take from the right:

Jul 28, 2016

The current Bay Area housing bubble will deflate explosively, not gently -- and here's one reason:

Jul 28, 2016

meanwhile, the world waits to see what insane thing Trump will say tomorrow in an attempt to draw attention...

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