Saturday, February 4, 2012

Out of sight, out of mind

I completely forgot I had this blog until I saw it linked on my friend Elyssa's wonderful food blog, Resolution Kitchen. For the past three years, I've been blogging at Internet Revolution, J-School Evolution. I haven't posted on that blog in nearly two months, but I'll be posting there again soon. And at least it hasn't been more than three years like it is on this poor, abandoned blog.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Where to find my links

I've discovered the Web-page sharing tool at, and it's taken all the wind out of my blogging sails. if you are interested in following what I'm reading about the intersection of journalism and the Internet, sign up for an account on and join my network. My user name is bselvin. You can search on my page for links I've tagged "24/7."

Friday, September 5, 2008

Slaves to connectedness

A poignant post-vacation reflection by Ben Stein on how our communication-and-control society isolates us, a thought that my brother, Al, blogged about rather beautifully, I think.

Monday, July 28, 2008

selvin247 is on summer break

I'll return in September ... Enjoy the rest of the summer.

Monday, June 23, 2008

ISPs begin experimenting with metered pricing plans

This Times piece weighs the arguments: Are usage caps fair, or will they interfere with the natural growth curve of the Internet?

Friday, June 20, 2008

All Russert, All The Time

A blogger for the Orlando Sentinel takes the networks to task for excessive coverage of Tim Russert's death and memorial service. An excerpt: "Did you notice how MSNBC and CNN called attention to double rainbows over Washington after the Russert service? Yes, it was a sign, all right, to show you've gone soft, real soft."
Hal Boedeker, the blogger, was particularly incensed that on Friday, the NBC Nightly News "devoted its entire half-hour to Russert. The network ignored all the other news in the world. ... flooding in the Midwest, a deadly bombing in Baghdad, fighting in Afghanistan, the possibility of peace talks in the Mideast, talk of oil drilling off the U.S. coast. That last story could become the biggest this year in Florida."
Some who commented on the blog post said they liked the coverage because it helped them process their own feelings and gave them a respite from bad and/or stupid news (think flag pins).
What is the role of network news organizations, anyway?

Huffpo "Aspires To Be A Newspaper"

What's next for local news coverage? Huffington Post is trying local aggregation in Chicago.