Category Archives: media

The future of print books – crystal ball gazing

robinna/ December 31, 2013/ Technology, History of Technology, Culture, media/ 0 comments

Over the past few months, if not years, I keep reading about print books becoming obsolete. I don’t think that will happen – at least, not entirely. I see parallels between print books and vinyl. In high school, I worked in a record store that was transitioning from vinyl to CDs (cassettes and albums kind of co-existed, but CDs were

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Social media/ Web2.0 — the world is different (with video)

robinna/ July 12, 2010/ Technology, social media, media, web 2.0+/ 0 comments

Although this web2.0 video has been around a while, the concepts and technologies presented are still relevant. In some ways web 2.0/social media is a change from how we do things, but in other ways not. We’ve always collaborated and worked together. Anyhow, thinking towards web3.0 (when are we going to stop naming it, and it just becomes the web?),

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For those of you who use Hulu to watch TV

robinna/ November 11, 2009/ media, life 2.0+/ 0 comments

Oh yeah, Hulu Desktop is now out for Fedora and Ubuntu, and others. Also, for those of you who blog/create content online, you can now embed TV shows, etc. from Hulu into your sites.Check out Hulu Labs for all of the info.

Question of the day: download video from facebook

robinna/ October 27, 2009/ social media, meetups/conferences, question of the day, that's cool, media, tutorials, web 2.0+, life 2.0+/ 0 comments

There are a few different ways to download a video from facebook, none of which are built in to facebook. You can dig around in the internet cache for (IE) or Firefox or if you use Firefox you can add this wonderful little GreaseMonkey script that creates a download link right at the video in facebook. Whoa, now that is

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Going to the Movies (NC Archives)

robinna/ July 24, 2009/ media, life 2.0+/ 0 comments

sounds cool!——————-Going to the Show ( documents and illuminates the experience of movies and moviegoing in North Carolina from the introduction of projected motion pictures (1896) to the end of the silent film era (circa 1930). Through its innovative use of more than 750 Sanborn® Fire Insurance maps of forty-five towns and cities between 1896 and 1922, the project situates

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Various links: academia online, sustainability of digital projects, LC and Cloud storage, web tools & more

robinna/ July 20, 2009/ media, XHTML/XML/CSS, web 2.0+, yahoo/ 0 comments

Link roundup… Lots to read and consider and ponder…. Very cool…Thousands of video lectures from the world’s top scholars. a multi-year, international exploration of the strategies being used to support digital initiatives over the long term. Social networking site for researchers aims to make academic papers a thing of the past LC tests cloud storage Yahoo pipes… if you haven’t

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Media as public square

robinna/ October 23, 2008/ social media, my projects, media, life 2.0+/ 0 comments

The second annual Peabody-Smithgall Lecture will feature UGA grad Pat Mitchell, a former PBS president and the current CEO and president of the Paley Center for Media in New York. She’ll speak on the topic “Media As Public Square.” ..very interesting! stream o’ conscious thoughts while they are fresh> media responsibility, media influence, digital divide vs. digital democracy, we are

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Convert text to mp3

robinna/ August 15, 2008/ tools/tips, media/ 1 comments is a free online service which converts text (type it in or copy + paste) to a downloadable audio mp3. Choices include: male or female voice, English or Spanish language, and then a couple of choices for quality. I’m not sure how well it works with a large chunk of scientific or medical text, but still an interesting project.

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Hulu, not hula — free streaming video — movies, tv, and more.

robinna/ March 16, 2008/ that's cool, media/ 1 comments

The ad-supported streaming video site, and product of a partnership between NBC Universal and Fox, is opening its doors to the general public tomorrow after approximately five months in private beta. For the first time, users will be able to freely stream Hulu’s Flash-based, ad-supported TV and movie content….. Updated Techmeme article list here: Hulu live here: