Michael Morisy's Instant History

Michael Morisy's long-running (with many long rests) blog on media and technology.

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...

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...