From the monthly archives:

February 2009

Some of you may have read -- either here or elsewhere -- about one of the social-media projects that I've been involved with at the Globe, a joint venture with the Dominion Institute known as the Public Policy Wiki. We started the wiki in January, as a way of soliciting input from concerned Canadians about…

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I gave a short presentation at the Podcamp Toronto "unconference" a few days ago about some of the things we're doing at the Globe and Mail (the national daily newspaper I work for in Toronto, for those of you from elsewhere), and a number of people asked me if I would be putting the slides…

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We're really pleased to be hosting a stellar group of design, development and management thinkers (and do'ers) at meshU, the one-day Web tools conference that occurs just before the main mesh '09 conference this year (meshU is April 6 and the main mesh conference is April 7th and 8th). We had a great response to…

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Not a day goes by without someone adding their thoughts to the growing pile of opinion about what newspapers should do when it comes to charging for content online. The latest treatise comes from L. Gordon Crovitz, a columnist with the Wall Street Journal -- whose opinion is notable if only because his publication is…

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TechCrunch, one of the Web's top tech blogs, sparked a firestorm of criticism with a recent story about Last.fm -- the popular music-sharing network that CBS acquired last year -- by reporting that the service had turned over a pile of user information to the Recording Industry Association of America. The story turned out not…

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