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  • Jeff Jarvis Tries To Save Local News (With Spreadsheets!)

    Jeff Jarvis Tries To Save Local News (With Spreadsheets!)

    Local news always seems to get the short end of the stick, both in terms of coverage and advertising dollars. And as the entire newspaper industry continues to struggle for survival, the prospects for local news looks particularly bleak. It just doesn't pay to have a reporter cover a neighborhood farmer's market when she could be covering the Mayor's office or something with broader appeal. And… Read More

  • The Top VC Blogs (According To Google Reader)

    The Top VC Blogs (According To Google Reader)

    Venture capitalists can be valuable sources of information about the tech community. Not only do they have quality insider information but they also have a knack for figuring out how to evaluate startups. So it makes sense that their blogs can be compelling reads. Larry Cheng, a partner at Fidelity Ventures, has compiled a list of the 100 top VC blogs, according to the number of Google Reader… Read More

  • Village Voice Media Sites Now Get 40 Percent Of Traffic From Blogs; Planning Local Ad Network

    Village Voice Media Sites Now Get 40 Percent Of Traffic From Blogs; Planning Local Ad Network

    The future of the weekly city paper is the daily blog. Hints of this future can already be seen at Village Voice Media, which owns and operates 15 of the top weeklies in the country, including the Village Voice, SF Weekly, and LA Weekly. Bill Jensen, the director of new media who oversees all the Village Voice Media sites tells me that 40 percent of pageviews comes from the blogs on the sites, up… Read More

  • Can the Statusphere Save Journalism?

    Can the Statusphere Save Journalism?

    Recently, I enjoyed a refreshing and invigorating dinner with Walt Mossberg. While we casually discussed our most current endeavors and experiences, the discussion shifted to deep conversation about the future of journalism in the era of socialized media with one simple question, “are newspapers worth saving?” Walt thought for no more than two seconds and assertively replied, “It's the… Read More

  • ReadMyBlogToMe.com reads blog comments over the phone

    ReadMyBlogToMe.com reads blog comments over the phone

    ReadMyBlogToMe.com is a new service from Accross Media Limited that reads selected comments to you in MP3 format or over the phone. The service will cost $10 per month for blog posts and $50 per month for a complete feed of your Twitter conversations. Read on for a demo of the service and a free beta key. Read More

  • Microsoft now has a blog about Windows 7's development

    Microsoft now has a blog about Windows 7's development

    Microsoft has a blog about Windows 7 now. It’s called E7, and it’s aimed at people like us, people who scrutinize the development (or lack thereof) of Windows to the nth degree. It’s supposed to be a conversation, right, about how they’re making Windows 7. The blog will primarily be written by two senior project managers, along with occasional input from the rest of the… Read More

  • Mapping the blogosphere

    Mapping the blogosphere

    We make a lot of noise about things like the “blogosphere”, the ultra-intra-connected network of blogs around the globe that this blog is part of. And as blogging culture creates its own universe, somewhere between news, humor, and commentary, it becomes more and more intangible. That doesn’t mean that some enterprising young dataminers can’t make sense of it. Indeed, over… Read More

  • We're #7 on Kindle's list of blogs

    We're #7 on Kindle's list of blogs

    Yay! Except a monthly subscription to CrunchGear will run you $1.99. Hmm… Read More

  • CrunchGear posts at an elementary school reading level

    CrunchGear posts at an elementary school reading level

    Using the Blog Readability Test tool shows that the articles contained herein are accessible to people with at least an elementary school reading level. Go ahead and plug in your own blog and some of the sites you read on a regular basis. It’s strangely addictive. I was hard-pressed to find another site that was written at the same level as ours. Most of the ones I plugged in were at least… Read More

  • Video: Blog Commenters in The Real World

    http://www.collegehumor.com/moogaloop/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1771556 You know who I hate? You. Ok, not you specifically, but blog commenters. Not our commenters, of course, you guys rule totally. But, you know, those other commenters. I hate the commenters who go off-topic and really don’t have anything constructive to say. Ok, maybe I do that sometimes, too. So this video explains what the… Read More