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Two Years

Two years ago today, this happened. And I don’t mean my son’s tooth coming in; of course, I mean that I first tweeted. What a weird two years. As I’ve become increasingly engaged with some kind of Twitter community, I’ve encountered: love, anger, births, deaths, proposals, breakups, people gone missing, people found. Warmth, filth, and everything in between. Competitiveness and apathy. Most of all, I’ve found laughter. Wait, what? Those things aren’t weird at all. They’re what life is made of, online or off. Turns out we aren’t really living all that differently because of Twitter, we’re just doing it…

Media predictions for 2009

We don’t really need experts to tell us that the media landscape is changing, do we? Just the same, I found these two articles interesting, both as a participant in the media industry and as an observer of how the interwebs are reformatting notions of normalcy. Clay Shirky, author of one of my favorite non-fiction books from last year (Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations) on the media landscape in 2009 And a story by Michael Hirschorn in The Atlantic about the very real possibility of the end of the New York Times by May