Archive for September, 2004

无脸之凝视

Monday, September 20th, 2004

关于Michael Ondaatje,倾听另一位读者,也是阅读的重要部分。

「大衛王年紀老邁,雖然晚上睡覺時把棉被蓋得很緊,但還是感到寒冷。臣僕們建議,不如給我主我王尋找一位處女,伺候王,奉養王,睡在王的懷抱中,好讓我主我王得到溫暖。這位童貞女潔白美貌,悉心陪伴王,但是王卻從來沒有與她親近」。

冒險的背叛對應於安謐的聆聽,帝國的燒掠對應於廢墟的溫情,感官的放縱對應於垂死前的悔悟,無限綿延的空間對應於深藏內斂的心體……。

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Citizen Journalism and political neutrality

Saturday, September 18th, 2004

From Rebecca’s Technojournalism:

“The South Korean citizen-journalism online newspaper OhMyNews is considered a model of participatory journalism. By raising political awareness and mobilizing young voters it played a key role in the election of South Korea’s current president Roh Moo-hyun. The news and opinion on OhMyNews has always been clearly partisan in its support of Roh’s Uri party. The support turns out to be a two-way street. In an article titled OhMyNews Rolling in Gov’t Contracts, the South Korean Chosun Ilbo reports that OhMyNews gets the bulk of government contracts for advertising on online news websites. (This finding is the result of a study conducted by the opposition party, of course.)

OhMyNews founder Oh Yeon-ho recently wrote a book titled “Every Citizen is a Reporter.” It is yet to be published in English but excerpts are available on the web. Chris Schroeder recently profiled Mr. Oh for Newsweek. “

How Much Is Your Blog Worth?

Thursday, September 16th, 2004

“What makes one blog more valuable than another?” This is the question on this blogpost. The author had some thoughtful points to say.

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Do Wikis Have a Place in the Newsroom?

Wednesday, September 15th, 2004

Wikipedia has more than 340,000 articles, written by a sprawling online community. Researchers are testing its veracity, while plans proceed for fact-checking it formally. Can journalists trust Wikipedia, and can collaboration software such as wikis improve newsgathering?

Mark Glaser wrote this on OJR. Thanks to Ross for the link.

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Identities and Roles

Tuesday, September 14th, 2004

Identities are not roles. One may say “I’m a business man” or “I’m a father.” But if you ask him about his identity and he say first “I am a Catholic,” that is something fundamental about him, and he cannot have many things in his life of that importance.

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Bloggers as Reporters

Tuesday, September 14th, 2004

Paul just had this on E-Media TIDBITS: “Weblogs again are playing a central role in a major story — this time the uproar over the veracity of old memos cited in a “60 Minutes” report questioning President Bush’s National Guard record.

But this go-around shows how the blogosphere may be maturing from a medium characterized by just commentary and the usual anti-media hyperventilation to one where reporting skills are also taking center stage.”

合气道

Saturday, September 11th, 2004

在网络中,零和绝不可能是游戏的全部,在对手的惨败之上亦难有真正的“胜利”。

合气,则“不争”。

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Nokia + TypePad = Moblogging

Friday, September 10th, 2004

From Six Apart’s site: “Nokia and Six Apart today announced that they are collaborating to create a powerful blogging experience for people who want to share their lives online as they happen. Mobile weblogging is one of the most dynamic areas in content sharing today, making people able to publish content on the World Wide Web using their handsets. ”

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Ecologizing Mobile Media

Thursday, September 9th, 2004

This is Howard’s post on Thefeature. He did an exercise to “apply Postman’s “Ten Principles of Technology” (from The End of Education) as probes into this complex storm of forces most people in the world find ourselves experiencing in our daily lives.”

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Wikis in Academia

Tuesday, September 7th, 2004

Ross wrote on his blog:

Brian Lamb has a great article on wikis in academia in EDUCAUSE Review. I didn’t interview for the piece (would have shared how academic communities in Stanford [our very first customer], Berkeley, USC and others are using Socialtext with our discounted academic and non-profit pricing), but Brian more than did his homework and sources from some of the better posts at Many-to-Many by Clay, Liz and myself. He even ends the piece with this:

Please, grant me the serenity to accept the pages I cannot edit,
The courage to edit the pages I can, And the wisdom to know the difference

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