NYT: Survey Finds ‘Opinion Leaders’ Logging On for Political News: “What the Americans who have flocked to the Internet this campaign season have in comon is that they are much more likely than the average citizen to serve as an opinion leader in their community.… Nearly half have never before participated in organized politics, though they are now significantly more likely to donate money to candidates.” Politicals Influentials Online in the 2004 Presidential Campaign (PDF, 31.mb) by George Washington University’s Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet.
From Ryan at Dead Parrot Society: The book on ‘news is a conversation’: Pablo J. Boczkowski, a sociologist at MIT, is interested in the technical, and perhaps more importantly, the cultural aspects of online news delivery and content creation. He’s got a book coming out in April—“Digitizing the News: Innovations in Online Newspapers” — and judging by the the excerpt at OJR, it should be pretty interesting. It deals heavily with the growing realization that presenting news online means it’s no longer a one-way transaction.” Good reading all around.
LiveJournal: LJ Book: “Take all your entries extracted from your LiveJournal and make a PDF Document ready for printing.” At one point, we wanted to do the same thing with a PHP library and hook it into pMachine, but we didn’t have the time.