Morris DigitalWorks has reborn FanaticZone.com (once in another incarnation a site we were involved in with the GoVols.com Web site) as a Digg.com-like sports metasite.
It’s certainly not the FanaticZone of yore. As Morris’ Steve Yelvington says: “Times change. Ideas change.”
Tags: Web 2.0 | Sports | New Media
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I have always thought the only good purpose of the red “message waiting” light is as a night light for the phone so I particularly enjoyed Gina Trapani’s little post on “The inefficiency of voicemail.”
The Guardian’s Charles Arthur got her cranked up and he has a great rant on one of the truly evil manifestations of technology:
That’s the real killer about voicemail: it takes much longer to deal with the voicemail than the original message. People ramble. They say their phone number veryquicklyindeedinonebreath. They mumble. They use phones that seem to be located underwater. It’s all wasted time.
And I agree, forget the voicemail, just send me an email.
Tags: voice mail | telephony | voice mail
Seems fashionable to dish “old” newspapers as an ongoing enterprise. One of the latest came just last week when New Yorker columnist Malcolm Gladwell, on a panel as part of the celebration of Slate’s 10th anniversary bash, said newspapers were a lot like airlines:
“The airline itself never makes any money, but everyone else connected with flying makes tons of money.”
I hadn’t heard the airline compassion to newspapers before and I don’t think it flies even if we have baggage. It is true that for the most part content from traditional media stokes the fires of the blogsphere.
Tags: Newspapers | Media | Advertising
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Marsha Mercer, Media General’s Washington Bureau chief, has a nice piece on a “mug quest” to one of the places I grew up in — and like to return to often.
Apparently, it drew her back, too, for it wasn’t her first trip. She says she detoured to Seagrove, NC, while on a work assignment. She captures the flavor of the rural town and tells its story in visits with several area potters (buying pottery in Seagrove is more like visiting relatives and taking something home than shopping at the mall), including Jugtown, Turn and Burn and Dirtworks.
Tags: Pottery | Travel | North Carolina
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Eric Thomas, who created the L-Soft listserver software that’s called LISTSERV, noted on the LISTSERV list owners’ forum that today is the software’s 20th anniversary and his 40th birthday. A history of the ubiquitous software is here.
If you subscribe to many mailing lists, you’re probalby a LISTSERV user. The stuff runs like a tank!
Happy birthday to both. And thanks Eric for developing LISTSERV.
Tags: Listserv | Software | Internet
Dave Morgan of Tacoda tells newspapers to wake up:
. . two things that most newspaper companies lack these days, and if they don’t get them fast, they are most certainly dead–a vision and a plan for their own future.
— Dave Morgan in Online Spin
Tags: Newspapers | New Media | Media
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