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GeoCities Shut Down Last Week. Does That Even Really Matter?new

GeoCities represented an era; amateur designers and avid hobbyists and internet enthusiasts made web pages that, compared with today, were primitive, endearing and earnest. Unless the makers of these sites made copies of or signed up for Yahoo!'s paid hosting service, all of that history seems to be gone.
New Haven Advocate  |  Brianna Snyder  |  11-03-2009  |  Tech

Crowd-Sourced Graphic Design Has the Profession on Edgenew

Widely perceived as the wave of the future, Crowdspring has also been characterized as the design Antichrist, a force that will destroy the profession.
Chicago Reader  |  Deanna Isaacs  |  02-23-2009  |  Art

Can Jim MacMillan's iPhone Save Journalism?new

MacMillan, who left the Daily News in September after 17 years, has transformed himself into a oneā€“man band of Philadelphia journalism.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Joel Mathis  |  01-13-2009  |  Media

Study Reports that Internet Use is Good for Teens' Healthnew

A massive three-year study by the MacArthur Foundation found that using digital technology is integral to the development of healthy, smart and socially adept teenagers.
NOW Magazine  |  Joseph Wilson  |  01-09-2009  |  Tech

The Web Made it Easy to ID Las Vegans Supporting Proposition 8new

One thing the Nevada blacklist containing the names of people and companies who gave money to support Proposition 8 in California makes clear is that anyone can now learn about whatever public causes you choose to support in your private life.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Richard Abowitz  |  01-08-2009  |  Tech

Can We Save the Music Industry? Do We Want To?new

If you are the type of person who cares passionately about the future of music in America, this is one of the most exciting and frightening decades in modern history.
Boulder Weekly  |  Dale Bridges  |  01-05-2009  |  Music

2008's Best Viral Videosnew

Here are five of 2008's definitive musical videos that didn't involve a cat flushing a toilet.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  01-02-2009  |  Tech

Embracing Skepticism in a World of Networked Identitynew

The real purpose of networking sites, we think, is to make it easier to stay close to the people you want to be close to, rather than perform for the world, and for that reason I actually Facebooked up last week. And will not, after consideration, blog next year. Facebook will work if I do nothing to it -- a blog entry is obsolete immediately.
Boulder Weekly  |  Dave Kirby  |  12-29-2008  |  Commentary

The Local (and Profitable) Face of Etsy.comnew

The online crafter site provides a viable option for local D.I.Y. types to sell their unique products.
Mountain Xpress  |  Alli Marshall  |  12-19-2008  |  Shopping

Denver's Rocky Mountain News is Going Downnew

E.W. Scripps has put the tabloid up for sale, but if no buyer emerges by mid-January, the company says it will explore "other options."
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  12-15-2008  |  Media

Critic-o-Meter: Grading, or Degrading?new

On Friday, theater critic-mavens Isaac Butler and Rob Weinert-Kendt officially launched their ambitious labor of love, Critic-o-Meter, a blog ratings system inspired directly by Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic, and philosophically by Zagat.
L.A. Weekly  |  Steven Leigh Morris  |  12-12-2008  |  Theater

The End of the Hipsternew

Dragged into the daylight, the youth culture that would not be named has finally been named, branded, marketed, and sold. Time to move on? Whatever.
NOW Magazine  |  Joshua Errett  |  12-12-2008  |  Culture

Wanna Be MySpace Music's CEO?new

Rupert Murdoch's toy is trying to go legit; mayhem may ensue, and success may not.
Dallas Observer  |  Karla Starr  |  12-08-2008  |  Music

People Love to Film Themselves Drunk ... The Rest of Us Love to Watch Themnew

Some people love to watch the drunks be drunk, and the drunks love to be watched, or so suggest the thousands of videos, blogs, pictures, forums and message boards devoted to drunks and drinking.
New Haven Advocate  |  Brianna Snyder  |  12-02-2008  |  Tech

From Russia, with Vlognew

Russia, a country not exactly renowned for its press freedoms, has prosecuted bloggers in the past, but last month, the country acquired a new uncensorable voice online -- President Dmitry Medvedev's. He joins other world leaders in the blogosphere.
Boston Phoenix  |  Peter Piatetsky  |  11-26-2008  |  Media

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