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Mathew Ingram @mathewi 43.776188,-79.149103

I'm a senior writer at Gigaom. I have been the ninth caller and have won the weekend passes. I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love and an outlaw in Peru.

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Buried nugget in WSJ story: Snapchat secretly raised money from DST Global at a $7 bil valuation earlier this year http://t.co/w76yl2P94R
Retweeted by Mathew IngramI suspect that the "poor doors" in new New York buildings are going to pop up regularly in histories of this era. http://t.co/ZZKz4LsMxW
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram1-bedroom London flat, 900sq ft, 30 years left on lease, over noisy Tube, a million bucks. Oh, also: "Uninhabitable." http://t.co/hfpOQukKp9
Retweeted by Mathew IngramYou'll never believe what THIS GUY said about THINGS about STUFF that will BLOW YOUR MIND because FACTS!
Retweeted by Mathew IngramToday's blog post: Personal blogging! What is it good for? http://t.co/eGt02Eq8mK cc: @fredwilson @Megan
Retweeted by Mathew IngramHorrifying. Cops on camera yelling “Stop trying to take my gun” to a man with his hands up, hoping we don’t notice. http://t.co/4AD8ZwOszg
Retweeted by Mathew IngramMT @b_fung: Wow. @Dropbox just cut its price-per-gigabyte by 90%. http://t.co/9L1RhIY8hL“The editor knew he’d go anyway” http://t.co/sghPt9VTQv http://t.co/VWS8rF5Nln
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram"I'm not saying Twitch is the next ESPN, but it's not far off from the original ESPN" - @danshanoff http://t.co/dBIICw7XhB <-Worth the sub
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram@hleman @louiseroug: I didn't say he was a role model, just that I think he's right about the benefits of online journalism@philosophygeek @Dan_Rowinski: for the record, feel free to approach me about a flat tire, even if there is Bollywood dancingA high tech beer cooler just beat Pebble's record for highest-funded Kickstarter project http://t.co/VdSCO21Jdy
Retweeted by Mathew IngramThanks Louise MT @louiseroug: "Journalism will be just fine." Smart @mathewi riposte to Salon piece on future of news http://t.co/dOCjgBVaOpFred Wilson on the rebirth of the personal blog. He's right about owning the domain being important. http://t.co/9dTbc3g6bu
Retweeted by Mathew IngramTime Warner statement: At 4 am, an issue created an issue. It was dealt with by dealing with it.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramHey, look, Facebook wants to educate me about the "myths" of Messenger. (Still not installing it.) http://t.co/4yLXTZg2pB
Retweeted by Mathew IngramDad: I don't understand what you do. Mom: she puts the radio on the Internet. Mel: close enough.
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram“Here’s the frustration: if you’ve been on Twitter a while, it’s changed out from under you.” http://t.co/P3gQJaxKZY
Retweeted by Mathew IngramRule #1 should be: Get Off Twitter. RT @TheAtlantic: How to break procrastination's doom loop http://t.co/nBLq8EuwRi http://t.co/dHlAJaWo6R
Retweeted by Mathew IngramI think that a key problem with contemporary journalism is oversupply of content compared to reader demand. http://t.co/CKK3DQU1B4
Retweeted by Mathew IngramPretty damn compelling essay from @davidsess on the state of web writing: http://t.co/LTlAZWjVo0 h/t @NoreenMalone http://t.co/cbcMe20yWi
Retweeted by Mathew IngramReddit AMA with @scheufele on how social media affects perception of controversial topics http://t.co/HoOgUWLbaT #scicomm via @notscientific
Retweeted by Mathew IngramIn case you missed it, I took issue with Andrew Leonard's post about the future of journalism being bleak: http://t.co/OlqxURz0Qq@maxfawcett @monkbent: It is harder in Canada, no question -- but I think it can and will happen@JohnNess @DLeonhardt: Do Politico and the Texas Tribune not pay their reporters any more? That's news to meAMEN! "If readers are being well served…then why should we be concerned about the future of journalism?" http://t.co/IjhCVNj39l
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram@mathewi @DLeonhardt it's a good piece, mass media need to face up to the challenges & shift quickly. Huge opportunities out there.
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram@JohnNess @DLeonhardt: doesn't dismiss, just says new media startups shouldn't have to replace all those jobs to be seen as a positive thing@DLeonhardt: thanks for the retweetDepends what you mean by quality MT @dgardner: Is the production of quality journalism sustainable? I fear no. http://t.co/zU9GIwL0l3@JohnNess @DLeonhardt: in what way is it an argument against metro reporters?Is it? MT @aaronread1: Piece's fatal flaw is assuming all journalism is equal. Investigative reporting is way down when we need it mostWorth reading. MT @mathewi: Should health of journalism be judged by if new media can support old infrastructure? No. http://t.co/CC7jLH0QeP
Retweeted by Mathew IngramThanks — my pleasure! RT @Jessicalessin: Couldn't agree more. Nice piece and thanks for writing, @mathewi http://t.co/zU9GIwL0l3@fieldproducer: Thanks Neal — I agree@jason_kint @mathewi National journalism will be fine - too flashy to not draw Internet gazillionaires. Local journalism? Umm ...
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram@mathewi one reason there are fewer reporters in SF is my social networks get better info to me more efficiently than papers cc @koxinga21
Retweeted by Mathew IngramChef dies after spitting cobra he was cooking bit him on the hand - 20 minutes after he had cut its head off http://t.co/duZKWERmBg crazy!
Retweeted by Mathew IngramSo @automattic powers a huge % of all news sites on the web, can we have a Trending Wordpress Stories page? A better Google News or Digg.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramIf @twitter created an app called DM it would become more popular than twitter itself! (In hours used). Whatsapp style messaging
Retweeted by Mathew IngramReally? Ohio lawmakers want to limit the teaching of the "scientific process" | Ars Technica http://t.co/WAiYPe02HL Commence hair pulling.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramThanks MT @jzheel: @jason_kint Here: http://t.co/mIrJspT2xi. Pg 5, "Compensation". 2013 grads' salary, w/ inflation, $100 more than in 1987.@dankennedy_nu @jpaluzziSun @dbernstein @deehan: I agree — it's not about whether certain jobs or career paths are being preserved or not@jpaluzziSun @dbernstein @mathewi We tend to look at last generation and assume that’s the way it always was.
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram.@dbernstein @mathewi Most local journalism jobs 20-30 years ago were low pay, long hours, mainly 20-somethings.
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram@jason_kint: has there been a decline in the average wage for a low-level reporter? I don't know. Freelance rates have declined, it's trueThanks Dan RT @dankennedy_nu: Terrific piece by @mathewi on unhealthy newspapers and healthy journalism. http://t.co/ujpqvxji9pHow Eliot Higgins (@Brown_Moses) and the Bellingcat team found an ISIL training camp using Google Earth and Bing Maps http://t.co/Hd29f1A94LGood article by @mathewi - Journalism is doing just fine, thanks — it’s mass-media business models that are ailing http://t.co/zqx1HsvBpY
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram.@Blindmanspistol: I agree, but I don't see any sign that that is what's happening@jason_kint: I'm not saying it's not fair, I'm saying it's wrong :-) He's the one who brought up saving all those reporting and editing jobs@mathewi the best thing ever happened to journalism is the internet, regardless of some old hats whine about it or not
Retweeted by Mathew IngramThanks! RT @coalminds: @Andrew303 @mathewi Disagree, but good read
Should the health of journalism be judged by whether new media can support old media's massive infrastructure? No http://t.co/zU9GIwL0l3A reply to @koxinga21: "Journalism is doing just fine, thanks -- it's mass-media business models that are ailing" http://t.co/EDU5kO6HZqYup RT @moorehn: @alanbeattie @emilybell @TonyFratto makes sense to me. We're using old war tactics against a new enemy, right?Tomato, tomahto MT @WeberWest: citing the Daily Mail would prove my point. Shameless slander and traffic whoring better than page takeovers?Snapchat is said to be raising another financing round that values the company at $10 billion: http://t.co/J0Sqv6iqhy via @WSJ@WeberWest: I meant compared to most traditional print-based media outlets@marcslove @Neil_Irwin: I have no idea what the law says, I was just pointing out that the story was unclear@marcslove @Neil_Irwin: It's not clear from the story whether that's illegal, or just the practice of carrying "driver kits" for recruitingWherein Gannet claims that a full-screen video interstitial is “native advertising”: http://t.co/J9lNxr9qt2
Retweeted by Mathew IngramProvocative study from Pew: a digital "spiral of silence" makes Facebook, Twitter users less likely to talk http://t.co/ntPveZRePf
Retweeted by Mathew IngramToday's blog post: I promise to be a worse, more prolific writer: http://t.co/FiGvuLV9Ly
Retweeted by Mathew IngramNewsonomics: Do the Gannett (& Advance) newsroom redos focus too much on titles & chairs, too little on readers? http://t.co/K6KdUNIKSs
Retweeted by Mathew IngramWhen the Twitter mob shouts people down, it hurts rather than helps discourse. Impt issue: http://t.co/3fMmIajD3Q
Retweeted by Mathew IngramNewsroom management: “Why don’ t they just pipe in the noise of screaming tortured souls in hell?” http://t.co/K9UE5kNGcX
Retweeted by Mathew IngramWow. Times of London pushing typewriter sounds out on speakers to energize the newsroom. http://t.co/bVj3xlCTjB h/t @Meena_Thiru
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram@eisingerj Social media as echo chamber. At the risk of dating myself, this is also an argument for NEWSPAPERS.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramDo the social media companies tamp down public debate by tweaking algorithms so people only see like-minded posts? http://t.co/mEjeOmRIbp
Retweeted by Mathew IngramFerguson police DID NOT get military weapons from Pentagon https://t.co/QZq9fYRa8V
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram.@lindastern I bet some codger editor in 1919 told the cub reporters, "Back in my day, newsrooms were quiet! None of this type type type!"
Retweeted by Mathew IngramAgree MT @Neil_Irwin: ordering cars with intent to cancel is unethical, but taking rides to talk drivers into joining Uber is fine.@WeberWest: But none of them are using giant annoying interstitial banner ads, as far as I know@WeberWest: Vice doesn't have a paywall, and neither does BuzzFeed, and both are making money hand over fist -- so is the Daily MailWhat @koxinga21 really means is that the future of mass-media business models is up in the air, but that's different: http://t.co/K24wCBU4roThe future of journalism has always been up in the air: "The future of journalism is still up in the air" http://t.co/v6o7zz7JFMJust for the record, this is a terrible idea: "Gannett Looks to Ignite the Return of the Giant Banner Ad" http://t.co/gi8T2VFn0cWhy not a horse-sized duck? RT @RitaJKing: @mathewi I want a duck-sized horse so bad now.Uber's guide to recruiting Lyft drivers tells ambassadors to ask: "How long have you drove with Lyft?" <facepalm> http://t.co/lhBlg3LacWReddit isn't just for arguments about duck-sized horses, it's a resource more journalists should pay attention to: http://t.co/rVZ2aYZvNyKill me RT @reckless: Check out our SUPER SWEET Back To School Guide. Love the photos. http://t.co/CIuXPVSTDIAs @zeynep says, writing embarrassing things like this about your kids is invading their privacy. It will haunt them. http://t.co/HwBN1Kcq1P
Retweeted by Mathew IngramNews-industry news I did not expect to see: Comcast revives @adrianholovaty's hyperlocal site @everyblock in Philly. http://t.co/PU5JtBXacs
Retweeted by Mathew IngramI asked the dad if writing about his 9-yr old's porn viewing under his real name was OK. He dismisses the concern. https://t.co/GQIwEXIOJ2
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram@anildash @alexismadrigal @melissagira @jomc I'm for parents writing about difficult things, but kids have rights too. Why not pseudonym?
Retweeted by Mathew IngramPerhaps the most mis-understood part of Twitch is watching it to learn new strategy and tactics, and attempt to gain competitive advantage.
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram@alexismadrigal I found info on parent, family in two minutes on open web. So will this kid's peers in. @anildash @melissagira @jomc
Retweeted by Mathew IngramA father-son talk in the Internet age: "I didn't expect to find pornography in my 9-year-old's web history." http://t.co/XMlnBExWgV
Retweeted by Mathew IngramThe Worst Part of the Ice Bucket Challenge Is the People Criticising It cc @gba_mm http://t.co/0fIefQ0Hjk
Retweeted by Mathew IngramBuzzFeed is hiring a senior investigative editor. Great place, great team: http://t.co/pN2yXeEn6J
Retweeted by Mathew IngramOn the contrary — deadly serious! MT @seriouspony: you say this as though arguments about duck-sized horses aren't seriousNot convinced this is true: Andrew Leonard says "the economics of news gathering in the Internet age suck" http://t.co/pLaDewgimQOf course :-) RT @mmasnick: @mathewi but, i mean, it's *also* for arguments about duck-sized horsesWhy Reddit is useful for journalists "in the age of digital journalism and short attention-span media ": http://t.co/0PtmJD32MY @mathewi
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram@WillRinehart: thanks, Will — I agreeAgree 100% -- great community. MT “@mathewi: @reddit ... is a resource more journalists should pay attention to: http://t.co/nydqBOnSkK
Retweeted by Mathew IngramThanks! RT @tumbyMe: @mathewi @hueypriest Definitely belongs in WorthReading. Just added: http://t.co/YOgx0NNqz4Reddit isn't just for arguments about duck-sized horses -- it's a resource more journalists should pay attention to: http://t.co/rVZ2aYZvNyNew boss, same as the old boss: "Algorithm tweaks don't change the fact that Facebook is in charge of what you see" http://t.co/kdlOxu43FU
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