Month: March 2011

  • Dark spots in the Sunshine

    Jennifer LeFleur of ProPublica has put together a great piece on the dark spots in federal “Sunshine Laws” as part Sunshine Week. Some of those statutes allow exemptions that seem quite reasonable, for example to protect medical or financial information. Many others are more puzzling. Citing the Watermelon Research and Promotion Act, for example, the…

  • SEO (the short version)

    If you produce your URL first and get it out there with just one sentence, Google will reward you with search results. #hacknewsSun Mar 13 16:35:03 via Twitter for iPadColleen Newvine cnewvine

  • What I’ve been doing with Storify revealed

    (This is a story Bo Hee Kim did with me about my use of Storify as a reporting tool. She combines social media snippets with her original reporting in a phone interview using Storify as the way to present the article.).