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Latest Posts

Frankston: Put the regulatorium out of our misery

Bob Frankston, a thought leader that I really respect, a guy who can think in network packets, and a person who has no particular allegiance to anything but his own passions writes:“Network Neutrality” is essentially about preserving the Internet architecture. If a carrier claims to be providing Internet connectivity it should mean that they are treating all packets the same.

June 22, 2006 by David Berlind


Supernova: General Motors rising on social media

During a workshop at Supernova on the rise of social media, marketing whizes from General Motors, Proctor & Gamble and Yahoo discussed how they are harness the Web and content created by user to sell their products. According to an ancient Pew Research study from 2003, 44 percent of consumers are creating content, expressing themselves in some form online, from message boards and blogs to social networks and personal Web site.

June 21, 2006 by Dan Farber


Yahoo Local joins the microformat revolution

In the quest to make the Web more structured, Yahoo Local (the link from the Yahoo Local blog goes to The Dalles, where Google is building its mega datacenter) now supports the hCalendar, hCard, and hReview microformats on almost all business listings, search results, events, and reviews, said Yahoo's Andy Baio (below) during a workshop on decentralizing data at Supernova. Andy Baio, creator and co-founder of Upcoming.

June 21, 2006 by Dan Farber


If the context isn't a Web page, can you legally hyperlink?

Although Jared Benedict has gone to some lengths not to characterize a letter he received as a nastygram, he and Jon Udell have apparently received the equivalent of take-down notice from the producers of This American Life (one of my favorite National Public Radio-broadcasted programs).  The letter threatened legal action.

June 21, 2006 by David Berlind


Supernova: Navigating the personal infosphere

One of this morning's opening sessions at Supernova started with a workshop on the "personal infosphere," which has something to do managing information overload. I wrote about the overload of social networking services yesterday--a lot of horsepower is being applied to solving the problem of dealing with filtering out noise and livng the intelligent digital life.

June 21, 2006 by Dan Farber