If you were among the throngs of Americans out shopping and buying a bunch of items marked down from their original marked-up prices, then you might have missed these news items that are (arguably) interesting but have little-to-no impact on your life. 1) The FAA released the recordings from Northwest Flight 188. If you recall, [...]
Twitter co-founder shares lessons learned from the site’s recent crash, talks about the growing influence of the brand and speculates on the micro-blogging site’s future.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger thinks they should. When California high school students return to school this month they will have access to free digital science and math textbooks that meet state standards as part of Gov. Schwarzenegger’s Digital Textbooks Initiative. Ten online textbooks meet state standards, and proponents say California school districts will save money [...]
This is shaping up to be an interesting week around the universe. The Moon, Sky, Mars and Google: President Obama marked the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing by vowing (with no specifics) to uphold NASA’s mission. Google, which is already being accused of trying to take over the Milky Way, marked the [...]
There are those YouTube members who upload video. Then there are those YouTube members who upload video that also happens to be news (you know who you are). For all of those citizen journalists in the crowd, YouTube launched its new YouTube Reporters’ Center project Monday to help aspiring reporters learn tips from seasoned journalism [...]
Based on recommendations from a 60-day cyberspace policy review, President Obama announced Friday that he will appoint a cyber-security czar to oversee the security of government and business computer networks and to guard against an attack on our digital infrastructure or, as he called it, a “weapon of mass disruption.” Now, if you’re concerned that [...]
Do you get your information from newspapers, on television, on the radio or online? Do you think everyone in your community has access to the networks they need (online or in-person) to find important information? How would you improve the quality of information available to the general public? Fascinating questions, huh? Even more fascinating when [...]
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer joins the Rocky Mountain News in the Newspaper Death Watch. On Tuesday, Seattle’s 146-year-old paper will publish its last print edition, shutting down the daily newspaper but maintaining its online presence at seattlepi.com. P-I subscribers will receive rival paper, The Seattle Times, without interruption, but The Seattle Times has its own set [...]
As we mentioned last week, you can track the progress of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act at Recovery.gov. The site launched Tuesday after President Obama signed the so-called stimulus bill into law.
There was Change.gov. Then there was the revamped WhiteHouse.gov, which looked an awful lot like Change.gov. And did you know there was a USA.gov? Well, there’s another “dot gov.” The Obama administration created Recovery.gov so that Americans can keep track of the stimulus bill (a.k.a. the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) and “see how and [...]