Howard Owens is a digital media pioneer. He started publishing local news online in 1995 when very few local news outlets had web sites. The header image on the site depicts the film camera he used early in his career and the press pass from his year on the staff of the Carlsbad Journal. For more on Howard's professional background, read his LinkedIn profile.
HowardOwens.com is the personal web site of Howard Owens and covers his range of interests -- political localism and libertarianism, music and personal interests, as well as his professional interests.
Howard is currently publisher of The Batavian and lives in Batavia, N.Y.
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If you’re on Digg, you can find me here.
A few weeks ago, I finally decided to start trying out Digg. There is a perception out there that Digg isn’t as good as it used to be, since it got away from its tech roots. I actually find it more interesting now. It does surface some pretty amazing stuff that I might otherwise miss.
It’s a little difficult to submit items (Scott Karp did right with Publish2 by creating a tool bar), but I’ve been making a submission here and there (and not just my own stuff). But with only three or four friends, and not much of a reputation, my original submissions get little notice.
Maybe if I had more friends … I don’t know … my participation in Digg is still in the “experiment” stage … so next step is to see if having more friends does anything for me. Continue reading →