Monthly Archives for August 2008

tiger oboes

Did you ever think of playing oboe when you were a child? Probably not; in fact, it’s pretty much impossible for a child to play a standard oboe, with its complicated mechanics and steep lung requirements. My sister is an … Continue reading

28. August 2008 by Jill

data-driven parenting: tracking baby’s sleep online

Every book I’ve read about baby sleep – apart from Gina Ford who already has the perfect schedule worked out for you – recommends keeping track of when your baby sleeps for a few days or a week so you … Continue reading

27. August 2008 by Jill

where to find new web serials

Virginia Heffernan wrote about (video-based) web serials for the New York Times recently; she follows up on her blog with a list of recommended serials to try. She’s not been impressed by web serials after lonelygirl15, but continues to be … Continue reading

26. August 2008 by Jill

reading blogs is easier than writing a blog post while nursing…

I’m officially on maternity leave again and doing even less blogging – but I’ve been reading blogs more than I was. I’ve found that my iPod touch is a fabulous blog-reading tool for motherhood: it’s small and light enough to … Continue reading

22. August 2008 by Jill

what would be the most interesting topics to discuss in blogging?

Sveip is a television show on NRK 2 that deals with the web and what’s going on online. Siv Helberg, one of the anchors, called me yesterday and asked whether I’d be interested in doing some pieces on blogging with … Continue reading

14. August 2008 by Jill


Alex Halavais just blogged the unsyllabus for a class he’s teaching this semester on communication, media and society. I take it the idea of an unsyllabus is taken from the unconference concept, where participants brainstorm topics and organise discussions instead … Continue reading

13. August 2008 by Jill
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having “exclusive rights” in a region is a remnant of the twentieth century’s mass media

The tyranny of digital distance is most often experienced by people outside of the United States, who are expected to wait a season to watch the next episodes of a TV series they’re interested in, who are blocked out of … Continue reading

10. August 2008 by Jill
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festival dei blog

I would love to go to the Academic Barcamp that’s being held in Urbino in Italy the week before

05. August 2008 by Jill
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