From the monthly archives:

August 2006

Okay, I will admit up front that I have way too much time on my hands, and probably shouldn't be as fascinated as I am with the real story behind some webcam clips by someone calling themselves "lonelygirl15" on YouTube -- but at least I'm not the only one. Unbeknownst to me when I wrote…

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Web 2.0 skepticism is good

by Mathew on August 27, 2006 · 1 comment

I don't want Nick "The Prophet of Doom" Carr to feel bad, but another blogger has usurped his place as my favourite Web 2.0 skeptic: he writes the Dead 2.0 blog, a refreshingly critical and quite often witty look at the bubblicious goings-on at TechCrunch and elsewhere. An anonymous blogger known only as The Skeptic,…

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I don't usually like to take shots at competing media (okay, that's not really true -- I kind of enjoy it), but the piece of "news analysis" over at CNet speculating about the value of YouTube has kind of gotten under my skin. I know it's tempting to take the money that Sony paid for…

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Amazon doesn't get a whole lot of love from the "Web 2.0" crowd most of the time -- perhaps because it's kind of a Web 1.0 company that just sells books and other stuff, and happens to use the Web to do it. The giant retailer has added some wiki-type features and other interactivity, but…

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FreshBooks gets some props

by Mathew on August 24, 2006 · 1 comment

Anyone who followed the development of mesh, the Web 2.0 conference (sorry O'Reilly) that I helped organize back in May, will know that one of my fellow organizers was a guy named Mike McDerment, co-founder and CEO of a company that was then called SecondSite -- Mike's connections within the Web startup and DemoCamp scene…

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