Anil Dash: “Those of you who are defending this status quo are defending a culture of failure”

The past few days there seems an opening in the ongoing conversation talking place about speaker lists at tech conferences and their lack of diversity. A subject Shelley Powers has rightly brought up to various of promoters and organizers of conferences to their regular dismay. Take some time and read around: Eric Meyer: Diverse It […]

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A Blogger Might Die For His Writing

He’s going to jail, and there are calls to put him to death. Yet the blogosphere, the Tech blogosphere, the Left blogosphere, and most of the Right, just don’t seem to care. Boing Boing has extensive linkage about Egyptian blogger Kareem Amer, and what he faces, for sharing thoughts about political oppression, discrimination against women, […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Just wishing you all a great Valentine’s Day today and every day. Lots to share, including photos from Emma’s first birthday party Spammers have messed up this blog’s commenting functionality. Sooner or later I will upgrade to the latest and greatest Moveable Type – from what I hear things are much improved – but until […]

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Hugh Mcleod: ‘the blogosphere is not a good place to “push” corporate messages’

Mentions of ‘Stormhoek’, a South African vineyard that Hugh Mcleod is Marketing Strategist for on his blog: 31. Hugh public relations is “getting social media all wrong”: …the blogosphere is not a good place to “push” corporate messages. That being said, the ‘sphere does have its uses for corporates, the same way it does for […]

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Google Edits The Wisdom of the Crowd (Web) – The ‘Second Superpower’ is no more

Lost in the discussion about Google changing its algorithm to defeat ‘googlebombs’, is that it marks a turning point for the search engine – pointing away from a service that that trumpeted democratic means to determine relevancy of links in search results. Web 2.0 proponents believe that algorithms, when used to achieve such aims, are […]

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The enlightened ‘Groundhog’

Philadelphia Inquirer | 02/01/2007 | The enlightened ‘Groundhog’: …”It shouts out to you,” said George Heckert, the Buddhist director of the Philadelphia Meditation Center in Havertown. This month, as it does every February, the center will hold a free screening of Groundhog Day and a discussion of its inner themes. For those who wish to […]

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