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Retired Vancouver Sun tech journalist
Retired Vancouver Sun tech journalist

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Now I can add this to my at least half dozen other similar apps, though just keeping up with the news on my iPad is seeming like a lot of work to me these days.
AOL launches a major new push in the iPad news market today. Here's my breakdown after using a pre-launch build and talking with the VP of mobile:

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I alwayz needid a guid cupy editer, myslef.
My campaign to get Starbucks to change its "complementary wi-fi" web page continues.

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Here are a few ways Journalists are already using Plus. I predict Journalists will flock to G+, meanwhile Facebook will be for "consumers" http://ijnet.org/stories/three-ways-journalists-can-use-google-plus-reporting

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Demystifying Data Journalism: A 10-step guide (my J-School is now offering a course in data journalism, wish they had it when I was enrolled ;-)

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Did you know that this URL shows you all your social connections via Google? http://www.google.com/s2/u/0/search/social?hl=en#gc

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As a young reporter back at the dawn of time, I was asked three or four times to go to the house of a dead child or teenager and wheedle a photo of the child from grieving parents or whatever relative answered the door. This is not something that I had expected as a bright-eyed, idealistic eager beaver in my early twenties, but I did it.

Thinking about this today still makes me shudder, which only goes to show why I (a noted wimp) spent most of my career writing about entertainment and then technology.

Surprisingly, as described in the story below, all the families were happy to comply.

In one case — and this was a tragedy in which several members of the family were killed — by the time I got to the family home another reporter from a rival paper had already stripped every photo from the shelves and the family album to keep me and others from getting our hands on them.

I wonder if any of this is even mentioned in journalism school these days. Certainly, it does seem, in retrospect, Murdochian.

The link below is a general one to the home page of the Scottish Review, I can't get G+ it to refer to the exact story that carries the headline:

With ratlike cunning

and a plausible manner,

I intruded into private grief

http://www.scottishreview.net/KRoy151.shtml

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I have always wanted to be a fictitious happy customer. But I want to assure G+ that I am a real person, honest.

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If you're looking for Poynter, it's gone.
As we anticipated, the Poynter Institute profile has been deactivated by Google. You can follow me and the rest of the Poynter Online team individually for now: +Julie Moos +Steve Myers +Mallary Tenore +Jim Romenesko. We look forward to bringing the Poynter profile back later.
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