Tag: cellphones

by Mark Glaser

Patrick Ruffini Patrick Ruffini is the epitome of the new breed of political consultant. He’s a numbers wonk who swears by Microsoft Excel. He’s a tech geek who’s had his own political website since the mid-‘90s, and he writes for various big-name group blogs such as TechPresident and TownHall.com — as well as his own […] more »

by Mark Glaser

The cell phone industry in the United States is at a crossroads. Verizon announced it would open up its networks to other devices, AT&T opened its already-open network and Google has been pushing the carriers to adopt its more open Android platform. Whether any of this makes any sense to you, there’s an obvious trend […] more »

by Clyde Bentley

Clyde Bentley Mark Glaser is away on vacation this week, but we’re happy to have Clyde Bentley filling in as a special guest blogger. Bentley is an associate professor of journalism at the University of Missouri. Bentley helped start the MyMissourian grassroots journalism hub, and teaches students how to incorporate interactivity into their journalism. His […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Whether you are dating someone, interviewing someone, or just meeting someone for the first time, there is a special quality about face-to-face interactions. You can catch the subtle tone in their voice, see their expression as it changes from sad to outraged, and you can look them in the eye to see if you trust […] more »

by Mark Glaser

From time to time, I’ll give an overview of one broad MediaShift topic, annotated with online resources and plenty of tips. The idea is to help you understand the topic, learn the jargon, and take action. I’ve already covered blogging, citizen journalism, online advertising and various other topics. This week I’ll look at the wonderful […] more »

by Mark Glaser

SAN FRANCISCO — A curious thing happened at the Hotel Nikko in downtown San Francisco today during the Ypulse Mashup 2007 conference about those wired teens. Yes, a lot of older folks dressed business-casual tried to look hip and decipher what the kids were doing online in social networks, on mobile phones and in virtual […] more »

by Jennifer Woodard Maderazo

I’ve got a problem: I hate using the Internet — on my phone, that is. I am one of those people whose ears perked up at the idea of being able to take my online activities, such as reading news, watching videos and social networking with me wherever I go, on my phone. And after […] more »

by Mark Glaser

So many people have cell phones with web access that media companies are falling over each other to deliver content to cell phones. A recent article in the New York Times noted that CBS, News Corp. and ESPN are all putting big resources into mobile content, news and video delivered to cell phones, but the […] more »

by Mark Glaser

There is an interesting disconnect between the way marketers view advertising on cell phones and what average folks who use cell phones think about those same ads. Marketers, ad agencies, research firms, cell phone makers and carriers are salivating over the prospect of delivering marketing messages to people via their cell phones. But survey after […] more »

by Mark Glaser

For so many years, we’ve heard about the promise of convergence, the idea that various technological platforms and features will be built into multi-functional devices. So you’d have the cell phone and personal digital assistant in one handheld device. You’d have Internet surfing on your TV or you could watch TV on your computer. And […] more »