Sunday | Oct. 12 | Got news, or a question?

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17 Responses to “Sunday | Oct. 12 | Got news, or a question?”

  1. Jim Hopkins Says:

    How many times a week do you check your newspaper or TV station’s website? (I ask because I suspect a lot of Gannett employees rarely do.)

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Should employees that are designated/work for corporate and are stationed in the local papers offices be allowed to get awards that are ment for the actual newspaper employees?

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Anybody interested in seeing what our UNSEEN ARMY of Home Delivery Carriers thinks about compensation, employment status, the industry, management…haha.

    go to

    Think about it. we depend on these people to get our product out.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    For those who posted they were worried about their name floating around in cyberspace, You will never fully be anonymous. That is naivette at its highest

    The reason advertisers like the web is because they can track every single minute detail about the people who come to their sites.

    The amount of information is startling and would blow your mind.

    nobody is “anonymous”.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    10:55, advertisers track people’s paths, but where is the evidence they put names to any of it? I hold an open mind about what you say, but I haven’t seen those dots connect — yet.

    Anyway, I came on to ask if anyone has played with Gannett and its ties in It’s a great resource for information that was created in 2004. In 2004, at least, one Gannett director seems to also be on Goldman Sachs’ board. I found a few other curious connections, but I haven’t had much time to play with it — yet.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    There are varying degrees of being anonymous or non-anonymous online, depending on how you look at it or what the motivation level is by those who want to identify who you are. There are some things folks can do to somewhat protect their identities. If the CIA wants to know who wrote this comment, yeah, they can find out. On the other hand, does anyone really care that much who I am if I am saying nothing particularly provocative?

    Then again, some common sense goes a long way online. If you go typing your name into various online forms (like PayPal), yes, you increase your risk of exposing yourself. This is one of several reasons as to why I am against Jim making this a paid site. It just creates a bit less protection for those who want to go out on a limb and say something substantative or share some tip. I think this blog will be watered down as a result.

    As it is, I think the benefits of reading and commenting on this blog outweigh the risks of being ID’d. Leave well enough alone, Jim.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    I filled in an address on an auto insurer’s site last night to get a generic quote, and it auto-filled the make, model and year of both my cars. Talk about being creeped out.

    I mean, I’m thankful for the time-savings. Don’t beat me, our wonderful digital overlords.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Cyber stalkers…those pediophile perverts who lure out kids on sites in the tune of 1 in 3 kids….are detected almost immediately. It is not that hard folks.

    You are not anonymous online.
    Tell your kids that as well.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Just curious …. have newspapers felt any impact at all as a result of 1000 August layoffs and then 100 department heads a few weeks later? Has anyone noticed more work, less expectations, whatever?

  10. Anonymous Says:

    xxx advertisers track people’s paths, but where is the evidence they put names to any of it?

    Go to Cookies in your computer and do a see-all view. Note how many have your name on them. Companies know who you are by name. You give information to MySpace or some other site, and they pick that up, too. I once had a computer that I refused to register, and the Cookies picked only the name HP Authorized User in the name part. That lasted until I bought a book online at Amazon.Com and used a credit card, plus gave my address. A few weeks later when I looked at Cookies, I saw they had changed to my real name. I am not paranoid, but you should know they know who you are when you use your computer. Adjust your computer use accordingly.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    When you write something online…including this blog…it is the same as shouting it out loud in crowded room.

    I always tell my kids…whatever you say online will be a permanent record forever and the whole world can read it and probably will at some point.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    The investment banks are now fighting for their lives. Thousands of people will be laid off on wall street and main street due to this financial mess. Suddenly, the media companies are looking good in comparison. Even the newspaper business!

  13. Anonymous Says:

    Isn’t having a column posted verbatim a violation of copyright law?

  14. Jim Hopkins Says:

    Indeed, 4:14 p.m. I’ve deleted that comment.

  15. Anonymous Says:

    4:00 If you think this is going to be confined to investment banks and Wall Street, you are smoking something. Currently, the Fed is flooding the markets with boatloads of cash, but six months from now after this subsides, they will begin withdrawing their liquidity and troubled companies or those with any debt are going to have a real tough time making it. That includes GCI, especially since corporate took out a $1.2 billion loan for corporate Christmas bonuses. The suits now need to ensure the bankers they have the revenues they need to cover the vig. As the recession bites, they will find they don’t have that money, it will result in layoffs of a scale we have not yet seen. I am not ruling out newspapers folding. The amount of money the Fed is going to withdraw ensures there will be a very, very deep recession, 8-9 percent unemployment rates (remember to add 6 percent for discouraged workers on top of that) and no ads, or business for that matter.

  16. Anonymous Says:

    This will come on top of what we all know has been a miserable economic period for newspapers. Only the strong survive these contractions.

  17. Anonymous Says:

    Hmmm, a lot of people seem to agree some ubiquitous “they” can ID us and everything we do online, but I still don’t see evidence to prove that.

    My computers aren’t registered in my real name, and most of what I do online is in countless fake names. I get emails and advertising “thank yous” in all sorts of names, but never, ever in my real name. I use my real name on Amazon, online banking, PayPal etc, and I’ve never seen my real name spit back to me in any unauthorized way.

    I am no expert and will continue to keep an open mind in hope someone substantiates the claim “they” can see us and all we do online, but I have doubts even the NSA can do intelligent spying on us to the degree some people claim. I have a few spooks in my source file, and from their misadventures I tend to think many civilians glamourize what in reality are more often bumblers.

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