Top Diggers not digging Digg any longer?

Check out Greg Hartnett’s post (A great blog btw) citing anecdotal evidence that top Digg users aren’t submitting stories at their normal pace. the number of stories submitted by my “friends” typically hovered between the 400-500 mark. Which meant that the 170 people I had befriended had submitted approximately 500 stories or so over the … [Read more]

In Defense of the Blog

From the some people get it and some people don’t file. Mark Glaser gets it and does yeoman’s service defending the journalistic value of blogs: What might save newspapers (from themselves and old thinking) is to get out of the doomsday mentality and actually look around at the ways that serious journalism, even investigative journalism, … [Read more]

The Birth of the Blog

CNet has a great story today on the 10th anniversary of blogging: Someone, somewhere created the very first Web log. It’s just not quite clear who. It may not be one of the Internet’s grandest accomplishments, but with the number of active bloggers hovering somewhere around 100 million, according to one estimate, there are some … [Read more]

Why we use VOIP

Yesterday Daniel Berninger of GigaOM posted a great piece on Vonage. In it he explains why they are not going away just yet despite the best efforts and wishes of land line and cell giants like Verizon. Anyway, the loss of this patent case is not as desperate a situation as most think. In the … [Read more]

Online vs. print news advertising

Online is still a long way behind print but as the Recovering Journalist points out they continue on a collision course: The latest numbers from the Newspaper Association of America show print newspaper advertising revenue continuing to drop: down 1.7 percent in 2006 to $46.6 billion. No news there–the usual doom and gloom. But there’s … [Read more]

Are New Media Ethics different from Old Media Ethics?

If you want to get paid to post things about products I say fine, just disclose it and you are just as credible as the morning drive DJ. Don’t disclose and you are as credible as that one guy that sits on all the late night infomercials pretending to be a journalist, doctor, lawyer, etc, etc.

Wikipedia Founder Has "No Problem" with Fraud

I first heard about this story this morning. /HT Infothought. The basics; A wikia employee (a for profit entity related to Wikipedia) who calls himself Essjay on Wikipedia and claims the following academic credentials “a tenured professor of religion at a private university” with “a Ph.D. in theology and a degree in canon law.” turns … [Read more]

Wikipedia Founder Has “No Problem” with Fraud

I first heard about this story this morning. /HT Infothought. The basics; A wikia employee (a for profit entity related to Wikipedia) who calls himself Essjay on Wikipedia and claims the following academic credentials “a tenured professor of religion at a private university” with “a Ph.D. in theology and a degree in canon law.” turns … [Read more]