Archive for March 2011


Trying Out Storify

March 23rd, 2011 — 12:31pm

A few days ago, I received my invitation to try out Storify, a tool that helps journalists tell coherent stories using social media by aggregating from across different services.

I’m playing with it now, and I’m thinking of publishing a little story tracking the controversy over the bike lane on Prospect Park West in Brooklyn. It seems to me that the story here is about the media coverage of the bike lane rather than the bike lane itself. It’s received an inordinate amount of ink for one single bike lane.

I’m all for bike-friendly neighborhoods, but as an outsider who doesn’t ride and has lived in Brooklyn for only a few months, the whole thing makes me sigh equally at the bike advocates and their opponents.

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On Pavement: New iPhone App May Save Time For MTA Commuters

March 22nd, 2011 — 2:19pm

Pavement Pieces has published my story on SubwayArrival, a new iPhone app that uses crowd-sourced data to predict train times. The piece originally aired on NYU Now, our weekly news program.

You can download a copy of the free app from iTunes.

Check it out and let me know what you think in the comments.

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Sunday Setlist: March 20

March 20th, 2011 — 11:00am

No, I wasn’t at SXSW this week. But I still have some tunes for you, so enjoy!

What have you been listening to? Let me know in the comments.

Admiral Fallow: “Squealing Pigs”

This Scottish six-piece opened for Frightened Rabbit on tour a few months ago. They’re cut from a similar mold, but Admiral Fallow is driven by a more acoustic sound (with woodwinds!) than their former tour mates. AF is playing Mercury Lounge tonight.

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