My awards from Video-on-the-Net 2007. These don't reflect the interests of my sponsors interests or the fact that I'm an investor in QOOF or that I'm manufacturing a range of Jeff Jarvis boblehead dolls.
The Great Seduction
I went to San Jose for the VON video-on-the-net show and saw the future of the Internet. She's a 80 year-old grandma from Boston called Bubbe
Jimmy Wales corrects The Great Seduction on its errors. We make a public retraction. Should I fire myself?
Bambi Francisco of Marketwatch tells us that journalism is just a matter of "perspective". So we turn our perspective on her. And we find La Bambi on Pluto -- guilty of using "dwarf logic" in her justification of citizen media
What is "original content"? If we are to believe the Silicon Valley choir (and the Financial Times' Stefan Stern), its "borrowing" ideas from other people. But the truth is that intellectual theft is not only dishonourable -- it's also bad poetry.
Finally we get to the bottom of The GORB. Who are the founders of this gossip site? What are they really up to? And can we trust anyone any more (even me)?
The GORB, a site that allows us to evaluate the qualities of other human beings, is utterly gross. It represents the utter bankruptcy of the Web 2.0 economy -- with its obsession with anonymity and rating the value of things we know nothing about.
Jimmy Wales is getting in the search business. All he wants is 5% of the market. That's nothing for somebody with Jimmy's audacious business acumen.
a comparison between Czech communism and a scandal at Wikipedia. Neither respect individuals. Both are good at eliminating people from history.
In this morning's Financial Times, Thomas Rubin, Microsoft Associate General Council for Intellectual Property, suggests that authors won't benefit from Google's ambition to scan all the texts in the world and create a "vast online database of indexed content". Rubin is right, of course.