newsonaut


by Mark Rogers


Archive

2016

December

November

October

  • 16 - No one seems to want poor Twitter
  • 10 - Samsung could find its reputation going up in flames
  • September

  • 17 - Journalists dance to Trump's tune
  • 03 - A beginner's guide to RSS
  • August

  • 06 - Olympics tape delay is a relic of the past
  • July

  • 12 - Pokemon Go is coming to a neighbourhood near you
  • 02 - Remember snail mail? It might be going on strike
  • June

  • 11 - Apps like flipp could steal flyers away from newspapers
  • May

  • 14 - If Canadians can subsidize the CBC, why not other media as well?
  • April

  • 23 - Netflix is a good deal, even if you have to follow the rules
  • 09 - O Brave new world that has no ads in't!
  • 02 - A text editor that restricts your vocabulary might be a good idea if it actually worked
  • March

  • 19 - For the first time, I'm cheering for Hulk Hogan
  • 12 - One simple step to a more secure computer: uninstall Flash
  • February

  • 20 - Four reasons you should be on Apple's side
  • 06 - Good riddance to comment trolls
  • January

  • 23 - Facebook Life vs. real life
  • 09 - These word games spell fun
  • 02 - Star Wars has destroyed Star Trek
  • 2015

    December

  • 12 - Here's hoping artificial intelligence will be our friend
  • 05 - Terrorists take advantage of weak gun laws in U.S.
  • November

  • 21 - Let's talk about exes and sex
  • 14 - Paris
  • 07 - Trudeau scores big on social media
  • October

  • 17 - Yahoo may have just taken the first step toward vanquishing passwords
  • 03 - Now that we've seen the movie, it's time to go to Mars
  • September

  • 26 - Internet for all a worthy goal in effort to end world poverty
  • 19 - Readers are rebelling, and publishers better listen to them
  • 06 - Seven points to ponder on a lazy Sunday
  • August

  • 26 - How to mute a source in Flipboard — update
  • 22 - The Ashley Madison affair: Don't trust the Internet to cover up for you
  • 15 - News might seem negative because it doesn't reflect our reality
  • 12 - How to mute a source in Flipboard
  • 05 - Kamloops has a chance to show the way in a post-print world
  • 01 - All we really want is a ride
  • July

  • 18 - Online forums could learn from apartment building managers
  • 10 - Online haters have Reddit boxed into a corner
  • 03 - Apple Music could help streaming music go mainstream
  • June

  • 20 - If you're into creativity, Ello could be your new Twitter
  • 13 - Apple throws a lifeline to the news industry with News app
  • 06 - Increase in popularity of ad blockers another headache for web publishers
  • May

  • 23 - Technology promises relief for families worried about elderly relatives
  • 16 - Facebook slaps a happy-face sticker on the news
  • April

  • 11 - Video is everywhere, and that might be a good thing
  • 04 - The Internet remembers your old tweets even if you don't — just ask Trevor Noah
  • March

  • 28 - Now you can pick up your phone and watch what's happening all over the world
  • 21 - New services for bloggers abound but I'm sticking with my tried and true
  • 14 - Newspaper errors have a way of living on for eternity
  • 07 - Apple just might succeed in getting us to put time back on our wrists
  • February

  • 21 - There are limits to Internet usage, and you may have to pay for exceeding them
  • 14 - Freedom from ads poses a new challenge for marketing types
  • 07 - When creating empathy, technology just comes along for the ride
  • January

  • 24 - Google now the most trusted source of news, even though it doesn't produce any
  • 17 - A ring of satellites will cover Earth — and Mars — with Internet
  • 10 - Threats to free speech don't have to come from the barrel of a gun
  • 02 - When did "bae" become a word, and why wasn't I informed?
  • 2014

    December

  • 20 - How The Interview got way more publicity than it deserved
  • 13 - You need an open mind if you want an app to train it
  • November

  • 22 - Test for promoting gender equality harder than it looks
  • 15 - Why landing a space vehicle on a comet is such an amazing achievement
  • 08 - Twitter alliance takes aim at harassment of women
  • 01 - Like it or not, Facebook owns the future
  • October

  • 18 - Sorry, folks: turns out crabzilla doesn't exist after all
  • 11 - When readers pay, journalism is the winner
  • September

  • 20 - Virtual reality will make the Internet seem old fashioned
  • 09 - New technology all about making it effortless to spend our money
  • 06 - The battle for hearts and minds on social media has already begun
  • 01 - Countries with almost nothing in common but their flags
  • August

  • 21 - What I know about Jim Foley gives me hope
  • 18 - Affiliate links bring credibility into question
  • 16 - Robin Williams tragedy shows desperation of the media
  • 06 - Google's autocomplete has suddenly become serious business
  • 02 - Readers are wising up to clickbait tactics
  • July

  • 16 - Email scams are obvious for a reason
  • 12 - Use lists to get around Twitter's follow limit of 2,000
  • 10 - Free images are plentiful if you know where to look
  • 09 - Telling the other side of the story doesn't mean interviewing cranks
  • 08 - Today's journalists can no longer ignore the business side of their industry
  • 07 - Washington Post protects sources with security based on Tor browser
  • 06 - Those fun quizzes are actually data miners for marketing
  • 05 - Trackers keep an eye on your every Internet movement
  • 04 - News sites should be frightened by the power Google has over them
  • 03 - Google walks the fine line between 'forgetting' and censorship
  • 02 - Are you as smart as a retweet algorithm?
  • 01 - Turns out robot reporters can have a sense of humour
  • June

  • 29 - Facebook exists for its own good, so of course it treats us like lab rats
  • 19 - Battle over the future of journalism gets nasty
  • 16 - Amazing infographics
  • 12 - This top-level domain program .sucks big time
  • 09 - Tips for a successful media interview
  • May

  • 30 - Transfer photos between mobile and desktop over Wifi
  • 29 - Reverb app focuses discovery feature on top news of the day
  • 21 - Whisper reveals the secrets of people in your home town
  • 18 - Three Cents is a fun way to find out what your customers are thinking
  • 09 - Yahoo News Digest gives you the news basics you need
  • 07 - Don't count on Secret for either truth or anonymity
  • 05 - Notability offers many note-taking features without overkill found in the competition
  • 02 - Use Vhoto to get just the right picture from your video
  • April

  • 10 - Disney's Story app may be the easiest way to create stories
  • March

  • 16 - Steller tells stories with text, photos and videos, but not audio so much
  • 01 - People don't pay for news because they can't afford it
  • February

  • 17 - The Internet needs an editor, and Hemingway is a good first step
  • 16 - Sharing without really caring
  • 16 - Do journalists really need another app to help them tell stories?
  • 16 - Apple might have some big surprises up its sleeve
  • January

  • 09 - Closure
  • 06 - News of the future
  • 02 - Even iPhone lovers should be rooting for BlackBerry
  • 2013

    December

  • 06 - Drones could fly to the rescue for gathering news
  • 05 - Reader participation with Instagram
  • 02 - Poptip is a great way to do Twitter polls
  • November

  • 15 - Twitter custom timelines are no replacement for Storify
  • 13 - Apps come to the rescue when you want to mute Twitter
  • 12 - Should ads for the media be held to the standards of journalism?
  • 12 - YouTube's comment section couldn't possibly get any worse
  • 09 - Audio slideshows get easier with practice
  • 02 - Solving the puzzle of data
  • October

  • 19 - Duolingo turns language lessons into a fun game
  • 13 - Recommended: Indian Horse
  • 03 - It really is possible to make nice audio slideshows with iMovie
  • September

  • 24 - Now you can make your Twitter account into a movie
  • 08 - Be a round-the-clock newsroom without round-the-clock staff
  • August

  • 24 - Three great word games for wordsmiths
  • 18 - An antidote to death-toll journalism: history
  • 03 - The term 'death toll' needs to be killed
  • July

  • 07 - How to own a Twitter hashtag
  • 05 - A little Twitter experiment
  • June

  • 17 - It's a good idea to keep up to date on news about Circa
  • 09 - Tear yourself away from the devices for some exercise
  • 03 - Moving forward with Feedly
  • May

  • 26 - The post-apocolyptic state of science fiction
  • 26 - Which smartphone is the best for journalists?
  • 19 - A shoutout to journalism.co.uk
  • 18 - The app you need when news is breaking out
  • 12 - The game of Dots is all about squares
  • 04 - Reuters shows how it's done
  • April

  • 25 - It's hard to take Vū seriously
  • 19 - Videolicious takes videos to the next level
  • 15 - Oh! Newsana, do not wait for me
  • 11 - Tune in to the news anywhere with TuneIn Radio
  • 08 - Introducing the newsonaut forum
  • 04 - Tout is the best alternative to Vine
  • March

  • 20 - Are Twitter lists a good replacement for RSS feeds?
  • 17 - A first look at Feedly as a replacement for Google Reader
  • 14 - RSS will do just fine without Google Reader
  • 07 - A little bit of code is more than enough for journalists
  • 07 - Normal programming will resume shortly
  • February

  • 11 - Sometimes sound is all you really need
  • 06 - News of the future past
  • 03 - Two other smartphone options: Flickr and SoundCloud
  • 01 - Why journalists are learning to love Vine
  • January

  • 20 - Smart ways to use a smartphone
  • 13 - It's time to be more innovative with commenting systems
  • 07 - Some of these news apps really are disruptive
  • 2012

    December

  • 22 - The future of journalism is no ads
  • 15 - U.S. schools may be safer, but they're not safe enough
  • 09 - Why bloggers hate paywalls
  • 09 - Let your iPhone be your stenographer
  • 04 - We come to bury The Daily, not to praise it
  • 03 - What does the App Store genius have to say about your app?
  • November

  • 19 - Now live: my first audio slideshow
  • 12 - And a cat named Gibby shall lead the way
  • 04 - The future that journalism has earned for us
  • 04 - Let's get real — really real
  • 01 - That Google app may be too smart for its own good
  • October

  • 27 - Easy infographics for time-strapped newsrooms
  • 17 - Indie reporters may be the future of journalism
  • 11 - Kindle's typography is not good enough
  • 10 - Let there be light on TweetDeck
  • 06 - Some things never change
  • 05 - Easing into data journalism
  • 03 - News360 fails the Kamloops test
  • 02 - Give more meaning to photos with ThingLink
  • 01 - Why we need to pay attention to usatoday.com
  • September

  • 28 - Introducing, the new media Twitter list
  • 27 - Tweeting happily again with Tweetbot
  • 26 - Link early, link often, and avoid plagiarism accusations
  • 25 - Behold, Quartz, the future of web apps
  • 24 - Spundge may be filling a need we don't really have
  • 21 - Lineups for iPhones are like lineups for Star Wars
  • 20 - Hey, reporters, start your own news site
  • 19 - The hijacking of #muslimrage
  • 18 - How do you switch accounts in the new Twitter app?
  • 07 - Impossible to justify a Kindle without hyphenation
  • 03 - Lack of spontaneity could hurt Branch
  • August

  • 22 - Paywalls won't increase the quality of journalism
  • 15 - Medium tries to improve the message
  • 11 - App.net 'puts users first'
  • 11 - A look at the future of news from the past
  • 03 - Suspension hurts Twitter's credibility
  • July

  • 28 - Dictate a tweet
  • 26 - Tweeting in Safari with Mountain Lion
  • 24 - Personalized news app Trapit has far to go to catch up with Zite
  • 20 - RebelMouse getting closer to the way I like it
  • 19 - I want to like Tweetbot, but …
  • 15 - Reddit deserves an important place in social media strategies
  • 12 - A first look at Tweetbot for Mac
  • 06 - Have Pulse and WSJ found a way to get us to pay for news?
  • 05 - My kingdom for cheap a iPhone
  • June

  • 16 - Prismatic makes progress with the addition of new feeds
  • 14 - Rebel Mouse creates a nice home page out of your social media posts
  • 14 - Opera broke my newsloops
  • 11 - FaceTime goes big time
  • 11 - The tweets of outrageous fortune
  • 07 - The ideal kit for the mobile journalist
  • 01 - A better way to tweet
  • May

  • 27 - Axis just might be the best thing in search since Google
  • 24 - How newspapers could get a view from somewhere
  • 22 - Your best friend in iMovie: the cutaway
  • 19 - Four ways you can make Storify tell a good story
  • 17 - Exploring Storify: when does it work best with the news?
  • 10 - The difficulties of Disqus 2012
  • 08 - From a moderator's point of view, Disqus 2012 looks good
  • 05 - Prismatic is not the web version of Zite I was hoping for
  • 04 - Free food or death!
  • 03 - Journalists hurt themselves by behaving unprofessionally
  • 01 - The AP breaks with Twitter, engages with Facebook
  • April

  • 26 - Fireball XL5 theme song
  • 24 - No politics, please, we're working
  • 21 - Copy editing makes you smart
  • 17 - Newspapers are attracting older readers even on their websites
  • 15 - Website & Online Innovation Award
  • 10 - Are comments worth it? Yes, but they need work
  • 09 - Insta-cash for Instagram
  • 07 - Pinterest needs a way to contain its success
  • 02 - Are publishers jumping on the paywall bandwagon?
  • March

  • 27 - Talkino offers an innovative way to leave comments
  • 27 - The tide is rising for Facebook, so you might as well ride it
  • 24 - At last, a news site that looks like it belongs on the Internet
  • 24 - How is it that we came to be so afraid of hoodies?
  • 23 - Infographics go mainstream
  • 23 - Pinning some hopes on Pinterest
  • 21 - Let's make their hindsight our foresight
  • 20 - Apple's a big boy now
  • 19 - Do journalists need to turn into capitalists?
  • 19 - Who you should be following on Twitter
  • 19 - Social media will continue to be a juggling act
  • 19 - Two bad signs for newspapers: losing audience and losing ad revenue
  • 17 - 'Better than a newspaper'
  • 15 - Totally agree with the Ugandans
  • 12 - Bad habits keep us from changing with the times
  • 09 - Kony 2012 may prove that even the hardest lessons are worth learning
  • 07 - Experiments with paywalls offer light at end of tunnel
  • 06 - We'll always need tissues — but newspapers?
  • 06 - It's small, it's cheap, it's the next revolution in computing: meet the Raspberry
  • 05 - National Post takes the plunge into ebooks
  • 02 - The Guardian gets it
  • 01 - Website visitors demand speedy load times
  • February

  • 25 - Even your tweets should be trustworthy
  • 23 - Long live Romenesko
  • 22 - Headline writing on the Internet not for the faint of heart
  • 21 - Email joining snail mail on the sideline
  • 19 - John Paton takes aim at 'aging ingénues'
  • 16 - The robo-reporters are taking over
  • 16 - The right two per cent
  • 09 - Globe and Mail has big plans for new digs
  • 09 - Now you can get a certificate in social media
  • 08 - The other side of the story
  • 07 - Online survival requires nuances that go beyond free or not-free
  • 05 - The '90s are over — time to move on
  • 01 - WaPo cracks down on trolls, sees big increase in commenters
  • 01 - Correct spelling will always count
  • January

  • 26 - Google should be paying us
  • 25 - First rule of Facebook: be human
  • 23 - When a paywall works
  • 20 - We don't have to give in to Apple on iBooks Author
  • 20 - Apple's iBooks Author a great opportunity for news organizations
  • 18 - Has social media reduced our conversation to a series of snarky remarks?
  • 18 - Politicians turn social media into a public relations exercise
  • 14 - Digital First takes its name seriously
  • 13 - Doctor's prescription may be too late for some
  • 11 - The news industry that I used to know
  • 09 - Two ways that CES points to the future of journalism
  • 08 - Quote of the year — so far
  • 05 - To code is to create
  • 05 - Are comments on their way out?
  • 03 - Mentions on Twitter being used to gauge candidates' momentum
  • 02 - Best local news bloopers of 2011
  • 02 - Chattanooga site only allows comments on opinion articles
  • 2011

    December

  • 23 - Links to the future of journalism
  • 23 - Amazon rides to the rescue of long-form journalism
  • 23 - Facebook totally dominates social media
  • 21 - Is it lazy, or just pack journalism?
  • 20 - Digital-first strategy makes Atlantic profitable
  • 19 - Tweet-to-tweet with Twitter
  • 18 - Teens love texting more than talking
  • 18 - Two apps that will change the way you consume the news
  • 17 - Relearning how to connect
  • 16 - She’s just a crazy lady with WordPress!
  • 16 - Like a candle in the wind
  • 16 - All you need is a profit
  • 15 - You have only five years left to live
  • 15 - Does a retweet imply endorsement?
  • 14 - Facebook tries to do some good in the world
  • 14 - There will be no tears for the death of paper agendas
  • 13 - Wire services may be a model for future newsrooms
  • 13 - Using Twitter as a source of quotes
  • 13 - Embracing Facebook and Twitter
  • 12 - News organizations maintain traditions on Twitter
  • 02 - Check out the 10 lowest gas prices in Kamloops
  • 01 - What to do when a purple dog arrives
  • November

  • 07 - Federal review on medical marijuana law needs more public input
  • 02 - The misguided attempt to shut down the compassion club
  • October

  • 26 - Even unscientific polls can influence an election
  • 23 - Like letters to the editor, protests deserve respect
  • 16 - Milobar vs. the rest
  • 12 - Why didn't they help? Think back to Kitty Genovese
  • 05 - Kamloops small business is hot and growing
  • 05 - City councillors desperately need a reality check
  • September

  • 27 - Yet another webcam
  • 26 - Eye in the sky
  • 20 - The troubling turn against science in the U.S.
  • 19 - Irony taken to new heights
  • 15 - City's website feeds mistrust and suspicions
  • 12 - When it comes to policing, it's all about money
  • 10 - A royal pain
  • 07 - Is he offensive or merely thought-provoking?
  • 07 - See the crime, catch the criminals
  • August

  • 19 - We know who set those fires, and it should be no surprise
  • 17 - Online petition works with a push from PZ Myers
  • 16 - Neighbour Watch might be best way to emulate the Cyrs
  • 15 - Enough already with the HST
  • 15 - Goodbye Internet Explorer, hello Firefox and Chrome
  • 10 - Welcome to the good guys, Nycole and Denis
  • 08 - Who benefits from donations at the till?
  • 04 - Growth pressure forces North Shuswap to make tough choices
  • 03 - It's a big world, and Kamloops is part of it
  • 03 - The ultimate parking enforcement
  • 03 - Speaking of comments . . . we've got lots
  • 02 - Bertrand Russell's message to commenters
  • July

  • 27 - Photographer opens up The Snake's Den
  • 26 - Google Plus could do to Facebook what Facebook did to MySpace
  • 09 - Here's to vino with the violins
  • 07 - Theft of Megan's sign must have taken some effort
  • 06 - Pollux may have travelled to Kamloops by train
  • 05 - I'm with the 40 per cent who find the royals to be a bore
  • 04 - What to do if you meet a bear
  • 04 - A fork in the road: if not resources, then what?
  • June

  • 28 - Ajax poll pulls 'em in
  • 27 - Ajax mine looms as major issue
  • 19 - Pneumonia
  • 04 - The NHL of the future (Part 2)
  • 02 - My version of the new NHL
  • 02 - When the family was together
  • 01 - Take more than five minutes and do the job right
  • May

  • 31 - A blog that takes a chance on collaboration
  • 27 - The shortest 30 seconds ever
  • 26 - At last a Tory says something sensible about crime
  • 25 - Gas war prices a reminder of yesteryear
  • 25 - HST changes may be too little too late
  • 24 - Future looks bleak for census
  • 22 - If only every weekend had three days
  • 20 - Greenery all the better when it's edible
  • 20 - CareCard security comes with big price tag
  • 17 - We really do need more lawyers
  • 17 - The evolution debate in a Wordle
  • 16 - Google has the final word in the great debate
  • 16 - Where do our taxes go? The bubbles tell all
  • 13 - Glad to have a gluten-free demo
  • 13 - Mathers maps out city's rusty cars
  • 13 - Sorry, but our poll doesn't count as evidence
  • 12 - Humans — who can figure 'em?
  • 11 - Missing: one of the worst feelings you can have
  • 10 - Crime map takes shape
  • 04 - City council fails to represent citizens of Kamloops
  • 03 - Blue Tide overwhelms Orange Crush
  • 02 - It's going down to the wire
  • April

  • 29 - I know just how she feels
  • 28 - Talk about a waste of taxpayers' money
  • 27 - Pendulum politics favour a hard left
  • 27 - It's all about the fans
  • 26 - The kiss of death for KISS?
  • 25 - Lock up your garbage — here come the bears
  • 23 - What the data predicts for the election in Kamloops
  • 21 - Likable Layton leads NDP surge
  • 20 - Not a peep, not even a tweet, about the election
  • 19 - KamClean joins the Google Map atlas
  • 19 - CFJC makes a muddle of Midday debate
  • 18 - Dix as NDP leader may be 'healthy' for Kamloops
  • 15 - Putting Kamloops crime on the map
  • 14 - Your vote is worth $2
  • 12 - Why the Tories like to harp on crime
  • 08 - Fix My Kamloops goes big
  • 07 - How to keep kids in the election news loop
  • 07 - Escorted leaves may just be the first step
  • 05 - Putting the election on a graph
  • 04 - Lots of fixing to do
  • March

  • 30 - Welcome, Google Chrome users
  • 29 - Some candidates get it, some don't
  • 28 - Voting is a waste of time if that's all you do
  • 25 - Let's try putting TNRD directors on the market
  • 18 - Minimum wage hike here to stay — at least until the election
  • 17 - The airport is starting to look good
  • 16 - Potassium iodide panic helps no one
  • 15 - Is Terry Lake contemplating Step 7?
  • 11 - Making the most of the map
  • 10 - My experiment in mapping
  • 09 - You think our potholes are bad?
  • 07 - Why we no longer have a press
  • 04 - Free speech works both ways
  • 02 - Bad for business but good for living
  • 01 - Parking meters a poor choice for funding parkade
  • February

  • 25 - Helpless to fight the gas gouging
  • 24 - It's true — Tories really don't want an election
  • 23 - Ziplines a growing tourist draw
  • 21 - A revolution, tweet by tweet
  • 18 - Those amazing robot subs
  • 17 - What fare is fair?
  • 16 - In too deep with the HST
  • 15 - Of dogs and humans
  • 11 - Mubarak's dishonour
  • 10 - Medicinal mania
  • 09 - Time to think different about feral horses
  • 08 - The quest for marijuana legitimacy
  • 07 - Why the Liberals want to get lively
  • 06 - Our cool new video player
  • 03 - Christy Clark comes out in favour of Mom
  • 02 - Councillors caught in a budget bind
  • 01 - Space and light make a big difference
  • January

  • 28 - Keep an eye out for Afghan Luke
  • 27 - Ban Sting? Never!
  • 25 - You're entitled to a fair hearing
  • 25 - In a fog
  • 24 - Arson is often revenge
  • 21 - To ban or not to ban
  • 21 - Another animal to watch out for
  • 20 - We can get richer even if we aren't getting bigger
  • 15 - At least they were sorry
  • 15 - Meanderthals at home and abroad
  • 14 - Goodbye, Zellers; hello Target
  • 14 - Recall has a lot to do with getting even
  • 13 - Surviving a moose attack
  • 07 - Excuses, excuses
  • 06 - Marijuana is bad for you
  • 05 - John Bandura's fate
  • 02 - All about the freemen
  • 01 - What to do about the price of gas
  • 2010

    December

  • 28 - Hello? Texting while driving is hazardous to your health
  • 26 - High-dollar media interface
  • 24 - Maybe it's a bizarre way of cutting down on wait times
  • 22 - Drug lords? Yes, even here in River City
  • 18 - Not a disease after all?
  • 18 - Sometimes the middle path wins
  • 17 - What do we do with sex offenders?
  • 17 - Speaking of being forced to live in fear . . .
  • 16 - Forced to live in fear
  • 16 - The only explanation that makes sense
  • 15 - Think before you toss
  • 13 - Give us more independent MLAs


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