I’m no good at predictions. An example: when the video-enabled iPod was released, I raved a little about the thing but noted that I didn’t see much point in adding video. So, I don’t have predictions for 2011, but here are a few things I’d like to see in the new year. (1) Media organizations […]

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Mark on November 29th, 2009

According to tweet cloud, these are the most-used words from my Twitter stream during the past year. There’s nothing particularly surprising there, although I apparently use the word “cool” way too much.

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Mark on November 20th, 2009

Update: At the suggestion of Anthony Floyd (via Twitter, of course), I’ve added another column to the table below: the number of Twitter accounts that media are following. Some of the numbers are interesting. I got curious about Twitter numbers this morning, particularly about Twitter numbers for media in Vancouver. I’m not sure how to […]

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Mark on November 8th, 2009

The addition of the Publish2 widget (at right) means some changes for the blog. I won’t be doing squibs as stand-alone posts. Instead, I’m saving the links to my Publish2 account, and then using the widget to bring them into the blog. At any time, the widget will show the latest 10 links, along with […]

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Mark on December 20th, 2008

This is the second in a series of short posts, where I attempt to pick out the most significant developments of 2008. Twitter. Thoughts, ideas, headlines, jokes, random musings, status updates…all at 140 characters a pop. Twitter went mainstream this year and, more importantly from my point of view, started to emerge as an almost […]

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Mark on December 1st, 2008

The new land in the sand in the media vs. internet wars seems to have been drawn over Twitter, particularly Twitter and the terrorist attacks in Mumbai. A lot has been written, primarily by mainstream media pundits, that basically goes: yeah, Twitter is nice, but it doesn’t replace the need for real journalists. Which is […]

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Mark on September 23rd, 2008

As well as doing my squibs on a somewhat daily basis, I occasionally throw a link into my Twitter feed, which is pulled in by a widget in the sidebar right under the photo at right. You might want to keep an eye on it, or follow me on Twitter.

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Mark on September 14th, 2008

Just a note on yesterday’s post, where I reported that I was feeding updates to the Kwantlen Chronicle to Twitter through Twitterfeed. Well, I’m not. Twitterfeed had a number of problems reading the RSS feed from both WordPress and Feedburner, so I’ve abandoned it in favour of the WordPress plugin Twitter Tools. Right now, it […]

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Mark on September 9th, 2008

Oh, we are a geeky bunch on Twitter, aren’t we. (Screen shot from 10:31 a.m. today.)

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Mark on July 26th, 2008

Twitter has become fairly central to the way I inform myself, whether it’s tweets from news organizations, links provided by the people I follow or the 140-character-at-a-time questions and observations that get thrown out. And while there’s something neat about the way it is all — the silly and the important — mixed together, coming […]

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