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  • KathleenCaliway 1:55 am on February 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

  • kimberlymj 10:13 pm on February 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Us   

    Sentinel Story!

  • kimberlymj 10:11 am on February 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    And the face of the automated future is… Snackbot. 

    Dori, can we get one for the show?

  • kimberlymj 9:01 am on February 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

    Our City on a Hill Love Note 

    Great story by the student writer on our fabulous thing.

  • uranaishi 9:04 pm on February 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Google news,   

    Some numbers and facts. . . 

    So here is some hard data on Google and Google news, courtesy of the eminent Timothy Jordan. . .

    Some numbers,
    -We send news publishers more than 4 billion clicks each month: 1
    billion clicks from Google News and an additional 3 billion from
    services like web search and iGoogle. That’s about 100,000 business
    opportunities we provide publishers per minute.
    -Google News now includes articles from more than 25,000 news sources
    in about 30 languages and more than 70 editions. Among these, more
    than 5,000 are English language news sources. Users find the news
    they’re looking for, discover new editorial voices and try out news
    sites they may never have seen otherwise.
    -A survey in December 2008 showed that 40% of American Internet users
    get most of their national/international news from the Internet, vs.
    35% for newspapers — the first time the Internet has overtaken
    newspapers. [Pew Research 2008]
    -28% of European Internet users surveyed admitted to reading
    newspapers less frequently as a result of the availability of news
    online. 62% said they are now turning to the Internet as a main source
    of news instead of traditional media. [EIAA Mediascope]

    Some common corrections,
    -We don’t show entire articles from newspapers. Rather, we show just
    enough for users to identify the stories they’re interested in — a
    headline, short snippet and a link to the publisher’s site — and we
    direct users to those news sites to read the stories
    -For Google News, the primary goal is not to generate revenue but to
    help users find high-quality information produced by journalists.
    While connecting users to news is an important service, the money we
    make from ads that accompany search queries related to news and
    current events accounts for only a tiny fraction of our overall search
    -Newspapers have been suffering from both declining circulation and
    declining ad revenue. Paid circulation as a fraction of the population
    is now about half what it was in 1960, and advertisers are finding
    lots of other ways — including TV and the Internet — to find
    targeted audiences. So far, online advertising hasn’t come close to
    offsetting the plunging revenue from newspapers’ print business; in
    the U.S., it still comprises only 5% of their revenue. It’s a painful
    transition period, but we’re working with newspapers and news
    publishers of all kinds on ways to ensure that journalism thrives on
    the web.

  • uranaishi 8:56 pm on February 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

    Ray Kurzweil speaks to us! 

    So on Wednesday I sent out e-mail invitations to the real-life people in our show. . .a couple of hours later, Ray Kurzweill (!) e-mailed me back with this response:

    Thanks, Jocelyn and Kimberly,

    It sounds very interesting and I’m flattered to be included in the way you describe. Unfortunately my travel schedule won’t allow me to be there but if there is a video or web archive of these events I would be interested.

    Best of luck with the performances!


    Followed a few minutes later by:

    If you can send me a land address I’ll be happy to send inscribed copies of my recent books. Best, Ray


    • kimberlymj 9:03 am on February 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Yay us!

      Did Kurz really use an emoticon?

  • uranaishi 4:14 am on February 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Photos, Stumble-through   


    An album of all the pictures I took at the stumble-through!

  • kimberlymj 7:55 pm on February 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Cyborg Style!

    Underneath Kate Moss.

  • jessicafaith 7:53 am on February 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: robots,   

    Living with Robots 

    It’s a Honda commercial, but there’s some interesting imagery there…

    • kimberlymj 8:03 pm on February 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Love the “uncanny valley” graph. Must be why we found Laughing Sal and the drunken mime so disturbing.

  • kimberlymj 5:49 pm on February 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Our bodies, our selves

    Hearts can literally break: news for all you cyborgs.’s_Most_Popular

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