Curious on the Road

Jul 03

“Moss is drawn to intelligent oddballs, characters who are deeply moral, ambitious, and willing to be perceived as uptight or difficult in order to get what they want.” —

Go Zoey.

Interview with actress Elisabeth Moss in the Guardian.

Jul 02

In case you’re losing track of who is spying on whom and how, here are the big stories based on Edward Snowden’s leaks so far:
U.S., British intelligence mining data from Internet companies, The Washington Post
UK intelligence agency taps fibre-optic cables for secret access to world’s communications - The Guardian
How the NSA Targets Germany and Europe - Der Spiegel
Photo of surveillance camera with party hat from Utrecht.

In case you’re losing track of who is spying on whom and how, here are the big stories based on Edward Snowden’s leaks so far:

U.S., British intelligence mining data from Internet companies, The Washington Post

UK intelligence agency taps fibre-optic cables for secret access to world’s communications - The Guardian

How the NSA Targets Germany and Europe - Der Spiegel

Photo of surveillance camera with party hat from Utrecht.

Jun 26

(Source: growchygogo, via mitdirbisansendederwelt)

Jun 24

“Da steht das Internet vor einer der wichtigsten Debatten seit seiner Entwicklung, und dann klingt das Wort dafür so spannend wie “Steuererklärung”.” — Warum das Thema trotzdem wichtig ist, erklärt die Süddeutsche.

Jun 01

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May 30

Since Twitter hasn't built a correction feature, here are 3 things that journalists can do instead -

Craig Silverman at Poynter argues we shouldn’t keep waiting for a Twitter feature to help us deal with misinformation in case of big events such as the Boston marathon bombings. His most useful tip is the first one:

"It’s not the kind of news product the vast majority of the public grew up with. People now see the sausage being made, and receive conflicting information. In many cases, I imagine, they feel overwhelmed, confused and frustrated."

One of the solutions: transparency, transparency, transparency. We need to get better at telling people what we know, how we know it, how sure we are of it, and what we’re still trying to figure out. The challenge is not on Twitter, but on all of us spreading news through their network.

(Thanks to Bildblog for pointing this story out)

May 29

The Social Media Editor is Dead -

"On the one hand, social media has become so central to a newsroom’s mission that dedicated functionaries may be obsolete. On the other, doesn’t every outlet need a boy or girl wonder to lend a human touch to the Twitter handle?"

Read the story for a great summary of the changes in social journalism from the tactical questions of what to tweet when to the strategic ones, which are much more fun to think about anyway.

(via the always-smart Craig Kanalley)

Apr 28

“As Samsung has risen, others have failed, often in spectacular fashion: Motorola was split up and its handset business sold to Google. Nokia watched its long-standing No. 1 position erode when it got blindsided by smartphones. The Sony-Ericsson partnership dissolved. Palm disappeared into Hewlett-Packard. BlackBerry continues to be on a 24-hour watch and has had its belt and shoelaces confiscated. When it comes to mobile hardware, today there’s only Apple, Samsung, and a desperate crowd of brands that can’t seem to rise above being called “the rest.”” — How Samsung became the world’s number 1 maker of smartphones. Weekend longread from Businessweek.

Apr 22

abteilungsleiterderliebe:

in love with food!

abteilungsleiterderliebe:

in love with food!

Apr 08

(via perle-an-der-spree)