The original and perhaps best known instance of Homicide Watch, Homicide Watch DC, is shutting down. I have a whole lot of thoughts, feelings, and opinions here, but founder Laura Amico has a wonderful summary I can't beat: The question I’m most often asked about Homicide Watch DC is what... [Read More]
"Screening 'The Interview' will demonstrate the U.S. Congress's support of the freedom of speech."
So would’ve passing a journalist shield law or FOIA reform or NSA reform but sure, go with a movie screening. Of course, Rep. Sherman's whole-hearted defense of the Free Flow of Information Act of 2007, withdrawn in 2008, boiled down to you can trust the Justice Department ("So I would... [Read More]
The perfect Bloody Mary?
* Tito's Bacon Vodka * Candied bacon
What's the diff'erence between me and you?
Having just updated MuckRock's Terms of Service, I was interested to see how Gawker's Kinja TOS had changed. I ran a full diff here.
"Twitter is what we wanted it to be."
If you think about the impact Twitter has on the world versus Instagram, it’s pretty significant. It’s at least apples to oranges. Twitter is what we wanted it to be. It’s this realtime information network where everything in the world that happens on Twitter—important stuff breaks on Twitter and world... [Read More]