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Is this the first-ever TV commercial about e-book lending?
February 19, 2013 | 8:57 pm

Metropolitan Library System logoGood e-Reader ran an interesting post earlier today about Oklahoma’s Metropolitan Library System, which took the unprecedented step back in December 2012 of advertising its e-book lending services on broadcast television. According to the post, the 60-second spot was developed by the library system's own IT department. It ran for about two weeks on the area's Fox and CW affiliate stations, and for roughly a month on local cable channels. And as the library system's marketing director, Kim Terry, explained, "over 1,700 new customers began using our eMedia site since the commercial started running, which was a 22 percent increase over the previous month.” Perhaps not surprisingly,...

Internet media has its ‘Dewey defeats Truman’ moment
June 30, 2012 | 10:15 pm

dewey-defeats-trumanWe’ve probably all seen that famous photo of the victorious President Harry S Truman triumphantly holding up a copy of the Chicago Tribune that called the election results for the other side. For decades it has been the exemplar of the hazards of jumping to conclusions, as well as the problems of gathering facts quickly when the speed of communication is limited, But could such a thing happen in the high-speed Internet age? It seems the answer is yes. The Dewey vs. Truman incident happened because at the time the Tribune had to go to press several hours earlier...

Wikipedia founder Jimbo Wales creates censorship controversy, surrenders editing privileges
May 10, 2010 | 2:04 pm

Here’s an interesting story on Making Light, with more details at the “Fandom Wank” blog. Last month, Larry Sanger (co-founder of Wikipedia, founder of competing crowd-sourced encyclopedia Citizendium) reported to the FBI that Wikipedia was hosting images that could be considered child pornography. (Later, Wiki admins noted that they had checked with their legal department and been informed the images did not violate federal law, nor had they heard from the FBI in response to Sanger’s complaint.) A couple of weeks ago, Fox News picked up the story and began asking corporate donors to the Wikimedia Foundation “if...

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