Look out -- social networking is leaving the confines of the computer. MySpace is boring enough. But now the craze of self-broadcasting is colonizing mobile devices. Life is about to become really really boring. Want to know what I'm doing now?
The Great Seduction
A report today says that the F-word is more popular than the word "China" on the blogosphere. What is behind bloggers use of such crude language? What the f**k is wrong with citizen journalism?
Anyone listen to Terry Gross' interview with Jimmy Wales last week on Fresh Air? Was it just my wishful thinking, or was the normally all-too-tolerant Terry really appalled by Jimmy and his Wikipedia menagerie of idiot editors and idiotic information?
Wired has just announced its 2007 rave awards to "heroes of the wired world". So, the Great Seduction has its come out with an award of its own -- the Old Fart award -- to those visionaries opposed to innovation, instigation and investment.
"Welcome to 1984, folks. It's been a bit delayed, but we're getting there." So said John Naughton, a British journalist writing about Google's gigantic new data farms. But Naughton is wrong. 1984 hasn't been delayed. It's already available from AT&T -- and it only costs $9.99 a month.
Dave Winer thinks he's found the future of advertising on the Internet. I hope he's wrong. Because if Dave's vision ever becomes real, then media will become an endless commercial break of fast talking car salesmen stripping down to their underpants to sell us a Nissan
Here are my top five consumer electronic items? What are yours?
HP have reinvented sex in computers with their new range of piano-black PCs with highly refined silver trim and blue LED lights. Finally, PCs are as sophisticated on the outside as they are on the inside. And all thanks to Satjiv Chahil and his team of designers at HP.
What is the future of media? Tony Kearn, managing principal for media and entertainment at Deloitte knows. Listen to his interview with Andrew Keen.
Craig Newmark things people on the Internet is trustworthy and "deeply okay". He obviously hasn't been reading the news recently. What, we wonder, would Craig have to say about live suicides on the Internet or the quadrupling of serious child abuse cases online. Earth to Craig -- what Internet are you on?