•Gawking: NYT Media Decoder finds Gawker’s salacious Christine O’Donnell post a new low for pay-for-gossip media. “Even as she was being fed into the digital wood chipper, various other parties on the Web began to step back and wonder why a pretty average night between seemingly normal people was being pathologized,” Media Decoder said.
•You’re not safe surfing at Starbucks. No, really, you’re not safe — it’s worse than it was just a few weeks ago and “if you use public Wi-Fi hotspots, you should be very concerned.” The heightened alarm is the result of a fast-circulating and easy-to-use program called Firesheep. And if that’s not enough, here are a few nore public Wi-Fi worries.
MARETING • BRANDS • BUSINESS-BUILDING
•You should “own your own market.” Kim Pg explains what that means.
NEW MEDIA • SOCIAL MEDIA
•Guard your Twitter privacy; don’t assume those DMs are private.
•Murdoch’s paywall: After a paywall went up at the Times of London, visits went way down — but it’s not clear if that’s all bad. Meanwhile, in Canada, readership is up for both print and Web products (see last 2 grafs of link): from the UK Observer.
•Doing Twitter: A user’s evolutionthrough 8 stages.
•The future of newspapers is considered by former Tribune Company innovation chief Lee Abrams. Video interview with John Loscalzo.
•Conrad Black may be sent back to jail. Court chides press baron for complaining, in a Canadian newspaper, about the US penal system.