Posts from January 5, 2005

Generosity

Generosity

: Australia is offering $1 billion in aid to Indonesia and also subsidizing volunteers’ airfare and health insurance. We like this guy.

Later: But he’s not for debt relief.

Big podcasting news

Big podcasting news

: I went to WNYC today to tape an interview with Bob Garfield on vlogging for On The Media and they told me the big news:

This week’s On The Media will be the first NPR show — maybe the first major radio show anywhere — that will be podcast.

Cool.

The future of blogs

The future of blogs

: Neil McIntosh has a great post on the importance of the tsunami to the future of citizens’ media.

In short: this wasn

Wikisation

Wikisation

: Clay Shirky continues the discussion about Wikipedia — which I still see as a discussion that can be converted to one about news media and even academia in due time by doing nothing more than doing a search-and-replace on the word “wikipedia.” It’s about expanding rather than enforcing definitions mean to fit old products, not new means and needs.

Contra boyd, I think Wikipedia will be an encyclopedia when the definition of the word expands to include peer production of shared knowledge, not just Brittanica

Who’s stingy now?

Who’s stingy now?

: Blogger Franco Aleman exposes Spanish stinginess — and sneakiness. Much of its “aid” is essentially in the form of discounts on buying Spanish products, he says.