Worth reading: Ross Mayfield has come up with a way to deconstruct the concept of participation, peeling it back so that is has some granularity. Not all participants participate with an equal level of engagement, as illustrated in the Power Law of Participation Ross came up, below.
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Binghamton University researchers have come up with a way link digital images to the camera that took the pictures and to detect forged images. The technology can be applied to prosecuting child pornographers.
This week on The Dan & David Show, we debate whether the Jonathan Schwartz era at Sun will be any different than the McNealy era. Since the former CEO and new CEO claim that they can finish each others sentences, it's hard to imagine any major shifts.
I ran into Grouper Networks CEO Josh Felser and Director of Business Development Scot Gensler today. Grouper (PC Mag review here) is number two, behind YouTube, among the fast growing, new crop of video sharing and tagging sites, according to Felser.
In reading about how Microsoft mistakenly cut and pasted the system requirements (66 MHz/486) for Internet Explorer 6 into the system requirements for Internet Explorer 7, ZDNet reader Erik Engbrecht writes: I wonder how many other errors were cut & pasted from IE6 to IE7......
When Microsoft's Internet Plaforms and Security marketing director Gary Schare indicated that a misleading typo on Microsoft's Web site (discovered by a ZDNet reader) would be corrected within hours of his reception of my email about the snafu, the first word that came to my mind was "nimble." I thought, here's a vendor that practices what it preaches.
Yesterday, ZDNet reader Bruce Arnold received an email from Microsoft regarding the most recently issued beta version of Internet Explorer 7. Arnold forwarded a copy to ZDNet wondering whether the system requirements portion of the email could actually be so.
I have come to the conclusion that picking a desktop operating system is a lot like picking a religion. No matter what choice is made, for many it will be made on faith alone -- and with the absolute certainty that their choice is the only true choice!
Declan McCullagh reports on the latest twist in the Net neutrality saga. In this episode, the Democrats efforts to protect consumers and businesses from overreaching by network operators, such as charging content providers additional fees for faster delivery, were turned back by a House Energy and Commerce Committee vote.
So, there's no such thing as a lighter side to these scourges you say? The RIAA can go shove it?