From the monthly archives:

June 2006

Is it true that there's no such thing as bad publicity? I've always wondered about that -- I'll bet whoever owned Tylenol didn't think so after it poisoned a bunch of people way back when (now I'm dating myself). In any case, Ted Murphy and PayPerPost.com have certainly been testing that motto today. It all…

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I'm tempted to declare that blogging -- once the domain only of Web geeks and teenaged girls -- has officially jumped the shark, with the news (via Bloggers Blog) that a reference to blogging appeared in a Family Circus comic on Wednesday. In Dilbert, sure. In Archie, even. But Family Circus? That most boring and…

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Is Photobucket Web 2.0?

by Mathew on June 29, 2006 · 2 comments

I've been meaning to blog about something for a few days now, but various events in my personal life (including a move to a new house and a sick family member) have kept me from doing so. The something I wanted to blog about was a post by LeeAnn Prescott of the Web-tracking firm Hitwise,…

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It's not the PayPal-killer that everyone was hoping it might be, but Google has launched a payment system -- known as Google Checkout -- that could still wind up disrupting the existing online payment game, if only because the search engine has the cash hoard to finance a prolonged battle for market share with advertisers.…

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Not that long ago, NBC was beating up on YouTube.com for hosting copyright violations like the brilliant "Lazy Sunday" video clip from Saturday Night Live. This struck me as completely asinine, as I mentioned at the time, because the viral quality of the clip -- which was downloaded more than 5 million times in a…

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