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Hacks at Twitter, New York Times, WSJ and Washington Post highlight need for better security hygiene | digiphile digiphile.wordpress.com
Earlier tonight, I received an email I would just as soon not have gotten from Twitter, along with 250,000 Twitter users who had their password reset. Twitter security director Bob Lord explained why I’d received the email on the company … Continue readin
Earlier tonight, a friend asked for my recipe for blueberry pie. Technically, it’s my mother’s recipe. Here’s how I make it: INGREDIENTS: 2 1/2 cups of flour 1 stick of butter (8 tablespoons) 4 oz of neufchâtel/cream cheese 1/4 cup … Continue reading →
On acts of journalism, social media, credentialing, shield laws and press freedom | digiphile digiphile.wordpress.com
Anyone with a smartphone can now do reporting: share geolocated photos, video or stream what’s happening. I’m here, you’re not, here’s what I see. Does such “citizen reporting” rise to an “act of journalism” and need to protected under the … Continue read
George Washington will always be counted amongst the greatest citizens of the United States, for any number of reasons. My heart may lie with Franklin, my spirit with Jefferson and my mind with Hamilton… but Washington lays claim to my … Continue reading
Notes on Dr. Atul Gawande’s talk at the Health Data Palooza [LIVEBLOG] | digiphile digiphile.wordpress.com
[Editor's note: these are live, rough notes from my iPad, and should not in any way represent a 100% accurate transcription. I missed far too much. Caveat lector. My comments are in brackets. You c...
Last month, Federal Computer Week reporter Alice Lipowicz interviewed me about how federal officials and Congressmen in the United States government were using Twitter. She ended up using just one quote in her article on Feds using Twitter, regarding the
Open Government 2.0: Government of, by, for, and with the People | digiphile digiphile.wordpress.com
In the 1990s, the Internet changed communication and commerce forever. A decade later, the Web 2.0 revolution enabled a new disruption in media by democratizing the tools for publishing. Citizens w...
In the Capital, influence on social media in DC is more than Twitter followers | digiphile digiphile.wordpress.com
It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a year since I implored the DC tech community and media scene at large to stop holding influence contests. Deja vu, all over again. It was brilliant of In The Capital to … Continue reading →
"#hashtags on Twitter are like channels on cable TV" Continue reading →
5 Social Media Week DC 2012 Panels: Conversations, Politics, Technology, Public Diplomacy and eDemocracy | digiphile digiphile.wordpress.com
Social Media Week DC is going to be a busy conference for me this year. If you haven't heard about it yet, the week-long festival starts 12 days from now. The week will feature speakers, panels, ...
Over at GigaOm, Matthew Ingram weighs in on whether blogs should allow comments or not, spurred by a debate between venture capitalist Fred Wilson and Tech Crunch blogger-turned-venture capitalist M.G. Siegler:MG Siegler, who doesn’t have comments on his
Earlier this afternoon, David Seaman claimed that Twitter suspended his account for tweeting too much about "Occupy Wall Street … and talking too much about the controversial detainment without t...
Stop Online Piracy Act up for markup in the U.S. House of Representatives | digiphile digiphile.wordpress.com
Today in Washington, I'm following a hearing in the United States House of Representatives where the Manager's Amendment of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is being marked up. For those unfamilia...