Steve O'Hear

Steve O'Hear is a London-based consultant, educator, and journalist, focussing on the Internet and all aspects of digital technology. He advises businesses and not-for-profit organisations on how to exploit the collaborative and publishing opportunities offered by the Web, and has written for numerous publications including The Guardian and Macworld. Steve is also the director of a new documentary on Silicon Valley, called <a href="http://www.insearchofthevalley.com">In Search of the Valley</a>, and in 2002 was made a fellow of the UK's National Endowment for Science, Technology, and the Art.</p>

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Wanted: social news scammers

Wanted: social news scammers

In response to the revelation that top users of Digg are routinely offered bribes by companies hoping to get their story onto the front page, the ever-controversial Jason Calcanis is offering his own bribe - this time to users who'll dish the dirt.

December 12, 2006 by in Tech Industry

Should top Diggers be paid?

Should top Diggers be paid?

After the revelation that top Diggers are routinely offered payment by companies hoping to get their story onto Digg's front page, is it time for the social news site to start compensating its top users? Also, check out Geek and Poke's brilliant cartoon.

December 8, 2006 by in Tech Industry

Revver revamped

Revver revamped

Online video site Revver has been significantly updated to give users better tools for sharing content, as well as undergoing a much needed redesign which makes it easier to find the newest and "best" videos on the site.

December 6, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

Is Second Life a power hog?

Is Second Life a power hog?

In a recent post titled 'Is Second Life Sustainable?', Tony Walsh raises the issue of how much electricity is required to keep the virtual world running. Nick Carr does the math.

December 5, 2006 by in Servers

How long before the law enters Second Life?

How long before the law enters Second Life?

In a recent post I reported on the crime problems that have plagued the virtual world of Second Life, and the reluctance of Linden Lab (the game's makers) to act the role of law-enforcer. So who exactly should rule virtual worlds like Second Life? That's one of the questions which academics were attempting to answer at today's Terra Nova State of Play conference.

December 1, 2006 by in Legal

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