Mitch Ratcliffe

Mitch Ratcliffe is a veteran journalist, media executive and entrepreneur. He was editor of the ground-breaking Digital Media newsletter in the 1990s and a frequent contributor to ZDNet over the years. He led development of the first Web audio/video news network at ON24, sat on the board of Electric Classifieds Inc. and Match.com, and worked as an investment banker. A dedicated "portfolio career" worker, Mitch is co-founder and Chief Scientist of BuzzLogic LLC, a social network analytics and marketing communications platform developer, and works with Audible Inc. on its podcasting service, among other projects detailed <a href="http://www.ratcliffe.com/ disclosure.htm">here</a>. </p>

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Less Wikipedia will be more

Less Wikipedia will be more

The flaws of Wikipedia, the recent and exciting example of what a World Wide Web can become, are the same mistakes of inexperience that marks writers and societies. More views, more discipline and greater transparency can make it an important departure from the past, but the signs aren't good.

January 11, 2006 by in Security

Google's expensive gamble

Google's expensive gamble

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?

January 6, 2006 by in Google

This "exclusive" is PR

This "exclusive" is PR

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....

December 11, 2005 by in Tech Industry

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