Tag: texting

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Nathan Gibbs 1. Walking while texting: A guide for safety and etiquette (New York Times) 2. Glam Media will test appetite for digital-media IPOs (Advertising Age) 3. CES loses clout as as industry shifts (New York Times) 4. How people watch TV online and off (TechCrunch) […] more »

by Mark Glaser

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. Why does Silicon Valley lack diversity? (TechCrunch) 2. EU Commissioner: “The millions of dollars invested trying to enforce copyright have not stemmed piracy” (TorrentFreak) 3. The symbol of adulthood for teenagers is no longer the car. It’s the smartphone. (New York Times) 4. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority bans “rude” text messages (The Guardian) […] more »

by Tina Barseghian

For schools in low-income communities, the idea of investing money, time, and energy into a digital media program or mobile-learning program might seem superfluous. Administrators and teachers already have so much to contend with — safety issues in high-crime communities, chronic student truancies, debilitating health issues due to poverty, families in constant state of flux, […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week’s edition, I look at the way social media and text-to-donate has helped to transform charitable giving in Haiti after the earthquake. Plus, Google announced it would stop censoring its search site in China after having Gmail accounts of dissidents and free speech proponents hacked […] more »

by Mark Glaser

In the face of devastating news happening far away, there is comfort in making a connection. And those connections often are made online among strangers who are sharing video, photos, stories or tweets about the devastation around them. Such is the case in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, a city that was devastated by an earthquake last Tuesday, […] more »

by Elle Moxley

Elle Moxley BEIJING — As basketball fans geared up for the U.S.-China pairing on August 10, a banner headline in the China Daily predicted more than a billion fans would watch the game. There were watch parties everywhere — at ex-pat bars, local dives, even the hotel room two doors down from me. And in […] more »

by Jennifer Woodard Maderazo

A few weeks ago I told you about the perpetuation of print newspapers here in Spain, and in that post I mentioned the fact that you don’t see a whole lot of laptops being used on the streets of Barcelona or Madrid. One might think that this is an indication of a lack of love […] more »

by Hilary Powell

Mark Glaser is traveling this week, but we’re happy to have students from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University filling in again as special guest bloggers. They were in a class studying “locative media,” a new form of journalism that tells stories via cell phones based on your location. Lojo Connect, our ten-week […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Whether you are dating someone, interviewing someone, or just meeting someone for the first time, there is a special quality about face-to-face interactions. You can catch the subtle tone in their voice, see their expression as it changes from sad to outraged, and you can look them in the eye to see if you trust […] more »

by Jennifer Woodard Maderazo

I’ve got a problem: I hate using the Internet — on my phone, that is. I am one of those people whose ears perked up at the idea of being able to take my online activities, such as reading news, watching videos and social networking with me wherever I go, on my phone. And after […] more »