Tech Talk

Observations from Jamie DeLoma, journalist and computer nerd

Well-known virtual shop to be shuttered

Physical storefronts aren’t the only places be shuttered this year. A well-known virtual one is closing its digital windows on Aug. 1. [Read More]

This may be the final Tech Talk post

There’s no reason for Tech Talk to go on — at least, if you listen to one musician. [Read More]

Woot to the AP: Thanks for covering us, now pay up

Woot, the popular deal-a-day site recently acquired by Amazon, has called the Associated Press out on one of the wire service’s more controversial decisions — the move to charge non-subscribers for using its content. [Read More]

Let your ‘Voice’ be heard

How many people would agree that their cell phone is their life? It’s certainly true for me. With no home phone line, my cell is my lone vocal connection to the outside world (aside from Skype, iChat and Google video chat, of course). [Read More]

Press, public connect on social media during storm

As Thursday’s storm ravaged Southern Connecticut, the news media joined forces with the public to tell an effective and dynamic story. [Read More]

Start spreading the news — on Twitter

Thursday afternoon’s devastating storms illustrated the potential social media offers news organizations. [Read More]

Report: Google collected sensitive data

Google collected sensitive data, including passwords, a French data protection agency examination has found. [Read More]

Man announces his death on Twitter

A young man announced that he was about to kill himself earlier this week on Twitter. [Read More]

Should officials tweet from executions?

Utah’s Attorney General is making headlines around the world for his use of social media to report the execution of one the state’s most notorious criminals.

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