• Quote of the Day

    “As an entrepreneur, let’s just say I wasn’t in my element. The relentless focus on a single, limited project for long periods of time, combined with the inevitable compromises inherent in for-profit decision-making, turned out not to be my best skills. For almost 25 years I’d thrived on the constant deadlines and competition of journalism.… Continue Reading

  • Quote of the Day

    “My career has been a public one in journalism. You can find my biography and much of what I stand for on the Internet. You can ask anyone who worked with me in Minnesota and at Newhouse News Service what kind of journalist I am. I have spent my life working for rational reporting and… Continue Reading

  • Does Urban Outfitters steal designs?

    There’s a spate of recent posts decrying Urban Outfitters and accusing the chain of stealing t-shirt small designers. Indies Johnny Cupcakes and Maddapollam both have said the chain is selling shirts that look amazingly similar to their products–coincidence–or conspiracy? As a fan of the small indie sites that web ecommerce—and social networks–have empowered (think threadless,… Continue Reading

  • More on WashPost removes blog comments

    Jay Rosen and Dan Gillmor have some good talk on the Washington Post decision to take comments off post.blog in response to a flood re Deborah Howell’s recent writing–Dan succinctly says: “Comments are definitely worth having, even when they cause problems. Listening and responding are as important in tomorrow’s journalism as speaking.” Jay talks with… Continue Reading

  • TechCrunch: Why Ning needs to be better

    Mike Arrington’s got a post on Ning, the groovy mash up too, that does a great job of explaining why it’s grooviness has faded a bit–His post is a roadmap for what the group could improve to make the service stronger. Some Arrington points: 1) You have to know PHP, or at least HTML, to… Continue Reading

  • Quote of the day–and NYTimes gets it wrong

    “Because a significant number of folks who have posted in this blog have refused to follow any of those relatively simple rules, we’ve decided not to allow comments for the time being. Transparency and reasoned debate are crucial parts of the Web culture, and it’s a disappointment to us that we have not been able… Continue Reading

  • Lovosphere: More Personals Watch

    NY Post and Portland Business Journal: Since coffee dates are standard starters for web daters, Yahoo Personals has teamed with Starbucks to create an online dating guide and site with a $10 coffee card promotion if you’re a new user and you sign up. (Yes, this is the team I am joining this Monday.) Starbucks… Continue Reading