Rebooting the News #82

In Podcast on February 14, 2011 by Jay Rosen

Today on Rebooting the News #82 we discussed:

Jay quit Quora over the weekend. One more corporate blogging silo (a phrase that’s getting traction) was a bridge too far.

Dave at “We’ll do much better if there are a million personal blogging silos instead of one or two huge corporate blogging silos. The corporate ones are too easy for governments to control without the people knowing they’re being controlled. In the case of Twitter, the freedom-loving founders will eventually leave, and the new management will likely care more about return on investment than All The News That’s Fit To Tweet. And Facebook has never been about freedom. They desperately want to get into China, as does Google (again) and that’s going to involve compromise, at least on behalf of the Chinese populace. What they learn about control can and probably already is being applied around the world, including the US.”

Dave’s post: Find me stuff I’m interested in. Where the personalization of news hasn’t gone yet.

“It’s important that people learn to manage their own infrastructure. It’s going to happen, we can do it. We can make servers much easier to set up and maintain, and do more stuff that’s meaningful to people like the people in Egypt fighting for freedom. By spreading out we’re harder to stop.”

Jay’s post, The “Twitter Can’t Topple Dictators” Article: a genre analysis. “What’s the appeal? … here’s a guess: almost everyone who cares about such a discussion is excited about the Internet. Almost everyone is a little wary of being fooled by The Amazing and getting carried away. When we nod along with Twitter Can’t Topple Dictators we’re assuring ourselves that our excitement is contained, that we’re being realistic, mature, grown-up about it.”

“Some day an historian is going to write a fine book on how American journalism came to see calling out lies as taking sides.” Link.

Here’s the show; hope you like it.

7 Responses to “Rebooting the News #82”

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Jay Rosen , Bora Zivkovic, Chris Rauber,, k pham and others. k pham said: RT @jayrosen_nyu: Rebooting the News #82 with me and Dave Winer Quitting corporate blogging silos. Owning your own inf … […]

  2. Jay – your kids have it too easy when you do pop quizes 🙂 Baltic Sea – between Scandinavia and the lowlands/Benelux? Better check this:

  3. […] as strong an urge to transcribe part of the show as I feel with the following 9-minute passage from episode 82, recorded on February 14, 2011. Forgive the occasional typos and other […]

  4. […] transcribing the pertinent 9-minute passage from RBTN 82 and offering some conceptual input to the idea of developing a personalized recommendation system […]

  5. […] to cut out the 9-minute audio corresponding to my transcript of a passage from Rebooting the News, episode 82, and embed it in the same blog […]

  6. […] That’s an idealistic narrative for what Jay Rosen and Dave Winer call a “corporate blogging silo” that could bow to government pressure when business models are threatened. They discuss a troubling counter-narrative in Rebooting the News #82. […]

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