Newspapers are just paper…

Howard Kurtz wrote an article in today’s Washington Post lamenting the recent layoffs in the newspaper industry (Post Buyouts Come With an Emotional Cost, May 26, 2008).  In any company in any industry, it is sad to consider the ramifications of layoffs and downsizing. These are our friends and colleagues, people we respect, admire, and …

Tips on PR 2.0

Tech Crunch once again features PR guru Brian Solis with an article on PR Secrets for Startups.  The article provides 12 tips for operating in a PR 2.0 world.  Here are a few choice quotes from the article: “No BS. No hype. It’s an understanding of markets, the needs of people, and how to reach …

You Selfish Web Users

Web usability icon Jakob Nielsen has released a study about the changing habits of Web users. He found that users are more savvy about finding information on the Web, with about 75% reporting that they find what they need on the Web, compared to 60% in 1999. Users don’t like to dawdle on sites, they …

30 Websites to Follow If You're Into Web Development

FYI, I found this link highlighting some excellent Web development resources via Digg on sixrevisions.com. Since I don’t always focus on development, I wasn’t even aware of a few of these, but will definitely check them out.  Many of them provide tutorials, some are good for ideas and inspiration.  Of particular interest are Smashing Magazine, …

AEJMC "Best of the Web" Winners

I am happy to report that , not one, but two Graduate Student teams from the SJMC at Texas State are winners in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s Best of the Web competition. San Marcos Online, created by Jason Cain, Irene Kosela, Marc Speir and Jordan Viator took 1st place in …

Search and Social

Gee, I hate that Microsoft is one of my most prominent tags, but they are just in the news so much lately.  They announced yesterday a cash back plan for purchases made via their Live Search site.  Paying people is a nice idea.  I’ll take any money Microsoft has to give me, but is that …

Microsoft's Days are Numbered – Naturally

Today’s New York Times had a good article about the natural decline of Microsoft entitled The Computer Industry Comes With Built-In Term Limits (Randall Stross). Defining a phenomenon called the Single-Era Conjecture, Stross talks about the “invisible law that makes it impossible for a company in the computer business to enjoy pre-eminence that spans two …

Gen Y Will Change the Web

The Gen Y Guide to Web 2.0 at Work View more presentations from Sacha Chua. Here’s an interesting blog post about the ways that those in Generation Y will use and change the Web. Basically, it says that those who are roughly between 13-30 years of age are plugged in with multiple devices; watch TV, …