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#ColumbiaUniversity Study: #Journalists Still Needed in #News

#ColumbiaUniversity Study: #Journalists Still Needed in #News

A major study released by Columbia University's Tow Center for Digital Journalism concluded that computer generated articles, crowdsourcing and bloggers are not expected to replace professional journalists. The report, titled "Post-Industrial Journalism," said that the technological information boom [Full Story…]

Wiki-Conference Coming To NYU This Weekend

Wiki-Conference Coming To NYU This Weekend

The 2nd annual Wiki-Conference New York will be held at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts this weekend starting Saturday August 28.  Participation in the 'modified unconference' is free and the panels are open source, i.e. they should be organized and proposed/scheduled independently [Full Story…]

The NY Tech Meetup is Not a Business Meetup

The NY Tech Meetup is Not a Business Meetup

NYConvergence ORIGINALBy Jim Flood During last night's monthly NY Tech Meetup at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, one audience question really got under MC Nate Westheimer's skin. The founders of startup Philo, a social network/check-in app based around TV viewing, had just [Full Story…]

Web Optimist Shirky Answers Time Mag Q &A

Web Optimist Shirky Answers Time Mag Q &A

In a Time  Q&A, NYU professor Clay Shirky, whose book Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age paints a positive picture of online activity, said that in order to use cognitive surplus for good we should be talking to all members of society about participating. We [Full Story…]

Clay Shirky Talks and Startups Demo at NY Tech Meetup

Clay Shirky Talks and Startups Demo at NY Tech Meetup

NYConvergence ORIGINALLast night at NYU's Skirball Center For The Performing Arts, it became clear that the NY Tech Meetup had settled in nicely to its new home when guest MC Dina Kaplan, co-founder of Blip.tv, announced a capacity crowd of 850 people in attendance.  The packed house [Full Story…]

NYU Web Optimist Clay Shirky Profiled

NYU Web Optimist Clay Shirky Profiled

Clay Shirky, the NYU interactive telecommunication professor who considers himself a Web optimist, was profiled in the New York Observer recently. His latest book, Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age, was published by Penguin Press on June 10. The Observer describes it as [Full Story…]

The NY Tech Meetup Wants You To Do Good

The NY Tech Meetup Wants You To Do Good

NYConvergence ORIGINAL by: Amy Berryhill Social good was the focus of the February NY Tech Meetup, where over six hundred people assembled to hear what New York needs from the technology community. The event raised $14,000 for Partners in Health, but goal for the evening was larger. The goal was to [Full Story…]

Ignite NYC Brings Big Ideas To Small Time Slots

Ignite NYC Brings Big Ideas To Small Time Slots

NYConvergence ORIGINAL by: Amy Berryhill Ignite NYC hosted a varied set of presenters last night, each of whom got the mic for five minutes to inspire the crowd with a rant, rave or random thought. The first hour brought all three.Lee Sean Hepnova started the evening off with a rant. "A [Full Story…]

Yahoo! Hosts Open Hack 2009 in NYC this Weekend

Yahoo! Hosts Open Hack 2009 in NYC this Weekend

Open Hack 2009 - NYC, an opportunity for developers to build "interesting" and "innovative" applications using Yahoo! tools and technologies over a 24-hour period, kicked off this morning.  Clay Shirky was the keynote speaker and the event runs through Saturday, October 10, [Full Story…]

Yahoo! to Host Open Hack 2009 in New York City

Yahoo! to Host Open Hack 2009 in New York City

Open Hack 2009 - NYC will be an opportunity for developers to build "interesting" and "innovative" applications using Yahoo! tools and technologies over a 24-hour period.  It kicks off Friday, October 9, with a keynote by Clay Shirky at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in [Full Story…]