Monthly Archives: July 2009

Mississippi HS student sues school after coach demands Facebook password

The Web site Techdirt reports (via CitMediaLaw and Student Press Law Center) that a 16-year-old high school student in Mississippi has filed a lawsuit against her school district after a coach demanded her Facebook password in 2007. The coach logged into the girl’s account, read her private messages and sent… Read More»

Bozeman approves hiring investigation, releases whistleblower’s e-mail

It’s official now. The Bozeman City Commission approved an investigation into its hiring practices at its meeting Monday night. The investigation will look into several issues, including whether the now-repealed policy of asking job applicants for their online passwords was voluntary. The full contract with the investigator is available online.… Read More»

Tracer by Tynt

After reading Zachary Seward’s article at the Nieman Journalism Lab about the new service Tracer, I decided to give it a try. Tracer is a javascript that tracks when people select or copy text from your site. When they copy the text, the script inserts a little “read more” link… Read More»

Muscle, not bloat

Jason Preston at Eat Sleep Publish pointed me to this article by Mark Bernstein, in which Bernstein explains why he doesn’t think newspaper staffs are “bloated” at all, just staffed for a different sort of production technology. Newspapers aren’t bloated bureaucracies because they have antiquated management. They’re heavily staffed because… Read More»