2013 video of my annual presentation, “Social Media Things to Know Before You Graduate,” which I’ve been doing at Columbia Journalism School for several years now. In addition to J-school students, we invite students from various other schools and departments to join us. The constantly-updated slides I use are at http://bit.ly/sreejobs
[NOTE: I had a dental emergency all through this particular presentation and you’ll see and hear about how much pain I was in. I felt I could have fainted at any point. You’ll see how helpful multiple people were - just an example of the wonderfully caring & generous community we have at Columbia.]
Beautifully - and single-handedly - shot by @TeresaMahoney, who manned two cameras at the same time.
.@Sree’s 2013 presentation “Social Media Things to Know Before You Graduate”
It looks like Google is set to unveil a new version of Google Maps for the desktop at I/O this week. Droid-Life discovered a description on the revised service’s landing page that reveals what’s in store: a “tailored map for every search,” a new UI reminiscent of Google’s recent mobile apps, WebGL-powered overhead views borrowed from Google Earth, Flight Search integration, and the ability to compare multiple modes of transportation on the map itself.
Even this version is better than Apple’s Maps app. This has been much longer of a wait than reasonable to get a strong one.
“So my amazing daughter, Emma, turned 5 last month, and I had been searching everywhere for new-creative inspiration for her 5yr pictures. I noticed quite a pattern of so many young girls dressing up as beautiful Disney Princesses, no matter where I looked 95% of the “ideas” were the “How to’s” of how to dress your little girl like a Disney Princess…We chose 5 women (five amazing and strong women), as it was her 5th birthday but there are thousands of unbelievable women (and girls) who have beat the odds and fought (and still fight) for their equal rights all over the world”
- Jaime Moore, Not Just a Girl
This is awesome!
How to dress your daughter like a female role model. (Interesting, not the standard Disney princess route.)
The media fixates on the overall size of student debt. But where you go to school, whether you graduate, and what kind of job you get later may matter much more.
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Neil Gaiman on re-writing Doctor Who: Clara was originally going to stay as a Victorian governess. Radio Times
“The original companion was going to be very much the Victorian governess we saw at Christmas,” Doctor Who writer Neil Gaiman told Radio Times, while discussing the genesis of his most recent story, Cybermen vehicle Nightmare in Silver.
“Doctor Who has its own peculiar way of being written, so I started writing it about 14 months ago. I wrote about the first ten pages and then they said they’d changed the companion from what I was expecting to something else.
“We decided they can do more weird stuff if it’s now the contemporary third incarnation so I had to reshape it so it wasn’t the governess.”
Victorian Clara may have been more interesting—“New Who” hasn’t had a companion from the past.
This week I turned in the final draft of my book to my publisher. If you know me, or have happened to run into me at CVS on a Tuesday evening with a distant and vaguely stern look on my face, you know that this has been a long time coming. While I generally try to avoid…
NBC pre-empted the first quarter of tonight’s 49ers-Patriots game to show President Obama’s speech at the Newtown memorial for victims of the Sandy Hook shooting. As you might expect, many football fans didn’t take kindly to this.
I’m not posting any of the tweets here; if you haven’t seen them and have an interest in the names and faces of the dregs of humanity, you can go see for yourself how unabashed racism, love of guns, love of televised sports, and hatred of government all mix together.
It’s interesting to see how many of these people have already deleted their Twitter accounts; I suppose they’ll just stick to being racist morons offline from now on. Even more interesting, though, are the geniuses who have kept their accounts and are defending themselves: “Hey, I was just making a joke.” Or, “I always talk like this about everyone.” Or, “People take everything too seriously.” Or, “I’m on the news!”
Of course, if there weren’t a ton of racist morons out there, I’m not sure what I’d write about …
Criticize Obama’s policies all you want, the second someone shows their racist views towards them they lose credibility. Unfortunately, being a racist (cough - Donald Trump - cough) isn’t as identifiable to the US without overt the use of certain words.