Monthly Archives: December 2013

Too good to check, episode 5 zillion

Today some activists surrounded a Google shuttle in San Francisco and kept it from moving away from a stop where it was picking up well-to-do techies to take them to work in Silicon Valley. The immediate target was the bus … Continue reading

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Science journalism and the lure of the trope

So a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (paywall) says that men’s and women’s brains are hardwired differently: Men are better at connecting perception to action, women are more intuitive. It draws this conclusion from men’s … Continue reading

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Getting clues from Gawker on getting the word out

People are talking about the WSJ’s profile of Gawker’s star viral-content collector, and what the page-view numbers involved may mean for journalism (being a subset of “media”) in its continuing effort to both stay relevant and keep people’s attention. Ezra … Continue reading

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