Daily Kos: We can survive without newspapers

Fascinating post from Daily Kos, which categorized  the original source of information for every front page post on the site and found that newspapers were the most popular source of information, but only accounted for about 20 percent.  “In the unlikely and tragic event that every single newspaper went out of business today, we’d have […]

Passover viral videos

Great collection of Passover viral videos from The Forward, including 20 things to do with Matzoh.

A Twitter Spinoff Launches for Moms

WSJ: A new microblogging site targeting moms and modeled after Twitter.

Guy Kawasaki: How to Get Retweeted

Guy Kawasaki says the secret of how to get retweeted is similar to the secret to good SEO: “tweet good shiitake.”

Did Wikipedia kill Encarta?

Microsoft announced it is shutting Encarta, saying “the category of traditional encyclopedias and reference material has changed. People today seek and consume information in considerably different ways than in years past.” (via Preston Galla)

Former CNN Anchor Moves to The Onion

NYTimes.com: “In yet another sign that the line between real news and fake news is getting thinner, one of CNN’s main anchors during the 1980s and 1990s, Bobbie Battista, has taken a step through the looking glass and can now be seen anchoring reports online for ONN, The Onion News Network.”

Where Twitter drives traffic to

Hitwise looks at what types of sites Twitter is driving traffic to and says it’s more similar to a social network than a search site.

Why Newspapers Can’t Be Saved, but the News Can

Eric Etheridge on NYTimes.com: Is the apparent demise of the print media a “revolution”?

State of the News Media report 2009

The annual State of the News Media report found that most media continued to see audiences shrink and only two platforms clearly grew: the Internet, where “the gains seemed more structural,” and cable, where they were “more event-specific.” For all other forms of media, the outlook is bleak.

A bold experiment: Seattle takes first major metro paper online

Hearst is shutting the Seattle Post-Intelligencer down as a printed newspaper, with its last edition Tuesday, and becoming the first major media company to convert a metropolitan daily newspaper into an online only edition. Larry Kramer points out the upside of the Seattle paper’s end on The Daily Beast: “If Hearst is right, they will […]