Ron Lieber / New York Times:
Zagat Survey Aims to Regain Its Online Balance — BACK in the early '80s, when the Zagat Survey was still just a single sheet of legal-size paper that Nina and Tim Zagat gave to friends and colleagues, they learned that their list of the best restaurants in New York had been reproduced — en masse — inside Citibank.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
4chan Wages War on Tumblr: Whoever Wins, We All Lose (Updated) — At 5pm today the unruly message board 4chan plans to take down the blogging platform Tumblr. 4chan has successfully cowed everyone from Gene Simmons to the Tea Party, but they may have finally met their match.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Urlesque and Runnin' Scared, more at Techmeme »
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Did Tumblr Just Reverse Take Down 4Chan?
Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared: 4chan vs. Tumblr: Why a Message Board Beefing With a Blogging Platform …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The kids are all right — Yesterday, I held a session on privacy and publicness as part of a news literacy event held at Baruch's journalism school, intending to exploit these young people by interviewing them — rather than lecturing them — for my book on publicness and privacy.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
The Daily Me is Here Already — It's Called Twitter — One of the interesting questions that have been asked on Quora, the question-and-answer site (whose cofounder I interviewed recently) is a question about “personalized news” and why so many startups had tried to solve the problem and failed.
The NYT's attempt to fix the budget — In the wake of his excellent rent-vs-buy calculator, David Leonhardt has helped create another interactive tool, this one called “You Fix the Budget”. He writes: … It's a good idea in theory, and I even played the game myself …
Discussion: New York Times, FlowingData and Whatever
Nathan Yau / FlowingData: You fix the budget puzzle
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
Tina Brown: And for her next trick... When she succeeds, it's dazzling. And when she fails, she just bounces right back. So what might be the fate of the latest publishing venture to bear the imprint of the quintessential Brit in New York? — In Evelyn Waugh's Scoop …
The critic Thomas Frank misled the readers of Harpers about my interview with Demand Media's CEO. And when I say “misled” I am being polite. — In the December issue of Harper's (a magazine I have been published in, though it was years ago) the acerbic and frequently brilliant cultural critic Thomas Frank …
John C Abell / Epicenter:
Why Isn't Netflix on Android? Not Secure Enough To Suit Hollywood — The Netflix streaming app has been available on iPhones and iPads for months, and this month was released for Windows 7. Why isn't it available for Android? Netflix says it's because they can't get a secure enough DRM …
Discussion: GigaOM and Business Wire
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: Even Netflix Can't Avoid Android Fragmentation
Chloe Albanesius / Business Wire: Netflix Only Coming to ‘Select’ Android Phones Next Year
Tavi / style rookie:
it's happening. — You guys may know how I feel about Sassy. You also may know that I've been babbling about how I think our generation should get one, too. Jane Pratt, founding editor and then EIC of Sassy, also became aware, and emailed me, and we've met a couple times …
Discussion: New York Observer and Styleite
Hunter Walker / New York Observer: Jane Pratt Teams Up With Teen Blogger For New Magazine
Julia Rubin / Styleite: Tavi Is Launching A ‘Sassy Of Today’ With Jane Pratt
How Britain and the web are changing American journalism — Toby Harnden is the Daily Telegraph's US Editor, based in Washington DC. You can read more about Toby here. His email is email@example.com and he is @tobyharnden on Twitter. — How Britain and the web are changing stuffy American journalism
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Twitter's Biz Stone Talks About Growth and Local Ads — Biz Stone, a co-founder of Twitter, and Sean Garrett, the company's director of communications, visited The Times this week to talk about the current state of Twitter and plans for the company over the next few years.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Why iPad Magazine Apps Suck: They're Defined By The Past, Not The Future — Earlier this year, we suggested that the media industy's infatuation with the iPad as some sort of savior was going to result in serious disappointment. Part of the reason was that the media industry was salivating …