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Archive for the ‘ Life in the Online World ’ Category
On days when research for your paper is dull and the sun is shining outside, you appreciate a little distraction.
Here is a great quote from an address on freedom in cyberspace by Allan Neuharth that made me laugh today
Newspaper headlines for the apocalypse:
New York Times: WORLD ENDS, THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES HARDEST HIT.
Wall Street Journal, WORLD ENDS, DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE HITS ZERO.
Washington Post: WORLD ENDS — WHITE HOUSE IGNORED EARLY WARNINGS, UNNAMED SOURCES SAY.
USA Today, WE’RE DEAD, STATE BY STATE DEMISE (PAGE 8A), FINAL FINAL SPORTS SCORES (PAGE 8C).
Thank you, Allen Neuharth!
…from a consumers perspective.
I found this book shelf at my Mom’s place. She and her husband are not exactly tech savvy people obviously. But I was shocked at both the fact that they a) keep copies of a book about a 16 year old operating system b) that the progression ends with “PC crashes” (wow, windows, that is NOT good for you!) AND c) that they still rely on printed books on help for the system that keeps them online…
… I am feeling an increased sense of a digital divide…
Filtering has become one of the core elements of any research online. This includes Email.
I gather all my mail in my Gmail account, so strong filters are quite essential to do effective work. It allows you to consider the level of importance a message might have.
Gmail and Google Labs, unfortunately do not (yet) offer an integrated feature that allows to filter Emails by groups (for example co-workers, friends, business contacts). However, there’s a work around…
The other day, I ran into this little graffiti while doing a night shooting in Frankfurt with a friend.
On a stone along the bank of the Main river across from the banking quarter, the words “Google: Zeitgeist” were written, which seemed a bit strange, if not to say abstruse!…
I am Paul-Christian Britz aka @pcbritz, an aspiring German journalist with a degree in American Studies, Political Science and Film Studies. I am currently traveling the world and am looking for a journalistic traineeship in 2013.