Gawker Media hacked; 188, 279 passwords revealed, then analyzed by the Wall Street Journal. "Monkey" is in the top 10? Makes me feel positively brilliant with my password choices across the board. Although judging by my own password choices, I'd wager (hope?) that people don't really go crazy with difficult passwords for media sites like … Continue reading Gawker Media hacked; passwords leaked, then analyzed
The Washington Post published a human interest story yesterday about a mother, the birth of her baby, and her family and friend's reactions as she became ill. Told primarily through screenshots of Facebook status updates and wall posts, the article begs the question of whether or not the use of quotes through visuals instead of … Continue reading A Facebook story: gimmick or necessary?
NY Times article: "Contracts Tied To Efforts to Kill Militants" Let me get this straight. So the "benign gov't info-gathering program" was a website known as Afpak, proposed by a former CIA guy and a former TV exec., set up to operate as what looks like a local news service focusing on cultural conflict issues … Continue reading Lost in Translation: The Line Between Journalism and Espionage
John Tierney wrote this column over at the Times today, in their Happiness section: "Will You Be E-Mailing This Column? It's Awesome." Seeing as how I make a daily habit out of posting links on Facebook and here, I feel like I'd be remiss if I didn't post my thoughts on this one as well. … Continue reading On Social Media and News-Sharing Online