Is the Internet Eating its Own?

Fast Horse, a local boutique consumer marketing agency, tells us the internet is now eating its own. The biggest culprit? Facebook! Facebook, the latest Web sensation, is becoming the preferred news source of tens of millions of Internet users. Facebookers… Continue Reading →

Who Wants Privacy Anyhow?

As Facebook privacy issues cause users to consider quitting Facebook and closing their accounts, Just Judy Judy Judy says, “No, I’m not going to quit using Facebook, you idiots.” As an early adapter, Judy is an avid fan of social… Continue Reading →

Local Television Takes a Hit

With all the talk about the so-called demise of the newspaper industry, little attention has been given to other mediums, like local television. But John Reinan now offers us a look at TV’s current financial crisis as their revenue fell… Continue Reading →

Minnesota Independent Scores Three Awards

It’s a good day for the Minnesota Independent, who walked away with three prizes ‚Äî including two first place awards ‚Äî in the Minnesota Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalist‚Äôs Page One Award. Andy Birkey take home his… Continue Reading →

Are We Oversharing?

“Privacy seems to be at the top of everyone’s minds right now,” says A Day in the Life. “If you haven’t been paying attention, Facebook is taking a lot of heat for its relatively lax approach towards their users’ privacy.”… Continue Reading →

Why Don’t You Kill Yourself?

From this story from today’s NY Times, it seems a man from Faribault was finding depressed people on the internet, and then encouraging them to commit suicide by making suicide pacts with them. In Minnesota, assisting suicide is a crime…. Continue Reading →

Preserve (but Don’t Peruse) Our Libraries

So, the Universty of Minnesota is doing something super cool: they are handing over a million books to be digitally copied by Google as part of an effort to get the world’s libraries online. But… there is a huge enormous… Continue Reading →

Franken Slams Facebook

Franken thinks Facebook is bad. What do you think? OK, really, he’s just trying to protect your privacy. His criticism is based solely on Facebook making personal data available to third-party companies. “Specifically, the senators expressed concern over recent changes… Continue Reading →

Park Nicollet Rolls Out Online Diagnosis

After years of checking the Merk manual and googling symptoms online, I can’t tell you how absolutely thrilled I was to hear about Park Nicollet Health Services’ Zipnosis yesterday. Just fill out an online symptom survey and get a diagnosis… Continue Reading →

Journalism Ain’t Broke

“Journalism isn‚Äôt broken,” writes Erik Hare, “but the way this public art pays has fallen down almost completely. Given that a free people need good information to make good individual decisions this struggle is now something at the core of… Continue Reading →

Welcome to the Risky City

I’ve kind of had it with all these lists and city rankings, but here’s one more for your amusement: among 50 U.S. cities studied for their vulnerability to cybercrime, Minneapolis came out in the top ten riskiest places ‚Äî seventh,… Continue Reading →