JAV on TECH

A key driving force in this new equilibrium is the role of the media -- and, more specifically, the rise of the "me" in media
On Twitter, do you follow people on whose lives -- whose fundamental set of realities -- are completely different than your own? Or have you created a digital echo chamber, following people who already share your interests and already think the way you do?
Like all influential and complex entrepreneurs, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is many things to many people. But he is, first and foremost, our young century's first Millennial CEO.
Jumo offers an unprecedented hub for non-profit groups and organizations and announces the arrival of a major player, and possibly a game changer, in an industry that in the past has struggled to innovate and collaborate.
Whatever else The Social Network is, the film represents the biggest culmination yet of old media's disdain and misreading of new media. It's a movie about social networking born out of a fundamental disconnect.
Exactly how has technology changed the journalist's role? This is a golden age for journalism, a time for experimentation, entrepreneurship and creativity. Individual journalists must take full advantage of it.
Technology plays a central role in how the media evolves. That's the underlying theme shared by the winners of the Knight Foundation's Knight News Challenge, which this year awarded $2.74 million to 12 projects.
Judging from the hype that preceded its arrival -- the cover of Time magazine! and Newsweek! endless chatter from media folks looking for a Messiah to technophiles anxious to get their hands on the latest gadget -- you'd think everyone was clamoring for an iPad. Well, not quite.
Forget CPAC. Never mind the DLC. Personal Democracy Forum (PdF) serves as the quintessential hub of examining where politics is headed in our tech-centric, increasingly mobile, socially connected 21st century.
We're living in a transition stage -- a very exciting time in which the "me" in "media" continually and more effectively flexes its muscles. The media's resurrection depends on its understanding of that reality. Not on the shiny, new iPad.
Does the social Web -- the blogging, tweeting, Facebooking Internet -- work better for insurgent candidates? The answer, of course, is not that simple. If it were, Ron Paul would be president by now.
Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook and the architect behind Obama's ground-breaking social networking platform, creates Jumo.com. Think of it as philanthropy, volunteerism and social networking all rolled up into one.
March 15 is the 25th birthday of the revolutionary dot.com. And as the celebratory site www.25yearsof.com points out: "1985's most lasting contribution turned out to be three letters and a punctuation mark."
And so it begins -- the online war to define Elena Kagan, whom President Obama nominated early Monday to be the 112th justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
We all must play a role in developing the Internet's future. So record a video, go on CitizenTube, and upload a question to the the Federal Communication Commission.
Who needs a yearly Macworld in San Francisco when, as the release of the iPad last month showed, we're living in bigger, non-stop Mac world? Through its Apple stores -- and, just as important, through its own web site -- Apple reaches and educates its customers.
The Web is flat. Online, using social media, we've become each others' witnesses -- both in spreading the news of the Haitian earthquake and in responding to the tremendous need. And also in accounting for 4,000 Americans still missing.
Memo to news organizations and publishers who think the glossy, state-of-the-art Apple tablet is the answer to your prayers. Steve Jobs sent a clear message during the launch of the new iPad: It's the content, stupid!
No other electronics company -- no other technology company, really -- has dominated the past 10 years the way Apple has. Which, of course, explains the buzz surrounding Apple's latest creation.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who can serve as the Web's first global diplomat, delivered the most important speech about Internet freedom given by a top U.S. official.