Video URLs, Dipity make it easy to create CNN tech timeline

If you bookmark videos from sites like YouTube or Vimeo, you can turn those links into a timeline by simply pasting them into Dipity.

Mark S. Luckie compiled 9 landmark moments in CNN technology. In true 10,000 Words fashion, almost every moment included a video. With my last blog post still fresh in my mind, I immediately wondered how the CNN moments might work as a timeline.

Dipity Edit Event screenDipity made the process easy. I created a new timeline and added a new event for each of the CNN landmarks.

As I created each item, I pasted the address of the corresponding video into the clearly-marked “Video URL” field. I completed each entry by copying and pasting the summaries from Luckie’s original post.

For the few items that didn’t have videos, I simply added the URL of the corresponding images in the post.

Here, with permission from Luckie, is the final product. A visual timeline created by pasting in 9 almighty links:

22 futures of journalism, 2009 timeline

I’ve been running into so many discussions and predictions about the future of journalism that I’ve started bookmarking them with the tag “futureofjournalism.” I did not include the May Senate hearing only because it seemed fairly inconclusive.

From that collection, here is a timeline of 22 articles and blog posts from this year that contain some idea about what journalism will look like in the future. (Click on headings to see the original web pages.)

Update: Dipity makes this process so easy that I have added more events, and plan on throwing more into the mix as I stumble upon relevant links. Maybe this post should be titled “22+ futures of journalism, 2009 timeline”