From the monthly archives:

December 2005

Does the fact that Jason Calacanis -- of Weblogs Inc. -- is successful again mean that we're in another Web bubble? For many people in Silicon Valley in the late 1980s, Jason was a dot-com poster boy, as a profile in Wired points out. He built a photocopied and hand-delivered gossip sheet into an industry-leading…

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Among the blizzard of year-end predictions and forecasts on various blogs -- some interesting and some not -- is one that caught my eye from Steve Rubel over at Micropersuasion, who said that one of the things he really wants is a way of searching and tracking comments on blog posts. That's something I've been…

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As usual, Mike over at TechDirt has what I think is a nice take on the blog plagiarism (or 'splog') problem that has afflicted some top bloggers, including Om Malik and TechCrunch. Mike's response boils down to this: Ignore it (and it's worth reading his reply to some of the comments his post got too).…

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One reason why people pay so much attention to what Google does is that it can change the landscape with a single move. Take the whole RSS feed-syndication thing, which -- despite the relative popularity of Bloglines.com and NewsGator.com and their ilk -- is still in its infancy as far as the bulk of Web…

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The morning of the transit strike in New York, I told a colleague that I expected a rash of stories about the benefits of telecommuting. There hasn't exactly been a "rash" (whatever that is), but the New York Times did one over the holidays -- which I first noticed because my friend Mark Evans blogged…

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