Is this the first-ever TV commercial about e-book lending?

By Dan Eldridge
February 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Good e-Reader ran an interesting post earlier today about Oklahoma’s Metropolitan Library System, which took the unprecedented step back in December 2012 of advertising its e-book lending services on broadcast television. According to the post, the 60-second spot was developed by the library [...]

Internet media has its ‘Dewey defeats Truman’ moment

By libertyc
June 30, 2012 // 1 Comment

We’ve probably all seen that famous photo of the victorious President Harry S Truman triumphantly holding up a copy of the Chicago Tribune that called the election results for the other side. For decades it has been the exemplar of the hazards of jumping to conclusions, as well as the problems of [...]

Wikipedia founder Jimbo Wales creates censorship controversy, surrenders editing privileges

By libertyc
May 10, 2010 // 12 Comments

Here’s an interesting story on Making Light, with more details at the “Fandom Wank” blog. Last month, Larry Sanger (co-founder of Wikipedia, founder of competing crowd-sourced encyclopedia Citizendium) reported to the FBI that Wikipedia was hosting images that could be considered child [...]

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