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The Tumblr, for all its webbiness, embraced a kind of back-to-the-future sensibility: a suggestion of what campaign messaging looked like in previous ages, when it played out on the community level.
The Atlantic, on the Obama campaign Tumblr — perhaps the best piece yet on political memedom, the uniqueness of Tumblr as a platform, and why it makes sense in the political sphere. (Only thing missing: a quote from Liba Rubenstein!)
The journalist has not been replaced but displaced, moved higher up the editorial chain from the production of initial observations to the role that emphasizes verification and interpretation, bringing sense to the streams of text, audio, photos and video produced by the public.
Clay Shirky, Emily Bell, C.W. Anderson, Post-Industrial Journalism: Adapting to the present (via soupsoup)
I’m thankful for net neutrality
Make no mistake: The free-flowing Internet as we know it will be history.
What does that mean? It means we could be headed toward a pay-per-view Internet where Web sites have fees. It means we may have to pay a network tax to run voice-over-the-Internet phones, use an advanced search engine, or chat via Instant Messenger. The next generation of inventions will be shut out of the top-tier service level. Meanwhile, the network owners will rake in even greater profits.
Facebook Predicts the 2012 Presidential Election
Which will win? Native apps or HTML5?
A recent report from BI Intelligence explains why we think HTML5 will win out, and what an HTML future will look like for consumers, developers, and brands.
Here’s how HTML5 will eventually win out:
- The most popular types of apps will be early adapters: HTML5 is particularly useful for media apps and “access” apps (those that let you access an existing accounts via a mobile device, such as banks).This is becauseapps that display text, images and video and monetize through ads and subscriptions can be done more cheaply and effectively through HTML5.
- The increasing prevalence of “shell apps” will push things along: These are apps that have a native “shell” so they can get in the app stores, but where the entire functionality is done via HTML5. These “hybrid” apps get the best of both worlds and mean more developing resources will shift to HTML5 over time. These “wrapper” apps will also end up on the web as HTML5 improves.
- HTML5 will eventually fulfill its promise as a classic disruptive technology: It’s currently less good than native apps at lots of things. But the technology is improving. And it is cheaper to produce HTML5 apps than native apps. Over time, the new, cheaper technology of HTML5 will get better and better, and as it does it will start to eat the rest of the market.
- But, it will still take a while: HTML5 comes from a consortium, which means the technology will evolve slowly. It still isn’t ready for prime time, as there are many things that HTML5 apps just can’t do right now — as Mark Zuckerberg confirmed in his first post-IPO interview with TechCrunch. So HTML5 will likely progressively replace apps as the feature set improves, starting with media and “access” apps and ending with games, which require the richness of native softwaremore than any other app type.
The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn’t understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.
Eric Schmidt (Executive Chairman of Google)
How the Sun reported in the new fangled “Internet” in 1992yfrog.com/mmc1ejsj— Old Holborn (@Old_Holborn) September 4, 2012
by The Verge:
Patents to the people: US Patent and Trademark Office sends staffer to live among NYC startups
Cornell’s new tech campus gets a resident patent examiner who will serve as a liaison to the software industry
When, in history, have so many businesses, individual groups, and organizations promoted and directly assisted in the electoral process?
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