Tuesday news – 7/29

We dealt with only a couple of topics today. Cuil came out yesterday, a new search engine, started by former employees of Google.  It supposedly indexes more pages than Google.  I tried it, wasn’t impressed with the presentation or the design.  Then, blog posts started piling up with criticisms. And, not getting too far astray …

Monday news roundup 7/28

Icahn gets 3 seats on Yahoo’s board. We’ll see if what happens at the shareholder meeting on Friday.  Check your tech RSS feeds during the day on Friday to see if there is any news. We talked about a couple of gender-related items.  A study in Science (the journal) found that the difference in math …

News Items 7/24

Several interesting items today: Twitter in USA Today – you know it’s mainstream when it’s in USA Today. And, a blog post on Everything You Need to Know About Twitter from Social Media Today. We talked about Facebook’s new strategy with Facebook Connect to play nice with the rest of the Web. Zuckerberg discussed at …

News Items from 7/21

From Social Media Today: Should Social Media Fall under Technology or Public Relations? Good comments regarding its place as a communication tool, but that PR departments might not have technical types (at the moment) that can work with these tools.  Also, 4 Unexpected Observations from Blogher, compares it to SXSW in terms of social media …

UT Reynolds ASNE High School Journalism Institute

I got to visit my old alma mater today, went to UT to visit with some high school journalism advisers at the Reynolds ASNE High School Journalism Institute.  I had an hour to talk about the ways I use social media in the classroom. I didn’t want to bombard them with Web Design concepts, since …

False Web Sites

From the darker side of the Internet, a UT employee was sued for making a false Web site that included libelous statements.  The person basically set up a page that looked just like a legit newspaper’s site, The Oklahoman, and then posted links to it on some other sites.  Stupid. And, here’s the commentary we …

New Kindle/NetRoots/Viral Videos

Rumors are circulating about new Kindle models, the e-book reader from Amazon.  Looks like they will try to make them cuter to appeal to kids. Get them while they’re young. This weekend, political bloggers descend on Austin for the NetRoots convention. It used to be called the YearlyKos, named after the blog Daily Kos. From …