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    The Death of ‘Huffpost Live’: How to Fail at Video

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    HuffPost Live is dead. With its eight-hour-a-day streaming network, Huffington Post tried to do what every media company out there is scrambling to figure out: video. But, like too many of its desperate peers, HuffPo did exactly the wrong thing: It aped television news—worse, cable news.

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    Why exercising is easier than dieting

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    Why exercising is easier than dieting

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    It’s a new year and like millions of others I’ve also vowed to finally drop that excess weight and get in better shape. Fortunately, before I dived head-first into the world of dieting, I read this and it makes a lot of sense.
    Dieting,

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    Photo: Kalk Bay

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    Photo: Kalk Bay

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Photo: Fantastic helicopter ride around Cape Town

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    Photo: Fantastic helicopter ride around Cape Town

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    Rootin’ tootin’ Android

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    Rootin’ tootin’ Android

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    I finally got around this weekend to rooting my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and installing CyanogenMod on it. There were, however, a couple of heart-stopping moments along the way, moments when I thought, “uh, oh, that’s it, my phone is dead.”

    Fortunately this wasn’t

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    The rise of the reader: journalism in the age of the open web

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    The rise of the reader: journalism in the age of the open web

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    The rise of the reader: journalism in the age of the open web

    “Digital is a huge conceptual change, a sociological change, a cluster bomb blowing apart who we are and how our world is ordered, how we see ourselves, how we live. It’s

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    Age of Internet Empires: One Map With Each Country’s Favorite Website – Atlantic Mobile

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    Age of Internet Empires: One Map With Each Country’s Favorite Website – Atlantic Mobile

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Age of Internet Empires: One Map With Each Country’s Favorite Website – Atlantic Mobile

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    Q&A: Guardian social and community editor Joanna Geary heads off to Twitter U.K.

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    Q&A: Guardian social and community editor Joanna Geary heads off to Twitter U.K.

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Q&A: Guardian social and community editor Joanna Geary heads off to Twitter U.K.

    “What we’re seeing is we just haven’t found the right social signals or social codes to make people feel that they have to behave a certain way in certain spaces online

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    Ken Auletta: Can the Guardian Take Its Aggressive Investigations Global?

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    Ken Auletta: Can the Guardian Take Its Aggressive Investigations Global?

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Ken Auletta: Can the Guardian Take Its Aggressive Investigations Global?

    Since June 5th, the Guardian had been publishing top-secret digital files provided by Edward Snowden, a former contract employee of the National Security Agency. Such articles have become a trademark of the Guardian. The

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    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Community news sites should be cautious about moving too sweepingly with the trend toward content personalization. A prominent chunk of the homepage should consist of common content ‘on the key things the community needs to understand’.
    Ron Blevins on Street Fight

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