Unlike typical tech reporting, which dutifully regurgitates the scripted “news” provided by tech companies, The Verge arranged a digital canvas with photos and tweets to show how one of the world’s most influential tech companies views itself and tells its story. An utterly trivial event, staged by a corporate titan in celebration of itself, becomes an instant cultural artifact.
Just in time for the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a new iPad App explores the past, present and future of the World Trade Center. For story-tellers and publishers, the app also explores new territory and a new template for digital books – in this case, a collection of stories told mainly through video.
Among the many extraordinary efforts to provide aid and relief for the people of Haiti comes this one from The Extraordinaries, winner of last year’s We Media Pitch It! competition: the Haiti Earthquake Support Center utilizes crowdsourcing and facial-recognition to help locate the missing. Anyone can post photos of a missing person or loved one, […]