Goliath is now asking for David’s help.
After the New York Times’ online content went under a paywall last week, it looks like paywall dodgers have not lost time sharpening their knive
Earlier this week, a Nieman Journalism Lab report spoke about NYClean, a bookmark app for web browsers developed by a Canadian programmer, that tears down the paywall in one click. All it took to break the paywall, according to the report, was ‘four lines of Javacript’. And all you need is to drag the NYClean bookmarklet into your toolbar and click it everytime the NY Times blocks you out of an article. Continue reading
Not that I was ever a fan of Internet Explorer, but news of the launch of IE 9 had me tempted for a while, for it came packed with glitzy promises and an overwhelming buzz. I almost gave the boot to my die-hard loyalty to Firefox, but was just about saved by a few blog posts that put things in perspective.
A cluster of posts this week, all of which tie into one another. This is more likely to be the format from now on since it seems the best way to get the most across.
Happy Five, Twitter!
First off, it will be Twitter’s fifth birthday in just a few days. Those of us twitter addicts who like to think the microblogging site has been around forever may do well to follow co-founder Jack Dorsey (@jack) who will be having a two-week tweetathon about how things started. Today, Twitter released some stats on how the beanstalk grew. Also, today’s PCMag carries some interesting trivia. Worth spending a few minutes learning about the incredibly modest experiment that turned out to be the game changer that it is today.
No news is good news
What goes down has to come up….well almost. The Pew Research Center’s much awaited yearly report on the fortunes and falls in the media unveiled today, and has some heartwarming news about how the industry may have started putting its worst years behind.
As you can see, all is not well with the news industry, while other major sectors
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I have a new Twitter toy these days, one that I am having enormous fun with. I have been alternating between TweetDeck and Hootsuite over the past few months and was delighted to find that Selective Tweets lets me put a ‘follow’ link just below a Facebook update. Twiangulate , however, ups the game several notches and it is easy to understand why so many social media evangelists are excited about it.
What Twiangulate gives you is a complete mapping of your Twitter reach and lets you decide which way you want to head and all this without even having to register with them or give out your Twitter password. The screen grab above is pretty much indicative of the kind of goodies that are in store. You are right in thinking it is like playing Scrabble with your Twitter.