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In the Loop: January 14, 2010 Archive

Media predictions 2010: Conan, MySpace and newspapers all lose big time

Posted at 12:29 PM on January 14, 2010 by Sanden Totten (0 Comments)

A few weeks before the whole Leno / Conan Tonight Show shuffle, one savvy writer called the whole thing is a post about media predictions for 2010. She also made a host of other prognostications covering everything from the fate of Newspapers to an upcoming crisis for Facebook.

The post was by a lady named Catharine Taylor, and since she was correct about her first claim, we decided to hear out her other claims as well. We spoke to her in a studio in New York and got the rest of her forecast for the media landscape in 2010.

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Crisis mapping the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti

Posted at 3:55 PM on January 14, 2010 by Sanden Totten (1 Comments)

The great thing about the Internet is that it's full of useful information. The bad thing about the Internet is that making sense of that information can be a monumental task. Especially when something like the recent earthquake in Haiti happens.There are reports, blog posts, YouTube videos, Facebook pictures and tweets flooding the web. But how to find the specific bit of information you need?

In step the crisis mappers. Crisis mapping is a global movement where enlightened tech nerds built an maintain a map full of useful information about a certain location. One site, Ushahidi, already has a map up and running to track events in Haiti. To find out more about this project, how it works and how it's helping, we called Ory Okolloh, Executive Director of Ushahidi.

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