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Young Adults Text Twice As Much, Often

Some 73 percent of cellphone owners text message, with 31 percent preferring a text to an actual phone call, according to data released today by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Heavy text users, or those that send and receive more than 50 messages a day, preferred text to talk 55 percent of the time....…[more]

How Journalists Should Record Phone Calls

How Journalists Should Record Phone Calls

Let’s talk more about recording phone calls. Last week, I showed you why you shouldn’t opt for Google Voice when you need to record a journalism interview. Were you convinced? I don’t like going…[more]

Pew Research Center Releases Surprising Stats on Mobile Adoption

Pew Research Center Releases Surprising Stats on Mobile Adoption

WOW! These stats are really fascinating. People are trending away from wired internet access toward being exclusively mobile. What does this mean for journalism initiatives that are launching? Think m…[more]

5 iPhone Apps No Journo Should Be Without

5 iPhone Apps No Journo Should Be Without

It’s no secret times are changing. Now more than ever the power to report lies in the palm of your hand. The catch? It’s up to you to get the most out of your mobile device. The New York T…[more]

13% of Adult Internet Users Have Used Twitter [Research]


We just posted a study yesterday from the Pew Internet and American Life Project on internet telephone use that many people (including our staff) found really surprising. Today another interesting study is out showing that 13% of internet users have used Twitter with non-whites leading the pack. According to Pew the study shows a significant…

iRig Mic: From iPhone to Studio

What’s the hottest gadget on the iPhone reporter’s wish-list? Probably the newly debuted iRig Mic by IK Multimedia. At roughly $60 the handheld condenser microphone offers an affordable addition to the flexibility and control of iPhone’s touchy internal mic.

No Equipment Necessary: In the Field with just an iPhone

The New York Times recently made headlines when it announced it would be outfitting its band of reporters with iPhones to shoot, edit, and upload multimedia from the field, but how does it hold up when put to the test?

Haiti Earthquake Living Lab for Using New Media

New Knight Foundation funded report, Media, Information Systems and Communities: Lessons from Haiti, states in part: The [earthquake] relief efforts quickly became a living laboratory for new applications such as SMS (short message service) texting, interactive online maps and radio-cell phone hybrids. These tools were applied to urgent tasks such as guiding search-and-rescue teams, locating…

SoCon07 Co-Producer Jeff Haynie Gets $9 million Investment

Wow, congratulations Jeff Haynie, founder of Appcelerator. This week venture capitalists pumped $9 million into his company which is producing mobile and computer based apps via a development community, which now stands at nearly 80,000 developers. Haynie was one of the co-producers of our SoCon07 and now of course we hope he comes back for…

A Smart Phone Will Be in Everyone’s Future, Prepare Now

In a Newsweek article about the rapid growth of Google’s Android phone, there is this paragraph: By next year 5 billion mobile phones will be in service, out of a total world population of about 7 billion, according to Yankee Group, a high-tech research firm. Most of those will be “feature phones” with limited capabilities….