What were the big themes at this year's South by Southwest Interactive conference? Where do programmer-journalists come from? And how did The New York Times revolutionize the art of online narrative storytelling?
Global Moxie's Josh Clark suggests the future may not be, or may not need, smart refrigerators, microwaves, etc. The future will use mobile devices to control more aspects of our lives, but they won’t necessarily be an all-in-one tool.
There is an interesting twist to the way Safari currently blocks and now Firefox proposes to block third-party cookies. In an attempt to not “break the Internet” by blocking all third-party cookies, the browsers will allow third parties to set cookies on you if you had previously visited their site.
First sentences can make or break a story. Writer Justin Heckert said he has to spend most of his time going over and over and over his opening sentence before he can move on to the rest of the story to make sure it grabs the reader.
Walt Harrington lectured about the importance of ethics based on his long-time experience in journalism. He believes that accuracy is not only about a journalist’s individual credibility, but the reputation of the publication, the industry and our society.