Google has an XMPP server up…

Details at Neowin and voice capability speculation at Om Malik’s. He theorizes that Skype is in trouble. More in a related NYTimes article, Where Does Google Plan to Spend $4 Billion?. BTW, while Google Desktop has to be one of the most creepy apps I have ever witnessed (privacy invading potential), I’m going to use […]

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Self-criticism

It looks like true conservatives are growing further and further disheartened by President Bush’s policies. Maybe the negatives are finally overcoming the cognitive dissonance (Tatteredcoat) that has been the only explanation, to me, for their denial of the facts, for so long. We need more folks seeing clearly – and we need it now: ProfessorBainbridge.com: […]

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Blogging and Work

Can it be done? Will you get fired? How do you avoid getting fired? An article published in the Inquirer features “Philly’s most influential blogger”, and Philly Future team volunteer, Scott McNulty and the experience he has had working at he University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School while writing the terrific Blankbaby. Check out what he […]

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Rumblings

It sounds like Google will have a big week. From PaidContent.com comes news that Google might release their IM client this Wednesday and along with that PaidContent.com says that the new Google Desktop beta approaches mini-OS functionality (wow – check the hype) with widgets for weather, stocks, news and more. To me this looks like […]

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Did we help?

This is a tough post to write, tough because I am calling into question the actions not only of the media, but of ourselves, in producing a blogswarm to confront the media’s bias in it’s coverage of Latoyia Figueroa versus Natalee Halloway. Natalee Halloway, white, blond, missing teen in Aruba. A story a major portion […]

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Latoyia Figueroa, found, rest in peace

I can’t write today except to say that my thoughts and prayers are with her and her family. More from others our region: Latoyia Figueroa: The Search Ends Confirmed: Latoyia’s Body Found; Boyfriend in Custody PoliticsPhilly: Press Conference Audio The Disenchanted Forest: Possible break in Figueroa case

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Forget sharing photos – share videos

Participants in this week’s Cindy Sheehan vigil are posting videos to YouTube.com. I missed making a vigil myself, but peace is in my prayers. YouTube joins OurMedia, NowPublic, Flickr and every blog in existance, as powerful tools for participatory, on demand media. The technological barriers of entry have fallen, one by one, for publishing text, […]

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