Other great points . . .

(UPDATED 4/20/07, 10:30 a.m. with two Virginia Tech links of interest.) For your browsing, reading, laughing and thinking pleasure (not necessarily in that order), I offer: PlanetBlacksburg: Stories (with commenting available) and photo galleries. PlanetBlacksburg on Twitter (courtesy of Jim Long on Twitter) Virginia-Pilot page (from Weds.), NewsDesigner.com: “Striking front page by the Virginian-Pilot today.…


The Temptation of . . . Photoshop

. . . and other digital image altering tools. If you’re not in the Toledo, Ohio-area or don’t have eye tuned into journalism, then you might have missed the stories about veteran Blade photographer Allan Detrich saying he mistakenly submitted a photograph that he altered. And, that image wound up in print. Of course, manipulating…


Picking apart a blog post is easy

(UPDATED: approx. 12:30 p.m. 4/17/07 with clarification on my point — at the end.)  I’ve done it. I’m sure we all have. Focus on one line or point — forget the rest — and the launch your critique. And, with Twitter, you can do it easier because the thoughts often are broken up into smaller…


Random thoughts . . . .

For no particular reason (or value to society for that matter), here’s a few thoughts that have popped into my head during the past week . . . . I find it kind of funny (at first glance) when a person apologizes over his/her lack of recent blog posts, or the self-admitted poor quality of…


Other great points . . .

For your reading and browsing pleasure, I offer some great reading, and a few new blogs I’ve added to my Bloglines account. Retooling the Public Relations Industry, Ed Lee/BloggingMeBloggingYou. Ed makes some great points in the changing ways we receive information and the change our industries needs. However, IMO, print and broadcast will still be…


Get a (real) life!

he Web is a great tool and offers great opportunity to connect with people we wouldn’t connect with otherwise. Duh. You already know that. But, unless you are a hermit, the social media aspects of tools like blogging, boards and forums, online communities, etc., are NOTHING MORE THAN SUPPLEMENTS TO OUR REAL-WORLD, OFFLINE LIFE. The…


Newspaper publishers are poor businessmen?

That seems to be the point of Jim Cramer in a RealMoney.com column (“Lack of Financial Acumen Burns Newspapers“). “All of these companies seem to be run, frankly, by jokers or dreamers who had no idea how to deploy capital. The only explanation I can think of is that they were run by people who…