From the monthly archives:

May 2007

Today's award for the most obvious statement about a Web-related issue has to go to the New York Times, which wrote an entire story about how getting "users" to generate advertising actually -- audible gasp! -- takes work, in the sense that someone has to weed through all the crap in order to produce anything…
It has to be pretty great to see your application become the new hot thing -- with everyone wanting to sign up all at once -- and to be able to piggy-back on the success of something as huge as Facebook's new F8 platform in order to get there. And hopefully that feeling of joy…

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After announcing deals recently with everyone from AOL and Microsoft to CNet and Joost -- and fresh from its acquisition of Howard Lindzon's brain with the Wallstrip deal -- CBS Interactive continues to roll out its distribution strategy. From MediaPost: CBS Interactive said its month-old, ad-supported CBS Audience Network, previously known as the CBS Interactive…
I have a lot of respect for Doc Searls -- he's been at this whole blogging/social media thing a lot longer than I have, and he is a thoughtful and sincere guy. He also sent me a high-res copy of some of his sunset photos after I saw them on his blog, and for that…

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From an opinion piece by Andy Kessler, one-time Wall Street hedge-fund manager and all-around smart guy: In the meantime, rather than just charge for content, I'd be licensing every type of newfangled software and Web service until I could come up with a tight community of interest around my newspaper, local or national. Don't just…