Articles about "New media history"


Mosaic was the Web’s first killer app, said 1993 NYT story

The New York Times
Eighteen years ago this month The New York Times introduced its readers to the Web, and its first killer app, the Mosaic browser.

The newspaper didn’t have an online site yet, but you could find… Read more

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MIT researchers aim to create ‘nutritional label for your news diet’

Mediashift Idea Lab
Researchers at MIT's Center for Civic Media aim to create a "nutritional label for your news diet" so people can see what they're consuming. This is not the first time news consumption has been compared to eating habits (empty calories, binging, snacking). Matt Stempeck writes that previous research along these lines has been based on human analysis; the researchers plan to approach the challenge programmatically. They'll start with Harvard's Media Cloud, which collects thousands of news stories and blog posts for media analysis. "We're going to attempt to automate classification of the topics of individual stories, and then analyze the aggregate. This will give us a sense of how many stories are published about each topic, as well as their frequency and where they appear." Eventually, the researchers hope to create personalized, real-time indexes that can be applied to all kinds of news sources. (more...)
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Flashback to 2005: HuffPost, YouTube launched; Podcasts proliferate; ‘Print Needs Its Own iPod’

New York Times
Six years ago today, on October 10, 2005, New York Times columnist David Carr wrote a story called, “Forget Blogs, Print Needs Its Own iPod.” It is a fascinating reminder of how much media and … Read more

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What was Rupert Murdoch thinking when he bought Myspace?

BBC | ASNE Speech
Shortly before he bought MySpace in 2005, Rupert Murdoch shared his thoughts on the digital age in a speech to the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

At the time, the BBC reported on News Corporation’sRead more

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1982 New York Times story predicts the future of technology, Facebook

New York Times

Here is a look at the future from 29 years ago today.

In a June 14, 1982 story called, “Study Says Technology Could
Transform Society”
the New York Times described a report from the
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Looking back at news homepage history

10,000 Words | Vimeo

In his post, “Nostalgia: 11 Retro News Website Homepages,” Ethan
Klapper takes us back in time with old news website homepages.

He writes:

Inspired by a recent Facebook album posted by Jim Brady, the former
washingtonpost.com

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Lessons from Usenet, the “Facebook of the ’80s”

Harvard Business Review Blog Network

There are lessons to be learned from Usenet, the “Facebook of the ’80s.”

Alexandra Samuel writes:

..if you look at the longer history of the social Web, it’s clear that
some principles have been

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Remembering Apple’s 1984 Super Bowl Commercial

In his Adweek story, “‘1984′: As Good as It Gets,” Steve Hayden writes about the iconic TV commercial that introduced the Mac:

I was privileged to work on what’s been called the best TV commercial ever, Apple Computer’s

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Describing social media history with infographics

Mashable | OnlineSchools.org | Skloog Infographic

This must be the season for social media history infographics. Here are two that have appeared recently.

First, Mashable’s Jolie O’Dell shares a history infographic from OnlineSchools.org.

She writes:

Here’s a visually organized

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New book describes the rise and fall of information empires

New York Times | Salon | On the Media

Tim Wu’s new book, “The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of
Information Empires,” looks to the past to imagine the Internet’s future.

On the Media notes that Wu “discovered that … Read more

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