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wanted: more Twitterers

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


We started the Twitter feature in early March. So far, it’s been relatively successful. It’s served as a tip for several blog posts, tracked the fire at Dave’s Recycling, and served as a live blog for a political debate. But what can be done to increase its usefulness?

EVDO in the Valley?

Friday, March 28, 2008


I saw a tweet about this a few hours ago, and just saw Briggman’s post on — apparently Verizon’s Evolution-Data (EVDO) high-speed, third generation wireless broadband network now includes Harrisonburg, or at least parts of the area.

Are local NPR stations in trouble?

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Ken Stern was ousted as the CEO of NPR last week. Some say his removal was about protecting the local stations, because Stern was leading the way in digital content delivery; offering NPR content on the web, and leaving stations like WMRA with little to offer listeners in terms of unique content. Tom DuVal, station […]

SVTC Tech Nite 8.0

Thursday, March 6, 2008


Last night was the 8th installment of the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council’s awards gala. The nominees were announced a few weeks ago and the winners were announced last night. There was an interesting mix of young tech entrepreneurs and larger area businesses of all kinds that have been in the valley for years. If you […]

Twitter experiment

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


I’ve been aware of Twitter for a while now. Initially, I disregarded it as another waste of time — a place to type mind-numbingly boring narcissistic drivel — along the lines of “what I’m doing” updates on MySpace and Facebook. But something citizen journalism advocate, Jeff Jarvis, recently posted on his blog made me give […]

WMRA feeds

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


WMRA/WEMC recently recently upgraded their website to include RSS and podcast feeds for their local and state news stories. Last week, WHSV announced a newer “easier to navigate” website. In October 2006, The Breeze added feeds, but lost them shortly thereafter, and apparently never fixed it. The DNR added feeds sometime in 2005. Still waiting […]

“deadlines only apply to print media”

Friday, February 22, 2008


I haven’t really noticed that TV3’s website is “easier to navigate” (Is it? If so, how?) but I did notice four new videos up on their site that appear to be little jabs at the DNR’s E-edition.

the other tower

Thursday, February 14, 2008


The top story from the county yesterday and today is that the BoS voted not to allow Shentel to erect a 150 foot cell tower in Massanetta Springs (as it would mar the view). But a week ago, this cell tower on the corner of Chesapeake and Grace wasn’t there. It mysteriously appeared late last […]

One Court Square

Thursday, January 24, 2008


Last year, there were some setbacks in the city’s high tech plans other than the IPv6 flop. One Court Square, that empty building between TV3 and First Presbyterian Church downtown, was once touted as the new home for high tech businesses downtown.

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