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Explaining My Updated Online News Consumption

I’ve tried using Tumblr a handful of times without much success in terms of publishing my own stuff. However after coming across Mashable’s post 12 Essential News Media Tumblrs You […]

Gathering subjective news in a relevant way

News is a subjective term. What is important to one person might not be relevant to another. March Madness, Health Care Reform, local weather—one of those topics could be relevant […]

Getting to the Pay Wall

There’s a lot of speculation about how some news sites will start charging for their online content, typically via a subscription service or metered content intake. It’s hard to say […]

What News Sites Could Learn from TMZ, yes that TMZ…

I’ve read so many articles and blog posts over the last couple of years about how to save the newspaper that it’s hard to take any of them serious anymore […]

Old News

Kind of a predictable conversation with Arianna Huffington and Mathias Dopfner At The Monaco Media Forum. Not much new insight though I’m not entirely convinced that relying on advertising is […]

Double issue of Link Drop (8·14·09) & (8·21·09)

This week’s version of Link Drop was a week late and while I hate excuses there’s a pretty good one. Last weekend I was redesigning the format of Link Drop […]

News on Banksy and Iran Elections

If you’ve been coming to my blog on a semi permanent basis you probably know that I’m the Design Director of Daylife. Daylife is an online news service that allows […]

Link Drop (6·12·09)

It’s been a crazy blog week for me and because of that my Link Drop is three days overdue. The High Line opened which I was happy to experience first […]

Link Drop (06·05·09)

This has been one of those strange weeks where everything on the outside looks the same, though on the inside there’s a lot going on. It’s been a cool week […]

Link Drop (5·29·09)

I’m not entirely sure why but I’m pretty happy how this week turned out for Link Drop. Lots of Design process, typography, NYC, social and business stuff. Art doesn’t usually […]

Link Drop (4·03·09)

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Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 6th (March 2009)

Road Map for Financial Recovery: Radical Transparency Now! and Web-Savvy Obama Team Hits Unexpected Bumps A couple tech. infused politic posts about building from the ground up Obama style. Just […]

Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 20th (February 2009)

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Latest Daylife Select Release

Very early this morning Daylife (where I work as the Design Director) released its latest version of Daylife Select at http://select.daylife.com/. As iterations go, I’m very happy with the additions […]

REDUX: Nightlife @ Daylife: Jeff Jarvis and “What Would Google Do?

WWGD? – The PowerPoint View more presentations from jeffjarvis. (tags: buzzmachine business) Last Thursday we at Daylife presented Jeff Jarvis talking about his new book What Would Google Do? We […]

My News Flow on Flight 1549

When I found out 23 minutes after Flight 1549 landed in the Hudson river via skype, like everyone else I wondered wtf. But rewinding my time line about 45 minutes […]

Daylife Select Release

A couple weeks ago I mentioned the release of Daylife Select on the blog. This is an updated post following our latest release. I want to preface this a bit […]

Following News Online + Getting Information on the Mumbai Terrorist Attacks

For my own sake I thought it would be interesting to flow how I tend to get my news. Last week w/ the Mumbai Terrorist Attacks that changed slightly after […]

Link Drop for the Week Ending in Friday the 28th (November 2008)

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… I’m posting this Link Drop as I watch some of the NDTV people from India have been working over 50 hrs straight which is unreal. While I’m not a […]

Mumbai Terrorist Attacks News Feeds

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… More Links Daylife Topic Page: http://select.daylife.com/topic/Mumbai_Terrorist_Attacks Google Maps: Mumbai attacks http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&ll=18.922445,72.832242&spn=0.007054,0.007864&z=17&msid=105055855763538009401.00045c9d8b16af3ad1008 NDTV: www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/video/video_live.aspx?id=0 Flickr: Vinu’s Photostream: http://flickr.com/photos/vinu/ Mumbai – BBG: http://www.twitscoop.com/twits/search?q=mumbai Mahalo Liveblog: www.mahalo.com/Liveblog ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Link Drop for the Week Ending in Friday the 10th (October 2008)

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… At this point in the news cycle it would be hard not to be influenced by what’s going on in US politics and the economy. Interestingly enough a lot […]

WSJ launchs new site though still restricts access like the old one

Today WSJ launched a fresh design for their web site at http://online.wsj.com/public/us At first glance it looks and feels like the WSJ should – maybe more so than their paper […]

NPR Cancels The ‘BPP’ (Bryant Park Project)?!?

I was surprised, disappointed and angry to read on the BPP blog that NPR is canceling my fav. online radio news program the Bryant Park Project. You can get a […]

Looking for wordpress and/or tumblr theme designers

I figured that there’s a diverse group of people that check out DesignNotes so I thought this might be a good place to start for requesting help. There’s a publisher […]

Nothing Happened Today

It’s been a quiet day for me, I’ll save you the gory details of being “ill” but found the above video kind of appropriate. It also makes you wonder if […]

News Paper Reading?

I’m probably one of the last people that still subscribes to a couple print different versions of the newspaper. The thing is that I never have time to read them […]

Learning about Reuters Labs

Nic Fulton, Reuters Chief technology strategist spoke last night at Daylife’s second cozy speaker series. The first event was a month ago when we had Clay Shirky talk about his […]

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