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Weathering the storm: NYC’s hyperlocal winners and losers

Weathering the storm: NYC’s hyperlocal winners and losers

There are two ways of approaching a story like Sandy: Go whole hog or stay home. With all the talk about hyperlocal imperatives, the most local of New York’s traditional…

Is Twitter a business? You betcha! says CEO Dick Costolo

Is Twitter a business? You betcha! says CEO Dick Costolo

Twitter , in an interview at D9 (video posted below): It took three years to send the first billion tweets, and we now send a billion tweets every six days.” So,…

SuperBowl commercials: Best [Chrysler’s hymn to Detroit] and Worst [Groupon’s tasteless humor]

SuperBowl commercials: Best [Chrysler’s hymn to Detroit] and Worst [Groupon’s tasteless humor]

My personal favorite: American industry, American workers, and the power of a great American city, by Chrysler— Groupon easily wins for the worst ad. Unless you agree that saving $15 at…

My son is gay

My son is gay

This is not what you’d expect. Whether or not the statement applies to the boy pictured here is, in fact, irrelevant. He’s just 5 years old, for heaven’s sake! What…

I’m back from BlogWorld NewMedia Expo

This is what it’s all about: … As we celebrate mediocrity, all the boys upstairs want to see, how much you’ll pay for what you used to get for free…

‘Curse of Joe Biden’ … or editors stuck in their sophomore year

‘Curse of Joe Biden’ … or editors stuck in their sophomore year

Vice President Biden’s barely audible use of the “F” word was newsworthy, made-for-the-Internet flash. But front page play in four of New York’s five newspapers?!? New York media’s fixation with…

Subway tragedy: Everything changed in a New York minute

Subway tragedy: Everything changed in a New York minute

A woman going about her work-a-day routine dropped her gym bag onto a subway track at the start of Thursday night’s rush hour. Then she did what every New Yorker…

Out of SXSW in Texas …

Out of SXSW in Texas … David Carr’s beat by Gawker ‘All The TIme’ … This is news? http://ow.ly/1jF1J Just a quick taste from Austin. Wish I was there.…

Every merchant’s nightmare: Customers who are mad as hell, and aren’t going to take it anymore

Every merchant’s nightmare: Customers who are mad as hell, and aren’t going to take it anymore

You know what it’s like. Things aren’t clicking right, you’re not at your best, it’s a bad hair day. Shit happens. Then a customer walks in whose day is bad…

Oh my, how the mighty Times has fallen

Oh my, how the mighty Times has fallen

Not long ago, the NY Times would toss local news leads in the trash; its staff was so stealthy in lifting stories from the city’s community weeklies that they’d rarely…