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Big Island Officials Prepare for Kilauea Danger – Levels of toxic sulfur dioxide at the summit are six to ten times greater than before the eruption. “The ten-fold increasee of SO2 at the summit makes the total output for the volcano double basically, and the increased hazard from this emission source is, it’s closer to where people live and breath and visit than Pu’u ‘O’o is.” Experts say no one can know exactly what will happen next so they’re preparing for the worst.
Tell el-Amarna was briefly the capital of ancient Egypt during the reign of the pharaoh Akhenaten, who abandoned most of Egypt’s old gods in favor of the Aten sun disk and brought in a new and more expressive style of art.
Akhenaten, who ruled Egypt between 1379 and 1362 BC, built and lived in Tell el-Amarna in central Egypt for 15 years. The city was largely abandoned shortly after his death and the ascendance of the famous boy king Tutankhamun to the throne.
Canada’s Now Public co-founder and CEO Leonard Brody spoke about the importance of citizen journalism. “What we have noticed is that people do it for social engagement. We get two million readers a month and 700 pieces of content a day. Consumers are moving towards a higher personal locality. One reason why Facebook news feeds are checked out more by users than traditional news sources is that you get information that is personally relevant.”
The site uses the crowd source model and gives complete editorial control to users. Since they use citizen journalists, often they get videos in places where other agencies have not been able to go.
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The latest data from comscore is not exactly new news. It shows the most popular websites in Canada. How many of these are Canadian? Not too many.
|Top 25 Properties for February 2008|
|Top 25 Properties by Number of Canadian Unique Visitors*|
|February 2008 vs. January 2008|
|Total Canada – Home and Work Locations**|
|Source: comScore Media Metrix|
|Feb-08 Jan-08 Property||Total Unique Visitors|
|1 1 Google Sites 22,389||US|
|2 2 Microsoft Sites 22,224||US|
|3 3 Yahoo! Sites 16,150||US|
|4 4 FACEBOOK.COM 15,145||US|
|5 5 eBay 13,109||US|
|6 6 Wikipedia Sites 11,367||US|
|7 7 AOL LLC 9,929||US|
|8 8 Yellow Pages Group 9,412||US|
|9 9 Amazon Sites 8,602||US|
|10 10 Apple Inc. 8,315||US|
|11 11 Canoe Network 8,291||Canada|
|12 13 CTVglobemedia 7,922||Canada|
|13 15 The Weather Network Meteomedia 7,658||US|
|14 12 Fox Interactive Media 7,485||US|
|15 17 Ask Network 7,361||US|
|16 16 New York Times Digital 7,314||US|
|17 14 CNET Networks 7,129||US|
|18 18 Viacom Digital 6,011||US|
|19 19 CBC-Radio Canada Sites 5,997||Canada|
|20 20 Adobe Sites 5,523||US|
|21 21 Time Warner – Excluding AOL 5,366||US|
|22 22 Gorilla Nation 5,087||US|
|23 23 WhitePages 4,876||US|
|24 27 Canwest Digital 4,854||Canada|
|25 24 Expedia Inc 4,495||US|
Hey, what’s that incredible sucking sound? Oh, it’s your news…
Think we hardly get any international news in our mainstream media? Right you are. But we don’t get any domestic coverage either, unless it’s about the elections, according to the insightful but not cheerful new State of the Media Report from the great folks at the Project for Excellence in Journalism:
“The agenda of the American news media continues to narrow, not broaden. A firm grip on this is difficult but the trends seem inescapable. A comprehensive audit of coverage shows that in 2007, two overriding stories — the war in Iraq and the 2008 campaign — filled more than a quarter of the newshole and seemed to consume much of the media’s energy and resources. And what wasn’t covered was in many ways as notable as what was. Other than Iraq — and to a lesser degree Pakistan and Iran — there was minimal coverage of events overseas, some of which directly involved U.S. interests, blood and treasure. At the same time, consider the list of the domestic issues that each filled less than a single percent of the newshole: education, race, religion, transportation, the legal system, housing, drug trafficking, gun control, welfare, Social Security, aging, labor, abortion and more.”
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Frank Smith looks at the implications of Youtube’s volume of content. Some interesting questions arise.
NEW YORK — Media Summit — During a panel here at the Media Summit yesterday, YouTube Inc. ‘s Philip Inghelbrecht, strategic partner development manager, dropped this nugget of information: Ten hours of fresh content is uploaded to YouTube every minute.
“If you can’t solve the search question quickly enough that’s a problem,” said Inghelbrecht.
But this explosion of digital content could come at a cost. A study
released by IDC sponsored by information management firm EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) found that
the total volume of digital content being produced today has exceeded
existing storage capabilities. IDC estimates that 281 billion Gbytes
were uploaded in 2007, which amounts to about 45 Gbytes of content per
each human on earth.
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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AOL announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire
Bebo (http://www.bebo.com), a leading
global social media network. Together with its AIM and ICQ personal
communications network, the acquisition will give AOL a premier position
in the fast growing world of social media with a network of
approximately 80 million unique users.
We made the list (so far):
2008 SAI 25 Finalists (Partial List, Alphabetical Order*)
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Here’s your chance to see NowPublic’s own Leonard Brody live and in person.
– We’ll hear from Jeff Weiner, Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) EVP-Network Division, who, among other responsibilities, has the key role of making sure Yahoo’s content, technology and ambitious social media efforts finally mesh. For Weiner, like other Yahoo execs, the goal as Microsoft looms isn’t business as usual—it’s full steam ahead.
– We’ll be diving deeply into the intersection of advertising, entertainment and social media with Frank Cooper, VP-Marketing, Pepsi-Cola North America; Gordon Paddison, EVP-Marketing, New Line Cinema and Dick Glover, CEO, Funny or Die.
– We’ll be examining the ROI for media companies layering community into their existing sites with Jeff Price, President, SI Digital; Kinsey Wilson, Executive Editor, USA Today; and Thomas Mueller, VP/Creative Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.
– And we’ll probe the current investment landscape with the likes of Geoff Yang, Founding Partner, Redpoint Ventures; Michael Hirshland, General Partner, Polaris Venture Partners; Ross Levinsohn, Partner, Velocity Investment Group.
Other confirmed speakers include Leonard Broady, CEO, NowPublic; Dalton Caldwell, CEO, Imeem; Chuck DeFeo, GM, Townhall.com; Shawn Gold, Social Approach; Betsy Morgan, CEO, The Huffington Post; Keith Richman, CEO, Break.com; Robert Scoble, FastCompany.TV; and Kara Swisher, AllThingsD.
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