Rapid Fire – Thursday, October 16

Will Algorithms Make Human Editors Obsolete? Not If Journalists Collaborate – Publishing 2.0

“Will algorithms replace human editors on the web? It’s a bogeyman question on one level, but ask any news site about the percentage of traffic they get from search engines — and what the trend looks like — and you’ll realize that algorithms are increasingly deciding what we pay attention to, what is important, what is relevant.” – The problem here is that traditional media has largely thrown up its hands in the face of Digg, et. al. rather than employing the smartest and brightest inside and outside their industry to come up with new, better, more interesting ideas that define their role in this new world.

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“But, I think it is about time that they stop worrying so much about their content being streamed through other popular websites such as YouTube. For example,  Last week’s episode of Saturday Night Live, which featured Tina Fey as Gov. Sarah Palin was a huge hit online, but within hours of upload, NBC’s attorneys were issuing take-down notices to YouTube.”

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Social Media Monitoring and Analysis with SM2 from Techrigy

“SM2 is a software solution designed specifically for PR and Marketing Agencies to monitor and measure social media. As businesses and consumers increasingly utilize and rely on social media, your agency needs the best tools and expertise to stay competitive.”

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Apps Amuck

Apps Amuck has developed a daily training program to help you learn how to develop iPhone apps. Very cool project, broken down into easily palatable pieces. As soon as I get some time, I’m all over this!

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Companies create social networking sites for their staffs | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Business Casual

“Sabre spokesman Al Comeaux came up with the idea after employees in far-flung offices said they felt disconnected. SabreTown aims to link employees, make them feel part of the team and better share company resources. That’s a challenge when 9,000 employees are spread across 59 countries, including about 2,700 in Southlake.”

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Interview Week: Dara Crowfoot, DePaulQuad.com : SquaredPeg.com: Thoughts on Higher Ed Recruitment

“Today we’re talking with Dara Crowfoot from DePaul University about DePaulQuad.com, a social network exclusively for parents of current students.  This hit my radar a while back and it was great to talk with Dara and learn more about the initiative, so I wanted to share it with you.”

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Phantom Fish – Byline – Google Reader on the go.

Very cool iPhone app, which is really an iPhone reader for your Google Reader feeds. I might actually switch to Google Reader!

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