Monthly Archives: November 2005

Wired editor says RSS rules

Wired magazine editor-in-chief Chris Anderson -- also the author of a book on the so-called "long-tail" phenomenon -- has an interesting post on his blog, in which he notes that he spends most of his time reading the 150 blogs he subscribes to, and only reads something in a mainstream media outlet if a blog…

Blog ads’ mainstream appeal

If you happen to run into a newspaper editor or publisher and they look a little dazed, or seem to be frantically checking over their shoulders, they have good reason -- the interactive Web and specifically Web advertising (which grew by about 34 per cent last quarter) are creeping up on them with ever-increasing speed.…

Blogs: shallow and egotistical?

Nicholas Carr of roughtype.com -- the guy who wrote a critical and much-cited post earlier this year about the amorality of Web 2.0 -- is up to his old skeptical tricks again in a recent post entitled "Jellybeans for breakfast." In it, he writes about how blogosphere proponents like to think of what they are…

Is downloading theft?

While browsing my RSS feeds using the Ajax-y goodness of netvibes, I came across a post made by Toronto-based venture capitalist Rick Segal, who is a partner with J.L. Albright Ventures -- a VC group that has investments in Q9 Networks, Nuvo Networks and FUN Technologies (which just sold control to Liberty Media for $195-million).…

Hey look — we’re winning! Honest!

There's a story on the Associated Press wire about an agreement reached between the Motion Picture Association of America and BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen -- and after reading about three sentences it becomes obvious that the primary intent of this "agreement" and the press release is to show that the MPAA is winning in its…