Byte sized #9: The judging women edition

There's been some great conversation on the web lately about women and their work. My favourite by far is a two-for-one. Jess Zimmerman asks over at The Toast, "Where's my Cut?": On Unpaid Emotional Labor. The article is thought-provoking but the discussion over at Metafilter about it is pretty stunning, if only for the list of emotional labour … Continue reading Byte sized #9: The judging women edition

Byte sized #5: The Traffic Factories and more

If you're fascinated by how journalists/sites/brands get content online and measure its success, Caitlin Petre's report The Traffic Factories: Metrics at Chartbeat, Gawker Media, and The New York Times at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism is totally worth a read. A tip of the hat to Jim Romenesko's blog for that one, lo these months … Continue reading Byte sized #5: The Traffic Factories and more

Byte sized #2: Reply All and the Girl Guides, plus bonus Alanis

This week's Reply All, episode #28, Shipped To Timbuktu, made me cry. Find out how adults running Girl Guides, to loosely quote one of the interviewees, "saved the childhoods" of children living in a concentration camp. Not even kidding. #ICYMI: It's Gen X theme week, probably because everything is suddenly turning 20. Soraya Roberts over at Hazlitt looks … Continue reading Byte sized #2: Reply All and the Girl Guides, plus bonus Alanis

Byte sized #1

Stories catching my eye right now: It's the 20th anniversary of Microserfs! Alex Pappademas over at Grantland takes an in-depth look at tech culture, and tech culture storytelling, in the 90s. Will Oremus at Slate reports moments are having a moment. Maybe you can take some snackable content along. Are we entering a world without work? Derek Thompson … Continue reading Byte sized #1