The Accelerating Nature of the Web

Columbia Journalism ReviewWe all know that the internet is nearly instantaneous, yet the rate at which information is disseminated still shocks me. The Columbia Journalism Review has an interesting blurb about how the unexpected death of Heath Ledger spread throughout the internet, specifically blogs, and how the mainstream media (MSM) caught up. There’s also a story about Fred Thompson’s recently-ended Presidential campaign and the media.

On a tangent, I found myself very much saddened by Ledger’s passing. As a numbers and facts guy, I’d made a connection to him through the fact that we were born only a day apart, and I found him to be a great actor who starred in many films I loved. I find the fact that we’ll never be able to enjoy any of his gift after “The Dark Knight” to be a great loss.


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