Saturday, January 31, 2009

Endow newspapers to save them?

By endowing our most valued sources of news we would free them from the strictures of an obsolete business model and offer them a permanent place in society, like that of America’s colleges and universities. Endowments would transform newspapers into unshakable fixtures of American life, with greater stability and enhanced independence that would allow them to serve the public good more effectively.

Op-Ed Contributor - News You Can Endow -

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

on commenting

Comments are currency. I learned this first from Liz Strauss. They are the ultimate in social proof, because if we’re all supposed to be about joining the conversation, and yet you aren’t getting a lot of back and forth in the media you’re making, it might be time to look at this a bit more. If comments matter to you, read on. Here are some thoughts to help improve your back and forth.

A Crash Course in Comments |

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Google Presentation vs. Powerpoint

A lot of people turn to PowerPoint when they have to do group presentations. Google's Docs has a presentation feature. I asked my students to compare the two applications. Here's a video about what they said.