Rob Schoon was born in Indiana, interned for On the Media, and is now a freelance writer on media and culture living in Brooklyn. His twitter is @rkschoon.
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Friday, October 12, 2012
As an experiment, I decided to watch yesterday's vice presidential debate on my video game console. This year, Xbox Live's new Election 2012 Hub is broadcasting the debates to subscribers of their $50-a-year online gaming service. Along with the live stream, the Xbox Live group teamed up with YouGov, an internet market research firm, to conduct polls during the debate, because why not? Anyone watching on Xbox already has a video game controller in front of them; instead of annihilating pixilated zombies, those controllers can help you voice your political opinions.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Reviews of Aaron Sorkin's new HBO show The Newsroom have so far been mixed. But are journalists the fairest judges for this TV show?
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) held their annual awards ceremony last Thursday in New York City, and among the usual winners – Time, The New Yorker, etc. – was Tim Rogers, writer for D Magazine, a small monthly magazine in Dallas. Rogers won “best profile writing” for his piece about one of the public faces of the famous internet hacker group, Barrett Brown. Rogers's profile is called “Barrett Brown is Anonymous.”
Monday, April 30, 2012
About a year ago, OTM talked with Ars Technica’s Nate Anderson about the wifi-snooping tendencies of Google’s Street View. The project was not only taking panoramic pictures for the Google Maps application, but also picking up data from the unsecured wifi signals it came across.