I’d like to send out a big “thank you” to anyone who’s been visiting this site, and a “sorry” for the lack of blog updates over the past few months.
When I first started working for RIM on a co-op term seven months ago, I found myself having less and less free time to sit down and write concise articles, just as my desire to escape computer screen entrapment grew exponentially.
That doesn’t mean, however, that I haven’t been reading. To the contrary, I’ve been reading more and more over the past 6 months. One of the best new finds I’ve picked up is Mediagazer. To pull a quote from the site’s “About” section:
“Mediagazer presents the day’s must-read media news on a single page.
The media business is in tumult: from the production side to the distribution side, new technologies are upending the industry. Keeping up with these changes is time-consuming, as essential media coverage is scattered across numerous web sites at any given moment.
Mediagazer simplifies this task by organizing the key coverage in one place. We’ve combined sophisticated automated aggregation technologies with direct editorial input from knowledgeable human editors to present the one indispensible narrative of an industry in transition.”
Please check out the site and see for yourself. It’s just over a month old, but has already become an incredibly relevant and useful source for daily media news. This is exactly the type of site I’ve been crying for; one that provides the benefits of an RSS reader but with the necessary touch of a human editor.
So, I’ll probably continue to blog from time to time. If a major event tweaks my interest and I can’t help but write about it (see: Iran Election), I’ll post something up on here.
In the meantime, if you want to follow my mindcasting, please check my Twitter posts. I update on there a few times per week with tidbits of news and brief (140 character!) analysis… if you can call it that. See the right-hand column of this page for a nice preview of @AlexJMarshall tweets.
As for me, I’ve got an extended (2-month!) vacation coming up, and a new job waiting for me when I get back. So that may explain some “Twitter dead time” that you’ll notice over May/June. But I’ll be back.
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