From the monthly archives:

July 2006

Okay, maybe fortune is a little strong, and she arguably had more fame before -- but, well, you know what I mean. Ana Marie Cox, formerly of Wonkette (and even more formerly of that late, lamented bastion of Bubble 1.0 satire known as Suck), has been named the new Washington editor for Time's online unit,…

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Damn, I hate it when Cynthia Brumfield of IPDemocracy writes the post that I was planning to write -- and I hate it even more when Nick "the Prophet of Doom" Carr starts taking his medication again and actually says something reasonable and balanced. Both of those things happened today, when they commented on the…
The Motion Picture Association may have picked on the wrong guy when they sent a letter asking software developer Shawn Hogan to pay up for downloading movies. He happens to be a multi-millionaire, and plans to take the MPAA to court. Eric Rice of Hipcast makes the point that podcasts and other audio and video…
I don't know about you, but I'm loving the geek smackdown going on between Kevin Rose of Digg -- and assorted Diggers -- and Jason Calacanis of the new and improved Digg-style Netscape (let's just call it an homage, shall we?). Jason tossed a hand grenade into the social media-social bookmarking space when he offered…

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Just so we're clear: I really like Jay Rosen's idea for a new kind of "open source" or "networked" journalism, as Jeff Jarvis likes to call it (hey, don't knock it -- it's a lot better than "user-generated content"). Or maybe I should say that I really want to like it. As an old-media hack…

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