links for 2009-10-22

  • Today's fun fact: this past quarter, three out of every four new-device activations at AT&T Wireless were iPhones
  • "Can't bloggers and citizen journalists replace [newspapers]?"
    "In my honest opinion, that notion is based on basic ignorance on how news is gathered and verified. The so-called mainstream media has its faults, but how, for example, can the information that you get from a blogger be accepted if you don't know his background; you don't know who might be paying him; you don't know what experience he's had or what his personal prejudices may be. When you have a newspaper, you have at least one person besides the writer who looks at the product critically. The information that you get from online is often not the product of an organisation interested in the enterprise of verification."
    (tags: news)