2009

Matt Stafford wired

If you’ve got 6 minutes, watch this video. NFL films routinely wires up players for audio – typically to include snippets of hits or sideline banter in end-of-season highlight reels. But what happened during the Lions/Browns game two weekends ago was remarkable – and listening to the...

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Defending bloggers’ free speech

Yesterday, CNN.com published an opinion piece I wrote. It’s a topic that’s not new to my readers – I’ve been writing about the striking similarities between pamphlets and social media for years (2003, 2009) and more recently read up on George Orwell’s focus on pamphlets as a...

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U.S. Caselaw in Google Scholar

Last night, an important new feature launched on Google Scholar: more than 80 years of US federal caselaw (including tax and bankruptcy courts) and over 50 years of state caselaw is now fully searchable online, for free at Google Scholar. This project is the culmination of much...

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Twitter list word cloud

I’ve been enjoying Twitter Lists in the last week… for those that don’t know, Lists gives others the ability to “curate” Twitter IDs into groups. You can see which lists I’ve been added to by clicking here. It struck me that this is the first time I’ve...

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What Would Augsburg Do?

A couple weeks ago I attended the fall board meeting for Augsburg Fortress. Augsburg is a publisher affiliated with the ELCA, which is the largest Lutheran denomination in the United States. My connection to Augsburg is a result of a speech I gave to a group of...

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BlogWorld Expo recap

I was in Las Vegas last week to attend BlogWorld Expo, and had a terrific time. Events like these are as much about the conversations in the hallways (and, if you’re a speaker, the speaker ready room), and this year’s BWE was no exception. My presentation on...

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