From the monthly archives:

February 2008

Not my mother, of course -- a freelance writer who was approached about a writing job at the flagship blog in Nick Denton's sarcastic and bitchy media empire. He mentioned it to his mother, who summed up the site far better than I've seen anyone else do, despite plenty of effort: “Well, I had more…

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I may not be the best one to follow in this regard, since I have a fondness for widgets and plugins (yes, Brent, I know my page is really loading slowly), but I think the Google chatback applet is a great idea. Erick Schonfeld at TechCrunch seems less than impressed, and wonders why anyone would…

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I've been dying to use that headline for days, ever since I saw someone use it in a comment on a Read/Write Web post about Google Docs, and if even half of what Mike Arrington says about the closure of Stage6 is true, then Divx deserves the "epic fail" tag for sure. After writing about…

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I hate to pick on someone -- unless they deserve it, of course -- but I'm willing to make an exception in Lance Ulanoff's case. He's the PCMag editor whose piece on Facebook got picked up by Fox News, primarily (I'm assuming) because of the headline, which says "Facebook's death spiral has begun." The actual…

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I don't know whether Yahoo's new Buzz feature will actually get any traction, or whether it will be lost in the sea of other Yahoo stuff, or whether it will be orphaned or otherwise screwed up in some way (in the past, any of those options would be a safe bet), but at least the…

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