Archive for August, 2008

Google Earth and Gold medals

August 27, 2008 0 Comments

Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong claims Google Earth helped her win. The cyclist went to China in 2007 to scope out the route and took along her husband’s GPS unit. She was concerned about hype surrounding the "non-traditional" trail, which included a great deal of climbing. She biked the route and tracked it using the […]

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Who owns the Web?

August 26, 2008 0 Comments

…at least when it comes to politics. A new study by technology company and content tracker Attributor compared the online presence of Barack Obama and John McCain in a study released this weekend. Attributor gathered the key issues and speeches of both candidates, then compared and analyzed where those elements showed up and how many […]

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National conventions go high tech

August 26, 2008 1 Comment

If you haven’t checked out the Democratic and Republican National Conventions websites – you should. Both parties have spent months developing online content and researching technology in order to make the conventions accessible. The Dems are in full swing, with live streaming video of the convention, full text of all the speeches, photos, and an […]

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iPhone: It’s here!

August 26, 2008 0 Comments

I picked up my iPhone the night before I left on vacation. So, I’ve really just had 3-4 days to really explore since I got back to the U.S. I have quickly become that annoying person who is out with friends and checking my e-mail or more importantly – checking my social networks. And while […]

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There and back

August 25, 2008 0 Comments
There and back

Sorry for my long silence. I’ve had the rare luxury of a long vacation. I went to Africa to visit my parents. Here’s a picture of me on my parents’ patio overlooking Lake Victoria. Notice the t-shirt…I took a bit of Iowa with me on the trip. I consider Africa home, and I haven’t been […]

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Despite promises, China will censor Internet during the Olympics

August 6, 2008 0 Comments

Okay, this is somewhat technology related, but possibly of more interest to us journalists than the rest of the world. According to the Associated Press and Reuters, a member of the International Olympics Committee admits the IOC struck a deal with the Chinese government to allow Internet censorship during the games. China said news organizations […]

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