• Melissa Gira: In the process of becoming

    I’ve been reading Melissa’s various blogs since I met her at BlogHer in 2005, but this post in the latest (and my elegantly designed blog) stands out for the kind of hazy, evocative writing she’s dedicated to creating, writing that feels like an afternoon in one of those lost world Asian city Marlene Dietrich movies,… Continue Reading

  • Quote of the Day

    “My favorite part of the community is Techmeme, though. Despite the recent snark on the algorithm, Techmeme is the cornerstone of the Web 2.0 community and what is being said and written and talked about at the events. While people might not want to admit it, Techmeme does run the news of the community.” –Jeremy… Continue Reading

  • Noted

    Huffington: Bush and McCain’s displaced ardor for war Darren Barefoot: Fronm 0 to 2000 blog subs in 90 days-here’s how Max Levchin: Developer incentives in social networking platforms Ben Metcalf: MySpace developer platform opening soon Jeremy Pepper: The question of community-how PR is making the transition (good post!) Bonus: The beefsteak-great NY Times food piece… Continue Reading

  • BlogHer: The (high) price of truth

    New essay up at Blogher: “I was going to write a post, at my friend Viviane’s urging, about women sex bloggers who are persecuted and their blogs shut down because their frankness offends members of their extended real world community, but I think the real issue we need to talk about is the high price… Continue Reading

  • Quote of the Day

    “Friends, photographs, and other objects of meaning are essential parts of the social web. We’re much more inclined to physically move from one city to the next if our friends, furniture, and clothes come along with us. The interconnectedness of the digitized social web makes the moving process much simpler: we can lift friends from… Continue Reading

  • Noted

    Kent Brewster: My bloglog API and social data integration Great to see these APIs evolving! Jack Lail–Didja notice how watch sales decline as people tell time with PD Howard Owens: How to engage Luddites, newspaper edition. Jeff Birkeland: Web speak vs plain straight talk.

  • Quote of the Day

    “Print media is wonderful, and it would be a shame to ever see it fail. But these are businesses that need to sustain themselves in one way or another. Looking for a government handout to perpetuate a quaint but outdated way of life is the last resort of the desperate.” –Tech Cruncher Mike Arrington, commenting… Continue Reading