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North Dakota’s Oil Patch as seen through an artist’s eyes

May 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Washington artist Gregg Thompson uses YouTube to document his adventures in his new home of Williston. The raw video clips peppered with Thompson’s humor and occasionally salty language are attracting attention from national television producers and people curious about life in the Oil Patch. Continue Reading

Pinterest co-founder seems amazed by site’s mass appeal

March 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s half an hour before the CEO of Silicon Valley’s hottest social network is set to take the stage, and it’s already standing room only at the Startup Grind gathering in Palo Alto, Calif. The bi-monthly gathering of tech entrepreneurs has nabbed some high-profile speakers in recent months. “But now Elvis has entered the building.” Elvis, it turns out, is a baby-faced native of Iowa with a somewhat shy mien. Ben Silbermann is also CEO of one of the fastest-growing websites in history _ Pinterest, which lets its 12 million-and-counting users collect and share digital images and link them to websites. Continue Reading

Wikipedia, Google, Reddit protest U.S. antipiracy proposals

January 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

January 18 is a date that will live in ignorance, as Wikipedia started a 24-hour blackout of its English-language articles, joining other sites in protesting pending U.S. legislation aimed at shutting down sites that share pirated movies and other content. Continue Reading

Wikipedia’s volunteer editors question site’s blackout protest

January 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Wikipedia’s English-language site shut down at midnight Eastern Standard Time Tuesday and the organization said it would stay down for 24 hours. Instead of encyclopedia articles, visitors to the site saw a stark black-and-white page with the message: “Imagine a world without free knowledge.” Continue Reading

UND student newspaper fights $18,000 deficit

August 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Dakota Student posted $9,000 shortfalls for past 2 years after drop in on-campus advertisingLongtime Dakota Student business manager Sue Litzinger said the newspaper is still doing “really well” overall. But the paper has been in a financial squeeze since on-campus groups and events slowed or stopped advertising in the paper two years ago, switching to inexpensive or free Internet advertising. Continue Reading

Marketing workshop set

March 14, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON A hands-on workshop introducing effective ways to market websites will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. March 24 at the Minnesota West Community and Technical College campus, room 606. Continue Reading

Conrad adds flood info to website

February 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

In response to the forecast for major flooding in the state, Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., is urging North Dakotans to take necessary precautions and utilize resources provided to the community by emergency preparedness agencies. Continue Reading