Daily Archives: December 1, 2005

Magazine Begins Morph to Blog

Or was it one already?
Even though I don’t get all that many comments here I consider comments to be a valuable feature of the blogging community. Now, Business Week has added user comments to its online articles. For instance, at the moment, you can be the first to leave a comment on this article.
So is BW now a multi-author blog with deep pockets? What about other MSM online sites?
Via Dan Gilmour.

Can Cities Be Literate?

Naw, I didn’t think so. But, within cities there are sets of resources available that can enhance the literacy of the residents. Some folks at Central Connecticut University evaluated US cities based on a set of these resources:

This study attempts to capture one critical index of our nation’s social health—the literacy of its major cities (population of 250,000 and above). Previous versions of this study focused on five important indicators of literacy: newspaper circulation, number of bookstores, library resources, periodical publishing resources, and educational attainment. The 2005 study introduces a new factor—Internet resources—to better gauge the expansion of literacy to online media.

Seattle and Minneapolis are 1 & 2. The overall rankings are here.
Via beSpacific.