: The other day, I wrote about how I thought it was odd, people snapping pix of the pope’s corpse as it passed by. Thanks to a commenter below, I see that the BBC has picked up the question:
They have come to pay their final respects, so is taking a mobile phone picture of the Pope’s body disrespectful or just a sign of how times changed during his 26-year papacy?
: BY the way, a quick Flickr check reveals no pope corpse snapshots. I’m surprised.
We interrupt this feed with…
: Dave Morgan is now a believer in RSS advertising.
: I could swear I just heard Chris Matthews say from the Vatican on MSNBC that “even the death of John Fitzgerald Kennedy was not this kind of event.”
Hot on the wire
: Digital Media Jobs has two listings that show how much attention the news wires are paying to new media: one from Reuters — “Responsible for the Reuters Consumer Services for the US News audience (“World Citizens”), delivered through online, mobile and interactive TV mechanisms…” (and, no I don’t know what “World Citizens” means) — and one from the AP: “The Online Editor leads AP’s news coverage for the online market, working with all news departments and directing the AP Digital news staff of editors, producers, designers and video editors.”
The problem with life
: Dontja just hate it when life gets in the way of blogging? I’ve been too busy to blog much the last few days and because of the speed of this medium, it means that I miss stories: If you don’t get on the bus right away, it just keeps driving. So I missed the CampusJ’s correction of the NY Times and I missed Captain’s Quarters rattling Canadian authorities (here’s The Times’ story).
: LATER: I also hadn’t following the DeLay messes, but Slate kindly does a stink wrap-up.