Twitter http://kalw.org en Interview with Geoff Link of Central City Extra http://kalw.org/post/interview-geoff-link-central-city-extra-0 <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-fb21f9d5-8652-52de-7106-8cc96c80d9f3" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">In the rapidly changing mid-Market area of San Francisco, the influx of new tech companies into a historically low-income neighborhood is causing some conflict, especially around commercial real estate. Geoff Link is editor and publisher of the <a href="http://studycenter.org/test/cce/index.html">Central City Extra</a>, a monthly newspaper serving the Tenderloin, mid-Market, and SOMA neighborhoods. It's put out by the <a href="http://studycenter.org/">Study Center</a>, a publishing house that also supports non-profits.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">As a journalist, Link has been monitoring changes taking place in this part of the city as tech companies move in, including the displacement of a lot of neighborhood non-profits. He himself has been affected-- the Study Center has had to move twice in the last two years. &nbsp;Link spoke to KALW's Ben Trefny in the offices of Central City Extra. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:54:20 +0000 Ben Trefny 42691 at http://kalw.org Interview with Geoff Link of Central City Extra What impacts are tech companies really having on San Francisco’s mid-Market district? http://kalw.org/post/what-impacts-are-tech-companies-really-having-san-francisco-s-mid-market-district <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Del Seymour makes sure to take everybody on his walking tours of the Tenderloin to the corner of Turk and Taylor.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">“I lived on this street,” he says. “I didn’t have an address but I lived on this street if you know what I mean.”</span></p><p></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 23:05:41 +0000 Angela Johnston 41910 at http://kalw.org What impacts are tech companies really having on San Francisco’s mid-Market district? Seniors in Tech City: An interview with journalist Paul Kleyman http://kalw.org/post/seniors-tech-city-interview-journalist-paul-kleyman <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">More than one in ten people living in the densely packed Tenderloin and mid-Market neighborhoods are age 65 or older, and that percentage is expected to grow significantly in the next decade.</span></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 02:28:25 +0000 Ben Trefny 41791 at http://kalw.org Seniors in Tech City: An interview with journalist Paul Kleyman A technologist's house finds its voice on Twitter http://kalw.org/post/technologists-house-finds-its-voice-twitter <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">In the Oscar-nominated film "Her," director Spike </span>Jonze<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;"> imagines a world where computers are so human-like they have their own feelings. Whether this idea is closer to fact or science fiction, artificially intelligent operating systems like the one voiced by Scarlett Johansson won’t be on the consumer market for a long time. </span></p><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 01:59:49 +0000 Liz Pfeffer 40217 at http://kalw.org A technologist's house finds its voice on Twitter The Spot 2.20.14 Fake Followers http://kalw.org/post/spot-22014-fake-followers <p>Theory of Everything: <strong><a href="http://toe.prx.org/2014/02/f-is-for-fake/">"F is for Fake"</a></strong>: To bot or not?&nbsp; Host Benjamen Walker talks to data scientist&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/gilgul">Gilad Lotan</a> about "fake followers" and online reputations, and <a href="https://twitter.com/jasonqng">Jason Q Ng</a>, author of the book <em>Blocked on Weibo</em>, tells us why the Chinese&nbsp;government&nbsp;hates on-line bots.</p><p><strong>Thursday at 5:30pm.</strong></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:19:25 +0000 Matt Martin 39940 at http://kalw.org The Spot 2.20.14 Fake Followers