Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Checking my tech news feed this morning, I was surprised to find three seemingly distinct articles on the limitations and drawbacks of some citywide wifi projects. Each has a different title and even different opening paragraphs. similar but different, right? Not quite.

Turns out each of the three were posted by Anick Jesdanun of the AP. It appears they were written by journalists in three different parts of the country, focusing their reports on those locations (California (http://tinyurl.com/2jg7z4), Oregon (http://tinyurl.com/2nu3v9), and Florida (http://tinyurl.com/35ns6y)). Possibly they were meant for distribution in those regions. But there's no such thing as regional distribution on the world wide web, so it looks like one guy pushing the same story in three variations, taking up three spots in my feed list. I expect it for up-to-the-minute news, as reported by different journalists, but not for this hardly urgent report.

CateGoogles: mobile_tech
Mood = unimpressed


Three sides to every, I mean, one story


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