From the monthly archives:

April 2006

This is a debate that has completely escaped me until now, but apparently conservative blogger Robert Cox -- who maintains a site called Olbermann Watch, devoted to criticizing sportscaster and news anchor Keith Olbermann -- believes that Wikipedia is deliberately censoring him by not allowing him to edit the page at Wikipedia that is dedicated…

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Does this mean "social media" has peaked? The Economist doing a big take-out on the idea brings back memories of the magazine's infamous "$5 a barrel oil" cover from the late 1990s, which pretty much marked the turnaround for crude (it's $73 a barrel now) -- another classic example of the "magazine cover indicator." In…

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Since I'm involved in organizing one in May, my eye always gets caught by any mention of what makes a good conference versus a bad one, which is how I wound up reading Euan Semple's post on his blog The Obvious, about a forum on blogs and society that he is attending in May. In…

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This may be old news to some people, but I had never seen it before -- it's a video clip of Douglas Englebart from 1968, giving what some have called the "Mother of all Demos," involving a computer display, remote keyboard and a prototype of the computer interface device he invented, known as a "mouse."
When it comes to examples of "social media," Digg.com is right up there with del.icio.us and Flickr as the standard-bearer for "user-influenced content," or whatever you want to call it -- and the story of Kevin Rose and the development of Digg.com is a great startup tale as well. Which is probably why there is…

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