3 ways digital media is turning us into 2nd graders

We are all regressing. And I have proof from an authoritative source: the state of children’s books. The underlying reasons lie in the digital means by which we communicate, forcing increased — and often unreasonable — expectations of speed and brevity, no matter how complicated the concept. My evidence for declaring this probable cause and… Read More


Cheezburger opens a new chapter: Beautiful photos

Cheezburger, the oddball Seattle based network of humor sites, is best known for its captions on funny cat photos and videos of vomiting hang gliders. But it’s not all about the laughter over at the Cheeburger world headquarters in lower Queen Anne. The company just introduced a new site called Five Minute Getaway which isn’t funny… Read More

Arrington (Randy Stewart photo)

“Unpaid Blogger” Michael Arrington departs TechCrunch

A near two week saga at TechCrunch has come to a close. Kind of. Founder Michael Arrington has officially stepped down from the influential technology news site that he started just over six years ago in order to become a full-time venture capitalist. AOL issued this statement this morning: “The TechCrunch acquisition has been a success for… Read More


Laid off copywriter honored for travel blog The Everywhereist

Seattle’s Geraldine DeRuiter started the travel blog, The Everywhereist, after losing her job as a copywriter. Now, she says the layoff was one of the best things that’s ever happened to her. DeRuiter is getting some additional props today, with The Everywhereist being named by Time magazine as one of the “Best Blogs of 2011.” DeRuiter… Read More