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Posts on ‘April 25th, 2006’

Personal Bee, Personalizing Recommended News

The Personal Bee is looking quite interesting in its early incarnation. The site says it’s helping information producers and consumers capture the essential buzz from the roar of information washing over us all everyday. We believe that smart analysis of the information torrent coursing through blogs and mainstream news sites, coupled with the abilities of […]

More Undisclosed 'Borrowing' of Others' Words, Sigh…

Harvard Crimson: Sophomore Novelist Admits To Borrowing Language From Earlier Books. Kaavya Viswanathan ’08 admitted yesterday to borrowing language from two books by Megan F. McCafferty, though the student novelist said that “any phrasing similarities between her works and mine were completely unintentional and unconscious.” “Completely unintentional and unconscious” — really? Take a look at […]

Saving the Net from the Real Predators

The Save the Internet coalition is trying to prevent a hijacking of our future. The robber barons of the Information Age — the phone and cable giants — are trying to wrest control of this absolutely essential infrastructure away from the edges of the networks, and put that control back in the center where they […]

New York City Talk on Thursday Evening

Just a reminder to my New York-area friends that I’m giving the annual Hearst New Media Lecture this Thursday evening at Columbia University Journalism School. I’m honored to have been asked, and will be discussing ways that new media can help us do an even better job at living up to the fundamental principles of […]