Google Pack, a collection of third-party and proprietary software that promises to deliver paid media to searchers, represents potentially massive customer support costs for the company. It's DRM solution and AOL alliance narrow the range of content it will favor. Is any of this a good idea?
Mitch Ratcliffe blogs about the constantly changing boundary between media and life, the businesses that live on that border, and the meaning of all this change to society and the economy.
Making Wikipedia more transparent for readers, reflecting multiple views and adding more hooks that make monitoring articles convenient will add to readers' confidence.
The wrong message about the miners trapped in West Virginia made news, then made news look back. It shows what every media, including citizen journalism, has to confront: our humanity.
Brand You is going multimedia. Niall Kennedy provides an example of how individual workers can transform their presence in the market.
A Microsoft acquisition of Yahoo! would represent a sudden reversal of the software giant's divestiture of content assets.
The recent storms of criticism, counter-criticism and defenses of Wikipedia were actually productive. Too bad they've died down, because they'll make Wikipedia better.
Venture capitalist Fred Wilson is calling for Wi-fi as a public utility. That's a great idea, but it isn't necessarily free.
With a new blog comes a new set of standards for accuracy, corrections and how the community will operate. Here's Mitch Ratcliffe's rules of the road for Rational rants, a blog about technology, the business of technology and their relationship to people and society at large.
Search Personalization and Attention: 1. People are not static The issue here is that people’s interests change over time, the topics in which they are interested is by no means a fixed list.
No matter how good Wikinews is, this "exclusive interview" with Jimmy Wales, the founder of the Wikimedia Foundation is the same kind of PR you get from the mainstream. Jimbo says a lot of good things, but this is like having the Survivor rejectee on the CBS morning show the next day....