Below is my presentation to the DFW WordPress Meetup Group this weekend. Slideshare is still jacked up in the way it renders notes, so I’m publishing my slide notes below. It might be easiest to open a duplicate window if you want to synch note to slide. Also, sorry for the blank slides after the […]
A confluence of different sources has brought similar thoughts to the front of my mind today: I had lunch with someone working to create a niche local web community and we were discussing the hard work of gathering, curating and maintaining relationships with content partners. I remarked, almost involuntarily: “Free content is the most expensive […]
There are plenty of other folks providing good blow-by-blow coverage at ILM:10, so instead I’m going to look at overriding themes and high points: There were two key themes on day one. (Technically, there were three, but I’m not sure there’s much new to say in the daily deals space.) First, the notion of verticalization […]
I’ve only bought one Groupon, as a test before we launched our own direct commerce services. If you want to see their downside for the merchant, just follow the comment thread. I wound up calling in for a refund, which I got, albeit in “Groupon-bucks.” There are lots of anecdotes about these sorts of things happening. I […]
So I imagine, like me, many of you are buying your new iPhones today or at least waiting with bated breath for the New World of the iOS 4.0. Last week, I followed the WWDC keynote, and despite all the gadget and gizmo talk, there was one thing that stuck in my head. In fact, […]
Preso I gave yesterday to the faculty of The Schieffer School of Journalism at TCU and a couple weeks ago to the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors: The (surprisingly bright) future of local journalism View more presentations from Mike Orren.
Peter Krasilovsky continues to be inexplicably kind to me and has again included me on a panel for this year’s Interactive Local Media conference in LA. I’m on Friday morning (December 11) with Neil Budde of DailyMe (formerly of Yahoo! News): 9:30 am – 10:00 am Personalization and Local Personalization has been synonymous with “local” […]
I went on a mini-rant on Twitter last week that I thought I’d synthesize / clarify here: The media is ridiculously obsessed with identifying trends, particularly when those trends relate to media. So every time someone sneezes, there are a flurry of trend stories opining that everyone will sneeze soon, presumably with the same intensity […]
Obviously, I think a lot about cities and the way that neighborhoods and suburbs interact. I didn’t catch on first listen to the most recent Son Volt album, but apparently Jay Farrar does too. “Exurbia” by Son Volt. From The Search.