I love how in the past year or two, more and more book related startups have popped up. Last week I had the pleasure of speaking with the co-founder of Parakweet, Ramesh Haridas. Parakweet is a company that extracts valuable information from different social media streams and makes that data accessible and understandable. One way to do this is through BookVibe, a site that … [Read more...] about BookVibe: A Natural Recommendation System
Last night's NYU Media Talk was informative, and one of the most entertaining talks I've attended. The topic was on social content, and how social media affects publishing. It was moderated by New York Times Media Equation columnist David Carr, chief strategist and editor-at-large for WaPoLabs Rob Malda, editorial director for Flipboard Josh Quittner, and editor-in-chief of … [Read more...] about NYU Media Talk: Social Content, What’s Working? What’s Not? What’s Next?
When I think of The New York Times, I do not think of technology. Yet, the newspaper has a sophisticated Research and Development Lab, which has been finding new ways for the company to make money in the digital age. I had the opportunity to tour the R&D Lab a few weeks ago, and now I can share one of the things I learned. NYT tracks the life of all their stories on … [Read more...] about Tracking Twitter at the New York Times
For an NYU field trip, I got to see all the cool stuff the New York Times research and development has been working on. For confidentiality reasons, I can't say what they are doing, but if there is an NYU blog post about it, I'll link it here. But that doesn't mean the New York Times isn't worth mentioning. On Monday, March 28 (which also happens to be my birthday ;) ) NYT … [Read more...] about The New York Times
Since Twitter's transformation earlier this year, it has become more and more of a news source (New Twitter Completes Its Transformation into News Source). And it is probably where I get 1/3 or so of my information these days. Today's top trend is Comic Sans. Click on the image above; it'll take you to an entertaining site that promises to help people who are Comic Sans … [Read more...] about Today’s Twitter Trend: Comic Sans Criminal
That's not a terrible thing. I am, after all, in a graduate publishing program and Twitter is a huge part of marketing these days. But finals week starts in T-minus 6 days, and instead of hitting the books, I've been tweeting. Not that procrastination is new to me, but usually right about now is when I'd have the cleanest apartment in the world, with everything neatly … [Read more...] about Twitter is Taking Over My Life