Monthly Archives: March 2011

Do users ‘Like” Facebook or Google?

Google announced its new “+1” program, that would allow users to “like” links by clicking a “like” button. Sound familiar? Well, it definitely does to approximately 600 million Facebook users worldwide. Google is essentially adapting this device created by Facebook to … Continue reading

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Youtube Teams Up With Google

Following Hulu’s lead, Youtube may potentially start airing original content. Now, Youtube has plenty of users around the world uploading what is random, yet “original content.” However, this content will be more manufactured.  Youtube would possibly produce professionally made online … Continue reading

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Glenn Beck’s Own Network

If I could compose a list of five media figures that I feel should not have their own network, Glenn Beck would definitely be on it. Maybe it’s the chalkboard or the on-air mood swings, but the man clearly irks … Continue reading

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Twitter Triumphs New York Times Pay Wall

The New York Times online pay wall has finally taken effect. Now readers can only access 20 articles for free a month before having to subscribe to the site. Fortunately, the internet is filled with deviant, yet clever users who … Continue reading

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Craigslist Under Fire Once Again

Craigslist, the online ad site, was initially intended to list job openings, to sell thinks like couches and cars, and list personal ads. Unfortunately, these personal ads turned vulgar. Numerous stories have previously revealed prostitution taking place on the site … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera Pulls Through

I remember vividly the morning of March 11- not that impressive given that it was about a week ago. I was up very late for whatever reason, and looking at YouTube briefly, I noticed footage from a 8.9 earthquake that had … Continue reading

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Ken Aluetta Speaks at Stony Brook

Ken Aluetta, writer for The New Yorker, spoke with Stony Brook’s Dean Howard Schneider at the 2011 News Literacy Conference, which was held in the Yang Auditorium this past Thursday. Aluetta, who also wrote for the Village Voice and the … Continue reading

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