Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.

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Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.

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Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.

Latest Posts

Vista IE7 hang(s) -- NOT!

I just finished reading Ed Bott's piece Vista scare stories distort the real picture which encapsulates shortcomings on another of our colleagues articles (Marc Orchant's Vista IE7 issue remains unsolved for many users).  Much to my surprise, both of my colleagues missed the point!

August 7, 2007 by Marc Wagner


Jobs unveils new iMacs, iLife and iWork

Steve Jobs is on stage at Apple's headquarters introducing the new iMacs. I am sitting in the second row and prohibited from taking photos unless I move to the back row with the professional photographers snapping away with motor drives.

August 7, 2007 by Dan Farber


Deconstructing Twitter

"Why We Twitter: Understanding Microblogging" is the title of a study that look s at the microblogging phenomena engendered by Twitter, Jaiku and Pownce. The authors--Akshay Java and Tim Finin of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Xiaodan Song and Belle Tseng of NEC Laboratories America--analyze user intentions associated with Twittering and figure out that users with similar intentions connect with each other.

August 6, 2007 by Dan Farber

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More thoughts on open social networks

Following my post on social capital and open social networks, Anshu Sharma responded with an insightful analysis of how openness could transpire. It may not strictly be a user provoked uprising that spurs Facebook and others to make a transportable social graph, but a new player, or perhaps Google, that doesn't lock-in the data.

August 6, 2007 by Dan Farber