From the monthly archives:

December 2005

Unlike Dave Winer, Adam Curry, Robert Scoble and other stars of the blogosphere, I don't have an entry at, so I don't have to worry about how I would handle it if someone kept editing it to downplay something I did (as Adam Curry caught hell for doing). And I don't have to worry…


According to a report in the New York Times, Google has decided -- in part because of pressure from America Online -- to experiment with graphical, image-based advertising on some of its pages. Although the early reports were that this would be restricted to ads for AOL content as part of the $1-billion deal between…


Hang in there, Riya

by Mathew on December 19, 2005 · 2 comments

After much talk about Riya being acquired by Google, the facial-recognition-software startup has decided to remain independent, according to co-founder Munjal Shah. Microsoft blogger Robert Scoble says that Microsoft also looked at the company but decided to pass. And maybe that's a good thing. For what it's worth, I took a look at Dare Obasanjo's…


If you've experimented with "social bookmark" sites such as or as a way of filtering the web (something I wrote about here), you may have come across When I mentioned it in a recent column for the Globe and Mail about Yahoo's acquisition of, I got an email from one of…


The father of the Web has a blog

by Mathew on December 16, 2005

Cool -- Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the man who developed HTML and the first Web browser while at the CERN research centre, has a blog. Welcome aboard, Sir Tim (hat tip to Om Malik for pointing this out).