Dave was in New York last week and visited the New York Times, meeting many of the Times people we follow on Twitter. So we talked about that.
WordPress made an important announcement: that it was implementing the Twitter API. Dave: “It’s a beautiful move.” Respectful, but also insidious. We talked about that and what the phrase “to implement” means in software.
Update: And now Tumblr has done the same thing.
There was also news in the strange world of url shorteners; we sorted through that a bit.
Tumblr, Posterous, WordPress, Twitter: both Dave and Jay use them all as writing platforms. But where then is “home?” Dave’s working on it!
Jay explained his mock-up for explainthis.org and the reactions he’s gotten so far to the idea. (“What’s your question? Journalists are standing by…”) A site like this would be part of the rebooted system of news, he says.
Jay’s been Tweeting and talking a lot about (the demonic) Demand Media. Well, it must have worked because the CEO of that company got in touch and Jay has an interview scheduled with him. We talked about that.
Update: the interview with Demand Media’s Richard Rosenblatt ran at ReadWriteWeb.
Here’s the MP3 for Rebooting the News #37, recorded Dec. 15, 2009…