The World’s First Radio Search Engine
‘I just launched a beta version of RadioSearchEngine.com – the world’s first radio search engine. There are other directories of A-Z lists of radio stations, but this is the first search engine where any song or artist can be located on stations playing from anywhere in the world. A universal web player for the first time connects to and plays nearly every station offering immediate audio satisfaction and unprecedented user control…’
Why We Should Keep Batkid Going
‘Social media has sometimes been derided for what sociologists call its “weak ties;” Batkid proved that those weak ties can become very strong, very fast, if only we have something universally admirable to rally around, something in the real world.
‘Earlier this week, the folks at the Make-a-Wish Foundation’s San Francisco branch called me about a crazy scheme they were cooking up for a boy named Miles, who has leukemia.
‘If you’ve been on the Internet at all Friday, you know what happened next. Batkid, as Miles was known, became a global meme. The #SFBatkid hashtag was placed on more than 200,000 tweets. Politicians from the President on down jumped on the Batkid bandwagon. Tweets came in from 117 countries…’
How we think and how we spread news
Did you know that sharing on social media is
Charged with emotions,
Bounded by self-image management, and also
By concerns over relationship with others
‘In the previous study, I presented data analysis that examined how users read and share Boston Globe posts on its Facebook Page. In this extended analysis, I’ve included qualitative analysis with a focus on cognition, content and emotion. My goal is to help newsrooms better promote their stories on and attract more attention from social media.
‘To achieve this goal, I’ve been digging into psychology literature for inspirations. Overjoyed, I’ve discovered some theories and findings that are portable to the social media environment:…’
Wall Street Journal and Reuters’ Chinese sites blocked in China
So why was Associated Press not blocked!?
‘The Chinese websites for the Wall Street Journal (cn.wsj.com) and Reuters (cn.reuters.com) have both been blocked by the Great Firewall of China. You can check the status of these websites in real-time here and here, respectively. Their English-language sites are still reachable.
‘Paul Mozur from WSJ tweeted the news today at about 3:20 p.m. Tech in Asia‘s Beijing staff tested and confirmed the block at 3:50 p.m..
‘As of right now, the government’s reasons for blocking the sites is unclear. It’s uncertain if this block will be permanent (some have been lifted in the past) or temporary…’