A flurry of sociology of information items in today’s New York Times:
- “Book Lovers Fear Dim Future for Notes in the Margins”
- “Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter”
- “TV Industry Taps Social Media to Keep Viewers’ Attention”
- “100 Years Later, the Roll of the Dead in a Factory Fire Is Complete”
In a digital world, scholars see an uncertain fate for an old and valued practice.
Long-form blogs were once the outlet of choice, but now sites like Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr are favored.
As more and more people chat on Facebook and Twitter while watching TV, networks are trying to figure out how to capitalize.
For the first time, the names of all the victims in the 1911 Triangle Waist Company fire will be read after a researcher’s identification of six unknown victims.