Please note the addendum to this hack at the bottom of the post. —- With the latest Twitter for iPhone update, I lost the ability to Pocket. For me, this change is a major disruption to my workflow. I scan Twitter throughout the day for headlines and links of interest, and when I happen upon […]Read More Connecting Pocket to Twitter on your iPhone
When Google announced it was killing Reader, some pundits wondered whether the move might mean the demise of RSS as well. Let me channel a little Monty Python so we don’t throw RSS — the original push technology that delivers content to users — on the death cart just yet. ‘I’m not dead yet’ In […]Read More ‘I’m not dead yet’: How to use RSS effectively
Note: This post is another installment for the Carnival of Journalism project, where people passionate about journalism are sharing ideas in the blogosphere about ways to preserve and improve the craft. This month’s prompt: What’s the best way — or ways — to measure journalism and how? The root of journalism is truth, and the time-tested […]Read More #jcarn: Measuring journalism
It usually happens on a Sunday morning, in the quiet of the solitary kitchen. The house is asleep. The coffee is fresh. The sun is rising. And I humbly drift through the Web, aimlessly consuming content insightful and insipid. It’s not anything I intend to do. I usually start by reviewing Google+ or scanning the […]Read More Free surfing: Where does your brain go?
Note: This post is another installment for the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Carnival of Journalism project, where people passionate about journalism are sharing ideas in the blogosphere about ways to preserve and improve the craft. —– The essence of journalism is a discipline of verification. —The Elements of Journalism by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel Of […]Read More #jcarn: Video as a form of verification
My first instinct after discovering a thought-provoking blog is to follow the author on Twitter — unless he or she isn’t on Twitter. Yes, I know. Not on Twitter?! Are you serious? Unfortunately, not everyone shares my love of the social medium. These days, I scroll through Twitter much more often than the mass of […]Read More Be your own follower: Turning an RSS feed into a Twitter buddy
Most tweets exist in the Twittersphere for a few hours. They enter followers’ streams with dozens of others, soon to be cleared out by the latest links, thoughts, and observations of other Twitterers. Some may last a bit longer in the form of retweets. But a rare few survive for weeks as retweeted retweets, restatements, […]Read More The most powerful tweet in the world: Chuck Norris, the iPhone 4 and @ceoSteveJobs